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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, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 210
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 35
    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
Still good,but no longer great.

I used to live nearby and remember when this restaurant first opened over 20 years ago. The food was great and the prices were very reasonable. Long lines to get in ... even with a reservation. Now, many years later the food is still very good and fresh, but it's become a little pricey... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
JaxBeachFlamingo
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Germantown, Wi
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Four of us went for dinner last week-end and the 1 & 1/2 hour ride was worth it. The menu is very extensive and the prices are interesting. Some things seem over priced and some are very reasonable. The food was all great and our waiter (Jose) was just a pleasure. No reservations but the wait was only 10 min.... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I used to live nearby and remember when this restaurant first opened over 20 years ago. The food was great and the prices were very reasonable. Long lines to get in ... even with a reservation. Now, many years later the food is still very good and fresh, but it's become a little pricey. Didn't need reservations and were able... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Despite all the good reviews that you will read, it is all hype. This place is nothing more than Red Lobster with twice the price tag. Yes, the menu is extensive, but the menu is extensive at any diner that you go to. It doesn't mean anything if they do a poor job prepping and cooking. There is nothing closely... More 

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Conde, BA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Holy cow- what an experience! That was the most amazing meal. The place is huge, but runs so smoothly that you're never waiting. Signature MaiTais are signature for a reason. Delicious! Our waiter Shingo was helpful and patient and quick and on top of everything. And I can't even tell you how amazing the food was - I really can't... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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142 reviews 142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you're looking for a fun place to eat seafood, this is it. The place is huge and noisy, but that's part of the atmosphere. We had a party of 12, so we ordered a variety of appetizers plus two full crabs, and everything got eaten. The sushi was good but not great, the crab claws were excellent, and the... More 

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Since this is the only restaurant my elderly mother does not complain about, it is our annual stop for Mother's Day. We have 10 to 12 oz lobster tails, garlic rolls, fried calamari and this year yummy green lipped mussels. Mai tai's all around and everyone enjoyed their meal. The only drawback to this place is the lack of atmosphere,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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62 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This restaurant has been in business for years. The place is huge and has a down home feel with an extensive seafood menu with many out of season items like stone crabs that were great. Dover Sole (I love this dish) and many other seafood items to numerous to mention. There were non-seafood items on the menu too. It's loud... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

had the squid appetiser and blackened halibut. We went on Thursday evening. The place was full but no wait for table of 5. They have lots of fresh sea food and lots of choice.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

For the past 25 years my wife and I have had dinner at Bob Chinn's several times a year, typically having the same meal. She has always had excellent lobster, but over my past two visits, my Macadamia Sea bass has been half raw... I think that as Chinn has posted more celebrity pictures, his quality control has tanked. He... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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319 reviews 319 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Luv the crab legs at Master Chinns. They are always yummy as are all of the other fresh catch options. The Mai Tais are tasty as are the garlic rolls they bring before dinner

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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
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?