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“Surprisingly good!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of King Crab Tavern & Seafood Grill

King Crab Tavern & Seafood Grill
1816 N Halsted St, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60614-5059 (DePaul)
312-280-8990
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Ranked #2,378 of 8,383 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: DePaul
Cross street: W. Willow St.
Description: Welcome to King Crab! We have been serving the Lincoln Park neighborhood for over 20 years! Friendly service, delicious food and fun atmosphere make this a great date night or dinner spot for friends. Start out with the oyster appitizer or a shrimp cocktail. We are famous for our crab legs but also pride outselves on delcious scallops, crabcakes, salmon and of course our fried oysters! Our crab house is akin to those of the old days - crab shells litter the floor and tanks of crabs wait for their delicious demise. Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with a great tangy BBQ sauce for dipping is a favorite appetizer as well as our shrimp scampi with a great white wine sauce. Also try our famous crab legs and of course our delectable Lobster; prepared stuffed with Crab or not stuffed. Come in today and enjoy our full bar, amazing entrees and fun neighborhood feel. We are located in the heard of Lincoln Park!
Chicago, IL
1 review
“Surprisingly good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

I wasn't expecting much, kinda looks like a bar from the outside - but was very pleasantly surprised. DH got the crab cakes and I got the blackened tilapia sandwich, both of which were awesome. Our appetizers were great too, and I have to admit it was some of the better seafood we've had in Chicago!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chattanooga Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Great Restaurant by the Steppenwolf Theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2009

Wonderful place! Its like Florida in the middle of winter. Great Friendly Wait Staff, excellent food, Locals are very friendly. Specials are awesome. At the moment they are running 1# King Crab dinners or 6 oz Lobster Tails for $19.95. 65 cent oysters, 35 cent wings and a shrimp deal as well....Very Good Food!

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chicago, IL
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“dreadful service and attitude”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2008

have eaten at this place several times before and have enjoyed the food. but ownership must have changed because last night's food and service was highly unsatisfactory. the menu actually had "slashed" prices (lines running through the "old" price and a cheaper price posted)-however, they refused to honor the stated price when I presented a restaurant coupon and charged us the higher price!!! they also were out of the beer we requested from the menu and an entree that my husband ordered (also on the menu)-servers attitude was sullen-will never return to this dump!!

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“The menu is appealing, but the food itself wasn't. There is much better seafood available in Chicago.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2008

The menu is appealing, but the food itself wasn't. There is much better seafood available in Chicago.

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