We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bob Chinn's Crab House

393 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5081
+1 847-520-3633
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (114 reviews)
“seafood” (283 reviews)
“garlic rolls” (64 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
393 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5081
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (888)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 856 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is famous for the fresh seafood. One of the biggest restaurant in Wheeling in beautiful setting facing the Des Plaines River and woods. Their menu changes daily based on the fresh seafood available for the day. We ordered Crab pie and fish of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PunnyaM
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been an occasional customer of Bob Chinn’s for many years whenever I’m in the Chicago area for business or pleasure. I have always found the fresh seafood entries to be of good quality and well prepared. But this review is about the staff....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Retired1811
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a huge place. It is not a fine dining restaurant. It is a pleasant combination of school cafeteria and East Coast crab shack. Our table had 3 appetizers, the salad bar and two main courses. The food was a mix of fair and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank OPDonnyG
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place has always had good seafood and a great happy hour. I’ll be going back again as soon as I’m in the area. The seafood is great. Nothing not to like.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bullitt78
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

*Seated right away at 5:30 on Saturday night + *Server checked on us once (end of the meal) and not a busy night or tables in his section with no drink refills - *Had to grab server walking by that wasn’t ours to let them...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank breiche1
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Been to Bob Chin many times. There are certain dishes that you are "die for" and some you can skip the rest of the "production" line kind of food such as fried calamari, shrimp scampi, etc. "Production" line is where you don't really need a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I have been to Bob Chinn's a few times, and my pet peeve is being served my drink out of a plastic cup. To me it's tacky. I also ordered seared tuna, which I have had a a few other places. Bob Chinn's was stone...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Davroz7
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

We visited Bob Chinn’s Crab House with our son and his family and the food there is amazing. The staff are so inviting and friendly and our waitress kindly took the meat out of the crab legs for us and made it look so easy....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cathybN5858CF
Reviewed 27 November 2018

it's great! The appetizers, cocktails, famous garlic rolls and desserts are equally good, and I have no room for even one more take home Bob Chinn's tumbler, but what keeps me going back time after time is the magnificent seafood! I always keep my fingers...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Carol A
Reviewed 8 November 2018

....with a group of 7 people. A mixed impression as some of the dishes were very good and some not good. The starter we ordered was a mix of Sushi, Fried Calamari, and Crab balls. Fried Calamari was not good compared to the Sushi, Crab...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Skippysan
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Wheeling
Olde Court Inn
4 reviews
1.48 km away
The Westin Chicago North Shore
494 reviews
1.99 km away
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Chicago North Shore
149 reviews
2.33 km away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Chicago-Deerfield/Lincolnshire
196 reviews
2.40 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Rise N Dine Pancake Cafe
126 reviews
.63 km away
135 reviews
.24 km away
Superdawg Drive-In
205 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
TGI Fridays Wheeling
17 reviews
2.87 km away
Rocky Vander's
5 reviews
3.08 km away
Long Grove Confectionery Co.
50 reviews
4.27 km away
River Trail Nature Center
42 reviews
4.56 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jennifer H
20 January 2019|
Response from Retired1811 | Reviewed this property |
Just clothes. Anything goes!
28 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from nutsandlunes | Reviewed this property |
That is a great question and I can tell you a LOT! I don't know the exact number but I do know that they sell them by the 1/2 gallon and the gallon ( we have bought them before and they are awesome!!) Th place is so big and... More
Kathy Z
27 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Adelsh | Reviewed this property |
We were a group of 20 and we did a reservation beforehand and they accepted it
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 393 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5081
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wheeling
  • Phone Number: +1 847-520-3633
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing