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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
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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.

Thank TiredTravelDude
Orangeville, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 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 

Thank Elizabeth H
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 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

Thank Cocodq77
Racine, Wisconsin
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 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 

Thank pbell123
Deerfield, Illinois
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141 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

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 

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 25 January 2017

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.

Thank Cherylm1956
Chicago, Illinois
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214 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

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 

Thank Alan S
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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237 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Bob Chinn's has been a staple for well over 25 years. You cannot beat the quality of the seafood, the fast and friendly service. Occasionally there is a wait, but it is painless if you enjoy an energetic bar scene.

Thank mssrfoie
Wheeling, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you like fresh fish flown in daily, this is the place. Casual, a bit pricey, but very good. Don't miss the Mai Tai and the onion/garlic rolls...deliciousness ! Be prepared to wait when the weather gets warm.

Thank Sharon M
Wheeling, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

If you want romance or intimacy, forget it. But if you want great food in an almost cafeteria like environment you will love it. Cannot get better food anywhere else. If you do want the crab, be sure to ask for it pre slit/opened. Only a masochist would prefer to enjoy this bit of heaven unopened.

Thank williamlhackett

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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?