Shaw's Crab House

Shaw's Crab House

Seafood Restaurant, Jazz Club, and Cocktail Bar · Near North Side
21 E Hubbard St (at N Wabash Ave), Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Shaw’s is two restaurants in one – a jazzy, sophisticated, seafood restaurant and a carefree, lively oyster bar. Both serve top-grade fish and shellfish, several varieties of just-shucked oysters, and inventive sushi and sashimi combinations, made with the freshest fish in town.


Based on 529 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Beril E.
    "Order the king crab legs; you won't regret it."(10 Tips)
    Malia J.
    "The oysters are the bomb! the grouper is fantastical!"(36 Tips)
    Jessica U.
    "The warm king crab legs are the best!"(9 Tips)
    Albert C.
    "vanilla bean ice cream to the raspberry pie"(3 Tips)
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  • oysters
  • shellfish
  • crab
  • lobster
  • raspberry pie
  • good for dates
  • live music
  • sushi
  • happy hour
  • lively
  • desserts
  • martinis
  • brunch food
  • buffet
  • fish
  • gluten-free food
  • wine
  • waffles
  • King Salmon
  • cotton candy
  • Sharon T.

    The lobster bisque is amazing.... rich and not too salty!

    Sharon Tsao · 4 days ago
  • Jeff C.

    The servers are trained to really upsell here. Casual questions about ordering more. ordering oyster samplers is a bad idea. You'll get a few good ones/mostly small ones Food's pretty good though.

    Jeff Carter · August 22
  • Brian K.

    My favorite Sunday Brunch spot in Chicago! A+ Food and A+ Service and kids eat free !

    Brian Kelly · August 3
  • Dana P.

    Oh god the brunch. Go for the brunch.

    Dana Parker · August 2
  • Jake C.

    Old school cool with great seafood.

    Jake Cohen · July 13
  • Robin E.

    Everything is good here! I had the surf and surf.

    Robin Edman · July 2
  • Beril E.

    Amazing atmosphere: If you come here, you'll listen to live music with songs from Al Green while tasting delicious seafood. Order the king crab legs; you won't regret it. Scallops are a bit overrated.

    Beril Esen · June 24
  • Kate D.

    Elderflower martini is amazing. Perfectly balanced. Services is very friendly and the food is amazing. Best lobster and crab I've had this year. We will come back here every time we come to Chicago.

    Kate Davison · June 17
  • Sinan O.

    Absolutely amazing, tasteful and sophisticated 😊

    Sinan Oktay · June 13
  • Molly L.

    King Crab Bites.

    Molly Lynn · April 30
  • Jacqueline E.

    Hey Shaw's Crab House, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more

    Jacqueline Espino · April 14
  • Joellen B.

    Hey Shaw's Crab House, join Freebie! Read more

    Joellen Burger · March 26
  • Brian S.

    When the name is engraved in the plate you know they make a good martini.

    Brian Strauss · February 24
  • Wendy B.

    Waffles, omelette and the lobster bisque was good

    Wendy Bradshaw · January 31
  • Maggie M.

    Best Oysters!

    Maggie Manolis · December 14, 2014
  • Yaqoob A.

    Amazing buffalo shrimps

    Yaqoob Alobaidli · November 17, 2014
  • Beata Y.

    King crab!!

    Beata Yang · November 16, 2014
  • Carol B.

    Everything is good. Especially if you're a crab lover! I was surprised to find sushi here!! A very welcome surprise!

    Carol Barg · October 11, 2014
  • Beata Y.

    King crab🐚

    Beata Yang · September 27, 2014
  • Nayeli V.

    Excelente king crabs legs

    Nayeli Vilanova · September 19, 2014
  • Gabby C.

    Chowder was to die for! Oh, and the bread, yummm!

    Gabby Cottee · August 23, 2014
  • Pamela C.

    Best Sunday brunch in the city! Something for everyone

    Pamela Carpenter · August 17, 2014
  • Todd C.

