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Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

4.7
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11405 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 Pacific salmon, fresh king crab, and smelt during their short seasons. Reservations made through Open Table will be for Shaw's Main Dining Room.
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  • Sunday Brunch

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     $55.00 per person
    Jul 31 - Sep 27, 2020 · Sun 10:00 AM - 1:45 PM
    Shaw's iconic Sunday Brunch received it's fame due to its variety of brunch specialties, an overflowing raw bar, and steamed Alaskan King Crab Legs. Shaw's is always in season, and this summer, 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. $55 per person

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

My experience with the brunch at Shaw’s Crab house started out great with the safety precautions and the seating arrangements they have in place due to COVID. I loved the first two courses but it went down hill on the third with the king crab legs. They were on the skimpy side and looked more like snow crab legs. I brought my concerns to management and it was explained to me, that they have different tiers of king crab. Looking at the menu I was a little perplexed because it states alaskan king crab which is deceiving. From my experience in ordering king crab legs, that’s what you get KING crab legs...not this business of tiers. Also, I didn’t appreciate them charging me an extra fee when I’m already paying over $300 for 4 people and calling it a COVID- 19 fee. It has been Broadcast nationwide how the Government & the State were your business located at has assisted in this area for COVID. Other than that I was very please with my server and how attentive he was to all of us.

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GabyG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Shaw's. Waiter Jose and GM Kevin were amazing. Made sure our brunch experience was perfect and it was. Thank you and we will see you guys again very soon.

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Queenie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything thing was wonderful. Only thing I came to Chicago to celebrate my birthday. I reserved it stating I was celebrating my birthday. The only person who said happy birthday was the hostess. While eating dinner, the staff came out and sung happy birthday to another guest. Nit even my waitress acknowledged it. I pray it was racial with all that is going on. Other than that big thing. The food was great. Atmosphere was amazing.

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vipVickiP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Long time customers at Shaw's but this visit was bad enough for us to write our first ever review. Ordered a wine that was on the menu as a 2017 - they brought a 2019. When I mentioned this to the waiter (who was great all night) the Sommelier came to the table with a confrontational attitude...uncalled for and very disappointing. A lukewarm overpriced bottle of Chablis (the only white Burgundy on the list) was then served...but by the time the main course came it had cooled down in the ice bucket. Appetizer Soft Shell Crab very good, Lobster Bisque and Lobster Tails very ordinary, Fried Shrimp not very good at all. A very disappointing seafood experience this visit.

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viprauberdog
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaw’s Blue Crab Lounge has been a favorite of ours for decades. Back before Covid the live music in the bar was fabulous. Food excellent always. Fresh shucked oysters and huge shrimp cocktails some of my go to’s!!!

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GailP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

No review. Given he circumstances, coronavirus, it was a great experience. I felt safe. Was glad to dine out again. Disappointed with shorten menu.

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Niesha
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time there everything was wonderful it was our anniversary the only thing that was off was that I didn't have a lot of cash and wanted to tip the server more! The staff was great very welcoming and helpful with what to try and get thank you for everything!

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Stew1
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It was my birthday and it went unnoticed by our server he was attentive at first, then left our table for over 30 minutes. We wanted to add something to the order but was told the kitchen was closed, had he not left for long periods of time we would have been able to order the additional item. The food was not hot, was not seasoned well, and just was not good. I will not be back, so sorry I trusted Shaw’s with my birthday dinner. I can’t imagine how they will stay in business through this pandemic with the lack luster service they provide.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the valet to the service and food. The family loved it. There was something for everyone on the menu and even my picky eater found something he loved!

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VictoriaG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was great!!
Will come back for the brunch again.

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josephl
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Wasn’t worth it for the money. We love to fine dine and will pay good money but we expected a better quality. Our first order of cold appetizers had a hair on it and our jumbo shrimp weren’t cleaned at the tail properly on the second. I never had carrots or zucchini in my lobster bisque and certainly wouldn’t like it again. My girlfriend’s lobster tails were dry and We prefer our asparagus grilled not burned.

I always wanted to go here and I was disappointed.

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RandyA
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife out to dinner for her birthday. I reserved what i thought was whole lobster dinner special when I found out I did not. The manager still accommodated us even though we hadn't reserved special seating. The food was great! The customer service was fantastic! Overall, this is one of my wife and I's favorite restaurants. They know how to take care of their patrons.

