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Shaw's Crab House

21 E. Hubbard St. (Wabash Ave.) Send to Phone
Uptown meets downtown at this pristine River North seafood hub.



Lunch & Dinner daily

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Shaw's Crab House, Chicago, IL

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Shaw's Crab House Restaurant Review

About the restaurant & décor: On one side of the restaurant, there's a fancy main dining room with white linen tablecloths and dim lighting; on the other, a more relaxed oyster bar with a diner-like feel that's complete with high-seated stools and wooden booths lining the walls. This is a great spot to take families, whether the occasion is a birthday, brunch or dinner with the grandparents.

Likes: Service is impeccable.
Dislikes: None.

Food & Drinks: No matter which area you choose, there's plenty of sustainable seafood to go around. From crispy calamari and tuna tartare to salmon, grouper, oysters Rockefeller, scallops and Maine lobster, no ocean fare is overlooked. Saké pairs well with the sushi, and Shaw's specialty, Alaskan king crab legs in drawn butter, is always a favorite. Southern pecan pie with bittersweet ganache and homemade whipped cream completes any meal. Oysters are half-price daily from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., and live music is performed Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday in the oyster bar. Also located at 1900 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg, 847-517-2722.

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