Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

4.7
9211 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Seafood
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Seafood, American, Sushi
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(312) 527-2722
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress Code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive Chef
Yves Roubaud
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross Street
State St.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking Details
Valet $15 Lunch and Dinner
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public Transit
Grand - Red Line
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

What 9211 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
2.0Dined a day ago

Waiter was nice. Ordered salmon was cold. New ordered salmon tasted dry and boring. The reception was horribly. Very unfriendly and unpleasant. Great disappointment...

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined a day ago

The Alaskan king crab legs and the salmon was great! I’ve been here a couple times and am never disappointed. The only thing is it can be on the more expensive side but that can all be dependent on what you order. Either way worth a visit!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined a day ago

I rarely write reviews and have never written one that wasn’t positive, but we went to Shaw’s anticipating a great experience and left feeling disappointed. The ambiance was nice, and as expected. The hostess and really all staff were great - except for our waiter. Our server was subpar at best. Took far too long between visits to the table and told me that he couldn’t make change for a $50 bill for the valet. The food was fine but not great. We started with the $90 cold seafood appetizer for our group of 5. Nothing was below average, and a couple of items were good (shrimp and crab) but we’ve ordered comparable large seafood appetizer assortments at other places and this didn’t quite compare - and this is Shaw’s! That and the waiter are why I was so disappointed. Nothing was bad but I expected a lot more from a Lettuce restaurant and especially Shaws. Overall, a rare fancy (and expensive) dinner out for our family of five (grown children) and we all left felling let down. 😔

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 2 days ago

This is the best place for outstanding seafood in the city of Chicago. The fresh oysters from the west coast are the best in the area.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent crab bites and Halibut. Oysters were delicious.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 2 days ago

Everything was great. Super nice place to spend my birthday

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 2 days ago

A classic that always delivers! A must on any Chicago visit.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined 3 days ago

Chilled seafood combo was highly overpriced and failed to meet my expectations. Great lobster bisque

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Last night on our trip to Chicago

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Very comfortable with great food and the live music on Sunday was terrific!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 4 days ago

When I want lobster, I come to Shaw's. After all, it was lobsterfest!

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined 4 days ago

We were there to celebrate my daughter in laws birthday and it was never acknowledged. I mentioned this to the host and when we were finished I again excused myself from the table to talk to the host again. There was no acknowledgement at all. This alone left a bad impression and total embarrassment as we were specifically there to celebrate my daughter in laws birthday. Very poor communication and unprofessional. the staff was strictly there to engage with each other and not their guests!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 4 days ago

I am a big fan of brunch and Shaw’s has the best brunch I have had in my life, hands down. Everything I had was delicious and fresh. The service was phenomenal and the atmosphere is beautiful and comfortable. One of my favorite places to eat in Chicago!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 4 days ago

Overall one of the best brunch buffets in Chicago. This is a very expensive brunch so make sure to take advantage of the king crab legs!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great place to brunch. What a range and quality of food. All exceptional except sushi which was not as good as my April visit

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Attentive wait staff and food was excellent

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined 5 days ago

No where to move based on where we sat. Packed in between two other tables. Noise level vey loud. Service was get you in and out as quick as possible. Food just ok. Better restaurants in the area, save your money.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always consistent for food service and value. Which is why it has been a Chicago staple for so many years.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 5 days ago

We went to celebrate my husband's birthday with their lobster specials -- which were very good -- expensive but a good value. There were four of us plus a toddler. Everyone enjoyed the lobster, crab, oysters and side dishes. The wine was good. The service was wonderful - the waitstaff was very friendly and efficient.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 5 days ago

Had a great time with our daughter, from CA, celebrating her BD after her seminar. Drinks were good, Oysters excellent, and our meals were fresh and delicious. We try to visit Shaw's often because of the fresh seafood.
Alice

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined 6 days ago

Service was good some of the food was disappointing. Felt the crab cake was missing something. Both sides weren’t as good as I expected. Mashed potatoes a bit sour and I felt that serving elote cold was an odd choice. Much better as a warm dish. King crab legs were the highlight however.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 6 days ago

We never come to Chicago without eating at Shaw's. It never disappoints us and this time was no exception..

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and great time. Celebrating my daughters 16th Birthday

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding and impeccable as usual. Reservations on a Friday night was quickly fulfilled

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 6 days ago

We were on vacay and a friend told us we HAD to eat there and he was right! So glad we took him up on his recommendation.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic as always!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 6 days ago

I had indicated that we were celebrating a wedding anniversary. Every person wished a happy anniversary. And we received a free piece of cake at the end as well. The ambiance and music were great, the service was fantastic. I can’t imagine any better treatment.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food,great service and comfortable surroundings.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Outstanding food, fabulous service. We had one lobster for two of us. Great. Our other guests loved the food and service. A FABULOUS sea food restaurant deserves to be one of the top choices in midwest.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Shaw’s was as wonderful as I remember 15 years ago on my first visit. One of Chicago’s great places that never disappoints.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great seafood buffet

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

You can't go wrong with the weekend brunch

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We love coming for Sunday brunch. The food is incredible--don't skip the maple bacon!! Wait staff as usual were great. Attentive but not over bearing. Husband said the oysters were outstanding. Worth the money and the time. We stay through Sunday morning when in Chicago so we can come to Shaw's!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Amazing brunch that includes breakfast items, lunch, seafood, and dessert. Some of our favorites are candied bacon, donuts, chicken wings, augratin potatoes, lobster mac and cheese, prime rib, crab legs, sushi, crab with melon, shrimp cocktail, and dessert. Love this place!!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Good food and service !

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Shaw's has an amazing Sunday Brunch buffet. I would highly recommend it! There are so many options and everything taste wonderful.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Excellent service and food! The entire staff is always friendly and accommodating.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Food was good. I wouldn't say it was great and certainly not for the price level

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great time

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Good but pricey. Lobster was very good but the oysters did not taste fresh.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
231

Tweets by Shaw's Crab House - Chicago