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Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago

4.8
4.8
12704 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
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 king salmon, Alaskan king crab, and nantucket bay scallops during their short seasons.

Thank you for choosing us for your dinner reservation. Reservations made for "Bar" 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

8:30 PM


Booked 162 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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 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.

  • Private party contact

    Erin Juache: (312) 527-2722

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    State St.

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available for $16 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

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What 12,704 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Seafood

  • Chicago

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & great food! I must eat gluten-free & our server was on top of it making sure my meal was safe! Awesome- awesome!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the oyster bar. Service was great and food was excellent.
  3. MF

    MikeF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service! Our server was perhaps the best I shave had in years.
  4. T

    Tammy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Oysters Rockefeller were the very best I’ve tasted. Great food. Nicely paced. Waiter forgot my credit card but that was the only part that wasn’t good.
  5. DJ

    DeeJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    First time in the dining room in a long time - usually sit at the oyster bar. Party of 5 for my son's birthday. I've been going there since they opened in 84. Bit of a let down tonight I have to say given the prices. The halibut was overcooked. Food came out tepid. Just didn't have the usual fresh Shaw's zing. Service was great although I really don't care to be called "Dad" by the server - who was VERY nice. It's not Red Lobster.
  6. AL

    ALEC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Be sure to include the seafood salad in your order. It was by far the best thing we add!
  7. DD

    DonnaD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I ordered the Maryland crab cake platter. This was my first time having crab cakes. The crab cakes were delicious, as well as the coleslaw with a hint of mustard, and French fries perfectly seasoned. Also, no skipping on the liquor in the cocktails.
  8. ES

    EricaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Oysters were absolutely amazing!! Sushi was delicious. Lobster roll was delicious!! Will definitely come back!!
  9. TY

    TommyY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an absolutely amazing meal last night. Everything was delicious as always and service was great. You pay a lot to eat there but it is worth every penny.
  10. H

    Happyat63

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My first experience…..The food was good bread was hard each time we got it 🙁coke was watered down even with lite ice… I thought this was a place that required a certain dress code noooooo 🙄come as you are!!!!
  11. KB

    KimB

    San Joaquin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful lunch at Shaw’s. The staff was attentive and our waiter was wonderful and so helpful.
  12. a

    aussie

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful! Service on top. Excellent scallops, halibut and crème brûlée. A winner!
  13. RS

    RodS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall very nice. Prices are high though.
  14. DB

    DebbieB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Wonderful time at Shaws. I had the African Lobster tails which were succulent and sweet, executed to perfection!. Very tasty! My husband had the seafood platter which was very good. They have definitely kept up the restaurant for over 30 years, live jazz some nights. Service was great!
  15. a

    anthonyf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was great! Felt like an old supper club!! Food and service was amazing!
  16. FD

    FrancoisD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere, stylish, fantastic food (appetizers + fresh fish + home-made creme brulee) !
  17. N

    Nonfoodie

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Best crab legs ever!
  18. JW

    JenniferW

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was delicious service was prompt place is beautiful
  19. l

    lauraa

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shaw's has the BEST oysters in the city. Nowhere else can you find such a selection.
  20. TZ

    TZmomof3

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service - excellent food and just fun to be part of a great restaurant experience.
  21. JD

    JohnD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary and couldn’t have been happier with the food and the service. Excellent all the way around.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Great place, very lively and delicious food. Service was top notch.
  23. S

    Sheri

    Atlanta

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the blue crab fingers and Crab claw and an espresso martini. All delish.
  24. JC

    JohnC

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lively atmosphere perfect for a birthday dinner. We arrived early not know how long it would take to navigate the traffic from the suburbs and they graciously sat us early. Valet parking was a huge plus! Thank you Shaw’s!
  25. RS

    RebeccaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for my Birthday The hostess was so welcoming and nice and placed us in a lovely booth in the bar. The food was delicious. Will definitely return.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome seafood! Spicy salmon sashimi and oysters rockafeller. I think the best rockafella I’ve had, and I’m from the Florida coast.
  27. YE

    YouEl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate a birthday. Delicious food. Great ambiance.
  28. WL

    WestLoopGater

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We would never expect to have water thrown at our glasses at a Lettuce restaurant. Nor would we expext to see one of our dishes delivered to the wrong table then waltzed around the restaurant to be delivered to ours. Most of the food was good but Shawn’s needs to step up its service. Tell the water server to SLOW DOWN. No one want to eat in a puddle of water.
  29. H

    Hannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time I’d been to Shaw’s and it didn’t disappoint! We had excellent quality food & drinks, and our waiter and table busser were very attentive and kind. The whole experience was wonderful - we’ll be back again!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent, no, outstanding service. Food was very good but short of outstanding. A little more crowded and consequently a little more noisy than a 5 * restaurant. Everything else, especially service is outstanding
  31. BF

    BadgerFan

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely our go to spot when visiting the Windy City!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server; great food; great atmosphere. We were in the Oyster Bar, so it was loud, but friendly.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    King crab not meaty and not fresh.
  34. EF

    EvelynF

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love Shaws. We've been coming here for eons ;) Miss the brunch buffet. It is pricier than necessary and in comparison to the competition.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a bit pricey
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from start to finish! Lots of vegetarian options!
  37. JW

    JoshuaW

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding, food was exactly what I was hoping for. Would absolutely recommend to others
  38. KS

    KeithS

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had forgotten how much I enjoyed it at Shaws. Often I go to Joe’s seafood which is just a few blocks away. Plan to return to Shaws more often
  39. LK

    LK528

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    I loved Shaw’s in the past and hadn’t been for quite some time. But now the food was disappointing and fairly expensive. This could be coming out of Covid problems .
  40. GM

    GailM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    I have been accustomed to outstanding service What we got was mediocre We had to ask for the wine list We had to ask...when will our meals be served This has been my choice of places to go I will see if there is any improvement

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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 delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. 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 12704 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 162 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available for $16 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 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.

  • Private party contact

    Erin Juache: (312) 527-2722

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