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Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg

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5528 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 the out door patio until indoor dining is permitted.
Shaw's Crab House offers a unique dining experience focusing on seasonal fresh seafood, made to order sushi and our signature Alaskan King Crab Legs. Our reputation relies on quality ingredients prepared in a straight forward style, with crisp, professional service.

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  • Sunday Brunch

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     $55.00 per person
    Starting Sep 27, 2020
    Shaw’s iconic Sunday Brunch received it’s fame due to its variety of brunch specialties, an overflowing raw bar, and steamed Alaskan King Crab Legs. Shaw’s is always in season and is proud to introduce a new way to experience the indulgent Sunday Brunch. In lieu of the buffet, the Shaw’s team has built a four-course brunch delivered right to your table inclusive of your favorite items starting at $55 per person (plus tax) gratuity not included.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5528 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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RichardR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We were there for a birthday and were not rushed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside in the tent. It was very comfortable. The lunches were delivered fast and very tasty! Our server was very efficient!

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vipSheriUAL
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

In all fairness, our lunch date started at an off time 2:00PM, which might explain some of the below expectations experience. I ordered the crusted halibut which came with 5 cherry tomatoes and about 1/16th piece of a raw zucchini. There was an unrecognizable red sauce with very little taste. The fish itself seemed fresh but it too was without taste. It appeared to be dusted with plain white bread crumbs with no seasoning. Not even S & P. Normally, you can't go wrong when ordering the halibut. Not here. Also, my girlfriend's lobster linguini had large pieces of shell in it. The wine and bread were delicious. I'm wondering if the line cook was filling in for the chef because it was mid-afternoon.

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ErinC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Shaw's is a great spot. I wasnt sure what to expect since this is the first time I have been since IL reopened casual dining. Great staff and even better food. Thanks for making a quick family dinner safe and enjoyable.

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vipMYRAV
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress is the best!!
Great customer service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great once we were seated. We had reservations. And I understand that things are a bit slower now with Covid, but while we were waiting for our table (15-20 min wait), 3 other parties walked in, also with reservations, and they were sat immediately. So that was the only downside. Was having to wait even while having a reservation. But otherwise VERY good.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was not real hot and overpriced but overall experience was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was my friends birthday and we are both gluten free. We saw the menu indicated which dishes were gluten free. However I asked the waiter where was the gluten in the char glazed swordfish and he explained the glaze had gluten. My friend asked about the halibut and he said he was coated in Panko breadcrumbs. The waiter said he would ask the kitchen if they could prepare both dishes without glaze and breadcrumbs. He came back and said yes. Then he asked if we wanted spinach or lemon butter. We each said lemon butter. When we were served each dish had fish with spinach on the side. She had a lemon wedge on her plate. None on mine. No lemon butter either. Not the sides the menu described. For her it was cherry tomatoes, baby zucchini and tomato vinaigrette; mine was shaved Brussels sprouts, apple slices, currant and Marcona almonds. None of those sides have gluten. However, the fish without Lemon butter and cold spinach that was not even sautéed looked like the kind of meal that would be served prior to a hospital stay. We were shocked looking at our hospital food. I asked the food runner where’s our sides and the mashed potatoes we ordered. He came back with the sides and eventually our mashed potatoes. It was a very disappointing meal for both of us. I’ve been to the downtown Shaw’s countless times and expected the same quality and service in Schaumburg. After the whole gluten disaster the waiter comes and asks if we’d like chocolate cake or key lime pie for dessert. I reminded him we are gluten free.

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Kate
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, we had a wonderful evening and the food was delicious.

However, when 1 chilled crab claw is $28 and a 6oz filet and 4oz lobster is $75, it's a bit overpriced for what you get.

Sea scallops were the best I've ever had. 1 martini each and 2 crème brulle $300.

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ATown
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great place for those that love fresh, quality seafood!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We overall satisfied with this experience and planning to comeback for Thanksgiving.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I’ve eaten at Shaw’s for many years while in Chicago for business or pleasure. I made my reservation and added in the notes that this was our 34th Wedding Anniversary dinner. The service was mediocre at best. No one at our table of 4 said that their food was “really good”. My halibut was barely warm and somewhat dry. My wife’s NY Strip was somewhat tasteless. The salmon was decent as was my sons seafood combo platter. I expected our waiter to acknowledge our anniversary but that never happened. I’m guessing because the girls at the entry were more worried about their cell phones than the customers. Most disappointing trip ever to Shaw’s.

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vipStephanieL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safety measures in place and great service and excellent food

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vipCarolB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recently had lunch on the patio. The food was exceptional and wonderful service. Always a treat to eat at Shaw’s.

