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Shaw’s Grand Crab Buffet

102 reviews
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$50 and over
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Enjoy our Grand Crab Buffet in our upstairs dining room on Saturday evenings, where we offer seasonal varieties of seasonal crab! In addition to seasonal crab varieties, we feature a full buffet of our signature items. Begin your evening with hand shucked Oysters, Sushi, Specialty Salads and Shrimp Cocktail. Once you're settled in, indulge yourself with Lobster Bisque, Maryland Style Crab Cakes, Jumbo Fried Shrimp, Chicken Parmesan, and seasonal side dishes. When you are ready, our Chef who is ready to carve Roasted Beef Tenderloin and serve our Seasonal Crab just for you. Top it all off at our Sweets Table. Filled with miniature versions of our famous Key Lime, Raspberry & Pecan Pies, but don't be shy, pile your plate high with Specialty Cupcakes, Creme Brulee & more! Also available is a full bar featuring Signature Cocktails, local beer and a full wine list.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation

Dinner:Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 517-2722
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Private Dining rooms are available for groups of 10 up to 80.
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Private party contact
Erin Juache: (847) 517-2722
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Cross street
Higgins Rd and Rt. 53, I-290 and I-355
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Parking details
We have a parking lot located in the Streets of Woodfield, while also offering valet parking for five dollars.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipDbld (Chicago)
Dined on October 8, 2016

A lot of changes since they first started the Buffet a few years back. The good thing they now bring crab to your table hot, the down side the variety of food has dropped or you need to ask them to bring it out for you. However the price has increased almost 40% the value is not what it once was.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
Dined on October 8, 2016

Relatively limited selection of food at the buffet foot the price

Rob1961 (Chicago)
Dined on August 13, 2016

Have been to the Shaw's Crab Buffet several times, but unfortunately this experience has tarnished all the others. From the hostess placing blame on us for not coming back to her for when our table was ready (waiting for an additional 20 minutes) to an extended period of time waiting on napkins while our food sat there getting cold. Having our crab legs delivered right away and having to be sent back because they also were then to cold to eat when the napkins finally arrived, it was a big disappointment. The change to having to order your crab legs instead of obtaining from the buffet was also a put off. Fortunately the food quality was not less than before.

Sorry Shaw's but we were huge proponents of your buffet but your have now lost 2 supporters as we start our look elsewhere.

vipTorstinerW (Chicago)
Dined on July 16, 2016

Our waitress was exception and the food as always was amazing.

vipcheewu (Chicago)
Dined on July 16, 2016

the value is no longer there for the grand crab seafood buffet. the price has risen, and the selection of buffet items has decreased. also, there seem to be no items in the buffet that are actually hot in temperature. the beef tenderloin is basically cold, the au gratin potatoes and the pasta are luke warm at best, and even the steamed crab is barely warm.

i went during july in the middle of shaw's lobster month, and the lobster bisque and lobster pasta barely had any hint of lobster. when i first started having the grand crab buffet there were several varieties of crab abailable. there was also lobster as part of the buffet. shaw's is still my favorite for seafood, but i will not be back for the grand crab buffet.

vipYellowjackets (Chicago)
Dined on June 18, 2016

I have enjoyed the Grand Crab Buffet in the past but they have made some changes to it recently. The buffet options are somewhat limited now which was quite disappointing considering the increased price. I will give them kudos for handling the actual crab differently, instead of offering the crab on the buffet they now bring you out fresh steaming baskets of crab whenever you are ready. Overall the crab was fantastic as usual but the other options on the buffet were somewhat of a disappointment.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
Dined on June 18, 2016

The food is good but too expensive.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
Dined on June 4, 2016

Nice place for a quiet evening with the family!

Mika (Chicago)
Dined on May 21, 2016

Shaw's Grand Crab Buffet was a major disappointment. I expected a variety of crabs, namely, king crab legs, dungeness crabs, stone crabs and etc. Instead, we got plates of king crab legs upon request. The king crab legs were not of good quality either. It was the skinny leg section with not much meat. I think they saved the meaty leg sections for people who ordered off the menu and charged by the pound. The buffet consisted of california rolls, parmesan chicken, slices of beef, potatoes, vegetables, pasta, soup and salad with sliver of crabmeat on top. They really expected us to fill up on the non-crab buffet items.
When I made reservations 2 months ago, the listed price was $59 per person. When I got the bill, it was $69. Server said that I got the discounted price, as I booked early, because they just raised their price to $79. This price was for food only. Drinks not included. I paid close to $300 (including tip, sodas and coffees) for party of 3.
I will never go again. Overpriced, overpriced food. Totally not worth it !

KathyC (Chicago)
Dined on May 7, 2016

We went for the Grand Crab Buffett, the setup has changed since we were there last ( a few years ago) they now bring the crab legs to your table. Before they were all part of the buffet line. There was a couple times during the meal we were looking for our server for more and
couldn't find him, it wasn't his fault, he was spread too far amongst the tables. The food is always good, replenished up at the buffet regularly. We enjoyed ourselves very much.