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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” (102 reviews)
“oysters” (506 reviews)
“crab” (208 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The seafood here is so fresh and so good. I think this is a great place to go celebrate a special occasion. The atmosphere and service is reminiscent of the high-end restaurants from back in the day.

Thank GerryBaron06
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great Chicago staple! Top notch seafood selection with many options. Great wine and whiskey selection too! Service is always the best.

Thank Jeremy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here for the first time in December for a special date night, and were so pleased with everything. I loved that you could have two very different experiences in one location: they have the more casual oyster bar room on one side of...More

Thank landlockedinIL
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had eaten a late lunch so we ordered the cold appetizer and the hot one, which featured lobster, crab bites, shrimp, etc. They both were excellent. We shared a bottle of wine and had the best key lime pie ever! Next time we will...More

Thank Bobbie021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shaw’s has become an ‘elder statesman’ among Chicago’s top seafood restaurants. Through the years since 1984, the Missus and I have enjoyed occasional dinners here (also at Shaw’s in Schaumburg) and attended special events. Alas, Shaw’s annual Smelt Trip to Wisconsin is history, but their...More

Thank FoodFight101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious and sumptuous brunch worth every penny of the $59 price per person. All you can eat oysters, crab, steak, desserts... incredible!

Thank amestherealtor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking for good seafood while in Chicago and had never been to Shaw's so decided to try it out. We were going to a show after and did not want to over eat so we got 2 appetizers-the combination platter was great but make...More

Thank Jen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with a group of 5 on a busy Tuesday night. The restaurant was hopping and very busy. The bar was fast and friendly as we waited on our table. Once seated the service and meal were top notch. Lots of fish selections with...More

Thank IslandBoy1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family was placed in a private area off the main dining room. Perfect for the 4 adults and 3 children. We had space for the kids and this allowed relaxation for the adults. Food was amazing and our server Chris was unbelievably ON!! Thank...More

Thank Colleenbyrne1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want great shellfish in a mature “classic Chicago” vibe and warm midwestern service, this is the place. Oysters are delightful, tuna was fresh and properly seared. Worth visiting in Chicago.

Thank Austin B
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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