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Shaw's Crab House

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1900 East Higgins Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173 (Higgins Rd and Rt. 53, I-290 and I-355)
312-527-2722
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Today
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good for a non-coastal seafood restaurant

Good ambiance, plenty of space (for events and such), good service, and good food. Very pricey so if you're in a budget, skip this place. The moment you walk in, you know you're in a seafood restaurant as the fishy smell greets you. This was my only gripe about this place. I would've given this 5... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
marQ_Qram
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Good ambiance, plenty of space (for events and such), good service, and good food. Very pricey so if you're in a budget, skip this place. The moment you walk in, you know you're in a seafood restaurant as the fishy smell greets you. This was my only gripe about this place. I would've given this 5 stars for the taste... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I have dined here several times. In the past, I have very much enjoyed their soft shell crab and would highly recommend it. Tonight's experience was so-so. The six oyster platter was an excellent appetizer. They always have a nice selection of delicious oysters and I would always suggest ordering them here. My entree was the King crab legs. These... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We have been to Shaw's before and always enjoyed their food and atmosphere. This time was no different. Came here for a Birthday dinner and the food (surf & turf) and filet were very good, as well as the double baked potato, brussels sprouts and grilled portabella mushrooms. Martinis were tasty too, especially their signature "Mai Tai." The slice of... More 

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

One of the best buffets ever. Very small but every item is top notch. The lobster bisque is to die for. High price but worth every penny.

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Barrington, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

From time to time we venture here for the 1/2 price raw oyster special, which is from 4-6 p.m. during the week. Worth the trip alone! While they have a number of oysters any given night to choose from, it is our experience that there are generally two available for the special - that has always been fine with us.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Everything was amazing. The food was perfect. The waitress was really professional. Everyone there was polite and professional. It was my birthday and they brought me a piece of cake that was to die for ----but they didn't do that awful, embrassing singing. I was really impressed. Would love to go back.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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353 reviews 353 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Came in as part of a large group and had GREAT service! Everyone that waited on us was polite, accommodating and took time to ensure we were well-taken care of! The appetizers weren't too impressive - their "mini burger" was a sad, dried piece of hamburger on top of what has the texture of a dried bun heel - not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

For $59 the Saturday night buffet is very good. There is not a huge selection, but it's still decent. They have several kinds of oysters, shrimp, crab cakes, sushi and two different type of crab (hot king and cold crab). There is also a great dessert section. The service at Shaw's is always good. I also recommend having the Sunday... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Love the oyster happy hour!! Seafood always super fresh, service always excellent, best seafood in the burbs. Can't think of a bad meal here in the many times I've dined here

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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89 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I was here with a few co-workers after a conference and we all had seafood. The beer and wine selection here was not great, first of all. Everyone's seafood (trout, salmon & tuna) was very mediocre for the price. Service was not amazing either. If you're looking for some good seafood, I would recommend somewhere else.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1900 East Higgins Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
    (Higgins Rd and Rt. 53, I-290 and I-355)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Schaumburg
  • Phone Number: 312-527-2722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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