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“Fabulous” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shaw's Crab House

Shaw's Crab House
21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
312-527-2722
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Ranked #20 of 8,392 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $31 - $40
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: State St.
Description: Big and Bustling, Shaw's Crab House stands as a monument to fish and seafood. Besides the usual popular dishes, Shaw's management team is passionate about presenting treats such as Pacific salmon, fresh king crab, and smelt during their short seasons. Reservations made through Open Table will be for Shaw's Main Dining Room. If you would like to dine in the Oyster Bar, all seating is on a first come first serve basis.
Urbana, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is hands down the best restaurant I have eaten at in Chicago. The meal was so good. Steak, lobster, and king crab legs.
The service was fabulous. Our waitress was so friendly, and helpful. She made our dining experience that much better.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The oysters and the grilled shrimp were great. The only downside was the loudness of jazz from next door.

Visited October 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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87 restaurant reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Consistent Perfection!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Best and freshest seafood anywhere served in a great atmosphere by a fantastic waitstaff. No visit to Chicago is complete without a visit to Shaw's. In fact, make that two visits. I can't get enough of this place. Their sushi is perfection as well!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“True Chicago Feel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I looooved the authentic feel of this restaurant. You can tell just walking it that this is a true staple in Chicago. The food presentation was wonderful and the taste even better. I indulged in the lobster and crab legs...absolutely scrumptious.

Visited September 2013
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Fargo, North Dakota
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“Sazerac's and oysters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We have a business meeting twice a year in Chicago. We have a tradition of at least having Sazerac's here, added oysters this year. This year had Sazerac's and oyster's in the Oyster Bar one night before going somewhere else for dinner. Wife had Elderberry cocktail which she liked, wasn't too sweet. First 1/2 dozen oysters so good had to have another. Saw another couple with fish tacos that looked great. Came back for lunch two days later and had more oysters and the tuna fish tacos. Wow! Not your average fish tacos. Nice oriental flavor, good heat. Fantastic. Must give them a try!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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