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Shaw's Crab House

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly

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Menu

TODAY'S HALF SHELL OYSTERS*
Dozen $42.0
1/2 Dozen $21.0
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Dozen $42.0
1/2 Dozen $21.0
Church Point (Crassostrea Gigas), Hammersley Inlet, Washington
Dozen $42.0
1/2 Dozen $21.0
Umami (crassostrea Virginica), Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
Dozen $42.0
1/2 Dozen $21.0
Wolf Beach (Crassostrea Gigas), Totten Inlet, Washington
Dozen $42.0
1/2 Dozen $21.0
Pleasant Bay (Crassostrea Virginica), Orleans, Massachusetts
Dozen $42.0
1/2 Dozen $21.0
Blue Pool (Crassostrea Gigas), Hama Hama River, Washington
Full Dozen $42.0
Half Dozen $21.0
Oyster Sampler
cocktail sauce, champagne mignonette
SUSHI
CHEF'S SELECTIONS
$12.0
Yellowtail (4)*
granny smith apple, basil, mint, basil oil, shallot & black pepper vinaigrette
HAND-ROLLED MAKI
$11.0
Shrimp Tempura
fried shrimp, masago, cucumber, frisee, wasabi mayonnaise
$12.0
Acapulco Roll*
yellowfin tuna, avocado, cilantro, masago, jalapeño, lettuce
$14.0
Spicy Tuna*
yellowfin tuna, masago, cucumber
$14.0
Yellowtail, Yuzu & Serrano*
yellowtail, scallion, cucumber, serrano chile, yuzu mayonnaise
$16.0
Spicy Shrimp, Salmon & Lemon*
spicy shrimp, cucumber, avocado, organic salmon & lemon outside
$16.0
Lobster Roll
maine lobster, avocado, cucumber, tobiko, shiso
$18.0
Spicy Tuna & Yellowtail on Top*
yellowtail tuna, cucumber, chili soy sauce, yuzu mustard
$19.0
Rainbow Roll*
snow crab, salmon, yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, cucumber, avocado
$19.0
Spicy Shrimp & King Crab
shrimp, cucumber, masago, alaskan king crab
$19.0
King Crab California
alaskan king crab, avocado, cucumber, masago
COMBINATIONS
$30.0
Sashimi*
tuna (3), salmon (3), yellowtail (3)
$30.0
Maki*
tuna on top, king crab california, spicy tuna, spicy shrimp, salmon & lemon
APPETIZERS
$17.0
Fresh Calamari
golden fried
$17.0
Grilled Calamari
bell peppers, garlic, olive oil
$16.0
Oysters Rockefeller (4)
$16.0
Maryland Style Crab Cake
$16.0
Tuna Tartare*
$16.0
Burrata
brussels sprouts salad, dates, pecans, white balsamic
$21.0
Classic Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail (4)
per person26.0
Cold Appetizer Combination*
oysters, shrimp, maine lobster tail, golden king crab
per person26.0
Hot Appetizer Combination
mini crab cake, crispy calamari, oysters rockefeller, steamed golden king crab, grilled lobster tail
$28.0
Chilled Alaskan Golden King Crab
sweet tomato jam, mustard mayonnaise
SOUPS
Cup $6.0
Bowl $9.0
Seafood Gumbo
Cup $6.0
Bowl $9.0
New England Clam Chowder
Cup $7.0
Bowl $10.0
Jambalaya
Cup $7.0
Bowl $10.0
Lobster Bisque
SALADS
$8.0
Wedge Salad
blue cheese dressing, herb vinaigrette, bacon, hard boiled egg, tomatoes, croutons
$8.0
Caesar Salad
white anchovies
$9.0
Organic Mixed Greens
herb vinaigrette
$10.0
Chopped Salad
avocado, egg, cucumber, bacon, tomato, blue cheese
$12.0
Kale & Apple Salad
medjool dates, french radishes, mustard vinaigrette
LUNCHEON SALADS
$14.0
Parmesan Chicken Breast & Caesar Salad
white anchovy
$18.0
Maryland Style Crab Cake & Caesar Salad
white anchovy, mustard mayonnaise
$19.0
Tuna Sushi & Asian Salad Combination*
spicy tuna maki, tuna nigiri, asian salad
$19.0
Sesame Crusted Tuna Salad*
shaved beets, arugula salad, ginger-soy vinaigrette
$20.0
Salmon Poke Bowl*
jasmine rice, edamame, avocado, cucumbers, carrots, red cabbage, cilantro, ginger vinaigrette
$21.0
Tuna Poke Bowl*
jasmine rice, edamame, avocado, cucumbers, carrots, red cabbage, cilantro, ginger vinaigrette
$32.0
Shaw's Signature Chopped Seafood Salad
king crab, shrimp, snow crab, lobster, hearts of palm, avocado, egg, cucumber, olives, tomatoes, scallions, louis dressing & herb vinaigrette
CRAB HOUSE SANDWICHES & TACOS
$13.0
Charbroiled Cheeseburger*
hellmann's mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, fries & cole slaw
$16.0
Yucatan Fish Tacos (3)
beer battered alaskan cod, pickled cabbage, chipotle remoulade, avocado, cucumber salad
$16.0
Shrimp Tacos (3)
baby arugula, roasted poblano salsa, pickled red onion, cucumber salad
$19.0
Lobster Tacos
guacamole puree, serrano pepper, cilantro, crispy wonton
$19.0
Crab Cake BLT
