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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

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (86)
Good for Anniversaries (72)
Good for a Date (71)
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Good for Birthdays (70)
Business Meals (52)
Romantic (37)
Worth the Drive (34)
Bar Seating (33)
Good for Groups (32)
Great for Lunch (31)
Great for Brunch (29)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Casual (23)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Fun (22)
Happy Hour (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Authentic (16)
Cozy (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Healthy (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Seasonal (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Kid-friendly (7)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great Beer (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome as usual!!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Always awesome food with awesome service - personal favorite....

Fine dinning on one side and casual environment in the Oyster Bar.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food and selections. Outstanding service! Our waiter was very attentive without being a pain in the butt.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I have been to Shaw's many, many times and it usually doesn't disappoint. We always have exceptional service. I noticed the red crab table runners were off the tables. Too bad. I liked the splash of color they gave.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

It was good

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great Food! Good service, warm atmosphere. Will definitely coming back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Always excellent food and service. My highest recommendation.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

For 45.00 dollars you should give a Bloody Mary or a mimosa with the brunch

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our waiter was excellent. However, the food for the Sunday brunch needed to be replenished more frequently. Many serving pans were often left empty or with just a scrap or two of food. I noticed this especially with the haddock and also the bacon. It would also be nice to have scrambled eggs on the buffet. I made a reservation through OpenTable and was called by Shaw's the day before the brunch to confirm. I called back to confirm, gave my name and the reason for my call and was met with dead silence. I felt like I was bothering the person who answered the phone. They had called me and inconvenienced me by making me call them back and then I'm treated like a bother. Fianlly I said "are you there?". She said she couldn't find my reservation. Ugh. You just called me! Then she finally found it. The day we arrived for the brunch, I was met with the same problem, she couldn't find the reservation. Very annoying. Overall, food is good and the wait staff is excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

A great place to have brunch. Food was very delicious. Would go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The best feature was the food. Fresh, flavorful, expertly prepared. Everything went downhill from there. The dining area was stiflingly hot. I wished I could have stripped to my tee shirt. Next, we were seated in a cafeteria style half- booth with adjoining patrons literally inches away. If I’m paying $16 for one small crab cake (delicious!) I’d like to have a nicer dining atmosphere instead of being crammed into the dining room like sardines. The server took at least 10 minutes to greet us. His opening remark was, “I see you have just been seated”. He was a decent guy, but he definitely suffered from tunnel vision. There was no getting his attention until he was ready to stop by. When water glasses were filled, typically ice cubes went flying across the table. Soup was sent that wasn’t ordered and added to the tab. Nothing catastrophic, but not what I expect when spending $300 for a dinner for 4. I like fine dining and don’t mind paying for it. This was far from fine dining. I will be hard pressed to return, even though the seafood was excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We arrived early enough to take advantage of the 1/2 price oysters which were delicious. The house wine was tasty.

Our booth table was great other than it was close to the door and quite chilly and a bit busy. The food and service were excellent. It won’t be inexpensive but it’s fresh.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent place to dine. The food was very good for seafood. Would go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always a good time. Love the fresh oysters and seafood.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The heat was unbearable and everyone was complaining about it. They also had a spotlight on me that kept going in and out and I became the focus of the meal. It was really annoying that it kept going on and out. Food and service was great but for what we paid I expect more

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great service- from the reservation desk, bartender, manager, bus boy and wait staff- every single person was friendly, professional and aimed to serve. Fantastic food and drinks made for an exceptional dinner. Great lively atmosphere perfect for date night special occasions. On the $$$ side but worth every cent. Make a reservation

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was excellent

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Server interrupted to much that we didn’t enjoy our dinner.
She talked too much about non food focus
Shaws Need to enhance customer training
1. Customer Space
2. Keep personal comments to zero
3. Stopping by customer table to a minimim aftercare taking orders . It is quite disruptive when all customer wants to do is have a quiet, peaceful dinner and not entertain a Server.
4. Servers who try to hard to please customers is not genuine.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

They serve my appetizer and main dish (which was crab legs )in a same time .
I didn’t have time to finish my drink .
Food taste like I was low cost buffet and for money I paid my dinner was not even close to I can recommend anybody.They almost rush me outside.And in the end not even to ask me how was it .
Not that I wonna be rude but it was not dinner for that price range .
By saying this I have great experience on there other locations.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food quality not there for the price at all. Overrated and sadly has not improved over the years.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent staff, food choices & ambiance! My wife & I had Salmon with a side of Brussel sprouts with bacon that was delectable, also had cod fish & chips meal which was very good. A nice, warm atmosphere where you can carry on a private conversation with out talking loud. Very relaxing.
First time visit...we will definitely be coming back 👍😃 !

