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Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

4.7
8885 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • 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
$59/adult, $10/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! $55/adult, $10/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

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

What 8885 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

Shaws always does a great brunch. What I was really impressed with was the service and the laid-back ambience. We went on a Saturday and I think that explained it. Not so crowded not so rushed not so pushing and shelving. Our waitress was wonderful and very attentive. Would recommend

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Very disappointing! Service was slow and they were inattentive to all needs. Food was just so so, we won’t be back.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was perfection for our anniversary dinner. Juan was a wonderful server with excellent recommendations, the food was absolutely heavenly and the ambiance was peaceful and cozy. The half shell oysters are superb and I wanted an endless supply of the lobster bisque soup, the chicken parmesan was the best my hubs has ever had and the gumbo was out of this world. Go here.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I had the fried shrimp. Bad choice. It appeared to have been frozen prior to cooking. Over cooked and the breading was very hard. I’ve been here many time and this was not good. Don’t get the fried shrimp!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous in every way! Service, food, ambiance, everything was perfect! So great!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great experience, the food and service it’s great, I be back !!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The King Crab was a spectacle! What presentation! Perfectly cooked and presentation was out of this world. Great wine list to compliment. Great pace to the meal and excellent choices. My clients were impressed, and so was I!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We had an amazing experience. Ordered sea-food, including whole Alaskan crab, that was carved at our table, by the Chef. It was a grand presentation. Highly recommend to visit.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Very attentive staff and as always, great food.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I’m only in Chicago once a year - third time to dine at Shaw’s, first time with my wife. Again, it exceeded my expectations - although busy with a wait - service was great. Food was incredible - we just ordered too much (ate everything however) soft shell crab and shrimp cocktail for appetizers, king crab legs for myself, grilled shrimp for my wife plus artichokes - sampler dessert for myself, decadent chocolate cake for Karen along with a bottle of prosecco. Looks to be a celebration Central - many birthdays in the dining room including 6 lovely ladies sitting next to us that were all celebrating their 75th birthday’s together - they have all know each other since kindergarten - we shall return.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Awesome Meal! We have been here multiple times and love it every time.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food quality and variety was excellent. Food was kept filled with fresh and delicious options. Servers were friendly and conscientious and were always nearby to keep dishes cleared away, waters filled, and questions answered. Always a treat to dine at Shaw's.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great Great Great the experience was more than what I expected.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

This was one of the best Chicago meals I have ever had! Loved the food, atmosphere, waitstaff and food. Did I say food? So good!!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Excelente comida, exceso de gente y un poco tardado para sentarnos pero fuera de eso excelente servicio y comida

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Spectacular, as always. Tradition of the best sea food and professional staff since I began coming here in the 1970s.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Kind of touristy but always amazing quality food and service. The waiters are some of the more knowledgeable in the city and very thoughtful.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I really enjoyed the sushi options - and as expected the crab was juicy and delicious.
The service was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

OMG!!! This was my family’s first time brunching at Shaw’s and it was AHMAZING!!!! From the food to the ambiance to the wait staff, 100% on point. We’ll definitely be back!!!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The seafood was very good! Me and my girlfriend went there for dinner the other night, we had a blast.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Easily my favorite seafood spot in Chicago! The raw stuff is off the charts and had the soft shell crab for the first time on my most recent visit... unreal! A must anytime you are in Chitown

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Staff were phenomenal! My husband is lactose intolerant and they went out of their way to find butter alternatives for him and brought us a special lactose free dessert. This was our second visit there and we will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We have been coming here for 20 years and we are always very happy. The service is outstanding and the food selection is fantastic. One of the meals was too salty-a first for us. However, the other 4 dishes were great. We are going again tonight to be sure the salty issue was just a one time issue.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Food was wonderful and the service was great, as always. Pedro made our visit most enjoyable. What a charmer!

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We made a reservation for 11 people. 4 or 5 of us got there at reservation time as the others were coming in from Ohio. They were to be arriving 15 minutes later but the 5 of us wanted to order raw oysters and a bottle of wine. They refused to seat us us until the entire party was there. So we had to cramp in the bar to order 2 dozen oysters and wine. We spent 290.00 on that alone so I find it ridiculous that they would not let 5 of us be seated first to start ordering. I will never bring a large party to Shaw's Crab House again. Too bad as it is my favorite restaurant

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

I went there for the 2nd time and trudeln enjoy their sushi! It’s delicious, it’s creative! Everyone else ordered other seafood dishes and all were delighted with their food.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The food was very good as it usually is, although one of the sides tasted a little “off.” The service was good until we had to wait 20 minutes for the check - and missed our train as a result - which made the experience end on a negative note.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Decided to go to Shaw’s after seeing a show at the Chicago Theater and the culinary performance was just as exciting! We will be dining there again soon!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Shaw’s is always top notch. Qqqqqqqq

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Always a great experience. We come every year.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great food, impeccable service and a great wine list. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

One of our favorite places in Chicago. Waiter Eric and table # 92 were both terrific.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Food and service were remarkable! Very efficient, friendly and professional.. .oysters here are always da best! Dont miss it!

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Muy buen cangrejo, sin embargo el plato frío para 4 personas no fue muy basto. El lugar es magnífico y tiene tanto un dining elegante así como una sección más casual. Muy recomendable.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Incredible

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Shaw’s Crabhouse Chicago has good food & our waitress, Jean was very nice & knowledgable. I gave the restaurant 4 stars because it was very expensive for the size of portions you receive. The tables were so close together I was literally touching the chair of someone at another table. A family with a 2 yr old was so close that their child which was being 2 couldn’t stop him from grabbing at my son’s jacket. It was very distracting from our visit.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Shaw's Crab House has never let me down in numerous visits. The menu rarely changes, and this is not the place for cutting-edge cuisine. But for predictable, traditional food, with good ingredients well prepared, Shaw's is hard to beat.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Had a wonderful time for Mother's Day. The waitstaff was sensational and made us feel like queens! Our servicer's name was Frank . . . I believe. Feel absolutely horrible that I cannot remember at this time. Will definitely come back.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Need to recycle food on buffet quicker. A lot of my dishes were cold.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We love Shaws and love the Mothers day Brunch. However, this year ....two things -
1) it was crazy crazy crowded ....our table was a bit late (no big deal)
2) they moved the seafood portion of the brunch into the oyster bar. That means as the bah-zillion people who are trying to get to the reception desk are running into the people going to/from the seafood portion of the brunch. Yuck! People are carrying their food to their table and have to run interference from people crossing their paths. I did not like that set up at all! Hope they figure out a better way to layout the food paths.

Service and food were very good.....as usual!!

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