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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 56
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  • 39
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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
Losing it's Magic !

This was once the premier location in the suburbs of Chicago for fresh fish and an extensive menu. Nothing has changed, but somehow (from Saturday night dinner this week), it is seemingly on the "otherside of a great mountain". In the good days there were lines and lines of customers -- did not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Joel L
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Wheeling, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Last time I had the halibut and the salad bar. Lunch prices are the way to go. Of course the Mai tai's are always great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was once the premier location in the suburbs of Chicago for fresh fish and an extensive menu. Nothing has changed, but somehow (from Saturday night dinner this week), it is seemingly on the "otherside of a great mountain". In the good days there were lines and lines of customers -- did not see this -- however by 8pm it... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We eat here every 2-3 years. It is about 1 hour from our house and we go on special occasions. We were celebrating my sons birthday. They did sing happy birthday and gave him a nice piece of coconut cake. We ordered lobster, crab, and a shrimp appetizer. All were fresh and delicious. The garlic rolls are always fresh also.... More 

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Granger, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I dined here while staying over night before a flight out of O'Hare. I had been brought here by friends over 10 years ago and had the fondest of memories of a great meal. There was a lot to live up to with my return visit. My wife was skeptical it could be as good as I... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a amazing place! We were visiting the area from Dallas and visited Bob Chinn's twice during our trip. The seafood is fresh. The interior is a bit outdated but you forget about all that with the excellent service and the piping hot garlic bread that is served. Seafood choices are plenty...even sushi is on the menu. The seafood gumbo... More 

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Northfield, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We went to Chinn's on the early side, and we had a very relaxing and non rushed dinner. Our server Shani was a pleasure and provided us with top notch service. I was on the fence about what to order, and she convinced me to try the sword fish. She assured me that if I didn't like it, she would... More 

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Was not as impressed as most others were, the portions were small and it is a very large restaurant where you are a number and treated as so....food was average to good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Service not the best but food was on point! Had the filet and it was delicious, try the margaritas for sure!

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Service was super. The ffod is great. It is a pleasant surroundoing for excellent food and service. They just are a bit pricey. However, I love them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I had the king crab fried rice and it was pretty good. The Mai Tais were also pretty good. We had a party of 18 and the service was efficient. I was impressed to have fresh seafood in the Midwest.

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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, Special occasions, Large groups
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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