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Bob Chinn's Crab House

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$$ - $$$
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393 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5081
+1 847-520-3633
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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225 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bob Chinn's has been a staple for well over 25 years. You cannot beat the quality of the seafood, the fast and friendly service. Occasionally there is a wait, but it is painless if you enjoy an energetic bar scene.

Thank mssrfoie
Wheeling, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like fresh fish flown in daily, this is the place. Casual, a bit pricey, but very good. Don't miss the Mai Tai and the onion/garlic rolls...deliciousness ! Be prepared to wait when the weather gets warm.

Thank Sharon M
Wheeling, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want romance or intimacy, forget it. But if you want great food in an almost cafeteria like environment you will love it. Cannot get better food anywhere else. If you do want the crab, be sure to ask for it pre slit/opened. Only a masochist would prefer to enjoy this bit of heaven unopened.

Thank williamlhackett
Wheeling, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Chinn's many times over the years since I live nearby. The Fish is always fresh and seasoned perfectly. I highly recommend the salad bar since it is one of the best salad bars I have ever had. The vegetables are incredibly fresh and tasty. Make sure you get the salad bar along with your entree. Best to... More 

Thank garydien
Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate here nye. I dont eat seafood so I had steak. I also had the apple pie crumble dessert to go. He had crablegs, lobster, and mollusk. My food was divine! The desert was superb even when reheated at home. My boyfriend says the seafood was extremely fresh & equally delicious. The restaraunt definitely lives up... More 

Thank ashley f
San Jose, Costa Rica
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love going to Bob Chins, the food is amazing the environment is absolutely great and the experience worth the price you pay ( which is above average)

Thank jochava
Gurnee, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very disappointed in our crab dinner at Bob Chinns. We ordered a medium Dungeness crab for $45.00. A small side of green beans came with the entree. The crab was tasteless. $45.00 for a Dungeness crab seemed pricey for one crab, especially when it had absolutely no taste. We also ordered a slice of keylime pie that had... More 

Thank jean s
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been going there since I was a teenager with our family for celebrations or special occasions. Or just because... I always get king crab legs. They are amazing. Mai Tais are also a must. LOVE this restaurant.

Thank SVonP
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no better place to have crab legs anywhere. It's the freshest I have ever had - consistently. I've tried other places, frozen, and cooked myself. Even the leftovers I take home still taste fresher after 2 or three days than anything else. I've gotten the 3, 4, or even 5 pound whole Alaskan King Crab and took home... More 

Thank EdithSie
Chicago, Illinois
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top flight seafood. Servers are a stitch. If you can handle the crowds & paper table cloths, you will love this place. Go for the early birds specials. Before 5:30. Otherwise, expect to wait in line, although, they do a great job of getting you in the door.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 393 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5081
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wheeling
  • Phone Number: +1 847-520-3633

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?