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Shaw's Crab House

21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
+1 312-527-2722
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (94 reviews)
“oysters” (462 reviews)
“crab” (189 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
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Reviewed yesterday

We landed during happy hour and enjoyed HALF-PRICE Oyster Rockefeller; oh my yum! Served with a Sun Crusher (Chicago-made beer), I could have been perfectly happy. But noooo, we must eat more! Even though it was July, we had to have soup; mine was the...More

Thank Trish S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at this established restaurant near the river. It was a short Uber ride from our hotel. My husband enjoyed the lobster and the Maryland lump crab cakes were stellar.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Shaw's Crab House is a classic place that has many nice local seafood choices. The cold seafood tower appetizer, salads, sides, and fresh local fish from the Great Lakes were terrific choices. The service was outstanding as well.

Thank jswflights
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Obviously very popular restaurant. Several people recommended for good seafood dinner. Pricey but good quality though my Bloody Mary was shy of vodka.

Thank Tatiana G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Shaw's. The food was terrific and the service was friendly and professional. The decor is welcoming. We would definitely go back!

Thank WorldTraveler50226
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food... Service... Atmosphere... 5 Stars all across the board. My favorite is the fantastic weekend brunch buffet!! This is a must. The already cut king crab legs, bacon, crab cakes, Lobster bisque, and Oysters are great. You also can't forget about the large desert bar....More

Thank Trooper7863
Reviewed 6 days ago

5 stars across the board! Excellent atmosphere, albeit vintage, food and service. Best dinner we had in Chicago. I would love to come back, and may even do so before leaving town!

Thank gina t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The soft shelled crabs are exquisite, juicy and prepared perfectly. Crab cakes also delicious. Creamed spinach on the side was also very good and well balanced. The spinach was not drowned in cream. Desserts also really good. Fine wines by the glass as well as...More

Thank Henry F
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a coastal guy, I wasn't especially impressed with my combination seafood platter, but I was very favorably impressed with the surroundings and service. Our group of twelve came early with 5:30pm reservations in anticipation of a 7:30 curtain time. Shaw's is old-school high end...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stopped in for a bowl of chowder and an ice tea and that's exactly what I got! The service was fast and efficient and the chowder was creamy and very flavorful! Enjoy!!

Thank LutheRealtor
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Debbie B
26 May 2017|
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Response from JAKBELAIR | Reviewed this property |
Casual but have seen dinners more smartly dressed for business and family events.
16 April 2017|
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Response from Amanda R | Property representative |
we_out-! Thanks for your interest! Brunch pricing includes coffee & juice, but espresso or alcoholic beverages are separate. Bloody Marys are $10 during Brunch & Mimosas are $8. Please let me know if we can help with a... More
Theresa D
11 April 2017|
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Response from Amanda R | Property representative |
Theresa, We would love to help you - I would love to get you in touch with Julie Szymanski, she books all or our group dining. She will need to discuss options with you & it might be easier if you could provide your email... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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