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Shaw's Crab House

#21 of 7,709 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 - 23:00
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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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3 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent service. Old school and sadly rare these days. Lobster bisque delicious. Oysters fresh and good size.

Thank MaryJMik
Herzogenrath, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the restauant has a beautiful interior, the restaurant is on the left, the oyster bar on the right. In the centre of the restaurant is a great bar. the fod, especially the crab and te oysters are just fantastic. The service is good and fast

Thank Karel A
Denver, Colorado
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Busy but efficient. Got seats in the bar and a round of drinks before our table was ready. Noisy in boisterous kind of way vs. annoying, but not great for business conversation. There was a lot of variety among our group of seven with regard to orders - the wedge and crab cake were good. Not especially memorable,and I wished... More 

Thank KNorie
Chicago, Illinois
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came in here the other night for dinner and it was just wonderful. Splurged on a shellfish tower, crab cakes, sashimi and mac n cheese. Loved it all. Need to go back as soon as this is paid for.

Thank vox-sf
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious dinner of king crab legs while my boyfriend enjoyed his entree of two 8 oz lobster tails. Can't wait to return when we are in the Chicago area!

Thank Snowfire1970
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must visit!!! The food and the service are incredible! I highly recommend the lobster, oysters, crab cakes and king crabs. These dishes are not good but fabulous and worth every penny.

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5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful place. Very good atmosphere. We had a wonderful evening with great food. Very nice staff. I wish we had a place like this in the Netherlands.

Thank Maarten v
Monterey County, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

With the Sinatra music flowing and wood trim decor lights dimmed, it was a step back in time for me, but also states quality. Overflowing with male servers, and not too crowded early,

Thank K H
Venice, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We live in Florida now, but were in town celebrating our granddaughters graduation from Columbia College. We are long time fans of Shaws, and the quality, service and ambiance are still as good as ever. My wife enjoyed her Salmon and I was very pleased with my sea bass. We look forward to our next visit to Shaws Crab House!

Thank Byron H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went here for dinner with two friends on the recommendation of our hotel's front desk. The atmosphere is lively and gives you the impression this is a well established restaurant. Our waiters were attentive without being annoying. They were very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list and gave great recommendations. I ordered the Fried Virginia Soft Shell Crab... More 

Thank Hawaii_Explorer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, 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?