About Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

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. If you would like to dine in the Oyster Bar, seating is on a first come first serve basis.

21 East Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
Mon - Fri | 11:30am - 2pm
DINNER
Mon - Tues | 5:30pm - 9pm
Wed - Thu | 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday | 5pm - 11pm
Saturday | 4pm - 11pm
Sunday | 5pm - 9pm
BRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday Brunch Buffet: 10:00am - 1:30pm
$55/adult, $10/kids 7-12, 6 & under eat for free.

Cross Street:
State St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 527-2722

Website:
http://www.shawscrabhouse.com/

Catering:
Private dining space with rooms with space for up to 12, up to 30, up to 80 and up to 150/400 for a full Oyster Bar or Main Dining Room buyout! Call 312-527-2722 and ask for Julie Szymanski

Parking Details:
Valet $15 Lunch and Dinner

Public Transit:
Grand - Red Line

Executive Chef:
Yves Roubaud

Private Party Contact:
Julie Szymanski: (312) 527-2722

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Serving Hotel-Style Sunday Brunch featuring classic breakfast fare, Chef prepared omelets & waffles and Shaw's specialties. Save room for the decadent sweet table! $55/adult, $10/kids 7-12, 6 & under eat for free.

Shaw's Crab House - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.7

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4.5

value

4.2

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (191)
Good for a Date (180)
Good for Anniversaries (136)
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Business Meals (130)
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Good for Groups (88)
Authentic (82)
Worth the Drive (82)
Fun (70)
Casual (64)
Pre/post Theatre (61)
Great for Brunch (61)
Bar Seating (59)
Neighborhood Gem (55)
Notable Wine List (55)
Great for Lunch (53)
Vibrant Bar Scene (43)
Cozy (42)
Sunday Lunch (41)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Hot Spot (37)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Happy Hour (29)
Seasonal (28)
Healthy (25)
People Watching (23)
Comfort Food (22)
Kid-friendly (15)
Live Music (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Late-night Find (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Great Beer (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Quick Bite (5)
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Afternoon Coffee (2)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 13 hours ago

Excellent service and good food. Very nice experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Superb service! Very accommodating at table selection, attentive waiter that went above and beyond to make it a great first experience and the food was very good!! A must try! Loved sitting in a booth in the bar!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Always the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food, good service, nice beer and wine. Good place for special occasion or work dinner, but a bit pricey for every night. Seafood is all excellent!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was great and the service was quick

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·Dined 2 days ago

Ecuatorian Mahi Mahi was excellent as well as the service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

I thought that I had made a mistake walking to the restaurant... the location is not very pretty, but after stepping in the front door, I was delighted! The restaurant is divided into two parts. There is a lively and charming oyster bar on one side and a more elegant restaurant on the other. The menu is vast and the food absolutely fabulous. Service impeccable. Without a doubt the best meal we had in Chicago.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Great seafood dishes, especially the crab cakes. Ambience is charming. Service is terrific. One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago! Will come back again

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent brunch for any size party. Safe room for desert.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Sunday brunch is a splurge at $59pp, but well worth it. Steamed crab legs, lobster bisque, and various shrimp dishes were out of this world. Great salads. Maki rolls were okay. Breakfast selections were great. Desserts were delicious. Perfect for a special occasion. Go back to the buffet as often as you like...coffee, juice, and other n/a drinks are included. Bloody Mary was very good ($10). Excellent service from our server.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I were in Chicago for Parents' Weekend at our son's college. We treated him and three of his friends to Sunday brunch here. Sensory overload. The buffet is extravagant and delicious. Start with the seafood buffet in the Oyster Bar, but limit your portion sizes so you can enjoy as much of other decadence as possible. Love the Do-Rite Doughnuts! Our server, Kathleen, was friendly and attentive. We all had a great experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

