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Shaw's Crab House

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21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512 (State St.)
312-527-2722
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Big and Bustling, Shaw's Crab House stands as a monument to fish and...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The best place for crab king legs! Ver y cosy and great service, the place itself is worth the visit! One of the best places for food in Chicago

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The best place for crab king legs! Ver y cosy and great service, the place itself is worth the visit! One of the best places for food in Chicago

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

AVOID SHAW’S CRAB HOUSE SUNDAY NIGHT *Arrived without reservation* *Told no seats (Sunday night) without reservation, except at bar* *Friend s way bar tables too high, legs injured due to arthritis* *Told nothing could be done, tables all reserved* *I made a reservation on OPEN TABLE, to be within 15 minutes* *Manager on Duty, Nate was rude, argumentative, indifferent* “You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Omg, the New England clam chowder - drooling just thinking about it. The dover stole wasn't too shabby either.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My mom and I went to Shaw's based on a recommendation from my brother. We made reservations in advance and were glad we did! It was very crowded!! The waitstaff was very accommodating and friendly, which is always a plus. The bread that was brought prior to the meal was delicious! It was hard not to keep eating it! I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were in Chicago for a trade show at the Merchandise Mart, and were staying at the Chicago Renaissance Hotel. This restaurant was within easy walking distance, and my husband had really enjoyed a meal here a few months ago, so he was looking forward to reliving it. The calamari appetizer was delicious, as well as the tuna tartare, which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

my wife and I went twice for dinners 2 weeks ago while in chicago, we enjoyed both dinners.we tried "Clam showder", "Maki Combination", alaskan Halibut steak and sockeye salmon all were very tasty and well presented. the service was fast and professional. a bit expensive but this is expected for downtown chicago high end restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was by far some of the best seafood I've ever had. Went with a small group for a business dinner. It was very crowded on a Sunday night, possibly for the trade show in town, but I would imagine it stays busy. Everything we had was wonderful. One of my favorite restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Was there in July. Nice place with good selection of and not expensive. You need to book a table here in advance if you don't want to wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Shaw's came highly recommended by an old friend that used to live in the area and had many a business meal there. That was several years ago so I was prepared not to be surprised if it no longer was able to maintain its past luster. I was happy to see that the restaurant was bustling and that the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We enjoyed a great dinner in this great restaurant. The service, the food (new york strip) was really prime quality. I will return here the next time i am in Chicago.

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Additional Information about Shaw's Crab House

Address: 21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
Phone Number: 312-527-2722
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
    (State St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 312-527-2722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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