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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 - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • 192
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  • 107
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 33
    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
Most recent review
Excellent Seafood and Steaks

I have been taking my family to Bob Chinn's Crab House for years now and always find it to be incredibly good. My family members love the Berardi Crab and have it every time we go. I thinks it's great as well but the stuffed shrimp dinner is one of my favorites. I have tried the Swordfish, Red... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
RichMRich
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chicago, IL
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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chicago, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

I have been taking my family to Bob Chinn's Crab House for years now and always find it to be incredibly good. My family members love the Berardi Crab and have it every time we go. I thinks it's great as well but the stuffed shrimp dinner is one of my favorites. I have tried the Swordfish, Red Snapper, Salmon... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We've tried Bob Chinns several times over the years, because if it's that crowded in the business for so many years it must be good? It will be another several years before we try again. This time we had lunch. Acombination plate of fried shrimp, oysters and scallops that were small, over breaded and greasy. Greasy? Their signature garlic rolls... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

After many (8) years, I attended a family new year dinner at Bob Chinn's's. I was quite surprise that we did not have to wait. Last time I waited for over two hours and vow never to go back for average food. We heard that they were carrying live Alaskan king crabs. This is not the case. The waiter (very... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had an excellent meal at Bob Chinn's. Family of 5 went on a busy Saturday night and were seated within 20 minutes at a large roomy round table. 4 of us wanted king crab so we ordered a whole king crab - 6 pounds along with family style sides. The other family member ordered a filet and it was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I love this resturant whenever I am in town I eat there even if I was going to Chicago I will drive 50+ miles to eat there. The crab legs are excellent the best I have ever eaten. The garlic rolls are just awesome. The food has an asian influence. Definitely worth the trip. One of my favorite restaurants in... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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503 reviews 503 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

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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Lafayette
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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