Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

4.7
9459 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Big and Bustling, Shaw's Crab House stands as a monument to fish and seafood. Besides the usual popular dishes, Shaw's management team is passionate about presenting treats such as Pacific salmon, fresh king crab, and smelt during their short seasons. Reservations made through Open Table will be for Shaw's Main Dining Room. If you would like to dine in the Oyster Bar, seating is on a first come first serve basis.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Sushi
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Hours of Operation
LUNCH
Mon - Fri | 11:30am - 2pm
DINNER
Mon - Tues | 5:30pm - 9pm
Wed - Thu | 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday | 5pm - 11pm
Saturday | 4pm - 11pm
Sunday | 5pm - 9pm
BRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday Brunch Buffet: 10:00am - 1:30pm
$65/adult, $15/kids 7-12, 6 & under eat for free.
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Phone number
(312) 527-2722
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Yves Roubaud
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Catering
Private dining space with rooms with space for up to 12, up to 30, up to 80 and up to 150/400 for a full Oyster Bar or Main Dining Room buyout! Call 312-527-2722 and ask for Julie Szymanski
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Cross Street
State St.
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Parking Details
Valet $15 Lunch and Dinner
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Public Transit
Grand - Red Line
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Special Events & Promotions
Serving Hotel-Style Sunday Brunch featuring classic breakfast fare, Chef prepared omelets & waffles and Shaw's specialties. Save room for the decadent sweet table! $65/adult, $15/kids 7-12, 6 & under eat for free.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago is hosting a Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet on Thanksgiving Day, November 22. The family-friendly buffet will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is priced at $75 per adult, and $15 for kids 12 and younger (exclusive of tax, gratuity).

Thursday, November 22, 2018

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Thu 8:45PM - 9:45PM
Fri - Sat 9:45PM - 10:45PM

What 9459 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

The server wasn't polite at all .

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B
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was in Chicago as a visitor for just two days, and very luckily I had a chance to visit the Shaw's Crab House on a Saturday morning for brunch. The food, especially the seafood, is of top quality. The environment is great for a weekend brunch as well as fine dining in the evening. I shall recommend to any friend who will be visiting Chicago to visit the restaurant for great seafood.

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ER
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great place to bring out-of-towners. I would prefer lunch or early dinner at this location as it gets too dark in evening to get to this location. Appetizers are wonderful. The booths are nice and private. All had a great time.

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CV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food and Service were very good, but we were seated in the back-room which felt like a lower tier annex to the main restaurant. Even the bar and Oyster Bar have a better vibe. The king crab was perfectly cooked. The swordfish was tasty too but the portion was a little smaller than expected. Sides were delicious as was the Key lime pie. I would go back to Shaw’s but definitely not to the back room.

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RT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Shaw’s seafood never disappoints. Great food, service and atmosphere. The menu is huge with great entree choices. We had dinner there Friday and Sunday night.

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ND
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent service from Melissa and the entrees were tasty, as always, including great soups. Date and I are both locals and visit often.
Oysters were major disappointment, this time. Crowes Pasture were only notable exception. Date and I are oyster lovers and Shaw’s rarely disappoints but did, this time. Dulled the rest of the meal. Sorry.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wait staff made you feel like you’ve been going there for the last 10 years!

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful! All of it just wonderful - halibut was so delicious

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L
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always our Chicago go to favorite. Never a disappointment. Look forward to every trip to Chicago because of Shaw’s. Starts with a martini.

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RB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a great meal with my sister to celebrate her birthday. The service and food were excellent and it was a special night

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RE
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

My wife and I had dinner at Shaw's. We ordered a pinot noir wine and it was served quite cold and sent it back for a room temperature glass of wine, for which the server was accommodating. Being a seafood place, they had a wide selection to choose from. First we split a salad which was fresh and tasty. My wife had yellowfin tuna and I had swordfish. Both of the entrees were delicious. We would return for another meal without hesitation.

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London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I moved away from Chicago many years ago and have just moved back. Shaw’s is everything I remember and more. Absolutely delightful.

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MP
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We returned for a business lunch on a quiet day, were seated at a table in the main bar area, and enjoyed oysters, haddock, fish and chips, and key lime pie with a candle to celebrate a birthday. Service was attentive and efficient. The quality of the seafood is excellent. The decor makes the meal a trip to a seaside resort on the east coast. Good seafood is not cheap, but Shaw's seems reasonably priced and a good value for the overall experience.

