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Bob Chinn's Crab House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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393 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5081
(847) 520-3633
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in town for a lacrosse tournament and this was close. We didn't want fast food so we dropped in for some sushi between games. Very fresh and good. I would normally pick a local place, yet this location was limited on local establilshments.

Thank Christine W
Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came very highly recommended by a multiple people so maybe we caught a bad night but I would not go back except for the salad bar. The apps (calamari and crab cakes) were burnt on the outside and raw on the inside. The fish was too salty to eat and the prime rib was more fat than meat. They do... More 

Thank Ksamuels71
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible crab dishes the mini cakes great the crab with clear Asian noodles so nice. Great service for a very busy place. As many of you see I travel quite a bit and have not held back on bad places. Thus is not one! Come here and get your crab on!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chin's is one of our favorite sea food restaurants. Some of our favorite items are the crab soup, halibut, mahi, and tuna. The discount bar menu has reasonable lunch selections and we appreciate the service we always can depend on. The desserts are also very good.

Thank Barbara S
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Will start with the ok and build from there... Special occasion place for dinner certainly for us in the lower classes. The special bread rolls were fine, not quite good, though the passion fruit cream cheese with the plain rolls was quite good. Crab cakes are not the best in the area (Hugo's for that and any on the east... More 

Thank Goodeatsrgood
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son wanted seafood for dinner after PIR and found this place online. I can only say I wish I could've fully enjoyed it, but was still full from our sushi lunch. I had clam chowder which was very good. I'm picky about my chowder and thus was thick and flavorful and served hot. I also got shrimp cocktail which... More 

Thank jamacsmith
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The king crab legs are so great and so fresh the garlic rolls are awesome the fried rice is awesome the service is great this is one of my favorite restaurants anytime I am in the Chicago area I make my way to this restaurant so highly recommend

Thank Elaine S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It had been a long time since I had been here and I was looking forward to it, but I don't think I will be back. The service was good but the food was average at best and the presentation was sad.

Thank Karen73106
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought the decor was a cross between a seafood joint and a old ship wreck. The food was generally good. I'm not sure why they feel the need to tempura fry.. Everything does not batter fry well. Those things not fried that way were good They were helpful in describing the content of the dishes. The end of the... More 

Thank Francine J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a regular of Bob Chinn's and main reason for an average review was our so so server. Lobster, steak, king crab, garlic rolls were all very good as usual. Our server Daniel M was average at best. After bringing us drinks and garlic rolls, he was semi awol. He never came around to offer add'l rolls & offfer their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 393 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5081
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wheeling
  • Phone Number: (847) 520-3633

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?