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Bob Chinn's Crab House

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
  • The seafood at Bob Chinn's Crab House is a can't miss
  • Elaine E.
    "Mai Tai's, Garlic Rolls, Crabcake Bites, Bacon Wrapped Scallops!"(13 Tips)
    Tara P.
    "food is always amazing! favorite place to have steak and crab legs!"(15 Tips)
    Rich M.
    "King Crab is to die for."(11 Tips)
    Louis K.
    "When they're in season, get the Louisiana Blue Crab Claws."(3 Tips)
130 Tips and reviews
  • crab
  • Mai Tais
  • steak
  • lively
  • good for groups
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  • Fuzzy Dunlop
    Fuzzy DunlopMarch 10
    Calamari blackened salmon
  • Ariel J.
    Ariel JimenezFebruary 10
    Been here 5+ times
    King crab legs, basa, poke, calamari.
  • Alan D.
    Alan D. AKA The Big DogNovember 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Crab legs , well everything .
  • Andi C.
    Andi CarrinoOctober 15, 2016
    Fish is always tasty.
  • Rich M.
    Rich MayerSeptember 9, 2016
    King Crab is to die for. Huge legs and sweet and cooked right. Great place overall.
  • Michele M.
    Michele MeansSeptember 9, 2016
    Garlic rolls, Mai Tais to start. Everything is great here.
  • The R.
    The RealMathildaAugust 2, 2016
    This place is overpriced and has gone down hill. Use to be the best place for seafood but everything was good. Now the food is very average and not worth the wait.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SupertJune 3, 2016
    A fun place, but they move you through like an assembly line.
  • Mike G.
    Mike GianniniApril 27, 2016
    Crab legs. Yum!!
  • gingi/virginia t.
    gingi/virginia truxMarch 10, 2016
    A lobster and crab holiday treat from my daughter! #luckymama #bestfish #maitaimadness
  • Ross R.
    Ross RobertsonMarch 1, 2016
    This place was amazing. Great beer selection. Gigantic seafood menu. You can eat till you're full, and more with a menu like that.
  • Christopher W.
    Three words... Premium Crab Legs!!
  • Edd S.
    Edd SantosDecember 27, 2015
    We have visited monthly for the last 20 years and have yet to have a bad meal. Food is consistently good.
  • Tony G.
    Tony GDecember 21, 2015
    What to say? Everything is fresh and delicious. The dayboat scallops cannot be beaten.
  • Jared J.
    Jared JenningsDecember 16, 2015
    Top notch place
  • Michael
    MichaelOctober 27, 2015
    Everything was bland and under-seasoned. Seafood in the Midwest... my bad.
  • Joe B.
    Joe BuchelAugust 30, 2015
    Always good.
  • Joe B.
    Joe BuchelAugust 30, 2015
    Known for seafood but great steak also
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RyanAugust 9, 2015
    Great seafood
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KampfAugust 1, 2015
    Everything is good here. Maitai is a must. 😀
  • Diego R.
    Diego ReynosoJuly 10, 2015
    Incredible crab legs, but everything is good tuna ahi, sushi rolls
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FlossJune 22, 2015
    The best Mai Tai in Chicago!!!
  • Donna S.
    Donna SmolakApril 5, 2015
    Bloody Mary needs help. Bloody Maria too
  • robin
    robinFebruary 22, 2015
    Dover sole, crab legs, mai tais, salmon
  • Len G.
    Len GrantJanuary 20, 2015
    Excellent seafood..
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerNovember 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The guava juice is a must.
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerNovember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    When they're in season, get the Louisiana Blue Crab Claws.
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerNovember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the fried shrimp or the salmon. One of my favorite seafood places. Also the steaks (one of the largest steakhouses in Chicago, despite seafood acclaim!).
  • Pam V.
    Pam ViglioneAugust 27, 2014
    Dinner with Erin, Gustavo, and Christopher. Grouper BV style. Awesome.
  • Cynthia Y.
    Cynthia YoungAugust 15, 2014
    Try the blue crab appetizer!
  • Andrew V.
    Andrew Van AlstenAugust 13, 2014
    Don't let the distance from the ocean dissuade you. The seafood is fresh, the steaks are decent, and the service is great.
  • @joshmeans
    @joshmeansAugust 13, 2014
    Garlic rolls? It's more like 'HEY THERE IS A LOT OF DELICIOUS GARLIC ON THIS ROLL' rolls.
  • Stacey J.
    Stacey JacobsonAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you don't like seafood, the chicken Parmesan is delicious!
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BlackmerAugust 7, 2014
    Expensive, but it's great seafood. Everything is delicious.
