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Shaw's Crab House

21 E. Hubbard St. (State St.) Send to Phone
312-527-2722 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
High-end, sustainable seafood restaurant with great crab cakes and legs, and notable raw oysters and fish preparations.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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4.5 rating over 8 reviews
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Shaw's Crab House Restaurant Review

: Far from both the Atlantic and the Pacific, Chicago still manages to get its fair share of fresh seafood --- especially here. The showiness of this place reels us in, in large part because Shaw's deals with only quality stuff --- much of it sustainable. The crab cakes are first-rate, as are the oysters and even the sushi. A net full of fish --- salmon, grouper, perch, scallops and shrimp --- fill out the extensive menu, along with familiar side dishes. Many diners come specifically for the crab legs, though --- they really are that good. Among the desserts are triple layer chocolate cake and the signature raspberry pie. The service has a tendency to go over the top, but the attentiveness comes off as welcoming. Don’t overlook the adjoining, spirited oyster bar or the extensive wine list. Also, Shaw’s offers a seafood-laden brunch --- it’s a real steal for the bounty you get. Another location at 1900 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg.

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Average rating    5
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Best Seafood Restaurant in Chicago
by hexter7 on Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:09 am
On Saturday, July 25 of 2009 my wife and I dined at Shaw’s Crab House. It was fantastic! We have eaten out at a lot of restaurants, and we can honestly say that Shaw’s still has it going on. It is at the top of our list for consistent, quality seafood and shellfish. The food is always prepared right, with great service, and the dining room is comfortable, where you can relax and enjoy your meal. We started with the one dozen, hand-shucked oyster assortment appetizer and their famous jumbo-lump crabmeat crab cake. We followed that with their wonderful lobster bisque and split an order of their steamed Alaskan King Crab legs with a side of melted butter. Next, we ate three delicious soft shell crabs sautéed in lemon, garlic, and butter, with great vegetable sides. For dessert we had key lime pie and Homers Peppermint Ice Cream with hot fudge sauce. Hot coffee drinks and specialty tea topped it all off, and we were very happy with the overall experience. Shaw’s has the seafood dining experience down to a perfect science. We highly recommend it!
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