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Shaw's Crab House

1900 East Higgins Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
(888) L-
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Ranked #35 of 273 restaurants in Schaumburg
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Price range: $30 - $40
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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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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72% Recommend
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English first
Crivitz, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We made reservations for an anniversary meal seeing that they have a seafood Buffet that included a little of everything we wanted. However when we arrived they seated us and when we ordered informed us that there is a different reservation and dinning room for the buffet and there is no more room in the upstairs buffet area to seat... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I've been to Shaw's a couple of times before my recent visit. The service was okay, I do expect better from a place that charges alot for their food. The workers didnt seem to listen much to requests. Asked to wrap up our leftovers and the leftovers never came back to our seats. So we pretty much left empty handed.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Started in bar with a piece of glass in my wife's drink and was charged for it.We where then seated at a leaning table.Had to beg to be moved to another table.Was greeted by a not so friendly waitress.Food was dry and had no flavor.I'am now sick from eating the oysters.My wife's birthday was not good.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our first venture to Shaw's Crab House was wonderful!! We made a reservation and had studied the menu on line. We signed up for their web site and received a 25 dollar coupon. We decided to go big and have the Crab buffet, on Saturdays, and was an awesome choice. Everyone is very welcoming. Every item on the buffet was... More

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Tucson, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Had the 2 pound lobster which was dry except for the claw meat. Waiter was more interested in the next table-regulars? High spenders? Don't know. Au gratin potatoes were excellent. Asparagus was bitter. Couldn't use points because it was past 3pm on Saturday.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The service was good. The oyster i had was fantastic with a great presentation. Sushi is made fresh in front of you. My partner had the halibut it was good but had not sides it was nothing extraordinary and overpriced. I had the lobster meal. perfectly cooked, i didn't really like the coleslaw and the corn on the cobb felt... More

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Merrill, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Kids menu is good and fairly priced. Hubby had the lobster dinner, he said it was very good, had plenty to eat. The baby red potatoes he had were delicious! I had the seafood platter with shrimp, scallops and a crab cake. All very tasty, but I thought a little small on portion size for the price. My hubby's meal... More

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New York
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240 reviews 240 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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