The Sunday Brunch included upscale breakfast and lunch options. Tons of excellent seafood including, king crab legs, colossal shrimp, oysters, sushi, and pastrami smoked salmon to name a few. A dessert bar that included at least 20 different selections.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Shaw’s is our go-to place whenever visiting Chicago. The seafood menu is incredible. I love stone crab claws and can get them in the Midwest in November. I also had the haddock which was very well prepared. My husband had a seafood medley that he enjoys every time we are here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love Shaw's and have been many times before but my experience this time was just ok. Our table was way in the back corner and it felt like our table was in trouble LOL, we had to send one of our steaks back because it wasn't cooked right, and the waiter was ok. I hope my next visit is much better than my last visit.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everyone in our group loved his/her food selections. The waiter was very helpful in helping pick top-rate choices.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food, ambience and service. I go to Shaw’s every time I visit Chicago.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Shaw’s never disappoints us and continues to be one of our favorites for downtown Chicago.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went for the brunch...totally worth it! Quality of food was amazing and seafood was fresh! Great service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Brunch... amazing!!!! Worth the effort to go there.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding food and service on a Saturday night with several great friends. Everyones dinner was Great from the salads to seafood to sushi, plus a special request from one of our guests to prepare something not on the menu. The waitress was Great the entire time. Everyone was extremely satisfied. Cant wait to return with our friends

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Shaw’s has great food, service and atmosphere. The king crab was fabulous and highly recommended! We told our server that we were seeing Hamilton and she made sure we kept on schedule. We will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The room is a timeless classic and comfortable. The food and wine is top notch. Service is friendly and helpful. Best in Chicago period.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Trotz Reservierung haben wir über eine Stunde gewartet. Haben dafür einen Drink bekommen. Essen war super.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Per usual - Wonderful food and wonderful service! Chicago dining staple.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food and service, fresh oysters. Our server Juan was outstanding, overall highly recommended for seafood.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Crowded into the middle table. “Energetic” is a nice way of saying too loud for a conversation. Food and service was very good

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This is the second time I have had a business dinner here and the second time somebody in the group ended up not feeling well that night/next day. we had one bad oyster we noticed (smelled) and when we told the waitress she said they "normally catch those". The seafood was OK, but not as good as expected for a crab house. Based on the last two experiences, we will not be booking anymore meals here.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We love Shaw’s. It’s always a stop for us when we are in Chicago.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food and service never disappoint. Our server, Jeanne was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. She didn't pressure or rush us but also didn't neglect our table. We had raw oysters, buffalo shrimp and stone crab claws. All were delicious. For my entree, I had the Nantucket scallops. They were absolutely amazing, perfectly cooked and sweet. My husband enjoyed his sauteed perch and we shared the cauliflower side. Shaw's is definitely one of our "go to" restaurants when we come to Chicago.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We always visit Shaw’s when in Chicago. It provides a great fish menu in a happy environment. Our server told me about a poké available in bar area. I had asked about ceviche. He had the poké appear for my entree. Perfect. All 6 loved their dishes and shared bites for others to be envious of their selection. The atmosphere of Resturant is relaxed, a little noisey, and lots of pleased diners enjoying themselves. Thank you, Shaw’s for another great meal with friends

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

If I had to choose a last meal on Earth, brunch at Shaw's would be it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My friends and I had a great time as usual! Great food and customer service!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Hats off to Shaw’s we were celebrating our daughters 40th birthday she was visiting with us from Tucson,Arizona. She truly enjoyed herself,she wish there was something like this in Tucson.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome experience from the time we got there to our leaving. The food and service exceeded our imagination. While Brunch is a buffet do not think that the service is less than incredible. We could not have asked for more. The food is excellent. We concentrated on the sea food but I am sure that the other offerings were as good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food selection was great for a buffet brunch. A few items weren't that great. I think it was because it's a buffet and you needed to get those items when they are first set out. Other than that, the rest of the food was good and the Bella Rose was great!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our server Danielle made our evening. She was energetic, knowledgeable and on top of everything. Will ask for her every time we go!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Loved the ambiance, service, and food was excellent. Great for business meeting.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We go to Shaws for special occasions and it has always been a treat. On this occasion the birthdays of my wife and niece which I made note of in the reservation and reiterated upon arrival
We were greeted promptly at the table and wished happy birthdays and ordered cocktails.
Another young man came by and asked whether we had ordered cocktails which we had and that was the last time that I recall that either them came to the table without being summoned. Three separate occasions we had to ask to have the table cleared on one occasion my wife had to stand up and actually call over
to the server
I'm not sure what your policy is the last birthday I celebrated there, a server was thoughtful enough to bring over a sweet with a candle, this time nothing other than the check

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic and fabulous for my birthday. The food is always on point.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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