Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

4.7 based on 2036 reviews
Cuisine Type American
Price Range $31 to $50
Neighborhood Near North Side

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About Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

Big and Bustling, Shaw's Crab House stands as a monument to fish and seafood. Besides the usual popular dishes, Shaw's management team is passionate about presenting treats such as Pacific salmon, fresh king crab, and smelt during their short seasons. Reservations made through Open Table will be for Shaw's Main Dining Room. If you would like to dine in the Oyster Bar, seating is on a first come first serve basis.
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Menus

  1. Lunch
  2. Dinner
  3. Oyster Bar Lunch
  4. Oyster Bar Dinner
  5. Oyster Bar Happy Hour
  6. Brunch
  7. Cocktails, Beer, Wine
  8. Dessert
  9. Kids Menu
  10. Oyster Bar Buyout
  11. Lunch Parties
  12. Private Parties Breakfast & Lunch
  13. Dinner Parties

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4.7
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Moderate
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Oustanding evening with super service and attention to detail. Excellent food and presentation

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

LOVE SHAWS!!!! We go every time we are in Chicago. Do not skip this place. Great for any time, any occasion. Great Bloody Mary's!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food..very courteous and well attentive staff..

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of our very favorite restaurants in Chicago. I love the fish tacos, crab cakes and sushi...yes sushi!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great experience always a favorite seafood in chicago

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Simply Delicious -- I love to start off with the oysters. The East Coast were plum, juicy and just briny enough for me. I also tried the haddock and it was cooked to perfection. Will always come back for dinner!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had half a dozen oysters and the Nantucket scallops. I highly recommend both. The oysters tasted absolutely divine and fresh. The scallops were cooked to perfection in a delicious warm, buttery, lemony sauce. The portion wasn't significant for an entree, therefore you'll have to order an additional side dish or appetizer to feel full. Overall excellent seafood.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great food and service! Best seafood in town.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service here is on the snooty side.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another wonderful time at Shaw's and love the oyster 1/2price happy hours!\nGreat communication with reservation, and seating was timely.\nOur waitress was great and offered information on all dishes.\nThe bartender was friendly and entertaining!\nWe will return soon

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Extensive Sunday Brunch buffett, delicious and worth every $!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Servers were awesome \nFood was great \nWill be back again next yr when I town

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been to brunch at Shaws several times before. This time disappointed. Overall quality of the food was mediocre and service was lacking. Most unpleasant aspect was the smoke filling the dining room from the omelette station.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Seafood was spot on, service was great, cocktails were perfect, made a weekend as a married couple without our kids memorable!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

excellent brunch buffet! everything was fresh and delicious .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent!!! Our waitress was superb!!! Delicious food!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic food and service, very impressed overall.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious dishes, Lovely memorable, good service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have not been to this location for many years. The food, atmosphere , and service was everything you would want from a 'downtown' restaurant . It was old style cool with great fish, lobster, and crab. The server was knowledgeble and nice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent seafood brunch. Even better service and charismatic servers. Highly recommend for shellfish seafood lovers, like myself.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's was AWESOME! I don't think you could find better crab legs anywhere in the mid-west. Really enjoyed the touch of tarragon in the lobster bisque. Had a sushi lobster roll to start that was fantastic. Scallops cooked to perfection, and the crab cake was best ever. Service was impeccable. Of course the bill was 3 times what we would typically pay for a dinner out, but we will definitely return on our next trip to Chicago!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Top notch food and service. Sommelier was helpful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious. Our server was very attentive, however With every choice I made he advised another menu item that was more expensive. I told him I have a small appetite but he still kept trying to get me to take the more expensive item. He did the same thing with my husband. I felt I was on a used parking lot with a pushy car salesman. That was the only problem. But it was annoying to me, he tried the soft sell from the very beginning with my wine choice. He thought he was being smooth but I caught on right away.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best dinner ever! Always professional and friendly! My wife was so happy on her birthday

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best seafood in Chicago..hands down!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience. Very tasty food. Big portion - so big that we could not finish our meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's the Crabhouse for a reason.. The crab is outstanding. So is the lobster and the cheesy bread rolls! I could go on and on about the food and drinks. The wait staff is always a pleasure. Very polite, friendly, and entertaining!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaws is amazing and the Brunch is so worth it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

THE BRUNCH FOOD WAS FABULOUS. OUR WAITER WAS FRIENDLY AND INFORMATIVE, MAKING SURE WE KNEW WERE ALL THE BRUNCH FOOD STATIONS WERE AND MAKING SURE OUR DRINKS WERE NEVER EMPTY. WE WILL GO BACK AGAIN!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you are looking for oysters, I do recommend Shaw's. Oysters were great and have always been when visiting Shaw's. Unfortunately that is also where it ends. Service was lousy. Started great with 3-4 servers asking if we needed anything. But once we ordered our main course, we had 1 server stop 2 times for the rest of the evening. Once to bring our food, the next to bring the check. We ordered the surf and turf, 6 oz filet, scallops and garlic shrimp. The steak was very bland. Very hard to chew and cut into. I've had much better elsewhere. I almost asked for A1 sauce. The scallops were under seasoned. The shrimp was fantastic. When I leave a restaurant and drop $250+ and we only had 4 drinks between the 2 of us, the main course should be what I leave talking about leaving the restaurant. Sadly I'll only be returning to Shaw's for their Oyster happy hour.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was AWESOME ! I loved everything from the waffles, bacon, shrimp, crabcakes and Alaskan King Crab Legs !! I'm gonna have my birthday celebration in May with my girlfriends at Shaws. It was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS !!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant is filled with screaming children running all over that are not controlled by their parents. The tables are also crammed together and the room is nowhere near handicapped accessible. For the price it is not worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Appreciated we got seated at the time of our reservation--no waiting. Good service and tasty entrées. The yellow fin tuna was excellent. Pricey meal but very high quality.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Got seated right away. The brunch selection is spectacular. Even the coffee was delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent as always!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been to Shaws probably 4 times in 6 months. The menu and brunch are a bit pricey, but the food is delish! Can't say enough about the brunch and the quality seafood included on the brunch menu. Great place for a special occasion and to take a special friend. Love it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Among the four of us, we had one vegetarian entree, one pasta, one chicken, and one seafood. From the online menu, the vegetarian was expecting to grin and bear the evening, but the vegetarian sushi was amazing, as was his tomato salad, so while that isn't the specialty by far, it was a pleasant surprise. Our waiter was a prince, got us out in time for the theater without rushing. The double wedge salad is amazing. We'd prefer to have entrees come with a vegetable or something, rather than everything ala carte and adding up to less value, but all in all, it was a nice evening with great service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's is always a great a rememberable time. This is well over my 10th time dining and everything was really good. The Stone Crab was great, The Crab Cake was amazing. They were slammed out due to the fact that it was Valentine's Day. My only complaint was the King Crab was NOT worth $72.00. It may have been an off night since they were so busy and I have had phenomenal crab here but this was not the occasion. It was not as fresh tasting and not as sweet as the times prior. Also, Shaw's key lime pie is one of my favorite deserts in the city. It was off this time as well. It seemed that pie did not have enough time to set in the cooler. Normally I would not complain but when you are spending $275.00 for 2 people for dinner I expect nothing but the best. Unfortunately the King Crab was a let down.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Rainbow Roll and Filet Mignon were excellent... Definitely worth a second visit

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food and amazing waitress. Would definitely recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A great place to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion with great food, drink, and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's Crab House excellent food & great service. It is an excellent restaurant which is great for small or large groups. The fish is fresh and it has beef and chicken also.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for the brunch. Great value. Service is amazing. You Cannot go wrong.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great, service was lacking. Over priced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Valentine's Day

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was great.... except the female blond bartender with dirty bangs hanging down as she poured our drinks....yuck! Pull your hair back and look professional.... Shaw's is a great restaurant, but this staff member was truly disappointing! UGH

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaws is a favorite 'go to' for my wife and I. It is consistently excellent from presentation, service and food. I would always recommend Shaws to a friend or to someone who is visiting Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We absolutely loved the place and food. What made the best was our waiter Eric - he did a fabulous job of making our dinner special by his attention and friendly attitude.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time at Shaw's and looking for a special place to get some crab and celebrate. Our waiter was one of the best I've had -- upstanding and very respectful, especially to two youngsters. Thanks for a great first time here! I'll be back again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The wait staff was lovely as was the hostess. We had a friend's 90 year old mother and they seated us right away so she did not have to stand. However, the wine list eye poping. There were no moderately priced bottles. I chose one of the cheaper red wines and it was 79 dollars... That seems over the top.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to Shaws crabhouse several times over the last 20 years. Most the time I would say I have a great meal. My wife has not been there in several years and was excited to go there on Sunday. The oysters Rockefeller were prepared and unusual way. She ordered Salmon and the first order was burnt on the bottom. They brought a Nother one which was raw and mushy on the inside which she did not eat. Management was very nice and did remove these items from the bill and did buy us deserves which was very nice. I would much rather pay full price and have a great meal. I know Shaw's is a great restaurant and I was just very disappointed from that evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really good meal in the oyster bar and if the Nantucket bay scallops are in season, get them

