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Shaw's Crab House

#28 of 7,638 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512 (State St.)
+1 312-527-2722
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Northville, Michigan
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Vibe in this downtown restaurant. Servers wear tuxedo's but it has a very relaxed atmosphere. Ordered specially prepared garlic shrimp that were butterflied along with a delicious seasoned French fry side. A little pricey but well worth the visit.

Thank Doug P
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with my mom, we sat in the bar. The band was great, service was great and food was excellent. A bit on the pricey side but worth spending a little bit more for such a great place. Will be back next time I'm in chicago for sure.

Thank TOCityPaws
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I feel like this is a review for something that should be a closely guarded secret. Shaw's Sunday Brunch is one of those things you can only see to believe. Stacks of shrimp, oysters, sushi, etc at the Oyster Bar. In another room is the omelette station and yummy waffles. Another station has sausage, bacon, eggs benedict, etc. Another has... More 

Thank tangokilo12
Macomb, IL
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126 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely get away to Chicago recently included plans to get together with our young adult son and his lady friend. She wanted Ron of Japan; we are not big on oriental food. We compromised with Shaw's where the young lady got her fill of sushi, beautifully and artistically presented We knew our bill was going to be very high... More 

Thank maiagaia
Owensboro, Kentucky
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367 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came with a group of 8. We had reservations. Danielle was our waitress. The service was impeccable. Water glasses were always filled. Plates were always removed promptly after each food selection was finished. The menu recommendations were welcomed. The menu items we ordered ranged from vegetarian to the exquisite Australian lobster. The lobster was huge and sweet. I was... More 

Thank BudNLily
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A date of mine was hesitant in bringing me here as I'm not a huge oyster fan, and apparently THIS is the place to be for oysters (according to him) - but I'm always willing to try new places and I'm SO GLAD. I LOVE the atmosphere in here - it's got this old, charming feel to it. Like you... More 

Thank Laura O
Chicago, United States
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105 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ambiance on the Casual side was just as good as the more elegant side at a fraction of the cost the service was excellent and the lobster Alfredo was off the chain!

Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Chicago resident this is our "go to" seafood restaurant. We usually go to the oyster bar for meals. Great selection of oysters. Fantastic servers. Ask for a booth but don't expect one during lunch or dinner times.

Thank JPatek
Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A standard for business entertaining. Hard to find any customers that don't enjoy a dinner at Shaw's.

Thank Susan M
Wausau, WI
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a chance and were lucky to get a table without a reservation on New Years Eve. Our waiter was attentive without being obtrusive and made some good suggestions. I had the tuna which was one of the best I've ever had and my husband had the stuffed flounder which was also delicious. With a starter and the bread... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
    (State St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-527-2722
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, all seating is on a first come first serve basis.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?