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vipLewis
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to take my wife and sister-in-law to dine in. My sister-in-laws first time, and she enjoyed every part of it. Thank you for always making us feel welcome and making sure she comes back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service! Get the halibut!

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Hazeliiz
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Husbands 50th Birthday Celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience

JP
JillianP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

While the service & food was fantastic, it was about 90 degrees out & no AC. I was really disappointed to spend as much as we did to be uncomfortably hot.

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MzChicago
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went to celebrate my husband's birthday. The fried shrimp and the sea scallops were super delicious and the clam chowder was the best I've had since Boston. We will definitely be going back.

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susanc
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We are frequent diners there, this time felt the staff and cooks were still getting used to service and food prep under new circumstances. Service a bit slow, food very good but not exceptional as usual. We will go back but perhaps not right away.

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DarrylP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the safety protocols were in place for a great in door dining experience.

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vipKona
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time eating here. We liked the decor, food was good but not spectacular. My salmon was slightly underdone for my liking. The shrimp dish was good. Make sure to visit the lobsters

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vipDra17
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my birthday dinner. Everything we had was absolutely amazing. The oysters were some of the best I’ve ever had. The truffle mashed potatoes were also a standout. Drinks were delicious and good sizing! They took plenty of precautions to make us feel safe with covid. I loved my experience overall.

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vipDanaA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to date night restaurant! We just fined there for the first time since March and the service was fantastic. You have to wear masks when not seated as with everywhere but seated tables were spaced,

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vipEmilyK
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great dinner at Shaw’s. The experience was spot on from the greeting to the departure. All team members were being very safe, which we appreciated.

Frankie took care of us on this visit, and we will be sure to ask for him when we return. He was exceptionally engaging, and made great recommendations on both our meal and wine. My husband’s salmon was prepared to perfection at medium rare, my seafood platter was perfect, with all 3 items prepared and seasoned perfectly, and our brussel sprouts side was crazy delicious.

We are already looking forward to our next visit.

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xtam
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not what it used to be. The $109 'special' - is a 4oz filet, a small overcooked/or re-warmed, mealy lobster tail, & a couple of small crab legs (picture all of this can fit on a dinner plate w room to spare). The filet & crab were delicious. If you're hungry, I'd order something else off the menu, & probably not the lobster. Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was great, but food was over priced and nothing special.

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vipCarolC
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always enjoyed eating Copper River salmon at Shaw’s Crab House. However, the manager explained they did not receive a supply this year. He recommended the King Salmon and it was outstanding. Kevin turned a disappointing start into an overall exceptional dining experience.

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and delicious meal and would happily go back.

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vipGigi
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters (we had 2 dozen, 2 different types) were amazing. Steaks and sides were perfectly cooked and waiter was attentive without being annoying

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vipKali
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and staff.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food and drinks were not good at all ..it’s very pricey for the only thing good on the menu to be the shrimp 🤷🏾‍♀️...and let’s not get on the service ! Our waiter was rude and dismissive and we ended up needing the manager to finish out our dinner 😡

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EricaLF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing classic seafood! Can not recommend this place enough for brunch, lunch, dinner....it’s all amazing!

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vipSusan
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corie's service was outstanding. Food was delicious as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juan was our server and showed nothing but excellence and his experience has made us to want to come back. Thank you Juan

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vipJeffreyW
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic in every way. No one could possibly do a better job of maintaining a safe environment for its customers. Brilliant and I can’t wait to return.

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RichardH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I was disappointed for several reasons. I had a steamed Maine lobster but it was chewy. This was not my first bad experience at Shaw’s with lobster. My other complaint was also as past experiences I specifically requested pure melted butter but again as in the past, my melted butter was mixed with oil. I will return to Shaw’s but albeit: probably not in a great rush but I will never again order lobster. My son ordered salmon and he did tell me that it was only fair.

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Phoenixrizes
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attempted to do the brunch but due to the viral outbreak, we ended up ordering off the menu. It was still a great date with my sister friends. We’ll go back whenever the brunch becomes available.

DD
DivahDee
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. I would love to see grilled oysters on the menu.
Keep up the good work

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vipLuv2eat
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food!!! We has a great time and will return...

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KimS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food and service. Caring and knowledgable staff. Great wine choices!

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Shaw's Crab House - Chicago does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Shaw's Crab House - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 527-2722.

Shaw's Crab House - Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 11405 OpenTable diners.

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