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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
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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McPherson, Kansas
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I heard the hype...I listened to the hype...I shouldn't have. Our company was in town for the International Machine Tool Show and decided to give Bob's a try on our last night. The building itself is well worn and I was not AT ALL impressed by the seafood...with the exception of the king crab legs. I thought the entire meal... More 

Thank Trevor W
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Bob Chin's crab house again this year and I always look forward every year to go there the food is always tasty and the staff are friendly but make sure to reserve in advance as the place is always full The crab legs are phenomenal

Thank Adel M
Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Crab legs were great! Best we've ever eaten. However, service had a bit to be desired. We didn't care for their crab cakes, deep fried with a sauce on the side. Butter for crab legs was not heated. Each of our orders came out separately and then got cold. I ordered a salad and asked what was on the salad,... More 

Thank Terryl D
Van Horn Tx
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Try their rolls and anything else on the menu because everything is good. Make sure you go early or you will have to wait in line.

Thank Archie W
Overland Park, Kansas
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99 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our second trip to the Crab House. This time around the lunch hour. Service was tops by Kathy. She has been there several years and knows the menu back and forth. Made some great suggestions for our entrées. Plenty of attention was given to our grandkids. Drinks for the kids kept coming. We made sure Kathy was well... More 

Thank Woody1048
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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806 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a full tilt crabhouse. While their King Crab Legs are expensive, they are also worth it. We had clam chowder, which is made the way we like it.....super thick and full of chunks of everything.

Thank RickMIusa
East Lyme, CT
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174 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year we visit my in-laws and the first restaurant we head for is Bob Chinn's. Like I told Bob Chinn many years ago, "We're from Connecticut and i know good seafood, and this is the best I've ever had". Bob is retired now according to his granddaughter. He is 93 and lives in Northbrook. I was sorry that I... More 

Thank VinMar_10
Des Plaines, Illinois
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought the family to Chinn's for dinner on a Sunday night. We were able to be seated without much wait. Service was timely and efficient but without any personality. The fish was good but not outstanding. For the price they charge we expected, and usually get, more.

Thank rosieChicago2
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is more expensive though it never has been low priced place but quality of food (even signature garlic bread) and service are decreasing. We came for a lunch on Halloween (was Monday this year) and though place was almost empty we still had to wait pretty long for our food.

Wheeling, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Bob Chinn's on Halloween. First time even though we have lived nearby for almost 30 years. We are usually reluctant because we don't like crowded places and having to wait long for a table. But on Halloween, the place is very quiet, so we were able to have a really great dinner with great service. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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?