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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

Private Party Facilities:
There are both private & semi-private rooms available that can accommodate 8-150 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Erin Juache: (847) 517-2722 ext. 18

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.

Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (70)
Good for Birthdays (62)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
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Good for a Date (55)
Business Meals (49)
Good for Groups (38)
Worth the Drive (36)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Bar Seating (32)
Romantic (30)
Great for Lunch (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Great for Brunch (24)
Casual (22)
Happy Hour (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Authentic (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Fun (14)
Healthy (14)
Seasonal (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Cozy (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great Beer (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Shaw’s is good, but not excellent. After appetizers, one drink drink each, and dinner for two, our bill was almost $300. We knew we were going to be spending a lot of money, but the food and portion size was not worth the money. Unfortunately, I wasn’t as satisfied as I had hoped.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. Great service!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was great and the service was awesome. The prices are a little high.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I fly into Chicago for a girls’ weekend twice a year and we always do dinner at Shaws as part of our weekend plans. The food is consistent and the service is great (Thanks Marcien-again!) Sad to see Whitehaven come off the wine list, but Kim Crawford is fine. See you in the spring!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I eat here nearly ever Friday. I never tire of the outstanding food and service. Highly recommend.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We sat at the bar. 1 bartender to service a crowded bar plus a busy wait staff. Bartender was nice but had way too much to cover. Long wait to order food and get a second drink. I ordered the calamari which was very good. The gumbo was not good. No where near authentic. Tasted like it was a tomato base, not a roux. The etoufee sauce was also too tomatoey and thin. They put their food in big wide plates so it looks like you're getting a lot.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great Food! We enjoyed our dinner very much!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The steak is overpriced, if it’s going to be $50 then it needs to have sides to go with it. Thank you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

My husband and I decided to celebrate our Anniversary at Shaw's. We used Open Table to book the reservation, and I noted it was our Anniversary. My guess is, the host/hostess never looked at our notes. We were seated at the very back of the restaurant, at probably the worst table (I had a great view of the kitchen doors, and my husband got to look at the wait station), and yes, there were much nicer tables available. We were absolutely RUSHED through the entire dinner (if we hadn't had slowed the waiter down we would have been out in 45 minutes) - was he finishing his shift? The food was okay - but I guess the way we were being treated kind of ruined the enjoyment. I really expected more from the place. I would not recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have visited Shaw's in Schaumburg before. Well worth the drive. We celebrated our wedding anniversary. Shaws is a great place with amazing seafood entrees. I had the Mahi Mahi with a side of mustard green salad with Honey Crisp apple pieces, plus tiny pumpkin seeds sprinkled on top and a vinagrette dressing. Great dish during the Fall Season! Our server was attentive, organized and knew the menu specials and helped pick out a special wine for us to enjoy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Sadly disappointed. Our reservations were not honored and we had to wait 45 minutes for our table; the valet could not be found, not even by Shaw's staff; the dining room was hot and extremely loud; service from start to finish was inattentive, slow and shockingly insulting. Will not go back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Although the food and service were great, the noise level was not at all conducive to enjoying a pleasant meal. I do not understand why noisy restaurants want to add music to create even more noise. The tables were so close together, I was almost able to eat with the people at the next table.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Get the back room of the main dining area of you want quieter area to visit.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is the second survey received one from lettuce entertain you also and there was an issue with the food 2 of the 6 meal had issues, have never happened before At this restaurant

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Seafood salad--for some reason the chef ignored the avacado and egg, the olives (plural) turned out to be singular, just lots of lettuce with the seafood.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I know its a seafood restaurant, but i have been craving Fried Chicken lately and when i saw it on the menu, i asked the waiter , he highly recommended it and also gave me a story about the chef and his recipe for the fried chicken.
I must say it was delicious and would order it again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Shaw's is always a reliable choice for seafood. Their supplies are flown in daily so the seafood is very fresh. The menu is varied enough to satisfy anyone. My only issue, if there is one, would be that the restaurant is rather pricey. Otherwise we would go to Shaw's more often.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place is one of my favorite restaurants to go to at all where is the service is great

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Quality has seriously declined! Yikes! Not good at all.
And management should look around at the dust all over the place. Light fixtures are covered in dust and baseboards are gross.
The server and support staff was very nice though.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Delightful meal. Good wine. Fish was outstanding. I tried Haddock for the first. Was great!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Shaws has the best Signature Seafood Salad ever and you are able to order a half order which is perfect. Most salads are much too big.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Business Meals, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 24, 2017

It was a wonderful experience! Our host gave us a perfect spot to accommodate wheelchair accessibility needs for our son. Our server Angel, helpers Adriana and Raul provided exceptional service. My husband ordered king crab legs, a little spendy ($76) but was worth every bite! Our appetizer was grilled calamari- first time we’ve tried it prepared that way (other than fried), it was fantastic! After our meal, Angel gave us a complimentary piece of decadent chocolate cake! Overall, it was a great dinner.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food and cocktails

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Seldom busy at lunch, so it's an ideal time to have some good food in a quiet setting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Their brunch was excellent

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Absolutely wonderful!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We dined on Saturday night and it was absolutely amazing. We made reservations for Sunday brunch & we were so happy we did!! The brunch was one of the best brunches we have ever been to. We live about 1 1/2 hours away and we will be back again.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of my guests had to return her salmon twice. She ordered it medium well and it was almost raw. Still under cooked when it came back. I wish they would give you something on the plate other than a small pile of arguala. When you are paying $35-$45 per entree, I think a few pieces of asparagus or something should be included.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

They have great food but it was pricey. For two people our tab with tax and tip was $200.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Consistently stellar. Recommend the red snapper - delicious!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I visit Shaw's when in town and it is always excellent. Stone Crabs are in season. Our server was Mike and he was terrific, as usual.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Birthdays!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Dessert table was sub-par. My expectations were for more elegant selections.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was lacking appetizer came out 10 minuets before the drinks then we ordered a second appetizer and dinner we finished half our dinner before the second appetizer came out.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everytime I eat here it seems to get better. Had the surf and surf and upgraded to the red crab legs. Absolutely heavenly! Jimmy, our waiter was excellent!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful sushi, shrimp cocktail, and oysters.
Also the Captain's dinner and lobster mac and cheese were great!
It was extra special when one of the managers brought over 3 yummy bites of lobster crisps!

My daughter loved it and so did my husband, we will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, impeccable service, and a quiet room. Perfect place to celebrate an anniversary. With a note about our anniversary on the reservation, we were welcomed by the hostess, server, and manager with anniversary greetings. We were also surprised with a complimentary champagne toast and dessert.

Not for everyday dining on an 'everyman' budget, but a wonderful treat. A truly special dining event.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food, ambiance and service were all excellent. When asked if we were going for a special occasion, I said anniversary and the extra special touches were a very pleasant surprise. We received a champagne toast and free decadent desert. Wonderful, romantic evening.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was good but way over priced. Maybe go back for Happy hour. That’s it.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love their Signature Seafood Salad. I order a half and it is a perfect size. Usually, salads are so huge, they are a waste.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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