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Jody
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The serving portions were for a child. Literally 3 scallops, 3 shrimp, 1 crab cake. My petite filet was dry. Server had no time for us and got a huge tip just because the bill was astronomical. It was out wedding anniversary, I let restaurant know, yet not even a well wish from any staff. We won't go back.

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DianW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot delicious food!
Friendly wait staff!
Enough room between tables.

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LoveSeafood
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our 20th anniversary dinner at Shaw's in Schaumburg and the service was outstanding. In the age of Covid-19, it's hard to find a good restaurant that takes necessary precautions to keep us safe. They took our temperatures and had us all well spaced out. We were provided two space heaters to keep us warm which was a great job. The food was also very warm when it came out and incredibly delicious. The service was great despite the additional length they had to travel from the kitchen. They really strived to give us the best service they could under the circumstances. I will definitely return. The lobster linguine was delicious as was the crème brulee!

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SueR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outdoor patio set up nicely but adjacent to parking lot
No other options but not as nice as indoor dining. Patio heaters work and stayed comfortable. Great food and service.

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vipAngabba
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was exceptionally slow. We waited for our wine glasses to be refilled and our bottle was at the bar. Drinks ordered never made it to the table, dessert wasn’t offered

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NICK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat the best raw oysters in the Midwest! The outdoor dining is perfect!

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JohnH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunchtime special was delicious and filling.

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vipwindycityRealtor
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We dined outside and the ambiance is good. It was a beautiful evening, and there were heaters to make sure we were comfortable. The food was good, even though my husband's steak came overdone. But they promptly brought another. We have returned to Shaw's many times.

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vipChar
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Seafood trio was delicious. Alaskan king crab was also delicious and a nice size portion. The warm rolls they serve were fantastic.

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JamiK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice place to have lunch or a great dinner!

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vipsteven
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wines are expensive by the bottle and there should be some in the $30 - $40 dollar range

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vipMaryAnnD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment! Even during Covid, great food. Went during Lettuce Restaurant week and the choices were great. Can't wait to go back!

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vipJC2014
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Restaurant week lunch menu was delicious and such a good value! Perfect amount of food for lunchtime! Had caesar salad, lobster rolls and creme brulee - dreaming of eating that all again :)

Server wasn't great - constantly looking around for drink refills and to pay the bill. Otherwise outstanding meal!

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vipcoachsok
Detroit
85 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaw’s never disappoints .

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luvgoodfood
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff and food were both excellent! Social distancing was in full effect there and I get comfortable dining there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Was excited to try this place and was sadly underwhelmed. The decor could be updated, service was good, food less than stellar especially for the cost. This was for a special night and when you are paying close to $200 for a meal for two I expect the food to melt in your mouth and the best part of our meals at a seafood restaurant was the brussel sprouts sadly!

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Jonna
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prices were reasonable. Thought food portions were kind of small. Overall nice experience.

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vipMarie
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We were overall disappointed with our experience. The waiter seemed as if we were a bother. This was supposed to be a birthday celebration and no candles were included with our dessert as the table next to us had their celebration with candles. Simply disappointed.

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MKos
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall everything was good, but I think it's overpriced.

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vipHoages
Chicago
177 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I had the shrimp scallops and crab cake . Started off with a stone crab claw that was delicious. My shrimp had to much garlic. Scallops were gritty. Crab cake was quite tasty. I’m not a huge crab cake fan but this has changed my opinion. Wives lobster fettuccine was good it ifim going to spend close to three hundred dollars on a meal I expect better. They compt my dessert and also a couple pieces of chocolate cake that was better than aver. Apple cobbler was very good. Service was delightful and prompt.

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vipBillyC
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant week menu.
Great service
Spaced out for social distancing

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vipLauraR
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out on a Date Night because Lettuce Entertain You celebrated restaurant week in September! And who can say know to the seafood trio they were serving.

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vipJamesG
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated our son and his family to dinner for his Birthday. Restaurant Week menu was terrific - food was outstanding.

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Judy
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Restaurant Week luncheon specials were a very good value.
My glass of Pinot Grigio wine was over-priced. $14.00. Our waiter said that there was only one offering of this wine on the wine list.

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vipPoMayo
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome dinner and the restaurant week menu was really tempting!

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viproof
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We only do outdoor dining during the Pandemic. The staff at Shaw's could not have been more accommodating in seating us outdoors on a rainy night with the temperature in the 50s. We were protected from the weather under a hard-surface awning and the staff set up 3 heaters around our table of 4. We were quite comfortable and enjoyed surf and turf from the Lettuce Entertain You restaurant week menu. Good food, service and atmosphere. What a pleasant evening!

FAQs

Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 517-2722.

Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg is rated 4.5 stars by 5528 OpenTable diners.

Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.leye.com/gift-cards/.

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.