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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What 5081 People Are Saying
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SF
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always the best at Shaw's.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Great food

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Great food. The seating was extremely close together. In order for someone to get up from their table, we also had to get up.

BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing and our server was attentive and very knowledgeable. Would definitely go back.

TW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on a good meal at Shaw’s

c
Chicago
204 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service of Mr. Steve was good. The seafood gumbo was excellent, but the red snapper was just okay. The lobster bisque was very good, as was the lobster roll. Also, they would make more friends filling up scotch on the rocks a bit more, rather than give the impression that the booze was poured using an eye-dropper.

C
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the half price apps during happy hour. Garlic shrimp and calamari were delicious. Fish tacos excellent.

S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant to celebrate anniversary. Food is good, staffs are friendly and professional.
We used this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary 2 consecutive year.

BH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great, but service was very slow. Our app came out twice and our main course was well after the salad.

M
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as usual! We all four had the fresh, never frozen King Crab legs. Amazing! Superior service from our waiter Mike as well!

OT
Chicago
181 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been to Shaw's many times. Friday evening in main dining room. Terrific service. Loved the chilled Golden Crab appetizer. Great job on the swordfish entree.

r
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server and busboy were great - very attentive. Shaw’s is always a safe and good bet for dinner out in Schaumburg.

P
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined in our favorite area, the bar. Angel was our server and attentive as always. The Halibut was prepared to perfection as were the accompanying sides. If you’re in Schaumburg, enjoy Shaw’s!

PC
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood platter was very good. Enjoyed the Brussels Sprouts too!

RT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very special and fabulous 85th birthday celebration with family! Wow what a perfect place!! Diane, our waitress, was beyond wonderful!!!

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Kind of disappointed in the seating choice. The host said no tables in dining room were available to seat 2 plus a high chair so we settled for bar area. Set in the furthest back corner. Kind of boring. We came for the Halloween brunch and we were at a table so far from the buffet. When we went into the dining room to get food, there seemed to be several tables open. When it was time to leave the server took forever to bring the check. Just seemed like a very “ off” experience versus our other times we’ve dined in.

b
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Shaw's Crab House numerous times and the buffet is always amazing! The service is outstanding. Very attentive to our needs. Thank you for a fabulous day with my family.
Blanche Richter

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great for happy hour. Great service. Will definitely go back!

J
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

it was very good, ordered shrimp and bone in rib eye. Potato was huge, enough for 4. When traveling, the large portions are not as appealing, its wasteful to have to leave the leftovers. It would be nice to offer smaller individual sides, not everyone wants to share or they have different things they like.

l
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Service, atmosphere, quality of food.

OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch on a dreary Saturday afternoon. Yasmin (sp?) took excellent care of us! My husband and I shared the buffalo shrimp. It along with cups of their delicious clam chowder and jambalaya were the perfect starters for our meal. My husband loved every bite of his crab cake platter as I did my lobster roll.
A second Oktoberfest and a Midnight Mocha were the perfect ending to a great lunch. Can't wait to go back!

b
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and it always delivers EXCEPT how is it possible that there is no rose champagne on the wine list? Please add and we will come in and drink/buy it!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at Shaw’s this year. Everything was wonderful.

JC
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been back here for a few years, but everything was outstanding. The food was amazing with many gluten free options. Crab, scallops, calamari, shrimp, oysters were very fresh and flavorful. Pricing was fair for these high end foods. Also enjoyed the petite filet which was adequate in size and super tender. Will define go back soon!

DR
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple amazing food and service. Enjoyed every minute of the dinner. This Shaw’s is top notch and very very good. Everything is so fresh!!!

AA
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening. The waiter suggested appetizers and drinks and was very attentive. Our water glasses never emptied. It was our anniversary so they gave us a free slice of cake. Very nice of them.

JB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service from Jake. Jambalaya and scallops were both delicious. So many choices especially during Oyster Festival. Excellent experience.

BB
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had mixed platter of Filet, Scallops and Garlic Shrimp. Scallops were under cooked and Shrimp became cold quickly.

I was actually surprised how quickly the food was served after we placed our order

JJ
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was sub par but food was 5 Star. The reservation was for a birthday of a customer. The waitress approached the table and interrupted every conversation without regard to us. Very poor training and very annoying.
The food is excellent and it is worth the drive. I will book again, but NEVER accept the same waitress. She spoiled and otherwise excellent meal and beneficial business dinner.

G
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My family and I (kids included) enjoyed the Sunday Brunch. It was great! Very kid friendly and the selection of food was delicious.

PH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived 30 minutes early, so our table wasn’t ready. We decided to eat at the bar and had a wonderful dinner and a bottle of wine. We love Shaw’s.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My boyfriend’s birthday

OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife went to Shaw's for Sweetest day and had a great time. We ordered the Shaw's Platter ànd it was delicious.

DD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Sorry - this place has just gotten WAY our of line a pricing for what it offers. $42/doz oysters? Seriously??

JW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food selection, taste and the restaurant's service were all excellent. The staff was very attentive to diner's needs such as re-filling drinks and checking if everything was going well. The only downside was that the restrooms were very far from the dining area. One had to go back out to the entrance and up two flights of stairs to get to them. Otherwise, Shaw's Crab House is an excellent choice for dining out.

DR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We went for a work function and we were seated in the main dining room in the very center. The area was very cramped, and it was hard to move around the tables. 3 of our 7 person party sat first, and were never asked if we wanted to start with a drink. It was not until about 20 min later when the rest of our party arrived that we were offered a drink. Otherwise service was fine, the food was delicious and it was a fun night.

VM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Divine oysters
Excellent wine list!

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Thought pared down a bit from the past, (smaller sweets table, fewer options at the carving station) the quality of food is still very high.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Amazing that we ordered. Our Waiter was Awesome!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, as always at Shaw’s. Appetizers and glass of wine in the bar before dinner, and both were delicious - Dinner for 7 - was very good... service was excellent!