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaws now feels like a tourist trap, tables are far too close, selections are really not so special compared to other seafood restaurant options, and prices are in another hemisphere for nothing overly special. Our soup order never arrived after waiting 40 minutes, so we just passed. The waitress was apologetic and took charge off the bill, but too little too late.\n\nIF you want good seafood in Chicago, there are now far better locals than Shaws..disappointing for a Lettuce Entertainment locale, not their finest venue.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere, great service and better food! Eric was our sever and he was amazing. We went all-in and didn't regret one bite. Delicious.\n\n(Only issue was a large family with kids at the table next to us...what are you going to do...?)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went here for Valentines day brunch and was not disappointed! The all you can eat brunch is definitely worth every penny! From the cold seafood bar to all the breakfast and lunch options, you cannot go wrong!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

When we arrived the hostess was happy and made us important. We were seated within a minute. Our waiter, Kirk, was fabulous. Showed us the whole menu, answered our questions and was always close to us without hovering. Everyone and the food was fabulous !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed our visit to the restaurant. The food was good. Service outstanding. The unfortunate part was the couple dining next to us. We had no desire to make a scene but the couple had no filter to what they said or the volume to which it was said. I don't know what the restaurant staff could have done. The couple made what could have been an extraordinary experience something ordinary.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always hits the mark. Comfortable booths, quiet enough to actually catch up with someone. Great menu. They now have sushi and sashimi which is a perfect fit for them. Terrific service. Shaws is a Chicago classic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is an oldie but has not lost a beat. Food was outstanding as was the service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great time, loved the oyster bar and the bartender!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Classic restaurant with solid dependable great tasting food. We made a reservation during restaurant week and thought we would have to wait a long time for a table even though we had a reservation. We arrived about 30 minutes early and have a seat at the bar to wait it out. Luckily we were able to get in with just a five minute wait! We made reservations for the special value menu during restaurant week and usually choices aren't usually that great at most restaurants but not the case for this restaurant; every choice looked great… Every single one of them. We each choose the seafood platter. With arrival it didn't seem like much food but after finishing it we were stuffed to the gills and very satisfied. We did not even have room to eat our Keylime pie dessert so we had it wrapped up to go. Our service was good however it seems a little too rushed and a little too pushy to upgrade to more expensive options. But for the most part everyone worked well together and got their job done and very efficiently. It has been well over a decade since we have been to the restaurant so it was nice to get to know the space again and remember that although we are in the Midwest there is a restaurant that can serve fresh delicious seafood without worry. I'm not sure if they read decorated this place but I don't remember it from the last time we ate there how atmospheric and comfortable space really is. The lighting, the motif and decor all really was wonderful. It did feel like I was on the East Coast and eating fresh seafood that was caught the same day. As far as choices in Chicago for good fresh seafood there really aren't a lot to choose from. This is a classic restaurant for Chicago and hopefully it will be around forever and hopefully I won't have to visit this restaurant more tha every 10 years. I would happily recommend this place to anyone that is looking to find a restaurant in downtown Chicago for fresh seafood whether it is for every day dining or not.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my boyfriend to Chicago last weekend for his birthday and we ate here because he LOVES seafood. It was also restaurant week, which I didn't know. The waitstaff was very attentive, drinks were strong and food was delicious. The kitchen staff forgot to put in our appetizer orders, but our waitress came out, apologized, we got our food and we were able to get them off of our bill! The one and only negative was that I put our reservation in earlier in the week, we got there and still had to wait. Everything else made up for it though!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wouldn't know your 1000 miles away from fresh seafood

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

WOW! What a fabulous Seafood Salad and the BEST Key Lime Pie around. The cappuccino with dessert was the perfect finish for the perfect lunch with long time friends. Can't wait to go back!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is excellent. Wait staff is a little pushy to get you in/out... not appreciated. Wine list quite overpriced. A good meal and experience, though.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

While waiting for our table in the bar, the sommelier was especially friendly helping us choose a bottle of wine. She also told us about LE rewards and signed us up. In contrast, our dinner server had a bit of an attitude. We felt very rushed. Food was expensive but delicious and worth the money.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding service and food. Their seafood is some of the best I have had anywhere. Our waiter was very well-versed in the menu and helpful with suggestions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Their stone crab is excellent. Lobster bisque and clam chowder are very good. Raspberry pie for dessert is excellent. Key lime pie is not as good as Joe's but still pretty good. The best entrees (jumbo stone crab, Alaskan king crab) will run you 70$ or so apiece so the restaurant is pricy and probably best for special occasions.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was very dark and hard to see the menu. It was super crowded and I thought that the food would be outstanding. It was basic. Nothing was great. Their was bone in my crab cake. The server smiled but it was authentic or real. He gave us no knowledge or insight of the menu. I wasn't pleased. I was underwhelmed. I eat out daily because I don't cook but I won't return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been going to Shaws for over 15 years. The food is always the highest quality. I love sitting in the lounge or the dining areas. I've never had bad service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall the food at Shaw's was excellent. No complaints. The service we received was okay. I felt that they took their sweet time to deliver our entrees so they could fill our wine glasses over and over so that we would get another bottle. We were jammed in a table like a bunch of sardines, but I'm not surprised on a convention weekend. The waiter was a little snotty and did not have much personality to speak of. Anyway it's still a very cool atmosphere with old 40s music and the decor is cool but for the price you pay they need to take care of you a little better

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter was very attentive.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was great as usual but the food was just ok and took a long time to come out.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Some one recommended the restaurant and we reserved for our two day trip to Chicago. The space is really special and you feel like you're like Chicago of the past. I suspect that we would have been happier in the oyster bar. I just felt the prices (we were actually there for dinner) were a poor value for what we had. All ala carte and we sat for a very long time without anyone clearing our table--annoying when you're at a two-person table. The waiter did notice it was my husband's birthday and brought us both desserts, which redeemed the experience, somewhat. I would go back only to try the oyster bar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's service was impeccable, our waitress was well versed in the days offerings, also she was perfectly attentive. Our evening at Shaw's was during restaurant week, we thought there might be a delay in seating, however we were seated promptly. As for the food, I've never had anything that wasn't perfectly delicious. Everything was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely wonderful! I felt like I was in an old school supper club. The lighting was low, they were playing Frank Sinatra, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Now to the food! King crab that was cut perfectly to make getting to the meat wasy. They served the portions to you in a quick fashion so you weren't waiting long. Fabulous crab! The beef tenderloin was perfectly cooked and the oysters were incredibly clean tasting. The shrimp taste like lobster, they were wonderful. So many other breakfast options but not limited to lobster mac and cheese. Our server Eric was a doll, very attentive, always had a refill on the table at the perfect moment! A+ Shaws!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love this place! The service is exceptional and it's the best brunch in town..Period!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one of our favorite brunch places. We love the bacon and the crab cakes. The buffet style allows you to really get bang for your buck. Its not cheap though so come there with an appetite. I will say that you have so much variety in terms of types of food to choose and the food is great. We have been here several times and would recommend trying the weekend brunch at least once. \n\nWe highly recommend booking a reservation on open table. We have only had one service issue there but we easily solved by simply logging on to open table and booking a reservation there. The issue was that the host told us that they were no longer seating walk ins. But the place didn't appear to be overly busy. I simply opened the open table app and booked a reservation right there and waited for us to show up on her list. We were seated in less than 10 minutes. I will say that it was a bit weird.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a Girls Weekend in Chicago and chose to have a nice dinner out at Shaw's. We went during Restaurant Week so they offered a special menu along with their regular menu. The waitress did not seem to be overly impressed to have a table of 5 women. She was nice enough but I've had much better service elsewhere. Our wait for the entrees to arrive was much longer than it should have been. She blamed it on the sushi that was ordered by two guests. The ginger pear martini was amazing. The seafood was good but not amazing. Everyone loved the clam chowder. Two of us ordered off the special menu that came with Key Lime Pie. I have to say that I have no clue how you can mess up Key Lime Pie but it was absolutely the worst I've ever had!! In fact, neither piece was even eaten. The consistency was more like a gritty pudding lacking the tart key lime flavor that makes you pucker. The only thing that would get me back to Shaw's is the martini unfortunately.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The woman serving the crab legs for the weekend brunch was a little unprofessional - laughing while talking to another staff member in another language, didn't help that the other staff member looked straight at me after her comment. Other than that one incident, everything else was alright. The food was delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best brunch buffet in the city!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for Sunday brunch. Huge selection of food including crab, oysters, beef, and lots of breakfast options. Service was excellent. Great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great food. Oysters were delicious. My scallops were sugary and buttery and rich. His steak was cooked perfectly. Nice wine pairing suggestions. I thought it was a little quiet for a Friday night but did not mind that at all! Helped us get a last minute reservation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Every once in a while there is a restaurant experience that reminds me of the value of great training of wait staff, or perhaps investment in that staff that allows them to be experienced. The food was all spectacular. The shrimp was possibly the best l have ever had.\n\nSoups, main courses, and dessert, all right on the spot. The dining room is tall enough to be quiet, while there is still buzz. All in all, a great evening.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was almost inedible. The shrimp cocktail was old tasting and mushy. Had a late lunch, place only had a few people and out wait was always nowhere to be found. Will probably never go back

