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Bob Chinn's Crab House

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393 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5081
+1 847-520-3633
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Nantou, Taiwan
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were at Bob Chinn's for Christmas Eve lunch. The service was very good. The food quality was very good. The garlic rolls kept coming. The house beer was outstanding. Yet, it still has the feel of a banquet room at a hotel. It is built for crowds and celebrations and handles both of these well. For family celebrations and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have eaten at Bob Chinn's every few years since the early 1990s. It is a fun place with great seafood. The seafood is fresh and drinks are good - only issue is that everything is overpriced. Figure on $40-$60/person for just standard meals. This weekend we had 3 for dinner; NE clam chowder was good, vegetable crab soup was outstanding,... More 

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Thank BoatLoad777
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter was really sweet and helped us out a lot explaining the menu and even gave us crab legs splitting tips. It was pricy but it's definitely worth stopping in if you enjoy crab and lobster.

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Thank TayTots A
California
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a fun and delicious restaurant. I love the extensive seafood menu and the many options for preparation. Many of the dishes feel home cooked rather then assembly line prepared. Two big thumbs up for me.

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Orangeville, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chinn's always has excellent food and this visit was no exception. Additionally, our server was fantastic and took the time to bring a tray of different shellfish and explain the differences (types of crab) to my teenagers. Crab legs were amazing and lobster was good and would have been better but was overcooked. Thus the reason for a 4/5...when a... More 

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Thank Elizabeth H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat! You best love garlic because they aren't shy about using it but man are the rolls and the blue crab claws amazing

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Racine, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bob Chinn's is always a great place to eat so we decided to meet for a friend's birthday. We really enjoyed it! I had the Fish sampler char broiled and it was really good! They also have great coleslaw. Our service was also really good, Jonathan was very attentive. One of the other servers asked if we wanted our group... More 

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Deerfield, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a family favorite. Be it seafood (and they are on top of this game) or steaks or prime rib (and they are equally good here), you can never go wrong. Their Mai Tai drinks are legendary and the service with servers wearing Polynesian shirts and usually shorts, really take care of you. My only complaint, and it isn't... More 

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Thank RJK_Chicago
Wheeling, Illinois
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place always seems to have a line, especially on weekends, but the food is great. We go here a few times a year and are never disappointed.

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Thank Cherylm1956
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bob Chinn's still has the best seafood selection in the Chicago area. I am not a dinner fan at Chinn's since you are rushed to your table, rushed to place your order, rushed to eat your food and then rushed out the door so they can turn your table. Lunch was much better with a normal better restaurant dining pace... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$80
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?