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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“king crab” (54 reviews)
“garlic rolls” (58 reviews)
“seafood” (247 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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393 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5081
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been going to Bob Chinn's for special events for years and have always loved it. About half of us splurge on the Select Alaskan Red King Crab (the legs are GIANT and top quality!) and the rest usually get steaks which are excellent....More

Thank marku6258
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect time, not busy. This is a great restaurant where you are really treated like family. My 93 year old mother's favorite. The darling waitress filleted my mom's dover sole for her - such a help! Great seafood.

Thank reilingd
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the restaurants you read about and just HAVE to try! Bob Chinn's has a nationwide reputation and has been rated #1 in the US. It is vast - with seating for hundreds of people! Go to the website and watch the...More

1  Thank WandWoman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish is the star and it's very good. Staff friendly and work hard. Big selection. Raw oysters ok, new England chowder very good. Vegetable crab, good taste, but wasn't hot enough. Whole broiled fish great. Drinks were good. Not a fancy furniture place, fish is...More

1  Thank Newburgh_NYJohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have only been there twice, and both times I had the Halibut, it was delicious!! The service was excellent, the cocktails were wonderful and ambiance was superb!

Thank markpcramer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good but the ambiance is poor and the prices are expensive for what it is. If you are interested in a nice night out don't go here. This is more like a picnic table place with good food but high prices

Thank E3814RCrobertg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were seventeen of us, 16 of whom thoroughly enjoyed our meals. One family member, a graduate of a NY Culinary school, did not think her Shrimp 🍤 Scampi had much taste. We have only eaten at Bob's with large groups, and have found the...More

4  Thank Martin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy place but service is top notch. Many fresh fish selections along with the usual shell fish which is always fantastic. Succulent sweet crab legs, great salad bar. Wide variety of appetizers for you liking. They have a great selection of soups, my choice is...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here with some friends. Started off at the bar. Mai Tais were good and a very good value at $9.00. Had a few different appetizers which were all great. Huge restaurant. We started off with the unlimited salad bar...More

Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my. What a delight. Between the seafood gumbo, garlic roles, calamari, scallops, sea bass and halibut, I couldn't tell you what was best. Ah yes, it was the service. Outstanding. Our waitress had a beautiful smile, was very helpful and johnny on the spot!...More

1  Thank Sbueb
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27 April 2016|
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Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
Go to the bar and ask!
Kathy Z
26 January 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
24 May 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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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