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been going there for 20 years. New awful bread, very small portions. 2 crab legs for $72?? One meal had awful fish, sent it back, reordered something different but took too long so asked to take it home. Got home and it was somebody's left overs! Won't be going back, not the price, poor quality for the amount we spent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful experience all around ! From the food to the service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always classic and always amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for our first time while visiting Chicago for the day. The ambiance was very good and the staff was quick to help. The meals were good although I think the price for their King Crab legs was a little out of the ballpark considering there were only two very small pieces of crab legs. For that price I was expecting at least a few legs. I had the broiled lobster tails and they were priced right and very enjoyable to eat. The beer was good and the wine was excellent for my wife. The dessert was amazing also.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Reservations, yet waited 15 minutes. Hostess could have been more gracious. Overall review not as good as other times. Staff seemed to be back-up crew. Cold crab legs, no longer on buffet. Hot crab legs were cut into very small pieces and over steamed. No longer serving key lime tartlets. Brunch has always been great. This time missed the mark.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went to Shaw's after a show and had a wonderful time. All the seafood was great and the king crab legs were magnificent. Our waiter was attentive to our table without being pushy (after i finished my drink he took to heart my request for not another).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Place is amazing. Best seafood we have ever had. It put tail fins in destin Florida in second place now. Sushi was excellent!!! Wife had king crab the was tremendous. Severs at the bar and our table were super friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks for a great experience

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was at Shaw's to celebrate my birthday. I was very late, but the staff was able to accommodate me. The service was great. My server was the best. I was disappointed with the Oyster Rockefeller. It appeared and taste as if it was thrown together. But the rest of the meal was good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely Fabulous as always! Food and service was great. We enjoy the atmosphere and always make a long afternoon for this delightful brunch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We truly enjoyed our time at Shaws. Our waitress was attentive and she gave us incredible recommendations. The tuna tartar was so delicious as well as the tuna entree. She also paired our dishes with wines to compliment the flavors. It was a great experience and I hope to dine again soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was fantastic!!!! Food was great as always!!!!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really disappointing. Had been recommended to me as being the best seafood restaurant in Chicago. Food wasn't prepared well (although calamari was cooked perfectly). The wait service was deplorable (server seemed almost angry that we were there). \n\nI would be hard pressed to think about ever going back. I certainly won't recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lots of selection. Table placement and bit noisy

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Reservation made that day, and table ready upon our arrival. A business meal, conversation was easily heard by both parties. Food choices plentiful and excellent. An old time Chicago restaurant that should not be missed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's is a classic, professionally run, consistent food. Prices are high, but that is not unexpected, nor out of line with the quality of the food. Items ordered were brought to our table as ordered, no surprises, which is great! Food staff were attentive but not annoying, not an easy thing to do. Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was delicious as usual. Our waiter was professional and recommended well. He was a little slow in getting our dessert order and check. We had to flag him down several times. Otherwise we enjoyed our meal and look forward to coming back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our lunch was outstanding. The New Zealand salmon was about the best and most succulent I've ever had. My wife had a dozen excellent and briny oysters. Our friend had a huge lobster roll. And each got their 'just a bite' dessert (enough for a taste but no too much guilt). TYhe service was best in class too.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was way over priced for the value. The dish that they are most famous for was not worth the money. $72 for a 6oz steak and 1 king crab leg. Really! And the taste of the food was just bland, no flavor at all. I am very disappointed especially because Shaw's is known for their seafood.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Expected great and got some great and some poor - on average less than expected. The oysters were great while the shrimp were overcooked and mealy. The pot de creme was great while the creme brulee was tasteless with a soggy sugar crust. I could go on but dishes that were excellent or very average to not so good seemed the story.\nService was excellent for almost all until it came time to settle the tab. As always I paid cash. When I counted the money returned I realized that the change had been rounded in the house' favor (annoying and poor form) but then realized that beyond the change issue we had been shortchanged - a much more serious abuse.\nIn all, Shaw's holds itself out on a level with Trump and the the other very high end brunch destinations. I thought most everything was good but certainly not the highest level.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The entire dining experience was phenomenal !!! We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday. Our server, Seth was magnificent! A member of our group had a medical issue. I can't thank the staff enough for their professional assistant. A team member followed up with a telephone call the next day to check on the person. A heartfelt thanks to Shaw's.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

All the seafood that we had was fresh, expertly prepared and very tasty. This is a very 'old school', vintage environment (which has its own special kind of appeal).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I only wish I had a bigger stomach so I could enjoy everything they had\nIt is better to go early for sunday brunch so you do not have to wait on the crab /beef tenderloin\nline

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good overall just not worth $72 for those crab legs. If the price is so high due to the labor cost of splitting the legs for you then cut the price & I'll get the crab meat on my own.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed another fine meal at Shaw's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place to go out for seafood in Chicago. Drinks were awesome.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

i WAS THERE FOR LUNCH -- THE FISH AND CHIPS ARE EXCEPTIONAL -- HAS TO BE THE BEST IN THE CITY (I HADN'T BEEN THERE FOR AWHILE; MY COMPANIONS AND I WERE REMINDED OF THE EXCELLENCE OF THE OPERATION, FISH, SEAFOOD AND WINES!)\n\niF YOU WANT BEEF OR CHICKEN IT'S THERE, BUT WHY GO HERE IF YOU WANT THAT?\n\nFISH IS THE BEST!\n\nI HAVE ACUTE HEARING AND AM DRIVEN BATS BY INTRUSIVE LOUDSPEAKER NOISE, GENERALLY A CURSE OF CHICAGO RESTAURANTS. WE HAD A LATE LUNCH (AND WERE ALMOST ALONE IN THE DINING ROOM); I ASKED THAT THE SOUND BE KNOCKED BACK A TICK AND IT WAS (I LOVE SINATRA, ELLA AND DELLA BUT I DON'T NEED ANY ONE OF THEM AT FULL VOICE FOR LUNCH).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service!! Will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's is lots of fun and the staff is incredibly friendly. Great for drinks and half-shells or a full, delicious dinner!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We actually ate here twice on our recent trip to Chicago. It was excellent-very fresh seafood!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome! Fresh seafood!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great old school seafood restaurant with fresh fish flown in daily (that's what we were told and had no reason to believe otherwise). Great ambiance and nice menu...tough to choose but they can do 'half' plates so you can try more if you like! Oysters were amazing BUT 2 were so small you could barely see them in the shell!!! I would expect them to add a couple extra when they were so small (great oysters but poor value).\n\nAsked for potatoes instead of rice with an entree (it sounded like it was no problem to 'substitute' potatoes) but received the rice as well a $10 plate of au gratin potatoes. Oh well...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is the first time that I dined at Shaw's and I really enjoyed myself along with my dinner. I would definitely go back and take friends and/or family.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was outstanding, the drinks were perfect, and the service was impeccable. I recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As usual, our experience at Shaws was uniformly excellent. the food, service and ambiance were exceptional

