Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg

4.5
4465 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
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Hours of operation
MAIN DINING ROOM
LUNCH
Mon - Fri | 11:00am - 2pm

DINNER
Sun - Thurs 5:00 - 8:30
Friday - 5:00 - 9:30
Saturday - 4:30pm - 10pm

BRUNCH
Sunday - 10am - 1:30pm

Happy Hour Every Day - 1/2 off Select Oysters, appetizers, cocktails and wine: 4:00pm - 6:00pm in the Oyster Bar
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Phone number
(847) 517-2722
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Planning a special event? Let us plan something special for you. We have several private options as well as the ability to come to you! Contact us today!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rt. 53 & Higgins
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Parking details
Valet is offered for $5. Services offered from 11:30-2 and for 5 to 9 pm.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 4465 People Are Saying
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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Shellfish choices were excellent. My wife, who is allergic to Shellfish, found their fish entrees limited. She went with the mahi and it was dry and lacked flavor. I'd go back but I'd have to forcefully drag my wife with me.

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m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I know it was busy the hot food bar just was not that great every thing else was though loved the hot chocolate

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LH
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the old school feel of a supper club with the white tablecloths, red booths. It was so cozy and just the perfect place for a family dinner. The presentation of our entrees were exceptional along with the taste, portions and temperature. It was a bit noisy though in the main dining room. I felt that I had to raise my voice for my family to hear my at my table. That was a bit annoying, but you cannot control other people when you are in a big room like that. We will definitely be back. Loved the Christmas decorations, we enjoyed taking some pics by the tree and stairs. Great memories and laughter were shared. Thank you!

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DK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Shaw's crab house is an amazing experience for a date night. Bring your wife, girlfriend, boyfriend or husband it's wonderful. Food is top notch but the service is not as attentive as you would think they should be. Not busy when my wife and I were there and waited was busier with other tables that were larger than my wife and I. The food was outstanding, unbelievable and great atmosphere.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Annual Holiday Lunch and Shopping Day is never complete without lunch at Shaw’s! Service and Food were impeccable as always. Can’t wait to return!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful lunch celebrating friendship and a birthday. Our meal was excellent and the server fun and attentive. Thanks for the birthday cake!

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QP
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, excellent service.

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BG
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good and always top dollar

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a
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Very disappointed. Came here with co-workers for one of our team holiday dinners. Service was great. No real complaints there. Prompt and courteous.

Food was the problem. Let's start with the appetizers. The jumbo shrimp were tough and rubbery, worse than the frozen ones they sell at Costco. I can name ten other restaurants that serve better jumbo shrimp around Chicago. Ceviche was a miss. Flavorless and bland. The complimentary bread was fine, although the butter shouldn't be rock hard. Kind of hard to spread it on your bread.

Salads were fine. No complaint there.

Entrees - all a miss. Three of us got the stuffed flounder. The fish was overcooked and bland. No flavor at all. The complaints were similar for the two other dishes ordered. Nothing seemed fresh. Maybe it was? It certainly wasn't prepared correctly.

Very expensive for the quality of food. I would rate this a step above Red Lobster. I'm not expecting the type of seafood you get in the gulf of Mexico...but given the price I expect a lot better than what we received.

I will never return here. Complete waste of money.

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f
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we want to celebrate a special day, we think of Shaws. We can always count on a fantastic dinner with awesome service. The fish couldn't get any fresher and the oysters outstanding.
The staff makes you feel welcome every time.

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DH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are fantastic and the ambiance puts it over the top. Relatively costly, but for us it's a great place for a special occasion and we never leave disappointed, price notwithstanding.

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DP
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had dinner on our 34th anniversary on December 1. We both enjoyed our meals, soup, and wonderful cocktails. The food alone would be enough to come back. But our anniversary was made extra special by the server who took care of us. It wasn't just the complimentary glasses of champaigne at the beginning of our meal or the piece of chocolate cake for desert (with "Congratulation" on the plate). Her style of having a good sense of humor and being able to answer all of our questions was great. I told her that I was struggling between 4 menu options and she clearly recommended the scallops. I followed her suggestion and it was a wonderful choice. I'm so sorry that I don't remember her name. Hopefully, you can find her name in your system. The entire evening was very nice and we appreciated the special attention from our server who was so excellent.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night dinner

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KH
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always. We went for lunch, which was a good time to do so, as it was nice and quiet. Also, because we were celebrating my brother's and my birthdays, they gave us free dessert.

