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Bob Chinn's Crab House

393 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 520-3633
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Ranked #4 of 81 Restaurants in Wheeling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Lombard, Illinois
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499 reviews 499 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

If you want King Crab Legs this is the place to go. They are the best anywhere by a wide margin. I have been going here a long time and today was no different. The King Crab is amazing.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I've been dining at Bob Chinn's for decades. I couldn't even guess how many times I've dined there. You feel a little like you are in Hawaii when you walk in the door. You can smell the garlic rolls from the roadside. It's the "go to" place to take anyone new traveling to the area. Most people have heard of... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Stopped in for a late lunch on a Saturday. This was a good time as we caught the end of the lunch menu and they weren't too busy. There was a TV crew filming we were told for a future PBS series called "largest kitchens in Amerca". Can't wait to see this episode.

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Houston, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This place has often been our go to place as a family to celebrate events or in this case just because my hubby and I were home to visit. However, the last couple times I have been here the food has been very disappointing. They no longer serve Kona crab and that has always been our go to meal there.... More 

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Woodstock, GA
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I would have rated this place 3 points, but the service is excellent. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. King crab is outstanding, but the prime rib was marginal. I ordered the prime rib medium rare and it was cooked more to medium. Lacked flavor, was luke warm at best, and no juice puddled on the plate as one would expect... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you have never ate here before you have to go. The restaurant is plain & simply GOOD. From the air shipment receipts of fresh fish on the wall to the bushel basket light fixtures. We started out with the signature garlic roles, a great start. Next was the tuna appetizer, perfectly seasoned and cooked. I had the 1 lb.... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Bob Chinn's is the best! Long waits, crowded, noisy BUT the best food anywhere. It's not cheap but worth every penny. And great desserts too. Don't miss this restaurant.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Every time business brings me overseas to Chicago area, I return to Bob Chinns as it is a favorite place to gather friends or business associates, even if they live near by. Whist the restaurant has daily specials, the Monday night crab leg promotion is well worth planning for. The cocktails, especially the Mai Tai's are legendary. Service is consistently... More 

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Ask for Debbie S. what great server...seafood menu variety is impressive, but food quality left us unimpressed. Fish filet stir fried with asparagus, mushrooms, and snow peas sounded great, but was soy sauced up. Couldn't taste anything but soy.4 adults and two children, one drink each cost us $120...bit pricey.

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We hadn't been to Bob Chinn's in years so we went back last weekend with a group of 6 adults. Everyone enjoyed their dinner but the prices are just as high as I remembered. Nice to go once every few years but the pricing would keep us from going more often. Still no frills, paper menus, paper napkins, etc.

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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 0 - 80
Cuisine: Seafood

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