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Healthy, Great Beer, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

GREAT seafood. Due to bad weather in the south NO oFlorida Stone Crab Claws...disappointing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our waitress, Maria, was amazing! She took care of my brother and I, and she was super friendly, gave great menu suggestions, and was very attentative. Never had to ask for a refill on our drinks, and she was very kind. Great dinner!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were at the 1:30 New Year’s Day Pajama Brunch dressed in PJ’s. I felt like we were “scrapping the bottom” for some food items. I had to ask for more biscuits for biscuits and gravy. The breaded shrimp ran out. It was rather disappointing. I also had to ask for the gift card. The lobster bisque soup was average. I’m not sure if it was because it had been sitting there all morning. I was surprised there weren’t any crab options. The oysters looked like they had been sitting out and appeared to be “soupy”. Even though we choose to skip them, my friend did not feel well after brunch. Our server was efficient and polite!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Day breakfast with family at Shaw’s is so awesome!!!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My first time there New Year’s Day brunch I️ didn’t wear pajamas but look forward to returning keep me posted if any other special promos. Thanks

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Day Brunch. Everything was wonderful! Our server was very attentive. Seafood was fresh and tasty. Everyone in our party was very happy! We will be returning!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We try to go to Shaw's every New Year's Eve and be served by Jimmy, an outstanding waiter.
Also had a chance to meet the manager Steve, who was most friendly
Best seafood restaurant in the US not located on a coast

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was excellent however the sides are a bit over priced. Our waitress was very good, however the hostess staff were rude to my mother and made a disabled woman walk all the way around the restaurant to get to a table that could have been reached in an easier way. I am sad this location is closing, however, after this last experience we won't be back any time soon.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

For our romantic date night, we were seated at a booth with a slanted sticky table. The party next to us at the Oyster Bar was extremely loud and rude. The food was everything and the only reason we gave such a high review. The lobster and oysters alone will bring us back every time. So delicious. The service was not outstanding, but polite. We had to ask for a refill on drinks three times. Overall we made our time there a good one. But did we get the quality of service comparable to the excellence level of food? Absolutely not.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I understand why you took the crab legs off the Sunday brunch. I'm happy to pay for them separately. But $39 got me and my husband one crab leg, and the serving portion on the menu says "serves 1 -2". Splitting a crab leg was weird. At least serve two legs and adjust the price if you need to.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We look forward to going once a year and was so disappointed because the food was either old or empty. There weren’t as many choices.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great fresh crab, good wine, local beer and great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Reservations were very easy to make as well as respected in a very timely manner. The service from our waiter was excellent service. The dinner was flawless, which I can say I came away very "full & satisfied". The steak was very tender and cooked beyond perfection, I believed possibly aged. King crab, shrimp as well as our appetizers, the sushi were beautifully set on a tray, as well as being the best I've had in awhile. This place is known for the price tag for dinner and I spent over $200.00, but I can say it was worth the special evening. Will go back again

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Casual, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food with great ambiance all coming with fresh catches

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The King Crab was excellent, great service. But be ready to pay for what you are getting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Nice to see if you're going to be recognized for fish and seafood that the sushi was included and done well.
The price points were exceeding high for the entrees. Which makes for an uncomfortable experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have been going to Shaw's for Christmas Eve for many years, and we are never disappointed. Two of us had lobster, one had the crab legs - all of the food was great, the ambience festive for the holidays, and our server, Jimmy, was wonderful. He has been there for a long time, and we're always happy when we have him take care of us. This is always our special occasion place - for the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, etc., and we will certainly be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The lobster bisque was not as good as we’ve had on other visits. Overall, however, the brunch was very good. Please bring back the king crab!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The buffet had a nice variety. From the Deep Fried Shrimp to the Lobster Bisque to the Creme Brulee every item was tasty. I wish that they would have had Crab Legs and Beef Tenderloin like they use to without having to pay an additional fee. Still though, the food was great and the service was excellent.

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