  • Akhil C.
    Akhil ChopraJune 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing Mai Tai's. Fresh seafood.
  • Katrina O.
    Katrina OlsonJune 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The food is so good and better than most other seafood places I have eaten!
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RobertsonJune 6, 2014
    Sweet potato pie!
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RyanApril 29, 2014
    Bring your credit card, things about to get super pricey
  • Judie W.
    Judie WilsonMarch 15, 2014
    Disappointed when making a reservation having to wait for your table - the waitstaff made it worthwhile - the food was good as long as you stuck to their speciality (my sister didn't like the pasta)
  • Carol S.
    Carol SweetJanuary 17, 2014
    Bob Chinn's was excellent of course. Had prime rib and the Ohara had crab legs all wondeul
  • William G.
    William GermanettiJanuary 5, 2014
    Drink - Hawaiian Passion is awesome. Scooped chunks of garlic onto rolls. GF's favorite place!!
  • Bill T.
    Bill TaylorDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tell Bob I sent you...
  • Leslie R.
    Leslie RodriguezNovember 23, 2013
    This is the best place on earth!!!!!!! I live in mississippi so i try to eat here everytime i come to illinois
  • Elaine E.
    Elaine ErnstSeptember 22, 2013
    Mai Tai's, Garlic Rolls, Crabcake Bites, Bacon Wrapped Scallops! Yum!!!
  • A
    ASeptember 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Vegetable Crab Soup
  • Gabriel V.
    Gabriel VerduzcoSeptember 8, 2013
    I heard great things about the amazing food so I had to see for myself. What better day then my wife's birthday. We were stunned by the food before us and when we tasted the crab legs and steaks OMG !
  • Scott S.
    Scott SpauldingAugust 11, 2013
    Whoa, fabulous place!. Seated within 20 minutes of arrival. Calamari with a Mai Tai to start. Entree was Alaskan King Crab - the whole thing weighed 5 1/2 pounds plenty for four people!
  • Ben S.
    Ben SantoroAugust 4, 2013
    Try the Mai tai
  • Nicci C.
    Nicci CooperJuly 5, 2013
    Amazing food. Go for lunch, the prices are lower on many of your favorites!
  • Amy F.
    Amy F.June 16, 2013
    Love, love love!! Get the Alaskan king salmon!
  • Candi M.
    Candi MartinMay 24, 2013
    Amazingly good and fast service.
  • Master Peter Raven
    Master Peter RavenMay 20, 2013
    Used to work here when they first opened. Had to pay off the health inspectors to stay open. Can never eat there
  • Kilikina K.
    Kilikina KalaytoMay 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Prime rib. Thats where its at! (:
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MandersonMay 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Bin coming to this Bob Chinn for over 12yrs .just love the 😍Food😜
  • Mike K.
    Mike KassMay 16, 2013
    Worth the trip. Its the one and only!
  • JB L.
    JB LovellMay 6, 2013
    This place was amazing, great staff and great food! I got the Kona crab and was very happy. Also the Hawaiian Poké is on point.
    AsianHangouts.comApril 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong with any of these: Fresh Oysters, Clam chowder, Maine Lobster, Crab meat vermicelli. Bar specials until 6pm
  • Edson T.
    Edson T.April 17, 2013
    Best crab ever.
  • Adisak P.
    Adisak PochanayonApril 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like your steak rare, ask for this secret not-on-the-menu item: Filet Mignon, Eye Of Polynesian Style. It's beef sashimi lightly peppered and seared drizzled with oyster sauce. Great Appetizer!
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly ReidApril 10, 2013
    The Crabmeat Vermicelli is delicious!! So is the Mudpie!
  • Les L.
    Les LeyApril 7, 2013
    King Crab Fingers (garlic), Lobster Pot Pie, Philadelphia Roll, Halibut, Seafood Gumbo, Strawberry Lemonade
  • Brigitte
    BrigitteMarch 31, 2013
    I always get the filet mignon, I don't eat seafood, the steak is the best steak I've ever had. Great service too. Love the garlic rolls
  • Karim O.
    Karim OlweeanFebruary 18, 2013
    Ask to sit in Tim's section, he's awesome! Will always be my favorite place for seafood
  • robin
    robinFebruary 17, 2013
    Dover Sole, MMMMMM good!
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HultmanFebruary 17, 2013
    garlic rolls FTW
  • Vonnie P.
    Vonnie PFebruary 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing! Seriously the best seafood ever.
  • Peter R.
