Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg

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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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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Thought pared down a bit from the past, (smaller sweets table, fewer options at the carving station) the quality of food is still very high.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, as always at Shaw’s. Appetizers and glass of wine in the bar before dinner, and both were delicious - Dinner for 7 - was very good... service was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I believe for what you get it is way overpriced, I have had seafood much less priced and tasted better.
We were told on our first visit others were given a piece of the chocolate cake. we were not.

MC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were great for my mom’s 75th birthday. They know how to treat grandparents right.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Underwhelming and bland. Will not be back.

CP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great choice for any occasion. Best seafood in Chicago and suburbs.

G
Chicago
408 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

This restaurant use to be excellent. Not so anymore.
I wanted a lobster. They claimed they haven't served them in 5 years.
I had it there last year.
Food is way overpriced and not worth it,

LL
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It looks just like the one downtown! And the food is every bit as good. Where we were waiting for our meal, the warm buns with sea salt sprinkled on top were a delightful distraction. TheShrimp scampi was lightly dusted and deep-fried and swimming in a sea of butter. Who could not like that. The clam chowder was creamy and rich. The wedge salad is always my favorite and always done well at Shaw’s. I loved the parmesan encrusted haddock which is lightly fried and crispy and delicate. And of course the Keylime pie was as tart as always The only suggestion is that the waiter brought all of the food at almost the same time and so while it was hot when I arrived we could hardly eat it all before it got cold. it turned a five star evening into a four star evening

F
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

A bit disappointed this time at Shaw’s. We celebrate Mother’s Day and our anniversaries at Shaw’s. Both years in a row I put in our reservation stating it was our anniversary and I requested one of the larger rounded booths. Both times they didn’t accommodate us. They acknowledged it was our anniversary when we checked in so they knew. Not even a complimentary dessert at the end of our $200 dinner. Will go somewhere else to celebrate special occasions. Food was very good though.

JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was top notch; from the initial greeting by our server to the quality of the meal.

GR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Happy hour menu, Great Service, Great drinks Great food. Even brought me a cake for my Birthday . Just amazing

JD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always outstanding.

4
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I did not appreciate that we were seated n the bar area despite having a reservation and asked to be seated in the main dining room. We had to stand to reach across the table to get the salt, pepper, etc. one of us actually got food on her clothes trying to reach over.

J
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parmesan crusted haddock supurb. Seafood platter as well, lobster bisque , and chopped salad a truly perfect meal

C
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

October is oyster month at Shaw's. The oysters on the half shell and the oyster po'boy were amazing good!

F
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Other restaurant workers should visit this Shaws and take notes.

k
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Looking forward to return of stone crabs soon. Mike is best server . Thanks

YY
Chicago
117 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great seafood and service. We ale Leary’s enjoy Shaw’s. And a great muni too

TH
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Yazmin was outstanding

TM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great oysters and crab cakes. Attentive wait staff. Quiet atmosphere.

LV
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality of food and service is top notch. We’ve never had a problem with the staff, always pleasant and willing to help.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Luís was fantastic! Everything we ordered was excellent, particularly the lobster and double baked potato! Overall a wonderful experience that was top notch. Highly recommended for a special occasion or just if you want a great seafood experience.

A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great, dinner was amazing. Everything tasted fresh and very delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a nice dinner. Loved it..

K
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Although our server was wonderful, the food was just okay (steak very bland), and the ambience was somewhat pretentious. Tables also very crowded together.
For the amount of money it cost, I would not go back.

CM
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved the cold seafood appetizer!! Delicious!

CK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I've been a fan of Shaw's for many years. But this last visit was disappointing. The food was o-k, not anything special. The servers were very nice and attentive. We found a small insect in the glass of wine but they removed it from the bill when we pointed it out. The restaurant also looked a bit worn -- carpets were not clean and the restrooms were somewhat dirty. I don't think I'll be returning.

CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The only problem we encountered was in the Oyster Bar. We arrived early and decided to have a drink in the bar. This was on Sept. 27 around 6:15 PM
We understand it was crowded but the woman who waited on us was inept. To say she was slow is an understatement. It took forever for her to serve us and when I requested the bill it took her almost 20 minutes for her to bring it even though I could see she had it in her possession as she waited on other tables. I had to ask another server for the bill.
Thanks to her we were 15 minutes late for our reservation.
FYI, we were seated at the table near the door and an older woman with black hair waited on us.
In the future we avoid her.

F
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was very good, overall solid experience. Server was very nice and attentive. Comp dessert for special occasion was greatly appreciated.

K
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Food significantly not up to par with the Chicago location. Dining room was pretty empty and the service was off as well. Need to up the game to live up to the Lettuce Entertain you expectation of quality and service

TS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Atmosphere was great! The food selection was mediocre according to price value compared to other Sunday Brunch Menus. The king crab is the only factor that would encourage me to return. Downtown Chicago location I feel was better

SA
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Shaw’s did not disappoint from the service to the food to the incredible bloody Mary’s - a great place for Sunday brunch with lots of options for even the pickiest of eaters all delivered graciously and with a smile .

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch was fabulous!

T
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local favorite with great fresh Seafood! Highly recommended, Arctic Char was delicious!
We will be back for more!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael was great with special requests

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food great service

US
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a quiet booth table. The waiter was knowledgeable about the dishes and the service was very good. The food was also very good with the exception of my baked potato. (It was large but nothing special.) I had the ginger-soy tuna which was excellent. The food was ample. (We were too full for dessert.) I thought the food prices were a bit high as no sides were included with the entrees. But I would go there again.

C
Milwaukee
49 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Seafood salad, lobster roll, bananas foster and service were outstanding. Early dinner for a 92nd birthday celebration was perfect. Lobster bisque was unremarkable. Will return for Sunday brunch or oyster fest.

BV
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met old friends.

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l
Chicago
189 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service! Clam chowder soup and swordfish are the best we’ve had anywhere.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Christy Craig Birthday

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