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CR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The surf and surf was amazing! And di was the chocolate cake. Would definitely go back

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C
Greensboro
25 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing service and food. Love the staff. I feel at home.

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DC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

The food is way over priced for what you get. Don’t bother with reservations, if you get there 5 minutes early they say their not ready to open the dining area and there wasn’t even 1 person there. Save your money and go elsewhere.

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C
Greensboro
25 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy I was able to get the cape scallops again. Do yourself a favor and get them if they have them!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best college friends get together at Shaw’s once a month for Birthdays Christmas or just to get together What a great place we just love it

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J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster bisque, crab cakes, and Mahi-mahi were all cooked to perfection. Friendly service and fun atmosphere rounded out the good experience.

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C
Greensboro
25 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favorite and "go-to" spot for dinner. Love the food and employees.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to go earlier then our 630 pm reservation, and so happy we did, the server was very good and was at our every need, the food great, just wish I would have had more oysters lol, would go back again for the oysters and tiki bar atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annual shopping trip. Love to split an order of crab legs. It was wonderful!

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FW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Scallops not seasoned well. Each playe was 40 bucks and did not included a soup or salad or any sides ( all extra). The price did not match the lack of flavor the dish had. Over-priced and over-rated

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JD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loving going here with my sons. We always have a great time and the food is always fantastic!

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PO
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was very good and tasty. We were seated as soon as we came in the door with pleasantries along with good wishes from several staff since it was our wedding anniversary. The server was thorough, responsive and attentive. We each had different seafood entries and each one was delicious.

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JQ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar service and stellar food.

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C
Greensboro
25 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cape scallops and volcano roll. Totally amazing. Service amazing

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BT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, attention to detail. we were there for the thanksgiving buffer special. i saw wait staff cleaning any spills and wiping down the hot food buffet trays, so they are very concerned about the little details. the crab legs were good too, thock legs.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Shaw's has always been a favorite restaurant of ours. Food is pricey, but outstanding as far as quality, and service is impeccable!

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SH
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving Buffet was wonderful!

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RK
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food. king crab legs was well worth the money. serving staff were great. refill my drinks and take away empty plates on prompt. i would go back again to eat👍

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thanksgiving buffet. Plenty of food-good selection.

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CW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience while celebrating our anniversary. At first we were seated by the host at a smaller table, but we are not one to complain....our waiter immediately noticed my husband’s discomfort and without us even asking moved us to a larger table. The service was impeccable, seafood was amazing, and drinks were flowing. Highly recommend.

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JA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always! LOVE coming here!! Can't wait til our next visit :)

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AR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sons birthday. Our waiter was fabulous and the food was excellent as always.

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MS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food as usual was delicious. Shaw’s is my favorite place to go when I am in the area.

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C
Greensboro
25 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the cape scallops. And pecan pie. Most of all love the impeccable staff and service.

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MA
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

8 of us celebrated my son's 31st birthday. The food was delicious and service was excellent!!! I am always complaining about bad service in restaurants, seems to be a lost art. But, Shaw's was spot on! We all loved the evening and look forward to enjoying it again sometime.

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Had reservation for 7:00 pm Saturday night to celebrate wifes birthday. I was told the table wasn't ready so we decided to move to the bar to wait. At 7:20 pm we went back to receptionist desk to inquire on status of table. Oh its ready now, step over there. we did and were ignored for another 6 minutes. I inquired to the host who walked by us and ignored us for the last 2 passes. she said i will take you to your table now. No words, smile, or explanation. Linens at table were soiled from last patrons (cocktail sauce). Waiter was pleasant, crab claws were a joke at $9.00 a piece. Red lobster serves a larger more tasty claw.
Dining experience overall was poor and definately well below average!

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