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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 219
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
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
Fine food and service, lacking in atmosphere

I've often dined at Chin's, and have always enjoyed their seafood. The service continues being friendly and efficient. The only reason I don't give Chinn's an even higher rating is that it lacks a quiet atmosphere conducive to bringing dates or for conducting business. It is loud,noisy, and crowded.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
africanman_840
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Nairobi, Kenya
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Colorado Springs, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Good seafood...not something I would write home about. The service was slow, the tables mediocre and the prices are high.

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Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I've been to Bob Chinn's for almost 20 years when I am in Chicago on business. I absolutely love the food and the service here. Can't wait to go back again. Try a steak at Bob's too. They are fantastic.

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Chicago, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you love great seafood and do not care what the place looks like...then this is the place for you! Be forewarned that your menu will be on a sheet of paper. You will not be sitting at a table with white tablecloths. What you will get is the best fish you can get in the Chicago land area. The... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've often dined at Chin's, and have always enjoyed their seafood. The service continues being friendly and efficient. The only reason I don't give Chinn's an even higher rating is that it lacks a quiet atmosphere conducive to bringing dates or for conducting business. It is loud,noisy, and crowded.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I've been going to Chinn's since almost the day they opened (many decades) Although things have changed a bit over the years....the essence is the same. Fabulous seafood (esp. king crab), great salad bar, great deserts, etc. etc. Throw in great servers and Chinn's famous garlic rolls...and you've good a good evening. (or lunch)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We took my wife's mother and father here for his 90th birthday, and we were happy with the results. We got seated quickly - one word of warning - this place is L O U D. With that said, our server came by, offered garlic bread, and when we accepted, brought out 4 rolls drizzled in oil and covered in... More 

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Chicago, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very popular and busy seafood restaurant. They serve things other than Seafood, but the seafood is the main reason to come here. They posy the shipping invoice in the lobby so you can see how fresh the seafood really is.

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This used to be a fun, relaxed place with great food. Now it's a production mill where you will seldom feel more pressured to turn your table. It takes a lot to motivate me to write a review, but I used to love this place and was so disappointed this time. They used to serve a dish called lobster tail... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

seriously, in the world. This place goes through so much seafood that they fly it in fresh daily. I have never had anything here that was even remotely old, stanky, or off, like you will get a lot in other restaurants that don't turn over their supply as quickly. This will be the freshest seafood you will ever have, without... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My family visits Bob Chinn's for almost every special occasion. We love the garlic rolls, shrimp, raw oysters, salad bar, king crab, and lobster! The seafood is great quality and the service is wonderful. The prices are high, but no higher than what I would expect for good seafood. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions and seafood lovers!

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Additional Information about Bob Chinn's Crab House

Address: 393 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090
Phone Number: (847) 520-3633
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wheeling
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
Average Prices: USD 80
Cuisine: Seafood

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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 80
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • 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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