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Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago, Chicago, IL
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Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago

4.8
4.8
13837 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Shaw’s Crab House is a Chicago institution that boasts a selection of seafood with a longstanding commitment to offering top quality ingredients since 1984. Shaw’s sources daily catches flown in from coast-to-coast by working directly with fishermen and farmers. With an ethos of spotlighting ingredients first, Shaw’s menu features simple preparations executed to perfection to allow quality to take center stage.

The design – cast in a 1940’s style setting – has two dining rooms offering guests a dual experience between the more casual and lively Oyster Bar and the traditional white tablecloth Main Dining Room. The Main Dining Room possesses classic and sophisticated warmth, is adorned with red accents throughout the room and plush seating lends the ideal setting for celebratory dinners and events or a simple night on the town.

Reservations made for "Hightop" seating will be for our casual Oyster Bar and reservations made for "Standard" seating will be in our more formal "Dining Room"

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 105 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 527-2722
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Arnulfo Tellez
  • Catering
    Private dining space with rooms with space for up to 12, up to 30, up to 80 and up to 150/400 for a full Oyster Bar or Main Dining Room buyout! Call 312-527-2722 and ask for Erin Juache.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining is available in rooms with space for up to 12, up to 30, up to 80. We also offer a complete buyout of our Oyster Bar (up to 150ppl) or Main Dining Room (up to 300ppl).
  • Private party contact
    Erin Juache: (312) 527-2722
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    State St.
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available for $19 per vehicle.
  • Public transit
    Grand - Red Line
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 13,837 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Seafood

  • Chicago

    Seafood

13,848 Reviews
  1. JokoEats

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was pleasant but slow. It was a Monday night and not very busy. Food was good, clam chowder excellent

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rene is an excellent waiter! His recommendations for both food and drink were perfect.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, excellent service and magnificent food. I went for the oysters and king crab. Will be back soon!!

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  4. MeganC

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    May be the best seafood in the downtown area! Everything was fresh and delicious. The service was great and there wasn't a bad bite the entire evening. I will say, just be prepared to spend an arm and a leg, but we were there for a birthday celebration so we knew that going into it. The waitress even included another special dessert on her, which was very kind :) Would recommend, if you have the means!

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  5. Indymilly

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Old school in the best possible way, with friendly service and delicious food. Prices were very fair for the quality and quantity. We were celebrating a double birthday in our family, and we are so glad we did it here. Our server was attentive and fun throughout, and we never felt rushed. A terrific experience from start to finish. Even the valets get 5 stars for retrieving my daughter’s purse mid-meal, and being super nice about it. Thanks for another wonderful experience.

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  6. PFG55

    Chicago

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the great restaurants of Chicago, always excellent food and service, everything is perfect here. Clam chowder, crab and lobster, big menu and maki too.

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  7. KevinS

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven't been here in quite some time. The restaurant itself was just as wonderful as always. The service as usual was amazing. Great appetizers and desserts. The Halibut and Sea Bass were pure perfection! However the portions of the main courses have shrunken to ludicrous sizes. If my Halibut was even 3 oz. I would be surprised. My girlfriend's Sea Bass wasn't much better. I have never left this restaurant ever feeling hungry before, but sadly that was the case last night.

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  8. Lizzie123

    E. Tennessee

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice meal with good service. The staff was really attentive and knowledgeable.

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  9. DinnerOut

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as usual. Eduardo was a great server.

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  10. BillL

    Palm Springs

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Prompt seating. Friendly greeting. Extensive menu. Excellent service. Great tasting appetizers and entrees. Delicious desserts. Perfect for a dinner on the town.

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  11. Ralphy

    Kansas City

    173 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoy dining at Shaw’s when I visit Chicago. The fresh fish is one reason, but the impeccable service makes the experience special. There is a culture of customer service that is difficult to find these days. Kudos!!
    Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - ChicagoResponded on April 16, 2024
    Hi Ralphy! Wow! Thanks for the wonderful review! We are so glad to be on your "go-to list" when you visit Chicago! We have a wonderful, long standing staff here who really love our restaurant and our guests and I'm so glad that you were able to experience that. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Chicago. Thanks again!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent! One of the best dining experiences I’ve had.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We wanted to love this place but the food was a let down. To be fair we didn’t get oysters or king crab (specialties) so those may have been better. Nice, lively atmosphere and attentive staff.

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  14. JohnC

    Baltimore

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal start to finish. Service is top notch and very attentive.
    Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - ChicagoResponded on April 16, 2024
    Hi John! Thanks for the review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back!