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's weekend Brunch is a not to be missed event - but not every week as it would result in overindulgence! Their assortment of cold crab, shrimp, oysters, joined by sushi, hot crab, lobster bisque and lobster mac and cheese, is amazing. Their hot tables with freshly made Belgian Waffles, omelettes, sliced roast beef, crab cakes, fried shrimp, and Eggs Benedict go beyond extravagance. \nTheir dessert table is filled with bite sized delicacies and decadent chocolate covered strawberries as well as bags of cotton candy for those wishing a youthful treat. Fresh fruit and berries are also offered. For many, the caramelized bacon is a special addition to the tables and goes really well as an appetizer with a Bloody Mary to start your brunch meal off. \nService is always great on our every other month visit to Shaw's in Chicago. Professionally attentive but not over exuberant and as engaging as you, the guest, wish it to be. Attention to 'dirty' plate removal, bowls for the crab and shrimp shells, water top ups and more is discreet and unobtrusive. We have always been able to sit and enjoy our time without pressure to get up and to leave the table for someone else. A very important deal for the international crowd who enjoy long, chatty meals with friends.\nSeating, with a booking, is never a wait, and without - a very easy wait for a table. Staff are professional and always pleasing in communications. While the price may be a little rich for some, it's the offerings that make it such a great value.\nI have also enjoyed time at Shaw's for lunch and the occasional dinner. However, it's the Brunch visit shared with one or with many that keeps me coming back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sunday brunch was everything and more that I wanted. Our server Anthony was very attentive without being obtrusive. He really was so nice! Would definitely go back for brunch!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Came to Chicago for my wife's birthday weekend. I've been to Shaw's before on business and was impressed with the food and service. We were not disappointed this trip, either. Our waiter, Libby, was well versed in the nuances of each menu selection, and was happy to guide us to the very best the evening had to offer based on our tastes. Her many years of experience were visible by the way she appeared when we needed something, but never hovered. Shaw's has been one of the bedrock dining spots in downtown Chicago for decades, and once again, our trip shows why. Thanks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service and a great seafood selection. The atmosphere is really nice but the music could be a little different. I felt like I was at a carnival. \n\nOnly one thing that they could work on, the hostess stand could be a little more inviting and friendly. I went up to let them know it was my boyfriends birthday and no one looked at me for a couple minutes. Just had their heads down with no recognition. \n\nOtherwise perfect dinner :)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is excellent - a bit overpriced relative to portion size, but delicious nonetheless

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our 3rd visit to Shaw's. The first was wonderful -- great food/service/ambience. The second was so-so -- thinking maybe it was an 'off' night food-wise, though service was good. Our most recent visit, unfortunately, was the deal-breaker. The service was excellent -- from the hostess to the waitress. The food was less than worth the price and this is why: \n\nWe had grilled calamari which was o-k. It was perfectly cooked but way too salty. My husband thought it was too oily as well. I had the Club Room Combination and the med-rare filet was chewy. I ordered a horseradish crust on top of my filet and it was more of a breadcrumb flavor/texture than a horseradish flavor/texture. That was disappointing. The scallops & shrimp were cooked perfectly but had too much (butter?) sauce on it. My husband had the Grilled Atlantic Yellowfin Tuna. He asked for it seared, which it was, but it tasted like the oil that it was seared in wasn't hot enough therefore the tuna took on the oil flavor. The tuna was drenched in ginger soy vinaigrette -- my husband tried to get as much sauce off each piece while he ate it. We ordered a side of garlic sauteed spinach -- which was just that. Nothing special, but that's exactly what we wanted regarding spinach. We also ordered a side of the macaroni & cheese. Another disappointment! I had it at Shaw's our first 2 visits, and I recalled it to be rich, creamy, and tasty! Not this time. It was bland and dry. \n\nSadly, our last visit will definitely be our last visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding, fresh seafood, and personal service. It can get a bit crowded for the Sunday Brunch, as everyone gets food at different stations, but everything is delicious!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Christmas Eve dinner with our son. The meal was very good and the service was great. We had a lovely evening

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My experience was nothing short of amazing! The service was fantastic and the surf and surf was prepared perfectly. The food melted in my mouth. I will definitely return.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place for a special occasion! The prices make this a place we will rarely return to, but the food was great and the service was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I ALWAYS enjoy Shaw's brunch ! The food options are AMAZING and the service is absolutely impeccable. I'm SO happy that there is now a Saturday Brunch as well as Sunday Brunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My favorite restaurant thus far, bar none. All cities, all travels, Made this trip just for this dinner. The shellfish is so well handled that I touched none of the clarified butter served with it. Service is outstanding, the wait staff know thir stuff. Will be back, even if it means driving 8 hours. Thanks for making this special occasion worth the trip!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Seafood brunch....best in Chicago....

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love brunch at Shaw's but they put us in a back room back corner. There were large parties/tables and it was hard navigating out of the room then traveling to the raw bar area with your plate and your kids trying to walk with soup...then our waiter had these big tables so a challenge to get drinks, coffee eye. Luckily the other server Beth jumped in. My young son was charged $55 when he should have been $10-took 10 minutes to get adjusted bill..,I will ask for a specific table/section next time. Fyi-all staff, hosts are super friendly and work hard to make your experience as positive as possible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service. A bit expensive but worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's,as always, did not disappoint.\nFabulous dinner and our server, Paula, made it a perfect evening. \n#anothergoodmemory

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a nice meal at Shaw's Crab Housee, each of us had a different item (Surf and Turf, Garlic Shrimp, Seafood Combo, Yellowfin Tuna). We all enjoyed our meal and had good service for the ordering, delivering and serving. \n\nWhat spoiled the night was the completely out of control coat room. I understand it was a cold day and they had a lot of coats, but the experience was terrible. We arrived to get our coats back and waited 5 minutes for someone to take our tickets. Then that person went downstairs in the elevator and returned 5 minutes later without any of our jackets. He then went into the cloak room behind the host counter and took another 3-5 minutes to find out jackets. However they had lost the scarf that was with one of the jackets. When we told them the scarf was missing, they looked at me like, why should we care. I described the scarf and they went back looking for it. Another 5 minutes later they came back without the scarf and I sent them back again, finally, they asked if it was a Nautica scarf and I confirmed it was (seems like they had planned to keep it rather than return it). In all about 20 minutes to get our coats....pretty much spoiled the night. \n\nEdit Added: Quickly after seeing our review, Shaw's management reached out and apologized and sent a gift card to encourage us to give them another try. We will.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome appetizers, the entrée was a little lack luster. Good cocktails, service was very good, minus our table not being told any specials, which when the table next to us was told them is sounded amazing. Everything is a la carte for entrées. Don't think it was really worth the price, outside of the appatizers.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect blend of special and comfortable. Pedro, our waiter was perfectly helpful and nonintrusive. Loved it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent dining. Great food, service and atmosphere.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

2 king crab legs for $25☹️The waiter seemed annoyed when I asked about the half price on oysters. Very disappointed due to receiving the wrong entree

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaws is one of the traditional older Chicago restaurants. It has a warm feeling and good service. I'm from Omaha and have been going there for 20 yrs. I wouldn't consider it 'upscale', but I was disappointed that they allow 'ball caps' to be worn in the main dining room. I spoke to the evening manager, and she said she would get back to me. That was four days ago, so far... have not heard back. I guess they need to decide who they want as their target market... If it happens again, will probably find another restaurant... there are many good ones in Chicago!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my first dining experience at Shaw's and they didn't disappoint. A small group of us went for Sunday Brunch, which is an all you can eat buffet. At first I thought it was a little pricey at $55 per person, but it was so worth it. Lots of different stations around the restaurant and so many options to choose from. Something for everyone, seafood lovers - king crab legs, oyster bar, chilled shrimp; omelet station, traditional breakfast buffet food, dessert station, sushi, salad --- the list goes on. I don't care where you live in the Chicagoland area, totally worth the money and the trip!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome as always!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My first time at Shaws it was nothing less but amazing! Food was fabulous! Thank you!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been going to Chicago for years for NYE. We go to Shaw's every year. The oysters are outstanding!! Great seafood, drinks and dessert. Would highly recommend it!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was very good. It was really crowded on January 1, 2017 but I'm sure that is expected for the new year. They ran out of ceviche before 1:30 and after a few inquiries, I finally was told after 2:00 that it was depleted. My waitress was a bit forgetful and though she returned several times, she didn't have much follow through with requests; similar to the ceviche inquires above. I would definitely return again as my family and I enjoy the food and experience of the buffet.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's is one of our favorite Chicago restaurants. The seafood is always outstanding in every way. The servers are professional and attentive. The only negative was that we were seated at the worst table in the house - right outside the kitchen door! I can only think that this is a problem caused by using OpenTable as it happens all too frequently.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just a terrific dinner and excellent service. Shaws has never let me down.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Reliably great seafood

