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About Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg

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.

1900 East Higgins Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

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

Cross Street:
Rt. 53 & Higgins

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 517-2722

Website:
http://www.shawscrabhouse.com/

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!

Parking Details:
Valet is offered for $5. Services offered from 11:30-2 and for 5 to 9 pm.

Executive Chef:
Pete Balodimas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour isn't just for oyster lovers anymore! Offering several 1/2 priced appetizers, select oysters, cocktails and wine everyday 4-6 pm in the Oyster Bar.

Looking for a special way to spend your special day? Join us on Sundays for our Famous Brunch Buffet from 10:00am to 1:30pm featuring our Signature Cold Seafood & Salad Bar, Grand Hot Buffet, Chef's Table & Sweets Table. $39/adult, $10/kids 7-12, 6 & under eat for free.

Private Dining

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!

Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (97)
Good for a Date (83)
Good for Anniversaries (77)
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Good for Birthdays (72)
Business Meals (51)
Romantic (45)
Worth the Drive (38)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Bar Seating (36)
Great for Lunch (34)
Great for Brunch (33)
Good for Groups (30)
Fun (28)
Notable Wine List (24)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Casual (24)
Happy Hour (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Authentic (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Cozy (16)
Healthy (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Seasonal (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Hot Spot (10)
People Watching (8)
Great Beer (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing service by Chad. Had Sunday brunch as a birthday treat. Due to the price, we go with the free birthday offer. Food is plentiful and delicious, especially the shrimp, both peel and eat, and fried. No way that you would leave hungry.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Wish they had crab legs as they do in their Chicago location. Good service but some of the food was cold when we got to it, probably because people kept on leaving the tray open. For the price they should include bottomless mimosas or crab.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Very disappointed the king crab was no longer offered. Waffles weren’t as good as they usually are due to being steamed in a buffet tin. No filet was disappointing as well. It used to be a great bang for your buck but my wife and I were thoroughly disappointed this year. We always come for a Valentine’s Day brunch and we will not be returning to this location. Also the deserts were awful, cookies were over cooked and burnt.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Ate in the oyster bar which has a very fun upbeat vibe that I like better than the dining room. Seafood was exceptional always! Service was excellent as well. One of my favorite restaurants!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Very disappointed:
1. Rushed, cocktails, apps, soup, main and desert in under an hour - after we complained about courses arriving while we were still working the previous course
2. Portions were super small for the money.
3. Wife's fried shrimp was way over cooked closer to black than golden brown
4. Multiple employees complaining about how many reservations that had that night - not my problem
5. Shrimp Cocktail sauce, ultra heavy handed with horseradish, had to request a replacement
Happy with:
1. Server 5 out of 5
2. Cocktails - top notch bar
3. Seated on time
4. Oysters selection very good
5. Lobster Bisque superb

I rate food low so as not to confuse kitchens need to set a Guinness World Record for speed and the wait staff.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent but the restaurant itself needs a remodeling bad. If you're waiting for wood paneling to come back into style please stop waiting and fix the place already.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a nice dining experience, but was disappointed that after spending $200, they couldn't have brought a simple dessert on the house for the birthday we were celebrating.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Every thing is and was delicious! Great food and great service! Thank You

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and drinks!

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 (Louisville)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our Valentine’s Day dinner and we had never been here before. To start off we had a reservation and they are super busy and we were a little early and told to wait and could get a drink at either bar. That was completely unrealistic bc they were both packed. The service was great. The oysters were phenomenal as well as the lobster bisque! I got the salmon and to be honest it was was quite plain. I expected it to have more flavor for the price. My boyfriend had the crab cakes and they were very yummy! This place is nice and we would definitely come back for the oysters and maybe try the crab legs next time!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Mr Steve is the best. Great experience tonight.