    Come for brunch and get the chilled crab legs, oysters, spicy tuna maki, bacon, eggs benedict, mini crab cakes, steamed king crab legs, waffles, and a key lime tort... In that order.

    Todd Carpenter · August 17, 2014
  • Thomas T.

    Pricy despite the old school atmosphere, but the oysters and crabs were damn good.

    Thomas Trumble · August 6, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Chef Sarah Grueneberg eats here on her nights off. She loves the Oysters. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 5, 2014
  • Tasting Table

    Monday through Friday, between 4 and 6 p.m., score half-price shucked-to-order oysters ($15 for a dozen, $7.50 for a half-dozen) on the half shell and an oyster shooter cocktail ($10) Read more

    Tasting Table · August 5, 2014
  • JD

    The lobster bisque? Yes!! Get it.

    JD · July 19, 2014
  • Lettuce Entertain You

    Get rewarded at Shaw's Crab House! Earn points on every purchase toward meals, trips & wine. Ask your server about the Lettuce Entertain You Frequent Diner Club! Read more

    Lettuce Entertain You · January 29, 2014
  • Jessica U.

    Family friendly, delicious brunch every Sunday from 11:30 to 1:30pm!!! So worth it and kids under 12 are free! The warm king crab legs are the best!

    Jessica U. · January 26, 2014
  • matthias R.

    very nice fish fishes

    matthias Renz · November 11, 2013
  • Bart B.

    I had a dozen oysters and only seven worked.

    Bart Brejcha · September 11, 2013
  • Craig

    Dinner here was one of the best dining experiences we've ever had, anywhere. Food, atmosphere and service are phenomenal.

    Craig · September 5, 2013
  • Brandon R.

    Carlos P. Was our server and was top notch best. Shades is very lucky to have him on their staff. Thank you for making our night great !!!

    Brandon Reef · August 18, 2013
  • Terrica A.

    Love everything I ate. Crab cakes to die for.

    Terrica Applewhite · July 24, 2013
  • Suzanne W.

    Must go to if in Chicago! Haddock was delicious. Staff was great too!

    Suzanne Wolfe · July 22, 2013
  • K.j. Y.

    Dont be afraid to wait

    K.j. Young · June 19, 2013
  • Burdean O.

    Spinach was perfectly prepped!

    Burdean Oliverson · June 12, 2013
  • Jackie H.

    Best seafood I've ever had and I'm born and raised in New England. Defiantly worth the money

    Jackie Heilweil · May 28, 2013
  • Albert C.

    No matter what - leave room for dessert! Make sure you add vanilla bean ice cream to the raspberry pie - makes it taste a lot more special!

    Albert Chau · May 27, 2013
  • Albert C.

    The Alaskan King Crab legs are worth a try....

    Albert Chau · May 27, 2013
  • Julia C.

    Scallops are bland. The lobster bisque is very good.

    Julia Coe · May 26, 2013
  • Andrew G.

    Chef's choice sampler on the half shell...

    Andrew Guanciale · May 25, 2013
  • Andrew G.

    Bloody Mary with shrimp hits the spot...

    Andrew Guanciale · May 25, 2013
  • Kate M.

    Really good seafood!!!!

    Kate Murphy · May 12, 2013
  • George W.

    They should make their items order-able from my smart phone by adding them to the app "appay biz". That way, I can order ahead using "appay"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    George Wilkson · May 10, 2013
  • Leila E.

    Get the crab!

    Leila Ellis-Nelson · March 15, 2013
  • Beatrice N.

    THE soups are amazing!

    Beatrice Niccolai · March 15, 2013
  • Farmdog

    Make a reservation, wait 45+ minutes for a table. Great business plan. Beware of coat check also. Chili's is more coordinated.

    Farmdog · February 24, 2013
  • Jami M.

    Peppermint icecream with hot fudge! One of my favorites! :)

    Jami Mika · February 8, 2013
  • Chelon

    Stone crab claws re a must

    Chelon · January 2, 2013

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