Time Out says
Our go-to spot for seafood, Shaw's Crab House is a Chicago classic. Choose from two seating experiences: the traditional white-tablecloth–equipped dining room or the lively oyster bar, where you'll find us sucking down bivalves, cracking open crab claws and dunking lobster tails in butter. The menu also includes a terrific lobster roll, bound up with the barest hint of mayo, and sushi and sashimi. Pair your seafood feast with a local beer or a classic martini, which goes perfectly with oysters.
21 E Hubbard St
|Cross street:||between State St and Wabash Ave|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Grand. Bus: 29, 36, 62, 65|
|Price:||Average main course: $30|
|Opening hours:||Main Dining Room: Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm, Sat noon-4pm; Dinner Mon-Thurs 5:30pm-10pm; Fri, Sat 5pm-11pm; Sun 5pm-10pm; Brunch Sun 10am-1:30pm|
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Users say (7)
Average User Rating
4.4 / 5
- 5 star:4
- 4 star:2
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
Divine food. Delicious crab and lobster cakes. Sophisticated atmosphere. Excellent service. It has always been a delightful experience to all my senses!
This past Saturday, I was able to attend a birthday celebration for a dear friend whom I met through social media. She chose Shaw's Crab Shack as her destination, and I was excited about it: firstly, because I'm a HUGE seafood fan, and secondly, because I had never been to Shaw's and I love new food experiences. Once I arrived, I knew that my dining experience would be supreme and sublime: and it was both, and then some.
While some may find the buffet price a bit high (it's $55/person), I'd like to say it's well worth the price. Between fresh seafood and made-to-order omelettes, this restaurant offers the mother load of buffet options; and each option is more delicious than the next. French-fried shrimp, crab legs, fresh sushi, french toast, hash browns, prime rib, made-to-order delicacies, mini crab cakes, an entire table of cavity-causing sweets, and THE BEST tasting bacon in the world......and I haven't eaten bacon in over 10 years.
The ambiance was very warm and friendly; the red upholstery and soft gold lighting made for a very relaxing and intimate setting. The servers were top-notch at their job: waiting and willing to do your hunger bidding with smile on their faces all the while.
Highly recommended for the foodie.......highly recommended for a celebration..............highly recommended in general if you'd like to partake in a wonderful brunch buffet on a Sunday.
5 STAR STATUS FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!