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V
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I didn't choose the restaurant- a friend was visiting for just one day and said he was told if you eat in one restaurant in Chicago it HAS to be Shaw's. As much as I love the Lettuce family of restaurants in general, Shaw's is just not my favorite (although I love the Thomas Melvin murals) and there are SO many more interesting restaurants- but I humored my friend and we went. I had the lobster tacos , which were quite good but really not enough food for an actual meal. My friend had the lobster roll, which he liked but was disappointed that it was served with a side as mundane as French fries and was frankly appalled at the price - $34. That said, our waiter - Pat - was great.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great properly cooked food, not over seasoned or overcooked (tough request for some restaurants in the area) good selection and great tasting

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S
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Shaw’s has been a staple of my husband’s and mine ever since we first started visiting Chicago on a regular basis! It never disappoints! We had the Caesar salad & Parmesan encrusted whitefish plus oysters on the half shell (sampler platter). Everything was absolutely perfect! Our waiter was attentive & amazing too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Good only good place good food, expensive... for crabs a must go place

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CC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner and the waiter was outstanding. Good food (the Alaskan King Crab was great), and the atmosphere was great as well.

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LP
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, great atmosphere in the main dining room. The bar is too lively for our taste.

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BW
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This classic seafood restaurant never disappoints. The quality of the food, as well as the quality of the service is top notch

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D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great good along with excellent service makes for a great dining experience. We were so happy we chose Shaw's!

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MW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were amazing as usual. I've bee n going for years and have never been disappointed.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A wonderful experience as always.

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SM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I went for the Sunday Brunch. It was a spectacular buffet with 5 different food stations including steamed crab legs, prime rib, sushi, oysters, crab cakes and a massive selection of delicious desserts. They also had traditional breakfast foods like made to order omelets, waffles, bacon, sausage, hash browns, etc. However, I filled up on seafood and treats, which were all amazing! The server was also fantastic. She was attentive and helpful and even brought us some chocolate cake and chocolate covered strawberries to go because we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. I definitely plan to go back the next time I’m in town. So delicious!

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s
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, went for ousters and surf and surf

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible experience.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great seafood! Great service! Highly recommend!!

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O
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had Dick as our waiter - fantastic! Everyone who looked after us was awesome. The wine by the glass was excellent and a nice sized glass. The food really surprised us in its quality and taste. We didn’t expect it to be as amazing as it was. The dessert, key lime pie was special. The ambience in the main dining room was quite cool.

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BD
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was great. Only complaint is the eye roll from the hostess, because when she was ready to seat us 2 people were in the restroom. We didn't eye roll or complain about being seated 15 min. Later than our reservation.

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CD
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been a couple of times the food is always great the atmosphere is nice it's always clean and the staff is very attentive I tell everyone the should go at least once don't need a reason just go

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DL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We LOVE this place... especially the Oyster Bar. Delicious every time. This is a must do every time you are downtown Chicago.

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c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and awesome seafood. We brought my dad here when he came to visit and he loved it.

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R
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing weekend brunch! Pace yourself and try everything!

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AG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Shaws! Come nearly every time we are in the Chicago area and we drive up on occasion just for the weekend brunch.

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

While we love the Shaw’s Sunday Brunch, we experienced it on a Saturday for the first time. The buffet layout is less spread out and that was nice. The food was amazing as usual and the Shaw’s Brunch remains a favorite whenever in the Chicago Loop.

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CK
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent quality food with friendly efficient service. Rather busy at 9pm Friday but the noise level reduced to a pleasant hum later.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such great service and appreciate the attention to all details!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Timing of service Washington perfect! Felt like home but with a pro envorinment.

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PV
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was good, very tasty. BUT and that is a BIG but, the "JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKE (6oz)" was more like a JUMBO LUMP MINI CRAB CAKE (x?oz). Since I also had the MARYLAND STYLE CRAB CAKE as an appetizer (for half of the price) and about the same size, I could not feel very happy about it.

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CC
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great seafood, service and ambiance
it was oyster fest and a a company was there from the east coast and we ev n had a few free ones, awesome!

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