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Bob Chinn's Crab House

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393 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 520-3633
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions

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  • 202
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    Very good
  • 52
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  • 33
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent seafood restaurant

If you really have the urge for seafood, and especially crab legs, there are few places better than Bob Chinn's. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Though sometimes the restaurant can get a bit crowded, and, admittedly, it is a little pricier - it is worth the dining experience if you are in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Allen21096
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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415 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago, Illinois
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427 reviews 427 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you really have the urge for seafood, and especially crab legs, there are few places better than Bob Chinn's. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Though sometimes the restaurant can get a bit crowded, and, admittedly, it is a little pricier - it is worth the dining experience if you are in the norther suburbs. Great choice!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

been to bob chinn's dozens of times,,,,,, in the beginning i wasnt' impressed,,,reason being is the plain jane interior decor, utensils are old and plain,with their paper towels napkins....so so seafood............. but this place has grown on me, for one and one reason only..... their King Crabs........ i only come here for King Crab, which is the best around....... all... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This is one of the first fresh seafood places that I traveled to a long time ago. It is been in existence for many years and is still very, very good. I make it a point to come here whenever I am in town.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Delicious seafood and well poured cocktails for reasonable prices. In the "crab shack" atmosphere you almost forget you're on the north coast and imagine southern shores in the tropics. Knowledgeable servers help guide your orders and bring selections quickly. The garlic rolls are yummy!

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Como, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was invited in this place by my local colleagues. They told me this was the best place in America for the King Crab and indeed it is!! I ordered 3 legs which completely satisfied my hunger. They were absolutely delicious! The best crab legs I ever had! The freshess of the seafood is testified by the copies of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

This place has many things working for it. The food, the staff, the service, the extensive menu, the family friendly environment, plenty of parking and did I mention the food is Excellent! I will return regularly to this place. They have a huge salad bar and fresh seafood on every corner. The only downside is that it is slightly overpriced... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a Chicago institution so you have to give it it's chops. It is overpriced and there are long lines at peak hours, but what famous place can't you say that about? If you want a variety of seafood choices this is a place you should visit. Our last waitress was wonderful which can't often be said about popular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Best seafood and steak place around! We celebrate new years and anniversaries here every year! I been here at least 20 times and it always impresses.

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Houston, TX
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Although the crab fried rice was tasty, I went there with hopes of trying their famous dungenes crab. Unfortunately they were out of dungenes the night I went.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Be prepared to wait, lines are long especially weekends & summertime. Good food but in my opinion over priced for what you get. Staff are so so

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 393 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wheeling
  • Phone Number: (847) 520-3633

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?