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  15. MichaelK

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Experienced waiter approached twice in 2 minutes before we were ready to order, then disappeared for 10 minutes. Good advice on oysters. Did not bring our food in good order…leaving the crab cake appetizer till after we finished…

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! It was just myself and they treated me great.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are visiting from out of town and wanted a seafood restaurant. Shaw’s was just what we needed. Many choices on the menu, our waiter Chris was friendly, knowledgeable, explained everything to us, the service was excellent and the food was top of the line. We definitely recommend this place and will return again when are in Chicago.
    Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - ChicagoResponded on April 16, 2024
    Hi! Thanks for the review and we are so happy that you enjoyed yourself and that Chris provided great service. We think he's pretty special too! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Chicago!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food and service. Shaws sets the standard. We’ll be back!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were simply outstanding. Everything was so delicious and beautifully presented. It was my first time at Shaw’s for dinner, and I was very impressed with the stellar quality of the appetizers and entrees. We shared two orders of the Lobster tacos and the Burrata. The dinner rolls were warm and tasted freshly baked. I had the 10oz Filet with a side of mashed potatoes. The steak was cooked to perfection. We finished off with Key Lime pie and Crème Brûlée. It was worth every penny and I will be going back. I would highly recommend it.

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  20. RayD

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as was the service. Will definitely come back when in town.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Server did not split checks even though he was asked during ordering. Seemed irritated at the end when we asked him to split. We are traveling for business and need individual checks for reimbursement. I’m sure this is a common request. Hate that it made the evening end awkwardly.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing sea food. So fresh so good. Loved it!!!!!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time and it was delicious! Everyone was very nice and welcoming. The New England Clam Chowder was the best I've ever had so very tasteful. The Seafood Gumbo was very delicious and not to spicy which was great. The New England Lobster Roll was magnificent! Also the Yucatan Fish Tacos was very good. Definitely come give Shaw's a try you won't be disappointed.

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  24. Diningfun

    Minneapolis

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Shaw’s feels like a step back in time when dining out was an event. The service is attentive but not overbearing. The food is delicious and make sure to save room for dessert.

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  25. PhilN

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    thanks for a nice evening the service staff was really great. the scallops were off a bit tonight

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  26. Spicecakes

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff is attentive & completely ON IT!! Fabulous dining experience.

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  27. HenryN

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Shaws is my favorite restaurant and has been for years. This experience was bad though. Got seated 20 minutes after my reservation started. Drinks took a really long time. Steak and scallops were both very undercooked and had to be sent back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience all the way around - waiter. Food, ambiance, wine, A+

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  29. JoeA

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tina was exceptional and provided great service. Her knowledge of the menu and taste of items was appreciated.
    Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - ChicagoResponded on April 3, 2024
    Hi Joe! Thank you so much for your review and we were thrilled to pass on your compliments to Tina. We think she is pretty exceptional too! We are so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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  30. JamesJ

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You want excellent seafood presented at the highest level you go to Shaw’s. Highly trained staff.

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  31. RaaC

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always!

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  32. TaterP

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was Rene, he was a fantestic throughtout the Easter brunch. Food was super great!! I can't never forget what we had it!
    Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - ChicagoResponded on April 3, 2024
    Hello TaterP! Thanks so much for this review. Our Shaw's Staff make us very proud, and Rene is no exception. He was really happy to hear that you had a great time with him, thanks for that! We all look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Thank you again!

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  33. RachelC

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect as always! Will come back again and again

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    One meal was uneatable - others were bland. One person had food allergies that were communicated and ended up in the bathroom with an allergic reaction to the calamari. A once special place that we won’t be going back to anytime soon, sadly.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rene was fabulous. Food was as exceptional as it was twenty years ago when we lived in Chicago.

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  36. Denise

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and superb food! Can’t wait to come back again!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best of the best !!!! Pedro Munoz best waiter ever!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Raw fish was very fresh and reasonable price. We could enjoy good dinner.

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  39. Jordo

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were fabulous! Will definitely be dining again.

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  40. MarkC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Shaw's is excellent. My family has developed a tradition of celebrating holidays and other special days at Shaw's. The service has always been great. Looking forward to many more visits!!

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You can order delivery directly from Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago using the Order Online button. Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 527-2722.

Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 13837 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 105 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago

21 East Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60611

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    State St.
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available for $19 per vehicle.
  • Public transit
    Grand - Red Line
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Arnulfo Tellez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 527-2722
  • Catering
    Private dining space with rooms with space for up to 12, up to 30, up to 80 and up to 150/400 for a full Oyster Bar or Main Dining Room buyout! Call 312-527-2722 and ask for Erin Juache.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining is available in rooms with space for up to 12, up to 30, up to 80. We also offer a complete buyout of our Oyster Bar (up to 150ppl) or Main Dining Room (up to 300ppl).
  • Private party contact
    Erin Juache: (312) 527-2722
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