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Shaw's Crab House

21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
+1 312-527-2722
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (96 reviews)
“oysters” (469 reviews)
“crab” (191 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

Went for Happy Hour oysters and back for lunch the next day. Excellent value both visits. Exactly as expected and hoped for. A "must stop" whenever in Chicago.

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My Filet was one of the best I've had recently and the garlic shrimp and scallops were a lovely accompaniment. Key Lime was excellent. Caesar Salad was ok, as was service at the bar.

1  Thank BatGuano30
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. It is on the top of my places to go while visiting Chicago. The steamed crab legs are amazing! My waitress asked if I wanted them butterflied. That's the way to go. No work just enjoy...More

Thank Karenthered
Reviewed 2 days ago

friends recommended Shaw's. But it is too expensive .Main dishes can cost over $40 .Very disappointed with my seafood platter , 3 prawns,3 scallops, and a fish -pie. vegetables and potatoes were extra .$250 for 4 mains never again

Thank colonnnade
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have only been to the Oyster Bar side of Shaw's Crab House and it is one of my all time favorite restaurants. Oyster happy hour is my time to go when oysters are half price. Always excellent! Terrific fresh made breads. Outstanding soups/chowders/bisques. Laser...More

Thank dentalmediator
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a good dinner with 4. Total was $400. The Halibut wasn't very special. The tuna didn't look that great but was good according to others. The soft shell salad looked good. The Au gratin potatoes were great. The iceberg salad wasn't very special. Two...More

Thank chucksierke
Reviewed 5 days ago

Shaw's Crab House is about two blocks from Michigan "Magnificent Mile" Avenue. Nearly every storefront in this area is a restaurant. Maybe too much choice. But if you're hoping for a place with a little old-fashioned class, try Shaw's. Its three separate dining areas reek...More

Thank rossf976
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Headed out late and wanted seafood. Went into the bar. Service was so so. Prices are high. The food wad really good. We had oysters to start. Seeing as we're CDN we wanted to try something not from our East Coast. Trust me my oyster...More

Thank Sanchia D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always eat at shaws crab house when I'm in chicago and I always love it. Their seafood salad is perfection.

Thank Lynnesadams
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down, the best Oysters Rockefeller in the windy city. We look forward to two orders every time we are in town. Best to sit in the bar, more casual and on Sundays, shaw's has live entertainment.

Thank Reasonable50
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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, Breakfast, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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