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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (96 reviews)
“oysters” (477 reviews)
“crab” (195 reviews)
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11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It had been about 20 years since I last dined at Shaw's, but it's as though the place is frozen in time. That's a good thing, since the menu still offers a wide array of fresh seafood, well prepared and good sized portions. Wait staff...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Celebrated my son's birthday here and was unexpectedly given a private room for our family of 6! Made the experience all the more special. The seafood was of course excellent (had lots of different kinds of oysters too!), we had some hand-crafted cocktails and a...More

Thank truthbetold_10
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and and I had dinner here Friday night. What a wonderful experience. The ambiance is top notch! The food was amazing and did not disappoint in the least. Dinner started with a really nice selection of Oysters on the half shell. This is...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dining at Shaw's the other evening was a pure pleasure; we were greeted amicably, seated promptly, with the service [thank you Rubin, et al] impeccable. The foods were prepared and served to perfection. All things considered - and I've... been around, there aren't many restaurants...More

1  Thank SavyTraveling
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party had raw oysters, green salad, Maryland crab cakes, Parmesan Crusted Haddock, Halibut, Crem Brûlée & OMG--Raspberry pie! Everything was great. The service was absolutely incredible, starting with the receptionist. Our waiter was wonderful. Cannot say enough nice things about this place. We loved...More

Thank lindasay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great oysters. Everything else average. Poor wine choices. Unusual location. May have outlived its reputation.

Thank hstedman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shaw's has a "Old" Chicago 1920s feel but has only been around since the 1980s. Still the service reflects that of the Chicago in past times - Excellent and Professional. The food was wonderful. My partner commented "this is my new favorite restaurant". We had...More

Thank zaytran
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a massive steak the night before, we opted for the Oyster Bar at Shaw's, although we love the regular restaurant area also. We had awesome, briny oysters and then various entrees ranging from sushi to lobster roll to fish and chips. Just perfect for...More

Thank GeorgiaBill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely large restaurant, it is crowded so don't go here if you want quiet or romantic. This was a Monday night and all tables were full so it is loud. Service was very attentive. We had crab fingers app and shrimp, both were very fresh....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

we booked a week in advance. The only downside was that our table was directly in front of the kitchen doors. The food was excellent. Three of us had the lake perch and we found that to be tremendous. It was my wife's birthday, they...More

Thank FredStl
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Debbie B
25 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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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
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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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