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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%
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“oysters” (546 reviews)
“crab” (236 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent fresh seafood and Oyster Bar. Hot food served quickly. Live jazz band and perfect location. Try the seafood appetizers. Great food greater value. Went two nights in a row because I wanted more items from the great menu

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 953josephr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Has one of the best thanksgiving lunch with Alaskan crab and a mix of crab cakes.. possibly the most authentic seafood restaurant in Chicago. This is a must do for all seafood lovers. Price was more than reasonable!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Desmondtan2015
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been traveling for quick long weekends from Florida to Chicago the last ten plus years. One of the first places we go is Shaw's for the oysters during happy hour. Don't waste your time ordering one dozen, order at least two. The champaign...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank A4s4ever
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes ok Shaw’s has been part of the Lettuce Entertain You group for a while now but that hasn’t changed this long time Chicago restaurant. Specialty are crab legs with and extensive wine list to boot. It’s not cheap at least for my wife and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 438davek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really high level seafood. Great variety of oysters, Giant crab (an investment but worth). Great wines. Just worth visit. Have been there many times now.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 99MichaelB
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited fir a friend’s birthday and were made to feel very special from the outset Fabulous bisque to start followed by crab cakes No room for desserts but they presented her with a fab key lime pie complete with inscription..great touch

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DebbyB23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Nantucket scallops, sautéed calamari, tired a bite of salmon and everything I ate was excellent. Way better than I expected

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank erikabaker1111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner last night. Had the stone crab claws. Great also had the mahi mahi wife had the chicken. Great would go back

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank kirt v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made reservations via OpenTable to enjoy a great meal while in the “Windy City”. I started my meal with a medium piece of Stone Crab with mayonnaise and then my 1 1/2 pound of Trident Seafood’s Alaskan King Crab with drawn butter...whew what a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 204kennethi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clam chowder, crab cakes, scallops, shrimp, and lobster Mac n cheese. Mix in some good beer and live music and you have a winner! We will be back!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank danip566
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Yes they have tv’s, but not tons of them.
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Casual but have seen dinners more smartly dressed for business and family events.
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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, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
    (State St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • 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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