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Review of Shaw's Crab House

Shaw's Crab House
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Ranked #23 of 9,883 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed October 5, 2012

At the suggestion of the consierge, we booked a reservation at the restaurant.
The seafood choices were excellent. The service and the ambiance were superb.
The wine selection suggested by the attentive wait staff added to our anniversary celebration delightfully.
The meal we had chosen was delivered with warm bread and was more tastful than anticipated .
The night we were there they had blues music playing over the in-house system.
I should have realized that Chicago and Blues were synomous with one another but until hearing it first hand, it just hadn't registered.
Shaw's Crab House is definitely worthy of a visit.

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Thank David F
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Service was good but the food was average. Read good reviews about the food but was disappointed. The scallops dish was good, the soft shell crab sandwich was a little dry, and the lobster bisque was a total disappointment. If anyone thought that their lobster bisque was good, you have to come to Toronto to try the one from Lobster Trap or Lobster Royale.

Thank RaquelBatalha
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

great service, fast and lively place if straight up crab cakes and oysters are for you. Not fancy cuisine- which is appreciated when travelling on business sometimes. Fair value for the price. I would return as a regular stop when in chicago. great location.

Thank vocalex
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Ate in the more casual diner side with some work colleagues and can't wait to go back. The oysters were delicious, the salad was fresh and tasty and it was all in a fun atmosphere for lunch. A little pricey, but that's OK for solid seafood in the midwest. I also hear they have an authentic lobster roll and Boston style clam chowder that I must go back and try.

Thank Januarybride01
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Lots of choice and very fresh fish and seafood. Pleasant and helpful servers but no drama to the presentation if you are looking for something different.

Thank Dochersh
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