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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” (145 reviews)
“oysters” (517 reviews)
“crab” (216 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's hard to beat lunch at Shaw's, sitting in the lounge, at more specifically, at the bar. Pull up a stool and watch them shuck fresh oysters seconds before they serve them to you. Their oyster array is broad and varied. Indulge in their oh...More

Thank CallMeKarelin
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant can be highly recommended. Firstclass service and very good food. Probably the best seafood restaurant in chicago.

Thank Terje C
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of our special celebration spots, most recently for Father's Day. Something on the menu for all. Oyster sampler - one of each of six - were fresh and excellent. Soft-shell crabs are in season, and although you get only two, there are good size...More

Thank BruleLaker
Reviewed 5 days ago

Craving for Seafood, then leave your Cash at home and bring your Credit Card to explore this delectable classic landmark place serving the freshest seafood available on the market. Definitely, the best Oyster Bar in the city. I'm sure that everything is flown in on...More

Thank BLS_65
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

None better. Always reliably fresh seafood, warm hospitality, great service. And the atmosphere is delightfully restful—imagine a restaurant with a low noise level! Go for it.

Thank lustytraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had reservations and still had to wait a little while - this place was busy! Lots of character and old world charm ... this felt like a well venerated institution. Overall food was good and worth what was paid. Wine list was fairly expansive...More

Thank NFLD_Hiker
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is always on a Chicago trip itinerary for a reason! The wait staff is very helpful and friendly, adding people to the table and getting food to them quickly. The appetizer was pre cut crab bites - flawless! I had a lobster roll,...More

Thank jnetk
Reviewed 5 days ago

As expected, Shaw’s was a great place to eat and enjoy. The staff were very helpful in selecting various dishes/courses. Oysters were fresh and delicious, especially with the champagne dressing. Highly recommended!

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nowadays, there are many good restaurants in Chicago: perhaps, one of the best places in the States. If you like crabs & seafood, this restaurant will be your favourite. Enjoy the enormous Red King Crab legs, delicious. It's pretty expensive, but it's worth it.

Thank Luciano D
Reviewed 6 days ago

A meal at Shaw's Crab House (more specifically the Oyster Bar) is always one of the highlights of a Chicago trip. It's always busy - and they don't take reservations in the bar - but it's well worth waiting. Service is quick and efficient so...More

Thank Patay1
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March 26, 2018|
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Response from Joey S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have tv’s, but not tons of them.
Debbie B
May 25, 2017|
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Response from JAKBELAIR | Reviewed this property |
Casual but have seen dinners more smartly dressed for business and family events.
April 16, 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
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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