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Shaw's Crab House

#26 of 7,663 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512 (State St.)
+1 312-527-2722
11:30 - 23:00
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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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Straggled in between official meal times on an exhausting travel day that began at 3am with kid in tow. Was treated like royalty by the nicest most attentive server ever named Lehua. Words cannot say enough. Food also fresh, tasty wonderfully prepared. Good cocktails. Would go back . Key lime pie not too sweet with wonderful whipped cream and also... More 

Thank drosenb722
Franklin, Tennessee
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brought the team here for a team dinner/celebration. The food is second to none and the service was impeccable. The only reason for the 4 star rating was the price. I feel the seafood dishes are very overpriced but I feel the same way about all the seafood in Chicago so...

Thank Darman W
Washington state
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dined with 2 colleagues before a business meeting. Asked to have the seafood salad made in a smaller portion and was told that was not possible. However, we ordered 2 salads and the waiter had them divided into 3 portions which were each presented beutifully. HUGE lobster claw topped the fresh salad like a crown. Full of shrimp and scallops.... More 

Thank travellass50
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to Shaw's for our anniversary dinner. Service was great, atmosphere was good, but the CRAB was great!!!! Its a little crowded in dining room so it was not as romantic as planned but the quality of the food was excellent.

Thank Jim S
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best seafood places in all Chicago. I go every time I can!! I personally prefer sitting at the Oyster bar, bartenders are extremely kind,the selection of Oysters is wide and delicious. King Crag ... OMG. Sushi? much better that many Japanese restaurants. Together with Joe's Seafood, no doubt that if you're craving seafood, that's the place.

Thank merovingio73
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From our romantic corner booth to a tasty free dessert, we received the Royal treatment at Shaw's. We took expert server Danielle's recommendation on the sushi, enjoying a lemony salmon and shrimp roll. Then because we didn't want overeat, we split the House specialty, incredible Alaskan King Crab; the sweet and plentiful crab meat was perfect. We chose brussel sprouts... More 

Thank wannabeislander1232
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually go here for all my special occasions. My boyfriend knows this is one of my favorites. I work downtown, so he just hails a cab for lunch. I must admit it is expensive, but always fresh & delicious. If you can afford it, I highly recommend Shaw's Crab House downtown Chicago.

Thank Shellie L
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been to Shawn in years. A friend arranged a lunch. I had yellow perch, simply amazing. Great cole slaw as well. Gumbo was fair.

Thank Bruce H
Mexico City, Mexico
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, excellent wine list and the service provided by Ruben just made the whole visit a remarkable one. I had lobster and king crab legs and it was very good and tasty. I highly reccomend this place if you are looking for an elegant dinner in Chicago.

Thank Xavier D
Northville, Michigan
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Great Vibe in this downtown restaurant. Servers wear tuxedo's but it has a very relaxed atmosphere. Ordered specially prepared garlic shrimp that were butterflied along with a delicious seasoned French fry side. A little pricey but well worth the visit.

Thank Doug P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
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?