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Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago

4.8
4.8
12801 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

7:00 PM


Booked 149 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 12,801 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Seafood

  • Chicago

    Seafood

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  1. NS

    NealS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're in Chicago and don't GO, that'll be your loss
  2. K

    Kdb12

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best service at the counter. I regret that I cannot remember the gentleman’s name, but he was amazing. He shared that he had been at Shaw’s for eight years and he could not have given us better service and recommendations. Continues to be one of the best restaurants in Chicago.
  3. J

    Joan

    Chicago

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food. Love the lemon Maki roll!! Good brut rose!!
  4. AM

    AitorM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, great food and great service, recommended.
  5. CL

    CLARENCEB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary
  6. J

    Joseeeeeeeee

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente atención comida y servicios
  7. PO

    PamelaO

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love their lobster roll. The clam chowder is also very good.
  8. AN

    ANTONIOV

    West Palm Beach

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Esta bien. Es un sitio agradable, bien situado y con buena comida de pescado y marisco.
  9. C

    Christmas

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! Every time I am in Chicago I go there!
  10. PB

    PerryB

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent and Mauricio is the best bartender!
  11. E

    rickE

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Chicago, I asked the concierge for a good sea food restaurant and Shaw's came up as one of the two recommendations nearby. Asking which one he would go to and he said Shaw's because it has great food and is a great value. he was right!
  12. TS

    TSJW

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food but service was soooo slow. Dinner took almost three hours for three people.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food and service was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
  14. EC

    EugeneC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really expensive. I mean 1 crab leg (10oz) cost $80.00. Total bill for 2 people was over $300
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in Chicago to celebrate my wife’s birthday. From the moment we walked in the door the evening was perfect. The service, food, presentation and every attention to detail was simply amazing! Thank you all for making this a meal to remember
  16. M

    Monica

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such a great time at Shaw’s Crab house. We has a reservation and we were immediately sat in the Oyster Bar section. The fresh bread and butter were delicious. Our server, Jose, was friendly and very efficient. Try the oyster sampler!
  17. NG

    NickG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crab cakes were just ok. Tuna tartare was very good. Pecan pie was very good. The Chilean sea bass was possibly the best fish I have ever eaten. Our server, Kirk, provided amazing recommendations and service.
  18. M

    Marcos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    was there for our first anniversary great great food , wish that our drinks were a little faster on our table and our bottle of wine close to us … we need it more wine but nor the server or the wine was close to us .. ….
  19. AM

    AmyM

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old time restaurant with service the way it used to be!! Food was great, waiter even better…
  20. T

    Trigrantm

    Staffordshire

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch for our anniversary
  21. JJ

    JamesJ

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered oysters and sushi. All exceptional. Jesus did a great job waiting the table. If you want excellent seafood look now further.
  22. IG

    IanG

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good and always fun. Service was excellent and my two guests from London loved it.
  23. ST

    SingleTrackPete

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Group of 3 for a business dinner. Great Caesar salad dressing, also I recommend the scallops and a Sauvignon Blanc. For desert, the Creme Brûlée was on the very creamy side with great flavor.
  24. LA

    LARA

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could ever feel the vibe from the era of Al Capone, it was probably here. Loved everything about this restaurant. We ordered oysters, sushi, tuna and spinach which all played symphony to our palate.
  25. JS

    JimS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shaw's never disappoints! Always a great selection of fresh seafood, and the service is on point. I had the Halibut, which was so tender and flavorful and we shared the au gratin potatoes which were awesome!
  26. F

    Foodie

    Cleveland

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner. Visiting from Cleveland. Excellent service. Great food
  27. AM

    AndreaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got free champagne and dessert for our anniversary.
  28. MB

    MichaelB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. How did you make Vanilla Ice Cream so good? Service was top notch. Everyone helped and was happy and nice. Love Shaws!
  29. L

    Laura

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shaw's is not to be missed if you're from out of town. If only we lived here!
  30. EC

    EdCm

    Naples

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a classic with great food and atmosphere. We always have wonderful meals here with great service.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always…..
  32. JG

    JuneG

    Chicago

    71 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    My salmon was undercooked! The Brussels sprouts were tasty but cut and cooked longitudinal so they were difficult to chew. Our friend who got the seafood combination was underwhelmed with small portions! The sushi’s appetizer, fish and chips and whitefish were good. Our waiter was nice but he was busy and Service was a little slow.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nobody does oysters better, 12 different types.
  34. F

    Foodie08

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After visiting Shaw’s regularly for over 30 years, I continue to rate it the Best Seafood restaurant in Chicago.
  35. u

    utsa26

    Nashville

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My favorite place for a business lunch in Chicago. Food is always great. Service was bit off this time, but everyone is having staffing issues these days. Professional service as always, just not enough staff to be smooth. Even with that small shortcoming on this trip, it's still one of Chicago's best stops. The Oyster Bar side is one of the most fun spots in the city.
  36. CS

    ChadS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood tower is a must; our waitress Lauren was outstanding, engaging and went above and beyond to make our evening really great.
  37. P

    Polar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best fish dish I have had the pleasure to eat
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at a high top in the Oyster Bar, party of 6. Server did a great job with suggestions ordering oysters, appetizers, and dinners. Food was fantastic, liveliness of the oyster bar was fun. Would definitely go back.
  39. TP

    TamaraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the fish tacos which were outstanding! Wish they offered them blackened and not battered. Service was excellent. Will definitely recommend to friends!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing best food

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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 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 12801 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 149 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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