Shaw's Crab House Oyster Bar - Chicago

4.8
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105 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Shaw’s Oyster Bar features a casual, laid back style, featuring regional oysters shucked to order, seasonal Crab, and a variety of Fresh Fish. The Oyster Bar also features a Sushi kitchen that will allow the guest to watch the Sushi Chef’s create their beautiful dishes.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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GailR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Shaw's was always my favorite after work spot. Since not going into the office i hadn't been there in months. It is still a great spot and the bartender and waiters are awesome. Food seems to have drop is bit in quality but the oysters were still great. Very quiet in a once noisy place seemed sad but now with outside dining open I'm hoping it will spring back soon.

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JimH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love oysters at shaws. Went on our anniversary, had a wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Shaw’s!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, buffalo shrimp are awesome

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vipPeggyD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our waiter was never around. The servers were too busy watching hockey on TV. They burnt our one filet and finally the manager informed us the reason for the delay. What a waste of time. Our valet person was phenomenal so the entire experience wasn’t a total waste.

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vipTiberon
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the service was good, the food was excellent and we had an enjoyable birthday celebration

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MarkP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always shaws never disappoints awesome food service and atmosphere

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OliviaT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to be at Shaw's. Always friendly, attentive, and knowledgable staff. My family has come here for years for office parties, birthday celebrations, or just to suck down some oysters. And we'll continue to come for many more years!

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ChrisS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our bartender was amazing. He made drinks and served our food . When our oysters did not come for over 20 min, he went and looked for them, served them and was super attentive after.
We were surprised that the oysters Took so long .

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vipMannski100
Chicago
121 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat from the valet guys to Josh, Carlos or Mauricio at the oyster bar! Always great!

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vipJosh
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the finest establishments in Chicago. Please consider visiting them and supporting them during these difficult times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Got a wine glass with a big crack in it. Ordered a half dozen oysters delivered to the table by a manager and there were only five on the tray. Service very slow. Disappointing.

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JasmineP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine with family and friends. I highly recommend this place...

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kdelish
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood is always top-notch, but don't pass up the dessert...the strawberry rhubarb cobbler was amazing.

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Mappy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the food but delighted in the socially distanced atmosphere. The food,as usual, was delicious.

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Bear
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at Shaw’s and enjoy our favorites In the Oyster Bar. It’s important to go out and support local restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rafael is an outstanding waiter!!

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vipNikks
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Very clean. Staff was very good with sanitizing and social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Shaws.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My daughter was offered a summer internship that hopefully will turn into long term employment. She is so pumped to spend her summer in Chicago!

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Adlt
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always very good experience Pedro the waiter very attentive to the service, I've never been to a place where everything is constant

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Shaw’s! We always try to go when we visit Chicago. Their garlic shrimp is incredible and the quality of the food and service is always wonderful!

KH
vipKevinH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. We enjoyed the king crab legs and calamari. A bit on the pricey side but delicious nonetheless.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch buffet service was great. Fresh seafood, bright vegetables, and a dessert bar to satisfy any sweet tooth. Well worth the seemingly high price.

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vipLynda
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great time with I come to Shaw’s Oyster Bar. Much less formal than the main dining room but with just as excellent food.

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vipenriquec
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Today the wait time was too long, despite the fact that we arrived 20 minutes before our reservation, the front service waitress took too long to get us our table, we had to remind her 3 times that we were waiting, She provided seats to people that arrived after us, but we had the first reservation at 11 am

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Naviz
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice place to share with friends and family

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality oysters, delicious, great sides and Francisco our server was terrific. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively and fun atmosphere. Food and service was outstanding!

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DonG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food was very fresh and had wonderful flavor.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A go to for us when visiting Chicago

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They could not find our Open Table Reservation in their system. We showed them our confirmation. They were very accommodating in getting our group seated in a timely matter.
We had oysters, sushi, dinner & desert, all we excellent.
We had a great experience.

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vipChicago
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Birthday. It was obvious that the waiter was not very in tune with the customers in the oyster bar. Main dining room is much more attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers Day

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El52
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was terrific! The food and variety excellent. Ambiance cozy.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down - Shaw’s has the best weekend buffet in the city!!

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julieM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was good but service was subpar. Asked 3 times for bread. Some had buffet and they were slow on clearing plates. Seated 5 large people at a small table..we asjed to be moved..hotess was very snotty. They did move us. Dissappointed compared with other visits

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Marmar
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Chicken wings were tough,crab cakes were less crab than the filler, no oyster Rockefeller, key lime dessert was lacking tart taste

FAQs

Shaw's Crab House Oyster Bar - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 527-2722.

Shaw's Crab House Oyster Bar - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.