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Shaw's Crab House

#25 of 7,610 Restaurants in Chicago
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21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512 (State St.)
+1 312-527-2722
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
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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washington, dc, United States
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51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place remains very special for us as this was our first date with us who became Husband and Wife, 14 years ago, though I had been going here, I think, long before. I can't imagine a better Seafood Restaurant, I just can't. I know when I come here, the food is really going to be prepared perfectly. I know... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first time at Shaw's and we were very impressed with both the food and the service. My wife had the crab legs and lobster tail and I had the New York Strip steak with the potatoes Au gratin. Everything was prepared perfectly. Even though it was a busy Saturday night we weren't rushed or forgotten. The only... More 

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Amsterdam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Shaw's crab house us a busy place during conventions in town. Seating however is spacious and comfortable. Service is of high standard. Most important, the food is delicious. Great experience.

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Thank R. B
Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived the staff was attentive and supportive of getting our party of six a prompt dinner in order to leave in time to get to the theater. The restaurant was packed but the waiters never rushed or inattentive. The crab legs were the best I have ever enjoyed and I'm 65 so I've had many crab... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hit on all point - extensive wine selection, solid service, amazing food, and atmosphere. Our server was knowledgeable, personable and provided just enough attention. The atmosphere was comfortable yet refined...I cant say enough about the food! From the appetizer scallops, to the crab legs, oysters and soup you cannot make a bad choice. We will be back!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always have to take my wife out for her special birthday dinner and we chose Shaw's this year and we couldn't be more pleased with out decision! The food was excellent as was the ambience. Started off with the succulent crab bites and ended with a slice of luscious chocolate cake. The wine (Oregon Pinot) we chose was also divine.... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with some business clients at a very busy time of night. We were crammed in a circular table with six people. The waiter was a little quick and did not have much of a personality. We waited for quite a while for our appetizer, which was excellent (seafood tower) and then even longer for our entrée. I... More 

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Tongeren
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We coukd not enjoy this visit because of multiple reasons: The food ( crabcake, crab leg, fried fish and maki) was just averag in taste and presentation, nothing fancy about it. The speed of bringing dishes was ridiculous. Starters just finished, plates not yet taken away and the waiter brought next plate already. The huge resaurant was full, full of... More 

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Amanda R, Guest Relations Manager at Shaw's Crab House, responded to this review

Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to review Shaw's; I am sorry to hear that your experience felt rushed. If you can please contact me by direct email, aroche@leye.com, we'd like to try to make it up to you! More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time to have Sunday brunch at Shaw's and it didn't disappoint. We were seated in the formal dining room and had very attentive service, especially considering that the Sunday brunch is a buffet. I would imagine their is menu service as well but I don't know. The dining room is elegant although there's also an Oyster... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in Shaw's and decided to eat at the Oyster Bar attached. It has a wonderful 50's diner look with a bar in the middle. It was loud, but it seemed expected and did not bother me. The service was good and they explained the different types of oysters for the novices. The oysters were great and they offered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?