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·Dined 5 days ago

I always have a fantastic time at Shaw's! The staff is so friendly, nice and helpful anytime I had questions about the menu. The food is always cooked to perfection! Shaw's is my favorite seafood place to eat at and I can't wait to come back and try more of the menu. I had the seafood platter last time with a cup of the lobster bisque soup. You can't go wrong with any dish :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent. It is nice to find a good place for seafood, after spending part of my life in New England this was a treat for me to find a place closer to home.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines Day in 2017 was a disappointment at Shawes. After a long break, we returned to our favorite seafood restaurant. We were happy we tried again. We are seniors. We’ve found that we are most comfortable being seated in the bar in the main dining room. We scheduled an early seating. All went well. Our booth was ready. Service was great as usual. The food was delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

It's an excellent restaurant with excellent service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We sat at bar. Bartender we had wasn’t very attentive and when he did ask if we needed anything, he interrupted us right in the middle of my boyfriend giving me a valentine gift. Other bartenders there have been great. I wish I recall the name of this one. Otherwise Shaw’s is great!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Surprised my husband for his birthday and we enjoyed the service and the food was awesome..

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Always an Awesome experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Great place, great service, great food

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

We went to Shaw's in Schaumburg to celebrate an early Valentine's Day on Tuesday to avoid the rush, only to find out when we got there it was Fat Tuesday! We had a great time any way and the food and service was fantastic.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 11, 2018

First item I ordered was not available.
Prices are way too high for the dinners.
Food was average

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our very first time at Shaw's in Schaumburg and we can't wait to come back! Sat in the Oyster Bar which was Lively with great ambiance. Our bartender came over quickly the minute I sat down and made an excellent gimlet martini. I've never had that crab bite appetizer and it was amazing. My husband had the Nantucket scallops which tasted so sweet and delicious. I was going to have the crab legs but was kind of full so decided on the seafood salad which showcased you're amazing shellfish! It was our 33rd wedding anniversary and my birthday so the waitress offered us a sampling of deserts on the house. Thank you for making this day special.!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

AWESOME: LARGE & LONG Alaskan Red King Crab Legs.
Delicious Desserts a must have especially Raspberry Pie and Key Lime Pie.
(Sample plate has 4 mini desserts nice for sharing.)
Other sides also very good: Garlic Spinach & Au Gratin Potatoes.

Professional & Attentive Friendly Service.

Our Family's Favorite Place to gather and dine.
Excellent Seafood Appetizers & Entries.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I would recommend the parmesean encrusted halibut. Outstanding!

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We continue to love Shaws for superb seafood and for a Sunday brunch to die for. Because we love lobster and crab legs, our dining is restricted to special occasions, but is worth every penny when we do go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Poor compared to downtown. Reception staff. Are not experienced!! Made our reservations a poor /bad experience. And th overall comparison to downtown Shaw’s. There is no comparison. Poor value.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Seating was crowded. Waiters serving the table next to us needed us to move to serve them their dinner. They were very polite but it was a little awkward.
Server was good describing the menu but was not very present after we ordered.
Overall, it was a very good meal, although it was a little pricey based on the service and tight quarters.
All that said we plan to be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Probably one of the best meals I have had. Their seafood is fantastic and you cannot go wrong with their steaks either. The restaurant is pricey but well worth the visit. It isn't a place you will go to weekly but one or two times per year will certainly work out.

They have a great wine selection as well as various desserts. You can't go wrong going here!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good cocktails. Everything about the food was terrific, including dessert. Service was really great as well. Good server who took care of us without being intrusive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went there for lunch. My wife and I ordered the salmon entree. It was a very small portion; way overpriced for what we received.

Service was very good.

Total bill with tip was $117 (had only water). Went home hungry

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Had the restaurant week dinner deal. Shrimp cocktail was fresh and flavorful. Caesar salad was great and loved the crab cake and lobster tail. Mini chocolate cake was excellent. Sat in the bar so our waiter was also the bartender. He did an excellent job. Everything was first class!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Outstanding service and the food was exceptional as always.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Came for brunch. Was seated quickly. Waiter Steven was excellent and food was great as always. We'll keep coming back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great Oysters. A must order! They are fresh and awesome.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Sucks to make a 10 am reservation and walk into the place a few mins before and wait til 1015 to be seated when the place is empty

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Awesome experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great Sunday brunch. All the usual items plus sushi, a carving station, omlets, and a dessert table. All of the food was excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Never disappoints! We sat in the bar area and had exceptional service and food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great meal with great service. Loved the restaurant week menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Seating was prompt. Busboy service was excellent - very attentive. Waitress was fair at best. Should be more like busboy. I would have loved to have them switch roles. Food was very good, although lobster was overcooked and a bit chewy. Drinks, appetizers and steaks were great. Desert and cappuccino were good as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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