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Truly enjoyed our dinner on New Year's Day with friends. The ambiance is very welcoming and the staff very attentive. Though a bit pricey, it was a special occasion. The Maryland Style Crab Cake was fabulous as were the clam chowder and clam bisque. Main entrees we enjoyed were the lobster $49, tuna $37, and a sharing of the $67 tail and king crab legs. We enjoyed the Rombauer Chardonnay $79 and 2 sides of potatoes and Brussels sprouts! An expensive evening but well worth it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding food and service. Loved the cute, little pieces of pie. Perfect size!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love Shaw's and come here often but New Year's Day brunch suffered from too few staff. Of course all tables are full, with lots of people up and down, but more staff would really have helped.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our most recent visit to Shaw's was a date in the city for lunch and a play. It was lovely. Good food as always! We will return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The buffet was OUTSTANDING, as usual! My gueats were impressed. The food was fresh and quite tasty!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As usual the food was great and the service was wonderful. I can't wait to go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our third visit to the restaurant. Each time has been wonderful; the food, wine, staff... we highly recommend this restaurant to our friends when they visit Chicago. Thank you again for making our evening spectacular!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was very good however I felt the prices a little high based on the small potrtions of each plate.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Simply the Best Brunch in the city of Chicago! We've made it an annual New Years Day treat, to start the new year off on a positive track. The food is always outstanding, staff is lovely, and its overall a great deal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went here for NYE. The food was great (very fresh). Carlos at the Oyster Bar gave excellent drink recommendations. Had never tried Oysters before. They were so good. The Oyster Bar was energetic. The Dining room had great ambience. The Brazini Fish was something else. The crab bites were delicious. The key lime pie tasted like I was in New Orleans again.\n\nWonderful Dining experience! Will be going back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was excellent. The food as well.A little pricey for everyday meal however worth the price for special occasions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic Brunch! All you can eat brunch on Saturday and Sunday well worth the money! Fantastic seafood as well as other items!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place never disappoints. Fresh fresh fresh seafood and a great menu containing something for everyone. I was there for the weekend brunch and only regret that a person can only consume so much food and remain healthy - it was all wonderful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Found a wire twist in the salad. Manager took the item off the bill but should have done more. It was a wedding anniversary dinner and they knew it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We did the Saturday brunch on New Year's Eve day. What a food fest! Lots of choice - we especially enjoyed the crab legs and sushi. Oysters were kinda blah but the various types of shrimp were good as was the ceviche. The restaurant did a good job of keeping everything well stocked. Would suggest they try to split the raw bar items into two stations as the line for that table was a little long most of the time. Otherwise, they've laid out everything to make it accessible and not too crowded.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good food but too expensive for the quantity of the entrees

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was amazing- no issues here! The staff were all friendly and the food was abundant. And wow, the food was amazing. Will be returning again soon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is amazing so is the service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and excellent service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good for families and Friends dinner not for romantic dinner. Crab and Australian lobster great. \nService was outstanding

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were in Chicago to celebrate my husbands birthday! Our meal was delicious and our waiter surprised my husband with a piece of chocolate cake!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a great restaurant. I feel like I went back in time to the Rat Pack era. We loved it! Everything about it was amazing except the breadstick things. I guess they are an acquired taste. Other than those, we would highly recommend it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My first visit was to Shaws nearly 20 years ago. I have been there many times since and have never been disappointed!!! To my mind one of the best seafood restaurants in Chicago by a long shot. Just amazing as always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of my favorite Chicago restaurants. The food,as always,was really good. The bar booth was\nrelatively quiet and the service very attentive. You can never go wrong at Shaw's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food, great ambiance and lively atmosphere in the Oyster Bar. Great recommendations and great quality service from the waitstaff and team.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

King crab was excellentnt as always. Wait staff was very attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food & service. The two fish dishes we had were amazing. Salmon & Grouper. Calamari was delicious as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was so nice dinner.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good, service was good. Not 100% sure I think food that expensive is worth it, in general. I had a $200 meal for two with just entrees and soups. I expected this and knew about it going in. Food was very good, but not sure I can justify it again in the future. Great service, great atmosphere. We had a good time, just extra pricey, even for a special occasion.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have loved Shaw's since it opened, so have been dining there for years. Our recent visit was disappointing, however.\nWe found that the portions and quality of the food has declined, but the prices have gone up.\nThere are other places in the city that are now better, but it is still good for tourists.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service and food was exceptional as always! Great food and service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service as is the standard for this above-average \nseafood restaurant. It is also priced appropriately.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing experience, as always. Fantastic raw plates, and attentive service. Well worth the expense.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a wonderful tradition for our family to start Christmas Eve brunch here! The extensive buffet is always fresh and well stocked. All the servers are experienced and personable while refolding our napkins in our absence and quickly clearing any plates or table crumbs. There was a surprise Shaw's Crabhouse cookie tin gift for each table to take home as well as certificates inviting us back for Saturday brunch on the inside portfolio sleeve holding the bill. Thank you, Shaw's, again, for another memorable family celebration. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server Anthony was phenomenal. He provided flawless service from stem to stern.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great restaurant. Dining in twice every season. 7-8 times per year. \nPROS: Food is amazing. Service is good. Great ambiance. \nCONS: the bar in the lobby is separate from restaurant and the oyster bar. \nWaiting for a table 15 min with reservation in hand, I ordered two Martinis. I had to get the card out and pay at the bar. No way to add the drinks to the bill. They should provide a convenient way to order while waiting and add it to the final bill. Next time I will not order 2 Martinis and I will not provide the restaurant with $35 in revenue if they cannot add the charge to my final bill. Just voting with my $$.\nWaiter very professional. Still, for a table of 2, with a +200 bill, I felt a bit rushed when the waiter was refilling my wine glass too often pouring over the existing wine. It was not a competition of who drinks more. I did not appreciate this extra type of attention. Next time I will make it clear that this kind of service is not welcomed. I eat and drink slow. I was disappointed by this type of service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service and food was great!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A very reliable, enjoyable meal. The food is consistently good and sometimes very good. A Chicago staple.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Classic, always a favorite. Love the oyster bar. Danielle is FANTASTIC! Went out of her way to give us mor vegetarian options. Incredibly attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's is the best. We love it. We especially like the option of the bar or formal dining room.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a girls night out and it was PERFECT. Our waitress was very nice and gave us a free piece of key lime pie to take home which was a delightful surprise.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best seafood in Chicago and one of the best in the country. Consistently great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's is an old standard which never disappoints. The food is delicious and the service is superb on every level.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A Chicago classic! I always make a point of stopping their when I am in Chicago!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was delicious! Best lobster bisque and seafood. Our server, Carlos, was absolutely amazing. Very attentive, polite, and he had perfect timing for everything from soup and salad to appetizers and dinner. We will definitely be returning when in Chicago for our next trip.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lobster lobster lobster - fish, too! Desserts are generous and tasty, get key lime pie and chocolate cake. Happy birthday means gratis desserts.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Staff were very attentive but not too much as to bother you. We were made very welcome and enjoyed dinner over a 3 hour period, having great conversation and wine. Not rushed like you can get by other restaurants, so perfect for our romantic dinner for two.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love going here on family special occasions. If I had to do it over tho I would order the grouper, not the red snapper- our server Gregg was correct. Thanks for a nice night.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service here was the worst service I have ever received. I have never been so disappointed! It took 10 minutes after being seated to have the server come to us. Then my brother ordered a drink and that one drink took 20 minutes. The server disappeared the entire time. Then came to drop off the drink and we placed our order immediately because we were starving. The server didn't come back till after we received our appetizer which came after our soup and salads. All in all the server rarely came to our table and barely spoke to us. We ordered two deserts and he did comp one which was noted but I would have rather gotten a server who was there and attentive like the gentleman refilling our water and picking up our dishes. I still left 25% but only because of the bussers. For spending over 260 on dinner for 4 I expected so much more! Better service at other restaurants in the area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's on a Friday night was bustling, but the service and food quality didn't miss a step. Our table of four started with a large variety of perfect oysters, and followed with lobster tails, stuffed flounder, tuna, crabs and loads of their great bread and wound up with sundaes and key lime pie.\nThere's nothing experimental here, just wonderful seafood, friendly attentive staff, and high volume precision that nailed it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food, fantastic service. A great place to dine. One of my new favorites.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food selections were delicious as always. \n\nOur SERVER LEHUA M. was absolutely awful and extremely unattentive. She blatantly ignored my daughter and I never asking if we needed anything or even a refill on our drinks, BUT made sure to take requests from every table seated near us. \n\nI don't mind giving a tip for great service, but it should be earned. \n\nShe was AWFUL!\n\nIf she is ever my server again, I will NEVER return to Shaw's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was excellent for our Sunday brunch. The brunch buffet selection is exceptional for the price. The vibe is old school but energetic. Extremely pleasant experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

