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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” (124 reviews)
“oysters” (497 reviews)
“crab” (200 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in Chicago for the Lions Club International convention staying at the Sheraton Grand. Every evening one of our doormen (Michael) would call us a cab and send us to his favorite restaurants. Shaw's Crab House was one of them. From the moment we...More

Thank Veh1964
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wandered in after asking a few locals for a good place for seafood while visiting Chicago on a weeks visit. Food was absolutely beautiful the band played great music & a great atmosphere throughout. Staff explained all the different oysters to me from the massive...More

Thank whatyaseeiswhatyaget
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interior is all seafood house with efficient professional servers. Food is above average and plates like the garlic shrimp are overpriced. Out of a table of five, best course was the gumbo. No wow courses.What I'd give to go to the shuttered Tango again.

Thank jimmyminny
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A real quality seafood restaurant with plenty to choose from so you wont be disappointed. Staff super professional and I will be back.

Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to dinner here with a group of four. We made online reservations so we didn't have to wait long before being seated. Almost wish we could have waited in the bar for another drink because the bartender was quick and his drinks were spot...More

Thank Hy_Chapparrel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I write a review for Shaw’s a couple times a year. It’s one of our favorite Chicago restaurants and we’re never disappointed. Last night was as always a wonderful experience. Sat at the bar and had drinks and those great crab bite appetizers. Carlos, the...More

Thank 600Suzie18
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is old-school (in the best way) modern restaurant with formal waiters and proper service. The oysters were so good we ordered more. Our waiter promptly put on main meal on hold, so we would end up with all the food at once. We...More

Thank TravelLady86
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shaw's has history and reputation in Chicago but I dare say it is in desperate need of an overhaul. Let's start with the positive. The menu is quite extensive and offers almost everything you could imagine in a seafood house from oysters to snow crab....More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadn't been to Shaw's in years and was not disappointed at all. Our waiter Antonio was excellent. The Mahi Mahi I had was the best, the garlic shrimp and tuna also! No wonder it has been in business for 34 years! We will return soon.

1  Thank particulartraveler-7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the past, when visiting Chicago I have always gone to steak houses. This time I decided to have some seafood. I was staying at the Fairmont Hotel in millennium Park area and decided to walk to Shaw’s crab House. The place was packed, but...More

Thank Deanna W
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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