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Bob Chinn's Crab House

393 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5081
+1 847-520-3633
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab” (111 reviews)
“garlic rolls” (61 reviews)
“seafood” (252 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
393 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5081
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don’t really understand why people either love or hate the place. I have been there dozens of times over the years and always good quality seafood at a reasonable price. Not fine dining, but good food served is a fun atmosphere. The garlic rolls...More

Thank funguylonggrove
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were headed up I-94 from Chicago, and decided to pop in for lunch. Been here before, and the latest visit didn’t disappoint. Awesome clam chowder, and one of the specials was a poke bowl! Add some garlic rolls, and it made a wonderful lunch....More

Thank Ride2fast4u
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My buddy had been wanting to bring me here for years and we finally were able to make it. He loved it when he was last here many years ago. We arrived early on a Friday and were seated quickly. Our server was very talkative....More

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living in the south Chicago suburbs for over 20 years I had heard of Bob Chinn's restaurant many times. All had raved about the food and the overall experience. When my friend from the north suburbs suggested we meet and eat here I jumped at...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is incredibly fresh and done well. The service is wonderful staff is chatty and have lots of stories to tell very family oriented. Restaurant is quite clean and have a lot of space, but heard that it normally gets filled up during the...More

Thank AGG888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the biggest , busiest place I’ve ever eaten in. The rolls are dipped while on a conveyor belt crazy. . The food is only average , and the drinks though large are not what you pay for . A place everyone should go...More

Thank fgkelbel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had a delicious meal at Bob Chinn's today and celebrated a good friend's birthday. Turns out about 6 other parties had the same idea and birthdays were celebrated throughout the restaurant. We loved the chocolate pecan decadent cake. Of course the seafood is delicious...More

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bob Chinn’s has received the award in the past and it continues to be absolutely delicious year after year! We just returned from Florida and could not find fresh fish equal to Bob Chinns! The lunch menu can be very affordable with yesterday’s purchase of...More

Thank Dee B
Reviewed April 5, 2018

We were so excited to go to Bob Chinn's tonight. We have been there over 5 times in the last year and have even brought relatives as we really enjoyed it. Tonight was the last straw. The last three times, I ordered the same thing...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Rude/indifferent service,,,,musty smelling....weak drinks.....AMAZINGLY OVERPRICED food....and I mean REALLY overpriced....cannot stress this enough...no idea why this dump is so popular....steer clear....trust me.....

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April 27, 2016|
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Response from nutsandlunes | Reviewed this property |
That is a great question and I can tell you a LOT! I don't know the exact number but I do know that they sell them by the 1/2 gallon and the gallon ( we have bought them before and they are awesome!!) Th place is so big and... More
Kathy Z
January 26, 2016|
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Response from Adelsh | Reviewed this property |
We were a group of 20 and we did a reservation beforehand and they accepted it
May 24, 2015|
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Response from Lisa K | Reviewed this property |
The menu states "Most items available Gluten Free" And "Bobs Guarantee". We didn't order anything gluten free when we were there though, awesome seafood!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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