All the folks at our table loved their food. Our waiter was wonderful and we'll be back next time we are in Chicago!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's my favorite restaurant in the City! Food is always perfection and the wait staff is beyond perfect.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was great but the portion for the King Crab for $68 was way overpriced. That was a minimum $38 dollar portion. The very next night at Ditkas was $48 \nService was awesome atmosphere ok.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaws is my go to place for delicious food in a great atmosphere with a buzz but not ridiculously noisy. I love their sushi and their chopped seafood salad which I order most of the time. They also have good bread and great deserts.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was not served at proper temperature. That is a must for a good revue.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place is elegant. The food was great and the service attentive. We'd go back anytime. Loved it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had our office holiday party dinner here and had a great time. Service was great as was the mood. Can't wait to return.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dinner was great, ambiance excellent, our waiter was less than enthusiastic. Overall was great evening.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed our visit but not up to their usual standard. Crab cakes were delicious, but whole branzino was over charred on the outside and riddled with troublesome small bones.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My favorite 'go to ' restaurant while in Chicago I never miss a chance to eat here. The best seafood in Chicago !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

When we come to Chicago we always make sure we go to Shaw's. We love the atmosphere, the music, and the fantastic service. It will always be our first stop when we come from Wisconsin.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I eat at Shaws often and would give them more stars if they were available! Best seafood in town, hands down.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome brunch. It is a bit awkward with the food stations spread throughout the restaurant but the food was wonderful. Table service could be improved a bit. The waiter was slow to clear the table. Lobster bisque wasn't great but the rest of the food was outstanding. Would definitely eat there again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service were very good but it is way overpriced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and ambience was wonderful, however management had a difficult time advising my mother-in-law what was gluten-free (a bit frustrating).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's is definitely one of the best places in the city. The food and the service are top notch, especially the seafood. I ordered the Yellow Fin Tuna with ginger and it was probably one of the best meals I have ever had. I went with my family (all adults) and had the best time. We will definitely be going back soon!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best food, atmosphere and service I have ever had in one place. Its worth the commute and he price at the end of the meal. I will be coming back here as often as I can.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Whenever we come to Chicago we like to come to Shaw's. Living in the Midwest it's hard to find good seafood. Shaw's has never disappointed us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a wonderful time! Andre was great and very attentive Food of course is always the freshest seafood \nIt was a great Birthday celebration!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great seafood. And great Sunday Brunch with seafood display

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Sunday Brunch! Excellent food options, great service, and a fun atmosphere!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and we had an Amazing Time. The food was excellent, our Server, Dillon was Outstanding, and the ambiance was exquisite. I highly recommend this place for special occasions or if you're in the mood for some Tasty Seafood. Absolutely Loved it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fresh, hot and delicious menu items. Everyone is knowledgeable and caring to make sure you have a great time. Our server, Louha, was Hawaiian and has an incredible zeal for customer service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place for Seafood! Potatoes Au Granting were some of the best I ever consumed. Note; this week is very shareable!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The waiter was nice and knowledgeable. That's where it ended. Out salads came at the same time as our entrees. The server said he would take the entrees back and put them under the heat lamp. When they arrived, we were given salad plates instead of entree plates and the filet tasted tough just like it might have sitting under a heat lamp for 30 minutes. I know this place is popular, but there are much better steak and seafood (way many) available within a few blocks.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, a fantastic dinner. But exceptional this time, from valet, hostess, coat check, bar tender, wait staff and other patrons so pleasant and thoughtful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaws is always a favorite for an evening in the city. Atmosphere is cozy but friendly. Food is usually very good.\n\nThis time, we were disappointed by the haddock and white fish. And the rolls are not as good as when they had the cheese rolls.\n\nOtherwise, a very good restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were seated at 12:15 (had a reservation) and it took 15 minutes for a waiter to come take our order despite multiple attempts at flagging someone down. After placing the order our entrees showed up at 1:45. Luckily none of us had meetings until 2:30. The place was not even close to packed so not sure who was running operations that day. Waiting 90 minutes to eat from the time we sat down is pretty pathetic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food quality is excellent! Wonderful Holiday dining :)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebrated my wife and daughters birthday. We had a wonderful time. A shout out for the macaroni-and-cheese and garlic shrimp.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was outstanding and the food was excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made great suggestions. We will definitely return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing experience...old Chicago...authentic and delicious. Wait staff was sincere and fun.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It took an unusually long time to get our food. There were larger parties who came in after us and they were halfway through their entrees before we even were served. Also they had just varnish led the floors and the smell was very strong. My friend got ill from the fumes

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place is beautiful. The good isn't wrong but it certainly was not what I am used to in Chicago . A bit of a tourist spot and the food and service reflects that

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server was stressed and in a hurry. He said the kitchen is backed up and you need to order. We were not in a hurry and if we wanted diner service we would have gone to one. I ordered the hot seafood sampler. It was delicious. Having said that, there were two oysters so small their families are probably looking for them, a 1/2' piece of King crab, a shrimp sized lobster and a lot of calamari. My husbands fish tacos were very nice

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to Shaw's to celebrate 2 people's birthdays and as an early Christmas gift. We've been to Shaw's on a number of special occasions in the past and as before we weren't disappointed by the choice. I noticed several heart-healthy items which have been added to the brunch offerings and was glad to see them. Other items, such as the gumbo and fresh shrimp, were as good as I recalled! Thanks to the attentive staff and outstanding chefs, our visit to Shaw's was tasty and memorable!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

always a good stop while in Chicago \nfood was not up to the usual standard this trip

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A great place to have an upscale dinner or nice lunch. Handy to the Langham and Trump.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great seafood! The Sunday brunch is $55, and it is a bargain. Come hungry, and pace yourself.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a party of 12 for my wifes birthday celebration. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and the bonus of being in a separate room was a nice bonus. The wait staff was very attentive and the waitress was outstanding. We will definitely return in the future.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We are at Shaw's Crab House for their Sunday buffet brunch. The food is very good - fresh, full of classic favorites as well as a raw bar and great indulgences. Compared to other brunches downtown, I think it is one of the better deals. \n\nAs it is the holiday season, the decor is festive and warm. Service is friendly and very good! This is a fine place for groups, families or to celebrate a birthday, etc.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Crabby Attitude

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a eight pm reservation and got there fifteen minutes early. They had us wait till eight for our table. Service was friendly and helpful in our dinner selection. Ordered crabs legs and it was great to having come already cut open. It was nice just to pick out the crab meat without working to crack those legs. Plan on going there again in the future

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A warm and casual dinner experience with family and friends.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place sucks. I made a reservation for 9:15pm, and we went there at 9:10PM, they still made us to wait like 20 mins, I got my table 20 mins after scheduled reservation time. I sit near the kitchen backdoor, and I could tell that their kitchen is dirty as Sh*t, my water glasses is not even cleanly wiped. Service are shitty as well, my server even forgot to get me a plate for my crab legs, and I never got my water refilled. what is wrong with this place? This is probably the worst restaurant in Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Shaw's Sunday Brunch was absolutely fantastic and a great way to spend a Sunday morning and early afternoon on great food at an eclectic dining facility.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

great service with great food; on time reservation

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unlimited fresh oysters and crab legs for brunch-totally worths going there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaws was recommended by a friend...it was so nice...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always- Great food & service. Highly recommend for special occasion or romantic dinner

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed our dinner, waitress was excellent, food wonderful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great lunch in the bar area. Everything was excellent from the food to the server.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful food and atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's is definitely in our Top 3 for steak & seafood in Chicago (the others being Joe's and Hugo's/Gibson's). Great service, excellent food, and very classic and cozy decor. We have tried dozens of seafood/steakhouses in Chicago, and we find that Shaw's excellent service is very consistent, the staff is knowledgeable of the menu, and the menu contains a wide range of options to suit your needs.\n\nThe prices are in line with other restaurants in this category, so definitely for special occasions for the average person. Their prices are online-so I won't belabor the point-but two people can enjoy a very nice meal with drinks for $150-$200 (tax and tip included).\n\nMy advice to anyone visiting Chicago is to stick to the three mentioned above. You are almost guaranteed an excellent meal without paying noticeably more than the other shops in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The sushi, lobster, fresh fish, etc. that our group enjoyed was fantastic! I highly recommend the lobster and crab!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We are New Yorkers visiting Chicago for the first time and a local recommend this restaurant since we were seafood lovers. We weren't disappointed at all. The food was delicious and fresh. Drinks was on point and not watered down. Will difinately go again when in Chicago. 2 thumbs up.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for the Sunday seafood buffet brunch. The place was busy, and there was lots to choose from. Unfortunately, nothing felt (or tasted) very special.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sadly, I got food poisoning after eating raw oysters at Shaw's. Of course, eating raw oysters is inherently risky. But my experiemce was disappointing overall - food was mediocre. For example, sStone crab At Joe's was actually better than that at Shaw's

