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“Great Service/ Good Food”
Review of Shaw's Crab House

Shaw's Crab House
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Ranked #44 of 10,734 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: State St.
Description: 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 Pacific salmon, fresh king crab, and smelt during their short seasons. Reservations made through Open Table will be for Shaw's Main Dining Room. If you would like to dine in the Oyster Bar, all seating is on a first come first serve basis.
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Shaw's is a very busy restaurant and you definately need a reservation.
Service was very good as was the food , albeit expensive.
Good choice of raw oysters at $3.00 each. Their specialty, Alaskan King Crab at $76 pp is overpriced and I would not order it again.
All in all our group of 8 enjoyed themselves but I would suggest eating in their oyster bar which has live music.

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Thank russell85
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Go straight in for the full Alaskan crab house special and the New York strip - skip the surf turf- and make sure u share it with a partner crime. Be sure to dunk the crab in the melted butter for extra succulence. As for sides get the creamed spinach & potato gratin, no regrets !
This experience is truly mouth watering and you'll be booking in for the following night.

Thank Danielle H
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Excellent restaurant! Service was fantastic. Ate crab bites off the appetizer menu, Great idea cutting Alaskan King Crabs and serving with a dip. Also great Oysters Rockefeller and shrimp cocktails.They also have a great wine list. We ate 2 nights here on our 4 night stay.

Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I always love Shaw's! It is expensive but very good oysters and wine. This trip we had a doz and a half oysters at $3 each but if you come for happy hour the are half that (before 6pm). Two glasses of Sancerre at $15 each. Then they add tax so with tip it was over $100, but they had a great R&B singer and I love this place.

Thank cbxx
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Oh Shaw's, I don't think I should ever be able to match that tuna again, mouthwatering, I didn't want it to end. We are coming back to Chicago at the end of July, you are on the 'to do' list.

Thank Nicola D
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