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“So worth the wait”

Bob Chinn's Crab House
Ranked #1 of 90 Restaurants in Wheeling
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We waited well over an hour, and boy was it worth it! The service was great, and the crab cakes were amazing. We also had the blue crap app and that was great too. It is a bit pricey, but for the quality of food, it is a bargain! I will return next time I am in town.

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Thank StephD0205
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

This place is infamous in the annuls of Chicago eateries with long lines to get in and plenty of MaiTais before you ever sit down. Garlic bread is legendary swimming in butter as is everything else. It used to be Chicago's highest grossing restaurant.

Thank Phamus
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

The salad bar is certainly good, and lots of crab offerings, but I don't see the point in standing in line for this. I can get crab lots of other places.

Thank dreytuch
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Casual atmosphere, yet quality and plentiful food and service...always! Crab legs are the biggest, freshest and best I have ever had and no other restaurant compares.

Not the first time I have been here, and won't be the last!

Thank UmpGuy56
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Every time I visit Chicago, I always visit Bob Chinn's and get the whole Alaskan king crab: it's the best crab legs ever!!! This time, my party of 5 adults and 3 kids ordered a 4.25 pound whole Alaskan king crab ($29 per pound),steamed clams, clam chowder,grilled grouper, 2 Maine lobsters ($11 per pound when added to an entree) with sides of pork fried rice, sweet potato fries, and vegetables. The Alaskan king crab tasted as good as ever (juicy and tender and you don't need the butter at all), but it seemed spinier than usual. In previous visits, it was almost effortless to get the crab meat from the legs. This time, it seemed harder to get the crab meat out, and 2 people were injured by the spines!
The Maine lobsters were fresh and sliced in half and easy to eat. The clam chowder was too thick, and did not have enough clams. The grouper was grilled to perfection and did not taste fishy at all. The steamed clams were garlic flavored and tasty, but there was a huge discrepancy in their sizes.
I almost forgot to mention the all you can eat free appetizer garlic rolls! They are sooooooo yummy and garlicky and the best garlic rolls in the world.
The server was super friendly and brought my sister-in-law a free banana Oreo chocolate peanut butter cheesecake for her birthday. She also brought each kid a free ice cream cone. I cannot wait to come back!

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Thank Matthew J
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