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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars

Hear about this place on the show "Big Kitchens". They were not wrong had the best Lobster Roll outside of Boston. Be sure you try the purple sweet potato pie. Can not wait for m next trip to Chicago...found a new place to call home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Victoria M
South Bend, Indiana
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Naples, Florida
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Forget the meal we never got the chance to sit down. With 4 children under 7 we were next on the list for a table for six. I was talking with Bob Chinn and a waitress told him a table for six was ready. He said to her and in front of me to sit the Brown party they are... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Hear about this place on the show "Big Kitchens". They were not wrong had the best Lobster Roll outside of Boston. Be sure you try the purple sweet potato pie. Can not wait for m next trip to Chicago...found a new place to call home.

Thank Victoria M
Gurnee, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Seafood, yes; Steak, yes. This place has a huge menu that is printed daily with all the fresh catches of the day. Get there early or you may wait in line for hours...yes, hours. Folks will wait. The atmosphere is relaxed and even a bit...Gilligan's Island. But clean and relatively easy to navigate, even when extremely busy. We've been eating... More 

Thank Theresa H
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We have been going to Bob Chinn's for over 20 years and the food is always incredible. This week we took my mom for her 87th birthday. Mom has a hard time recently deciding what she wants to eat at restaurants, but not at Chinn's...their crab legs are her favorite. Our waitress was Hillarie and she was exceptionally attentive and... More 

Thank gfChicago
Krakow, Poland
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A superb restaurant! The best sea food I hve ever had.Fresh oysters were delicious.The restaurant has fresh fish brought by planes from various places every day.I ate wonderful grouper,tried very well prepared crabs and ,really,I couldn't stop.Also a great variety of vegetables you can compose yourself at salad bar.Truly,this is the MUST for sea food lovers!

Thank kinga08
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Casual place but extraordinary food. Many times there is a line to even get sited. The best seafood place in NW Chicago area that I know and prices are reasonable too.

Thank Alex G
Brockville, Canada
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This place was great. They have an extensive menu and my on,y regret is that I couldn't try more ! The Jonah Stone crab claws were out of this world. The Alaskan King Crab was delicious too. The waitress said they were know for their Mai Tais so I ordered one....they were not kidding, so I ordered another, if you... More 

Thank HilnMil
Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Bob Chinns is a legend in the north Chicago suburb. Located in Wheeling, IL. it is the home of the freshest seafood around. Great variety, fresh, casual seating. A fun place. The red king crab legs and steamed clams in garlic sauce are magnificent.

Thank Bob K
Paris, Île-de-France, France
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Comfortable, casual experience at Mr Chinns. But don't be fooled. This place has the most delicious food, drinks, --and even home made desserts ever. Elitists can say what they want, but no body ''honest'' can tell me it's not fantastic! Try it, and remember my review when YOU go there! . AND his garlic rolls. omg~

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I believe that Bob Chinn's brings in great, fresh seafood. But then they prepare it like they're at Appleby's. Everything was salty and the grease content (on grilled fish no less) had me up all night. Portions were huge, perhaps to make up for mediocre flavor?

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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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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