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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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  • 204
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  • 113
    Very good
  • 54
    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
Delicious!

This was my first time attending this restaurant! I had heard soooo many great things about the food! From my coworkers! So I had to try it! I must say! I thought red lobster biscuits were the best! But I think bob chins biscuits are right up there as well! But shhhh this will be our little secret... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Kassee301
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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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Winchester, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The General Manager of the Wyndham Glenview Suites recommended this restaurant to me while I was staying there. Great Food, Great service. I felt a little rushed, they seemed to have a lot of guests waiting to be seated to what looked like a mile long line, but the food and service was outstanding! I am looking forward to another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We love this place. No matter what we order is fabulous. Yes it's expensive but you get what you paid for. Super super fresh seafood. Plus their steaks melt in your mouth. This is not a once a week spot but a special occasion venue.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I live 4 hours away and I used to go to Bob Chinn's when I went to the Wheeling area. This used to be a hip- happening seafood place in the 80's and 90's......but Bob has retired and the kids are running it.....they did not seem happy ( probably wasn't their dream to own a restaurant) I do not think... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was my first time attending this restaurant! I had heard soooo many great things about the food! From my coworkers! So I had to try it! I must say! I thought red lobster biscuits were the best! But I think bob chins biscuits are right up there as well! But shhhh this will be our little secret! I ordered... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

I grew up in the area and have been to Bob Chinn's many times over the years and thought it a great seafood place. But having moved away from the area and experienced seafood from the mid-Atlantic region my opinion has changed. My wife, mother, and I went there for dinner recently. We ordered oysters...very bland. I ordered a sushi... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

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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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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