Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg

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Seafood
Shaw's Crab House is Chicagoland's Premier Seafood Restaurant. Reservations made on this page will be for our Main Dining Room.
Shaw's Main Dining Room offers a unique dining experience focusing on seasonally fresh seafood and white tablecloth service. Shaw's Oyster Bar offers the same full menu and specialty cocktails in a casual atmosphere. If you would like to dine in the Oyster Bar, walk-ins are welcome for lunch and dinner, seven days a week! Join us before or after your reservation in Tokio Pub, located next to Shaw's Oyster Bar.
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C
Milwaukee
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Seafood salad, lobster roll, bananas foster and service were outstanding. Early dinner for a 92nd birthday celebration was perfect. Lobster bisque was unremarkable. Will return for Sunday brunch or oyster fest.

BV
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met old friends.

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l
Chicago
187 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service! Clam chowder soup and swordfish are the best we’ve had anywhere.

JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing. We brought our son for his first visit and she was so great with him. She her time with our family and offered options that could work with us. The food didn't disappoint either, as usual.

JS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went there for my birthday dinner. The most fantastic server, and I so wish I could remember her name! King crab leg were killer! Pricey, but great food and Chicago like atmosphere.

TB
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch! My friend I also had the soft shell crab appetizer—all those were great! For entree she had swordfish; I had the king crab legs—those were all great too! I almost had to take a nap in my truck afterwards— I was so blissfully stuffed!!

H
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good but they couldn’t give us our appetizer because the crab claws were frozen together. It also took a long time to get our food.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

anniversary

JF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I have been to Shaw’s before and have had good experiences. This time the food was below average. We were a party of three. Two lobster rolls were order and came with very little lobster in the roll. I order the halibut, recommended by the waitress, and it was cold and undercook. I would think twice before I would pay this prices to get a below average meal. There are to many good restaurants in the Schaumburg area to be served below average meal for a high price.

CN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Nothing but race discrimination.
I reserved for a group of four to have a nice family meal. When I got there, we were taken to the bar area while everybody else was taken to main dining room. In the bar area, there were 3 groups including us and were Asians.
It was so obvious that Asians were segregated because there were many seats remained in the main dining room. It was not a dress code issue because I saw people wearing shorts and t shirts while we were dressed properly. What even worse is that the waiter for our table was the bartender. Not only he prepares the drinks for all the guests but he needs to take care of all of our tables in the bar room.
Unbelievable.

RL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Five months later, we returned to Shaw's for dinner. We both had lobster dishes. Overall, food and service were largely improved by Mr. Steve and our wait staff. Keep up this level of service and we'll think of Shaw's Crab House the next time we crave seafood.

AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While a bit pricey, it is definitely worth the money. Even if for a once-in-awhile treat for yourself. The food is fresh, service impeccable. I try to visit at least 2 times a year. You will not be disappointed.

ML
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family went to Sunday brunch to celebrate my mom's 60th. At $65 per person not including any drinks it's a not a bargain BUT it is delicious. The quality and variety is exceptional. It's worth the splurge for special occasions for sure.

DF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Craw legs were delicious, but expensive - $72. The lobster linguini was even better and less than 1/2 the cost.

SA
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

our first time...service was very slow at first..after a few tables left service was better..we always make reservations a little later to miss the rush..we tend to eat slow..the sea food appetizer for two was fantastic..jambalaya...more oysters..ceviche..lobster tacos..and ended with a fantastic desert platter..if you like whiskey try their version of an old fashion i had a few...nice...will be back soon..

GC
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We have been to Shaw’s many times, but er had a disappointing evening. Other than the two salad entrees, all of our dinners were served cold.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food and service

W
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and service

M
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our Waiter was personable, but not very attentive. We were there on a Wednesday evening. It took 2 1/2 hours for dinner. Not counting the cocktail hour we spent at the bar. We asked the waiter to bring our check with the desert. But he forgot to do so. When we finished he was no where to be found. We actually had to get up and search for him to get our check!

h
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Grilled calamari were rubbery and not cooked enough.

l
Chicago
187 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and seafood!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was my third time there. Food is really amazing. Everything I had was super delicious. I’m only not giving 5* as this time food was a bit too cold for me. And felt like was siting in the kitchen before it was served.

NB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Just a little disappointed in the basket of rolls and flat bread crackers. It was hard and cold. Even the thin cheesy flat bread crackers felt stale along with the rolls. And, even though our server was very good, as soon as a table of 8 showed up, service slowed down.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Shaw's. We started with cocktails at the bar and ended with a perfect meal in the dining room. The service was top notch and the food was delicious. The dessert sampler they provided for our anniversary just made it an even better night!

BH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent variety. We came at 1:15, so some of the food was cold. The service was wanting.,, Food was delicious though.

H
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was fantastic and we enjoyed the entire experience.

y
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Our server was attentive and friendly. Food was delicious. I definitely recommend the clam chowder. So creamy and buttery.

My only complaint was how expensive it was. Definitely a restaurant for special occasions.

J
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant. Special shout out to the foodie of the year, excellent server - Yasmin. She's so knowledgeable, funny, smart and knows what to recommend based on your history of food. She was outstanding.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always have a great time at this restaurant food is amazing service is good and Price is Right

PC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was good. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. I don't think it was worth the price. $120 for two people was a bit pricey, especially since we did not have any drinks. Two courses, one side of veggies, and one appetizer.

H
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shaw’s is our place for fresh seafood. Time after time we are never disappointed in the quality and service here!

JP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 44th wedding anniversary and our experience was beyond outstanding. Everything was superb and we thoroughly enjoyed this anniversary dinner

SM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was fabulous! The seafood was delicious, surf and surf was the best we ever had. Seafood tower allowed us to try a little bit of everything.
The decor in the main dining room needs updating but that’s the only bad thing I can say.

CK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shaw's Crab House continues to be our favorite restaurant and always continues to be five-star in food, ambiance and service. Our experience this time was excellent, and our server, Jake was exceptional. His recommendations were spot on and we left the restaurant more than satisfied as always.

CS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Angel was stellar. Drinks were offered immediately. Angel did not rush us to order.

R
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent

OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

SHAW'S SEAFOOD IS ALWAYS FRESH AND DELICIOUS...WE DO THINK THEIR PRICES ARE A
BIT HIGH BUT FOR AN OCCASIONAL SEAFOOD MEAL IT'S WORTH IT

S
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was exquisite - food choices abundant. More subdued diners.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch was bar none! Too many delicious items to name!

DS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Very noisy with many loud parties in the dining room. Made for a stressful evening.

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