caramelized bacon, mustard mayonnaise, fries & cole slaw
$19.0
Tuna Poke Tacos (3)*
guacamole puree, ginger vinaigrette, wakame, crispy wonton
$19.0
Sesame Crusted Yellowfin Tuna Tacos (3)*
guacamole puree, ginger vinaigrette, spicy slaw, cucumber salad
$32.0
New England Lobster Roll
fresh hand-picked maine lobster, hellmann's mayonnaise, diced celery, house-made brioche roll
About
Big and Bustling, Shaw's Crab House stands as a monument to fish and seafood. Besides the usual popular dishes, Shaw's management team is passionate about presenting treats such as Pacific salmon, fresh king crab, and smelt during their short seasons. Reservations made through Open Table will be for Shaw's Main Dining Room. If you would like to dine in the Oyster Bar, all seating is on a first come first serve basis.
PRICE RANGE
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One on the best seafood places I have been, especially for a land locked state. Impeccable service provided as well!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank laura y
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our party of nine went to Shaw's this weekend to celebrate a birthday. Personally, I don't care for your standard breakfast/brunch buffets but Shaw's venue was spectacular. Numerous options including fresh maki, shrimp, oysters and crab legs for seafood lovers. Everything was fresh and the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CherylC2783
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Shaw’s Crab House is 2 restaurants in 1...fancy, special night out w/white table cloths on one side, great food, good service and lovely ambiance... OR Blue Star Oyster Bar on the other side - much more casual, great food, great atmosphere. And it happens to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 50ChicagoMoe
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been going to Shaw's since it opened in the mid to late 1980's. I went there with my parents. It was always our favorite. 30 + years later it never disappoints. I would rather go to Shaws than pretty much anywhere in Chicago....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent a wonderful evening there. Great location, both the food and the service were excellent. The oysters are a must-have. Heads up about the sides: The hash browns are abundant and easily suffice for two people, just so you are not surprised :)

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank somerandomtraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you would like to sit in the main dining room, make sure you make a reservation. If you want to go more casual, you can go to the Oyster Bar. We have taken our young kids to the Oyster bar side, and we still...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank lambertb657
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met a friend for dinner at one of his haunts. While he likes the bar side because of the music during happy hour during the week, we were seated in the dining room. Good pour on cocktails that were priced properly and not over...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 305raphaell
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I stopped in for lunch and as always, Shaws was great. The service, atmosphere, and food are always top notch.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 4WheelVFR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is the BEST! I only eat in their Blue Crab Lounge - best seafood! Love the bartenders and good draft beers, wines, etc. The Blue Crab Fingers(in Season) are insane! You honestly can't go wrong! The have live music often, so check schedule...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 896grantf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to go for good seafood served in an old newspaper warehouse. Had the lobster tacos with avocado which were very good and the cold seafood appetizer which is always good. The service is friendly and attentive and they always do a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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EdwinaM5
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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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