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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

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (70)
Good for a Date (68)
Good for Birthdays (66)
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Good for Anniversaries (57)
Business Meals (51)
Good for Groups (36)
Worth the Drive (35)
Bar Seating (30)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Romantic (30)
Great for Lunch (28)
Great for Brunch (23)
Casual (21)
Happy Hour (21)
Fun (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Authentic (12)
Healthy (12)
Seasonal (11)
Cozy (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great Beer (6)
Disabled Access (5)
People Watching (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tapas (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service is not as good as the downtown location. Often had to track the waiter down to ask for more water and the check. Don’t waste your money here, the service (nor the food) is not up to par for the price.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Shaw's is a place where you can get excellent food at a good price. The atmosphere is warm and enjoyable. I would recommend it for any occasion. The staff is very friendly and always there to assist. I enjoy this restaurant every time I have been and would say that it is one of the best restaurants in the area. Great place to bring customers.

Tags: Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic dinner and was blown away with the treatment from just stating it was our anniversary on the open table reservation. Champagne toast and a delicious piece of cake with congratulations written on the plate. Could not have been treated better. King Crab bites appetizer was so good. Wish we would have ordered two more!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food, excellent service, great atmosphere

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service were excellent! We dined at Shaw’s for my husband’s birthday.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

We do this Santa Brunch Buffet each year with the kids. Disappointing this year as they had no crab or prime rib. Server said they stopped offering crab 4 months ago at the Brunch and moved it to a-la-carte, clearly so they can charge more for it. In addition to the fixed price.
They should at minimum, consider offering another tier of pricing to include crab as well.

Service and ambience are always nice.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Crab house doesn’t have crab on their brunch. Have gone here many years for birthday brunch. Also took off the lobster Mac and cheese. Will not go again for brunch

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was a great brunch! Our waiter was awesome!!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The Sunday brunch is phenomenal! Great family experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Had surf and Turf. Steak was tough and chewy. Not the best and disappointing for Shaw’s.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This restaurant has really gone downhill. Terrible wine list. $9 for a glass of wine from a bottle I can buy at jewel not even mid shelf for $7.99??? The food was the equivalent of some chain ie Noodles n company. The lettuce was browned and wilted in my chopped salad with lack of ingredients (in all fairness I asked for the bacon to be removed) and pasta was greasy and lacking flavor. This place used to be so good! Please stay away! Spend a fraction of the money with better quality going to a Mom n pop shop in River Forest. Lesson learned. I had gone back in 2015 (bad then) and wanted to give it another chance. One thing I will say is the service (Maria) was excellent! My only positive

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great seafood options. Highly quality food. Service a little slow but overall very professional! Dessert a must.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The service was very good. I had ask for a quiet table didn’t get it. My wife BD they did bring a great piece of cake. They had a couple of big tables with holiday parties. That made it pretty loud at times.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Wasnt load the entire time but early on when ordering the room was very load in order to hear the waitress

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It's so nice to go out to eat and have great food and even better service ! Thank you Chad !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Unfortunately, my opinion on this location is largely based in comparison the the Chicago location.

The price for Sunday brunch was "reasonable," at $45 per person, but it is less expensive than the Chicago location because they do not offer crablegs, beef tenderloin or crab cakes - 3 items I specifically book brunch at Shaw's to eat! The brunch value is remarkable compared to normal menu. The waiter was telling us you could probably spend about $100/person on a normal meal without the vast selection of a buffet. I probably would not dine here outside of brunch because of this.

The environment is a little bit more comfortable than the Chicago location, much larger and more open, and far less crowded. But that doesn't really say something good about the restaurant if they're not busy during their best time of the week to eat.

It feels a little bit less "fancy" than the Chicago location, but not much. It's still opulent and made me feel like it was a truly special occasion being there.

The service was excellent, very attentive, friendly and informative.

The quality of the food is excellent, though the variety is considerably limited compared to the Chicago location. I particularly love their sausage and bacon - my boyfriend and I call it God's bacon. Thick-cut, carmelized and smoky - it's almost like eating a softer version of a honey-baked ham crust. It's amazing!

The parmesan crusted haddock (or sometimes cod) is excellent. I'm not a huge fan of cooked fish (though I like sushi, which they also have) but this fish has me going back for more. It's crunchy as well as flaky and tender.

Their sushi isn't really sushi-restaurant quality, but it's decent enough and I appreciate the fact that they offer it.