    Peter RentschlerJanuary 23, 2013
    Wonderful dinner. Garlic rolls are incredible, delicious calamari, Buffalo wings make a great shared app for seafood haters, and 16oz of Snow Crab for $20 on Tuesday nights is a steal!
  • Dianne S.
    Dianne SalazarJanuary 13, 2013
    Try the Orange Roughy
  • Dianne S.
    Dianne SalazarJanuary 13, 2013
    Try the Crab Cakes
  • Dianne S.
    Dianne SalazarJanuary 13, 2013
    Try the Garlic Rolls
  • Dianne S.
    Dianne SalazarJanuary 13, 2013
    Try the Mai Tai
  • Кат. Н.
    Кат. Неп.December 3, 2012
    Best seafood in USA ;)
  • Clarissa E.
    Clarissa EmeraldNovember 30, 2012
    Oh wow, if u are a seafood lover like me, this place is a must go! U will never go wrong with the King Crab, travel and price.. Worth it!
  • Trish W.
    Trish WasgraNovember 11, 2012
    The food is excellent. Your best bet is to go off peak or you'll wait for 1 hour or more.
  • Lina G.
    Lina GonzoNovember 8, 2012
    Be sure to order the Alaskan King Crab Legs, steamed, with lots of butter on the side and a baked potato! Now that's a perfect dinner!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BukowskiOctober 15, 2012
    It was good pricey though
  • UME I.
    UME I.♥♡♥October 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hawaiian passion drink is the best cocktail in the world!!!! Blue crab claw with garlic style appetizer is the best And Kona crab garlic also the best ever.
  • Ankit S.
    Ankit ShahOctober 11, 2012
    Awwwwww yisss. Mutha. Fuckin. Crab cakes.
  • Grace H.
    Grace HobaughAugust 23, 2012
    Best rolls in the world they also have the best crab legs
  • SNA M.
    SNA MAugust 9, 2012
    Mai-tai, garlic bread, and crab/shirmp.......I M in heaven!
  • Jon K.
    Jon KeeAugust 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Their steaks are fantastic too.. Ask nicely and they'll bacon wrap the filet (not on the menu).. Beautiful...
  • Edgar B.
    Edgar BalcazarJuly 31, 2012
    King crab's legs
  • Nataliya A.
    Nataliya AlexaJuly 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Dover Sole in town!! Sautéed in Lemon Butter..
  • Alexis H.
    Alexis HoffmanJune 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The rolls are great
  • Jon K.
    Jon KeeJune 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best seafood in the burbs, maybe the city!
  • Adisak P.
    Adisak PochanayonMay 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Late May / Early June means fresh Copper River Salmon from Alaska.
  • Niko N.
    Niko NickolaouApril 28, 2012
    Biggest restaurant I have ever seen. Filet and Lobster a must.
  • Patrick V.
    Patrick VillanuevaApril 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Soft shell crab, salt and pepper style. When available. Their garlic rolls can't be beat.
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineApril 13, 2012
    Crowd pleasers include king crab legs, surf-and-turf options, and the daily catch offered seven ways. Read more
  • Harriet H.
    Ask for Hope best server i ever had
  • Harriet H.
    Mahimahi is out of this world.
  • John S.
    John SiberzDecember 27, 2011
    Bday Mau Tai
  • Karon W.
    Karon WDecember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Been family tradition for 15 years. Mai-Tai's, Salmon, Garlic Rolls, Poke, Searing Ahi Tuna all must haves. If you live in the Chicago area make your way out to Wheeling you won't regret it!
  • Stephen N.
    Stephen NeilsonDecember 10, 2011
    Try the Ex-Crab-Aganza - Great mix of chilled crab claws fresh enough yo' mama would slap 'em upside the haid... I have become one with the fruit of the sea tonight. Shell me!
  • Marii M.
    Marii MNovember 27, 2011
    get anything with the strip steak! its amazing!
  • Victor P.
    Victor PalaciosNovember 20, 2011
    Pam's birthday continued
  • Michael V.
    Michael VNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for Cooper River Salmon when its in season.
  • charleen
    charleenOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    alaskan king crab legs
  • Nicholas M.
    Nicholas MasinoOctober 9, 2011
    An all time favorite for me! I've been here so many times I've lost count.
  • Pablo D.
    Pablo DePacasSeptember 15, 2011
    5.00 bar menu after 9 pm
  • Raul C.
    Ceviche mexicano, muy sabroso y también el pescado halibut blackened abundante y sabroso
  • Dr. Zühal D.
    Seafood corbasi fena degil. Buharda pismis shrimpler beklentimin altinda. Servis hizli ve guleryuzlu.
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