There’s nothing wrong with splurging on lobster or king crab and wanting to enjoy it in this institution’s formal dining room. We just prefer the freedom of getting down and dirty in the adjacent bar, where we can slurp fresh oysters , crack open crab claws and dunk our lobster tail in copious amounts of butter—all without earning a sideways glance from a stiff in a suit. The quality remains just as high (it’s all coming from the same kitchen), and there’s no pressure to splurge on wine. (All the better because we like to wash down our seafood with beer anyhow.)
|Venue name:||Shaw’s Crab House|
21 E Hubbard St
|Cross street:||between State St and Wabash Ave|
|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|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Grand. Bus: 29, 36, 62, 65|
|Price:||Average main course: $30|
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Average User Rating
4.2 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!