The dutch apple pancake pieces were amazing, I kept going back for more! And, of course, creme brulee for dessert. SO YUMMY!

These are just my favorites, there are considerably more options. But next time I will pay $14 more to visit the Chicago location.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service and food were excellent. It was a fun dining experience.

Tags: Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our first time coming in for Brunch - we were so impressed! The food was great, service was awesome, plates removed as soon as we were finished and going back for more. Plenty of food out and as soon as something was low, it was replaced with fresh. We will definitely be back for brunch - love what you get for the money and the pace is a bit slower, and quieter.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service! Food was on the salty side, especially the calamari.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service in the bar and at table was exemplary. Friendly, efficient and attentive waitstaff and bartenders. All five in the party raved about the food, cocktails and service. A great time was had by all. This is very typical of my visits to Shaw's.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fun, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and service. Gust tight seating

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great seafood! You really can't go wrong! Highly recommend!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our favorite for "Seafood at it's Best"! We chose bar seating for energy on a Friday evening after shopping. Busy, yet our server, Louis, was most attentive and professional and added to the experience. Food is excellent plus! Yes, it's expensive, but the high quality is worth the price. Can't wait to go again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fun night out with friends. Friday 6:15pm reservation promptly seated. Friendly staff, Great food & service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent service and great food. Maria our server was excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The service was bad although they gave us free chocolate cake for our anniversary.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Go here a lot. My wife and I love it. Value seems to have suffered a bit. Pricey to begin with but that is ok. Portions were small and stone crab appetizer was a joke. 9 dollars for one itty bitty (maybee 2 inches long) claw that tasted good, but really?

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Really nice waitress and a great place to celebrate my sister's 70th Birthday

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Unfortunately we went to the Sunday Brunch 1/2 hour before their last seating. Maybe if we had gone at an earlier time the food would have been fresh!! It was a shame. The food was so dried out some of it was inedible. The raw oysters and shrimp were actually very good. The sushi was obviously made in advance and was dried out as well. Very disappointing. For the price you pay for it ($45.00) you expect it to be flawless at any time !! Would not go back for it. However our Waitress was very attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My husband and I have been to Shaw’s many times for brunch. We were celebrating my husbands birthday and he loves seafood. We have always enjoyed the brunch, but this past Sunday I was very disappointed. It was very different from whAt it used to be. The pancakes were ice cold, the bacon was very peppery, the salmon was dry, the omelet was flat and awful. There were no crab cakes and no beef. When we left I told the person who was getting our coats how unhappy I was and all he said was that he was sorry. We were so looking forward to coming to Shaw’s and left very disappointed. I do not think we will come back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent brunch for the money.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The service was not great. Party of 12. Server was not very attentive. Only checked on us once for drinks. Had to find him to get the check. The service did not improve since our last visit. I would definitely not rush to return

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving buffet was very good; however, there was an upcharge for crab legs and the portion was small and pricey.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everybody was very happy with food and our server was excellent made us very comfortable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving brunch was enjoyable. They did not overbook/overcrowd the Restaurant. The lobster bisque was the best I’ve ever had. There was a nice variety of dishes, along w/ the classic Thanksgiving staples. My favorite part was the dessert table. They had the classic fall pies & notable treats, such as raspberry pie, creme brûlée, Chocolate pots de creme, cupcakes, cookies, dipped apples, hot or cold cider & much more. The service was professional & friendly. Never did I feel like they were trying to turn the table over. Shaw’s exceeded my expectations. If I had one complaint, it would be that I wish coffee was serviced at the dessert table & included in the brunch price.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Kinda disappointed the crab leg's were not available. I would have paid more to get the crab on the menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had an excellent experience at the Thanksgiving brunch. Food was excellent and service was outstanding. Alex did an exceptional job.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

As always, service was impeccable. Our waiter was efficient, humorous, friendly and informative. His recommendations were spot on (my main course of scallops was absolutely delicious), although at the high end of the price range.

We ate in leisure, being under no pressure to leave, simply enjoying each other's company and the excellent food.

Wine by the glass is fairly priced anda good selection is offered.

As the name implies, this is a seafood restaurant and we have never been disappointed in the quality of the seafood on offer, nor its preparation.

We will continue to return as often as possible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Our waiter was charming and the scallops were the best we ever had. I always go to Shaw’s when I am in the area

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Back again, a really good place, fresh seafood and great service.

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