Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

4.7
11951 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Big and Bustling, Shaw's Crab House stands as a monument to fish and seafood. Besides the usual popular dishes, Shaw's management team is passionate about presenting treats such as king salmon, Alaskan king crab, and nantucket bay scallops during their short seasons.

Thank you for choosing us for your dinner reservation. We kindly ask that you wear your mask when not seated at the table or interacting with our staff as much as possible. Reservations made for "Bar" seating will be for our casual Oyster Bar and reservations made for "Standard" seating will be in our more formal "Dining Room"
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  • Saturday & Sunday Brunch - 10:30AM-1:30PM

    $55.00 per person

    Mar 23 - Jun 1, 2021

    Brunch hours are 10:30AM-1:30PM Saturdays and Sundays. Shaw’s iconic Sunday Brunch received it’s fame due to its variety of brunch specialties, an overflowing raw bar, and steamed Crab Legs. Shaw’s is always in season, and this winter, is proud to introduce a new way to experience the indulgent Sunday Brunch. In lieu of the buffet, the Shaw’s team has built a four-course brunch delivered right to your table inclusive of all your favorite items especially the steamed crab legs for $55 per person (plus tax). Reservations required and seating's are limited to 2 hours per table. Selecting this experience indicates you are joining us for our brunch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 11951 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKarenlee53
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaw’s is back!!! Nuf said!

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vipPaul
New England
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were very upset with the policy that you were charging an extra 5 % because of Covid. Everyone is suffering. The really disturbing part was learning this all went to the restaurant which we thought was misleading; as, it would be easy to think it went to the servers and cause us to reduce their tip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating Mother’s Day, college graduation but most importantly dining out together after the drama of 2020!

JP
vipJessicaP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go to Shaws, we ask ourselves why we don't go here ALL the time! The food is incredible, the prices are very fair, and the service is always stellar! This particular experience was wonderful because we were with our two young kids (ages 3 and 5), who can be a little difficult, but the manager immediately brought over crayons, our server, Fawn, was super sweet to them and made great recommendations on what they might like, and we just had an overall wonderful dinner. Shaws is perfect for getting the upscale and delicious dining experience for the adults, but also doesn't make you feel bad about bringing your kids. Thank you!

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Omarion
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great ambiance, Walleye, Salmon and Sushi were amazing.
Lobster roll had crisp toasted bun but to my surprise it was a cold sandwich (by design). I didnt know that before ordering.
Fries were great, they ran out of the lobster mac and cheese, (truffle) mashed potatoes,
Service was great. I was able to expand my reservation from 4 to 6, two days prior. They told me Id have a private room but put my party in a regular table (which was great) but different from what we discussed.
Great place to talk, have a nice evening with great food

KC
vipKeithChicago
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have been dining at Shaw’s since I was a teenager, and the food is consistently excellent. I took my wife & kids there for Mother’s Day yesterday, and everyone had a great time. The kids ordered sushi (they’re on a bit of a sushi kick). I ordered Ahi Tuna, which was cooked to perfection (seared on the outside & rare on the inside), and my wife ordered the seafood platter. Everything was delicious, including the crab cakes that we shared as an appetizer.

Aesthetically, Shaw’s hasn’t changed in years, but it is a nice seafood restaurant- dark wood paneling and all!

Anyone looking for a special occasion meal or a business dinner spot, this is the place.

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KIMT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day

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KirkT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Kirk, did a fantastic job. It was a great first Mother's Day for my wife. The manager (I think that's who he was) even tied on a crab/lobster bib to our 7-1/2 month son. Great experience!

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DianeR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for mothers day brunch .. service was spot on ... drinks a little pricey and our liquor tab was almost as much as the food! Definitely a special occasion restaurant

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vipPatA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch is great and I understand that it has to be changed due to the times, but I have to be honest, this brunch does not meet my expectations of the high price and I miss the old way!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mother’s Day brunch was phenomenal!!

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vipghost23
Cincinnati
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was simply outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was AMAZING!!

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WillM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The first thing I noticed was they had a plan to keeping everyone safe from the pandemic and that was great. Our waiter was very courteous and made great suggestions. My wife said that after the meal she was in a happy food coma. She had oysters followed by surf and surf (lobster and crab legs) I had sushi which was great.

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NaiimaD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The king crab dinner was amazing. And try the Brussels sprouts they were great. My mom got the surf and turf and I tried the steak and again it was amazing.

I told her we set the standard for Mother’s Day. Everything they serve is amazing 1000/10!!!!!

PB
vipPriyaB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Spent several hundred dollars here on Saturday on a family dinner. Our waitress was subpar and not particularly attentive. Restaurant looks dated and again I was pretty disappointed with the ambiance and service.

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viphockeymom
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Fantastic food and cocktails.

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TaraM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. I will be back soon!

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Davis
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mother’s Day treat for the wife and we enjoyed our experience. The staff and waiter provided good service. However, we did notice that the food portions size were smaller, they add a 4 percent COVID surcharge to your bill, and certain food items like Red Snapper were unavailable due to limited supply. Overall, the experience was very good and would recommend the restaurant to others.

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JodyF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Our waiter had to be asked several times for beverages (Sprite and coffee). He may be getting forgetful or looses train of thought easily .

The crab legs were very dry. Whicg was probably the reason we did not receive bibs, (usually given out when eating shellfish). The butterfly shrimp were overcooked. The slices of key lime pie were tiny bites.

We were very disappointed with our experience, especially for it being mother's day.

Won't be coming back.

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Californian
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience whenever we eat here at Shaw's.

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chet
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch was the occasion to go to Shaw’s…. always one of the best dining experiences in Chicago.
The best food, served by attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish our experience was the best! Food was great and they even remembered we were there for a special occasion. Dessert was divine! Highly recommend visiting if you are in downtown.

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vipMarkS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third visit to Shaw’s and it has never failed to be exceptional. A true Chicago classic.

TM
vipThomasM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and the service was impeccable. I can’t complement this place enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday dinner!

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PatriciaD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to see Shaws made it they this crisis. Food suburb as always . It is expensive but always good quality!

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NancyT
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great! I definitely recommend it to a friend, as a matter fact I already did!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Naples
12 reviews