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very accommodating and very delicious. Lobster mac n cheese not on menu but fantastic. Learned about it from the couple sitting next to me. Good wine selection.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Never keep reservation times.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very enjoyable visit. Great atmosphere, friendly and helpful waiting staff, delicious food and altogether a memorable meal. Not cheap but worth a splurge when visiting Chicago.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Rushed. Could not get us out quickly enough. One should never start clearing the table with some guests still eating. In and out in less than an hour in what should have been a relaxed lunch with family. This was a terrible experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful seafood \n Do not miss the crab specialty.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

How fresh all the meat was and also the server was just wonderful

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exceptional service, food and ambience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service, she was very knowledgeable and kind! Already looking forward to my next meal there. Lobster bisque was divine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

So good we went back for lunch before we headed home!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bad waiter for Service \nProblem with the tip \nIncredible

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

In Chicago on business. I make a point of dining here every time 'm in town. Always a great experience. Great seafood, well prepared. Great service, friendly, knowledgable and they don't rush you.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Sunday brunch was the culmination of a birthday celebration weekend for my sister. Our party was a bit larger than than original reservation and we accommodated without issue. The food was both plentiful and fresh, with a wide variety of choices for any palate. The hostess staff could benefit from a more mature and professional personnel make over, however, overall, it was a satisfactory dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our second year going to Shaws for their FANTASTIC Thanksgiving Buffet. I think I ate 10 #'s of crab legs. :) The seafood is amazing, so fresh and so expertly prepared. They also have the full turkey dinner and my family said it was delish. There is something for everyone since they have salads, raw and cooked fish, turkey, beef tenderloin and all of the side dishes. Service was great. They do not rush you at all. Highly recommend it. No dishes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is my wife's favorite place and it was her birthday. Everything was great. Everyone loved their food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and excellent service. Best brunch in Chicago. Kids eat free and servers are exceptionally friendly and accommodating to families.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I both ordered fish. I ordered the sauteed red snapper which was very thin, not much to entree for the price. My husband ordered the pumpkin seed crusted grouper and said it was dry and questioned whether it was indeed grouper. I felt the food was over priced. There are plenty of other seafood restaurants that I would choose to go to in the future.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

been eating here for 25 yrs - absolutely love everything about the dining experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We visited Shaw's for the Thanksgiving buffet, and were all very pleased with it. The all-you-can-eat king crab legs were a particularly nice touch, and the 'high steaks table' as our server called it, with prime rib, turkey, and the crab legs, was a wondrous thing to behold. The plethora of side dishes and other entrees (crab legs, fried shrimp, among others) was also excellent. The dessert were a bit sparse in selection, but taste was good. One unexpected treat were the whiskey-soaked cherries that were served in our Manhattans. Well done, Shaw's. We'll be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's is a favorite whenever we're in Chicago. Great food and service. Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another excellent business meal at Shaw's! The service and food quality are always first class and you never worry about taking your clients there for a great dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I cannot praise my server, Danielle, enough! She was AMAZING. From the moment she introduced herself, to the warm farewell, she was an absolute gem. \nFirst time at Shaw's and we will definitely be back --and will be requesting Danielle!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We dined at Shaw's on Thanksgiving. While the buffet was a little pricey the food was excellent, we were seating at our reservation time, service was attentive, and the buffet food was replenished rapidly. Our waiter, Anthony, was very pleasant and attentive.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were surprised when we arrived on Thanksgiving day that it was a buffet meal. Nothing on the website mentioned it, nor was it mentioned in the confirmation call. It was fine for us, but if we'd had some older members of our family, we wouldn't have wanted them to hike all over for their food. It was a bit tricky getting from one dining room to the other with full plates through all the people waiting for a table. That said, it was warm and convivial, and overall the food was good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place to enjoy the best seafood selections in Chicago!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dessert selection not as good as other times. Crab lags were difficult to find.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the classics. A very dependable choice for a business lunch. Best clam chowder this side of New England and top notch crab cake. A favorite that never lets down!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The brunch was very good, I was disappointed that they had no breakfast items. Even though it was Thanksgiving it was still a brunch. They usually have some type of eggs or bacon. So that was disappointing. The seafood as always was fantastic. The turkey itself was not traditional it had many types of spices and they only had white meat. Might have to rethink next year.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was thanksgiving. Pricey and packed but food great

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Chicago's best seafood. I've lived in Chicago and returned for business trip. This is an excellent venue, the best seafood in Chicago. Service was excellent. I will definitely return for my next visit to Chicago

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was so delicious, very fresh, well prepared, and presented attractively. We loved everything we ordered. Service was exemplary- our waiter was helpful in making suggestions, but not pushy or obsequious. Servers were quick to refill water glasses, remove empty plates etc. The restaurant had a comfortably bustling atmosphere with an attractive vintage appearance. We had reservations but had to wait about 15 minutes, but we didn't mind since it gave us an opportunity for people watching. This was a very nice restaurant and we will plan to eat here again on our next trip to Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Mother's Birthday celebration. 10 people. Service was excellent and very attentive. Ordered the cold appetizer tray and was disappointed in the crab meat which tasted like it had been frozen at some point. Qysters were small and watery. \n\nEveryone liked their entrees My surf and turf tasted excellent with the drawn butter for the crab legs and sauce for the steak. Portions were smaller than expected which prevented me from overeating.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was delicious and the service was impeccable! Great evening !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place, great food, great service!!! It's a must while visiting Chicago. No matter if you choose the oyster bar o the regular restaurant, you'll get a great experience. Worth to come back!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful meal with my son. Both ordered the Special. Red Crab was delicious and the Filet Mignon was cooked to perfection. Deserts were unbelievable. Service impeccable and attentive. Never had to ask for anything. Always offered. Well worth the price.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best place for fish in town but ---Check your bill carefully - I have had to correct the items in the last 2 visits. Its embarrassing to have to do that in front of guests also.\n\nGood food but mine was cold this time and my son had the wrong order and we all had to wait for his correct order. No break on our very expensive bill for that.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

For my first visit to Shaws it was excellent. I had to have the filet and crab legs for dinner and neither disappointed at all. They were excellent. Sides of lobster mac and cheese, asparagus and broccoli florets were also well done. Loved the service as we never waited for anything. We had a group of 6 people and everyone loved it. The oysters were also delicious. I will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Classy! Delicious seafood salad, crab cakes, lobster au gratin, seafood gumbo, and lobster bisque! We were under dressed in vacation, walking around ware. Other patrons were in professional attire. The waiters were superb! Lunch was divine!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place was a recommendation of a local from Chicago and it did not disappoint! Brought customers here and everything was wonderful! Order the seafood tower! It's very noisy but it's a energetic environment and I loved it! It's also very cramped and the shove as many people into a space as possible. I was not bothered by it because it added to the experience. I'm going back with customers this week.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The oysters & crab legs were superb. Really enjoyed our server, Micci! She was fun, informative, & all-around made the experience even better. A traditional, old school environment, but food was great. Oh, key lime lie was delicious, too!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I dined alone. Hose my waiter was very respectful.....a seasoned veteran! He made my dining experience a good one. I was a little lonesome since my friend was unable to join me but he made me feel comfortable. His recommendations were 'spot on'! The food was excellent! It was a relaxing experience. Thank you.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Shaw's with our teenage daughters. The food was delicious and the service was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We go to Shaw's for all of our special occasions, it is our absolute favorite restaurant!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best Seafood Buffet ever! We live 90 miles away and find it worthwhile to make the drive. My family loves it and we try to celebrate all special occasions at Shaw's!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I went to Shaw's for what I hoped would be a nice anniversary dinner. For such a well-known, high priced seafood establishment, the ambience is amazingly like a diner. We started with soups--clam chowder for me, lobster bisque for my husband. Both were very good. For our entrees, my husband had the red snapper filet--a tiny filet that looked like a child's portion. I had seared scallops and we shared a side of garlic spinach. Everything tasted fine but nothing special. Our server very nicely comped our desserts as an anniversary gift, but we left leaving underwhelmed. Perhaps if you are on an unlimited expense account and want to gorge yourself on seafood, this is the place for you. Also, maybe the oyster bar would be a nice happy hour option. As for the restaurant, we probably won't be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bread basket was amazing, seafood salad delicious, Virginia flounder w/crab meat and lobster sauce was really good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Started with an order of Sushi....It was the freshest and most delicious sushi we've ever eaten. The sauce and even the ginger were outstanding. The Oysters Rockefeller were the best we've had anywhere and we have traveled all over the world. Our main course was wonderful! I had the perch for the first time in my life and it had a delicate flavor and I loved it! My husband had the roasted garlic shrimp and they were delicious. The meal was one of the best, if not THE best one we've every had. Our server was polite and the service was very efficient., We are from Florida and appreciate great seafood and this was the GREATEST!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great seafood, large restaurant, very attentive staff and service. They went above for my boyfriends birthday

