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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 good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (149 reviews)
“oysters” (522 reviews)
“crab” (230 reviews)
Closed Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

B-E-S-T brunch ever! Worth the cost and visit to Chicago. I can't say enough about this place. It worked out that my husband and I were in town on Saturday; one of the days they offer their brunch buffet. To think, we almost didn't go...More

Thank SpeedyPhanie
Reviewed 4 days ago

I ate at Shaw’s Crab House after looking through Trip Adviser and looking at the menu. Upon arriving, the item that I had pre-selected was not available as the soft shell crabs was out of season. I changed it up and got the perch entrée...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Celebrated a friend's birthday at Shaws. Lovely ambiance. The food was delicious with lots of options to choose from. My husband and I ordered the Alaskan King Crab Legs. Amazing! Complimentary Birthday Dessert for our friend. Our waiter was kind and helpful. I would highly...More

Thank Mury1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great spot for really really excellent seafood! It's a huge restaurant so you can often get in there when you can't get in to some other places. They have a great menu with a wide variety of seafood. I had the scallops...More

Thank genalisa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came on a Sunday night and the place was buzzing. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The bread was soft and delicious. The lobster pasta was to die for, and the fish options being delivered around the restaurant all looked great.

Thank cjl1993
Reviewed 1 week ago

In concept, though it wants to position itself as a more upscale counterpoint to the McCormick & Schmidts seafood chain, the reality does not achieve that goal. It is a comfortable space with pleasant decor, but there is a very loud background noise of conversation,...More

Thank Virgil S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh food and fabulous service. The perfect choice for a romantic getaway with your loved one. It will always top my list of dinner destinations in the loop.

Thank FFRANK2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant. From topnotch service to delicious food. We did a group order with the exception of soup. Mine was Clam Chowder. Great with plenty of clams potatoes in a cream sauce. Appetizer of cracked king crab. And seafood tacos oGarlic Shrimp;...More

Thank dbaizel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch on New Year’s Eve, for the buffet. Normally buffet’s aren’t my thing but this was outstanding. The lobster mac & cheese was unforgettable, til this day my boyfriend and I crave it! You could get a plate full of delicious...More

Thank Adrienne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Chicago for a business trip and had seafood (especially shellfish) on my mind. So, I went to Shaw's Crab House. It was pretty busy (but I made an online reservation which made my wait-time almost non-existent). I started off with the StoneCrab...More

Thank Irishdoc1
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Yes they have tv’s, but not tons of them.
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Casual but have seen dinners more smartly dressed for business and family events.
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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