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Shaw's Crab House

1900 East Higgins Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
(888) L-
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Ranked #20 of 272 restaurants in Schaumburg
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Higgins Rd and Rt. 53, I-290 and I-355
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75% Recommend
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New York
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220 reviews 220 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Just average overall in both food quality and atmosphere, especially given the pricing. Service was attentive.

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Barrington, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I like to go to Sunday Brunch. We tried Shaw's for the first time last Sunday. It was a good brunch, but a few things left it from being great. The brunch is served buffet style and the stations are located throughout the restaurant. The cold bar - which had oysters, shrimp, sushi and salads - was... More

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Los Angeles
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten here twice in the past 6 months. I was hoping the first visit was an anomaly and the second would make up for it. Unfortunately that's not the case. It's always disappointing to see an exceptional restaurant become just another decent one. The food was OK, nothing special and the service was unattentive. What a shame.

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109 reviews 109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were hungry for fresh seafood and heard this was the place to go. It sure was! We wanted to try many different things so we did a lot of sharing and no official entrees. We started with shrimp cocktail--wow, crab fingers, also good, lobster tacos--incredible, and 1/2 a seafood salad which is the best seafood salad I have ever... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I usually eat at the Shaws in Chicago but business in burbs convinced me to eat here. I arrived about 8:45 p.m. and was seated promptly. My guest ordered a bowl of lobster bisque and a crab cake. I ordered the fish of the day (halibut). My fish was prepared well and tasted good. My guest filled up on the... More

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had supper there last week with the family - first time there - great food, great service. Had the oysters rockafeller which was outstanding, and so was the clam chouder and seafood sampler. Spent about $90 for two adults - no alcohol. Would def. go again.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My family and I love a good brunch. Shaw's Crab House did not dissapoint! The seafood has got to be some of the freshest that I've had ever-definately one of the best in the midwest. In fact, if I had closed my eyes while eating I would have sworn that we were in CA. There was an excellent balance of... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I thought the atmosphere of the restaurant was quite splendid and a good, varied menu selection. Our waiter was very congenial and made a cocktail on request, quite nicely also. Their drinks menu was a pleasant surprise particularly with the inclusion of a German Weiss beer, one of my favourite brews. The portions were generous and the food really tasty.... More

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Wijchen, The Netherlands
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Arrived on recommendation on late Sunday afternoon, and really enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant/bar area. The food was a nice surprise although very pricy in the end. Favorites are the oyster menus, but unfortunately not my kind of food. Will defenitely come back next time.

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We have been at Shaw's for several brunch events - every time we have a great time, great service and excellent food. I really enjoyed the crab legs this time - they give you a full plate of claws and legs - mostly split for easier access with drawn butter - the best! Tons of offerings from breakfast - sugar... More

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