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“Tourist trap..stay away”

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: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Tourist trap..stay away”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Reservations accepted, but still took a half hour to be seated after going through the various wait stations. Food not that great, but very expensive. Oh, but the best was paying for my food to be served on plastic plates. Dinning area is very noisy and overcrowded .. Tables are cheap laminate with metal chairs. Typically don't mention the ladies room, but it was just like walking into O'Hare. Stay away from this tourist trap..couldn't get out fast enough. Go next door to Superdawg and you'll have a better meal and experience.

  • Visited February 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing food, bad hostess...”
Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

I'm currently waiting here at bob chins for a table. They told us 45 min for table of 2 but its been over 45 min and we still have 10 more numbers to go! We're so hungry! So the hostess was incorrect about the waiting time. I've been here many many times. Their food is amazing! Best seafood in Chicago. Too bad today isn't starting out so well. Hope I will forget about this after I eat! Bob, if your reading this, tell your hostess to tell your guests the truth about the waiting time please. That is all.

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Akron, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Surprisingly great steak”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Went there for a dinner with friend, but I felt like steak. Surprisingly for a seafood place, the steak (prime ribeye) was excellent. With their specialty Alaskan King crab legs (huge!) it made the best surf and turf I ever had before.
Interior could be improved, but the food more than compensated for it.

  • Visited December 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“I See Food”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Thats Seafood, very simply wooden family style tables and smaller. Plastic, and baskets but the food is the standout. Fresh seafood prepared well and a great place foe large groups, family, children pretty much anyone. Always a fun stop and delicious meals. If in the area anyway, stop in.

Visited January 2013
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Wauconda, IL
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Always great food, ALWAYS!”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We make the annual trip to Chinn's for my birthday, and they NEVER disappoint! I have NEVER had a bad meal, and the Mai Tai's are to die for! It's a little spendy, but worth it for that once a year meal!!!

Visited December 2012
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