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Shaw's Crab House

21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
+1 312-527-2722
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (94 reviews)
“oysters” (492 reviews)
“crab” (199 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
10:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for our 10th anniversary in 2010 and this trip (2017) we did not think we could find the place again since everything was a blur and we drank a lot. But we found it! This place is just great! Great food, service,...More

Thank russkwtx
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the freshest sushi and calamari ever! The oysters were terrific as well! The ambiance is old school steak house!

Thank FrequentFlyer82017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our server Judy Jonas has been here 32 years and made our visit special. Her recommendation was spot on and she was a delight!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place with a retro feel that definitely evokes Old Chicago. It also has amazing seafood. Start with a cocktail at the wood-paneled bar; they're delicious and potent. Then have some oysters. If you don't know or can't decide, get a half-dozen...More

Thank Beavextex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crab cakes were surprisingly tasty, the crab meat less so - possibly because it had been frozen. Several of us had the lobster rolls, which were excellent. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank David A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in on a Saturday night without a reservation. We got into the oyster bar pretty quickly and as always the food was delicious. We always enjoy the experience!

Thank Patty E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here many times with my husband. Everything about it AMAZING. My daughter and I were staying downtown and she wanted to have seafood. Luckily, they have carry-out!!! We shared the hot appetizer and the lobster/shrimp pasta. Delicious, even after walking back to...More

Thank _chrissanchez96
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With at least six different oysters to choose from, an oyster lower will find it difficult to choose. They are shucked immediately after you place the order. Want to enjoy them at less money? Go during Half Price hours.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I found out that I was going to Shaw's I was excited due to the reputation but I was disappointed. The food was good, nothing was bad and everything tasted ok however it wasn't great. The appetizers were good, our party had oysters rockefeller...More

Thank BengCh001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have never tried the brunch at this restaurant you are in for an amazing treat. My husband and I wanted to end our son’s wedding weekend on a high note by treating our family and friends to a great Sunday brunch. We had...More

Thank Linda K
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Questions & Answers
Debbie B
26 May 2017|
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Response from JAKBELAIR | Reviewed this property |
Casual but have seen dinners more smartly dressed for business and family events.
16 April 2017|
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Response from Amanda R | Property representative |
we_out-! Thanks for your interest! Brunch pricing includes coffee & juice, but espresso or alcoholic beverages are separate. Bloody Marys are $10 during Brunch & Mimosas are $8. Please let me know if we can help with a... More
Theresa D
11 April 2017|
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Response from Amanda R | Property representative |
Theresa, We would love to help you - I would love to get you in touch with Julie Szymanski, she books all or our group dining. She will need to discuss options with you & it might be easier if you could provide your email... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
    (State St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-527-2722
  • E-mail
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.
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