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

dinner was amazing...it's a crab house, but the filet was one of the best ever

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

On previous visits crab legs were plentiful and you could select and serve yourself. On our 11/13 visit for brunch they were rationed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

They changed the wine list and didn't have my favourite Chardonnay 'Flower'. \nA replacement wine was suggested but it just wasn't the same. So I was disappointed. \nHad a reservation but still had to wait 20 minutes for our table....worth the wait. \nThe oysters were divine. The crab was wonderful. The grilled fish cooked to perfection. \n The service phenomenal. \n\nStill remains my favourite seafood restaurant in Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

There is a reason Shaw's has done so well for so long. Fabulous seafood and fish and a very knowledgeable serving staff! We are regulars and enjoy the fact that each order is prepared according to the diners' wishes and dietary requirements.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Clam chowder was amazing. Our server was a lovely lady. Very attentive, helpful, and overall a delight. She was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations. We will definitely come back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Cozy, classy atmosphere. Awesome food and drink. Would create a few vegetarian options for main course other than veggies. Lots to choose from these days that would give protein to that client group. I bring anyone who comes to Chicago either the white table side or Blues side, both are absolutely spectacular!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding food and service! Price was on the high end, but so was the quality and care. We will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best brunch in the City of Chicago. Huge selection of both traditional breakfast items as well as great fresh seafood selection.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and Ambiance. A step back into the 1940s! I go there everytime I am in Chicago. Too hard on the budget for an everyday spot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing. Easily one of our favorites!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

When I have out of town friends who want fresh seafood, we just go to Shaws. I love the old time seafood house atmosphere, the great fresh seafood, friendly and prompt service. The oyster bar is a whole different vibe and has great entertainment.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent crab legs and seafood dishes. Potatoes Au Gratin delicious. Good cocktail suggestions from server. Nice dining room atmosphere. Seated at cozy corner table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wow it was amazing the service was top notch very helpful with the menu and made me feel like we were the only people in the restaurant. The food was awesome! very fresh and seasoned just right. Would go back again. This is one experience i will remember.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had one of the top five meals in my life here 2 years ago. It was a crab legs special with all the fixings. Nothing available like that this time around. Opted for the blackened snapper. Not a good choice! Way over-priced for portion & quality level. Others in party got seafood salad. Quite tasty, but pricey for what was received. I will go here again, but only under certain circumstances (like prior special, etc.).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous experience. Lobster in July. Just like Christmas

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been here so many times, and it is always on my mind when headed to Chicago. The level of ambience, consistency and quality is amazing. Love this place!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was not worth the price. We ordered the shrimp, scallops and crab trio. The waitress said the scallops were 9 ounces. They were nowhere near that size. The dish was $36, but should have been around $21. I also tried the parmesan-crusted haddock. It was decent. The apple salad was uninspiring. Overall, the food was bland and overpriced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went with a friend for a relaxing seafood dinner on a Saturday night...Shaw's did not disappoint! I had the Dover Sole...it was fantastic. My friend had Alaskan Halibut...It was also wonderful. We tried the shrimp cocktail for appetizer - very good. Loved the quiet and elegant atmosphere. Will go again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The king crab appetizer was not good a lot of bone in the meet. The lobster tacos were on the lunch menu but portions were way too small. Average at best. Left lunch hungry and dissatisfied

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had high hopes since i had been to Shaw's in the past but red marks this time service was sub par and she kept chiming in about what we should eat. Then she made a reference to a appetizer we ordered saying' I want to try that but all the other employees scarf it down and there is none left for me'. Who cares i am dropping $200.00 shut up already.The food was ok very bland they must have replace the chef recently. Time to find a new seafood restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a 7:15 reservation, arrived at 7:00 and was seated at 8:00. We sat in the Oyster bar for about 30 minutes, and watched couple after couple come in AFTER us and be seated. Went back to the hostess station again and asked about our table, and waited another 15 minutes, watching people come in WITHOUT A RESERVATION and get seated! I asked once more, and the guy seating people turned to another host and said our buzzer must not be working. Without an apology or even acknowledging to us that the buzzer didn't work, for an entire hour, we were seated 45 minutes after our scheduled reservation. What a disappointment. I had brought my daughter to Shaw's so she could enjoy one of my favorite restaurants! No more Shaw's...such a disappointment. Try Joe's down the street, if you can get it! Outstanding service there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Incredible value; younger children dine free with their parents. My son loves the steamed king crab, shrimp maki, oysters, and dessert bar. My daughter adores the omelet bar and fresh donuts. There's something for everyone here plus the kids can take home a house made bunch of cotton candy for later.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I'm sure seafood is best had in a coastal area. But for being an almost landlocked city, Shaw's blew me away! The crab is so buttery and the oysters were yummy! The service is incredibly friendly and accommodating - a great place for a date or special occasion!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful meal. Service was outstanding thanks for a remarkable experience!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another superlative dinner at Shaw's, included crab bites, surf and turf, and a an unparalleled peppermint hot fudge sundae.\nOur favorite place in Chicago.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service were great, but the expense, even with a gift card was too much to visit often. I had never been there and went there for my 70th birthday. It may be another 70 til I return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was exceptional and superb. From the appetizers to the main meal and surprise key-lime pie on the house, this restaurant truly has fresh seafood cooked to perfection. Ambiance is spectacular and of course, to tie it all up, the service was outstanding. Can't wait to go again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been coming to Shaw's for many years. This city staple never fails to impress. The doormen, hostesses, bar tenders, and the entire wait staff go the extra mile to deliver an impeccable experience. Seafood, sushi and steaks satisfied everyone in our party...fabulous meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our family usually goes to Shaw's for brunch but this time we had dinner. We all loved our meals: sushi, surf and turf, lobster pasta and parmesan chicken; delicious and fresh. We'll continue to be regulars at Shaw's.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great old Chicago favorite. Excellent seafood in a vibrant atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great but the service was slow, and the waiter spent a lot more time with the hotties at the table near us then checking on us. It was my wife's birthday, which the host noted. When it was time for dessert, instead of bringing us a piece of cake with a candle, the waiter brought us a dessert menu. I said 'where's the cake', and he said he thought we might want something else. We've been coming here for birthdays for 20 years; always cake.\n\nI love your restaurant but we always get better service from the other waiters, most of whom I recognize by now.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had large group of 9, and were seated promptly although not entire group arrived at same time. Service was excellent and efficient. Food and cocktails were delivered timely and were of high quality. Waiter was attentive but not overbearing. Will definitely return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed our anniversary at Shaw's. The shrimp cocktail was huge, oysters delicious. Ordered a bowl of bisque that they split between 2 cups. Also split the lobster tail & crab legs. Loved the Chenin Blanc wine that the waiter recommended. Had no room for the delicious key lime pie they gave us, after wedge salad, sushi, & potatoes!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Solid food, service ambiance. Go to place in River North

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was excellentl! Loved the crab bites!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Generally good. Lobster was disappointing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had made a reservation for six people and unfortunately four of them cancelled at the last minute. So, my colleague and I were left having dinner - just the two of us. The hostess couldn't have been more delightful. We ordered the seafood tower and a bottle of wine. It was great. Shaws is always great and never disappoints. I love the ambiance and the food. The menu is great. The service is always outstanding. It's one of my favorite places to go in Chicago.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's is very consistent. Not flashy, slightly over-priced, but all seafood restaurants are when you are in the middle of the country, but good service and good food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

On the edge tepid oysters, cold entrees, missed sides, pretty lack luster. Great looking place though. All theater, no substance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful brunch experience. Great food and service. Definitely recommend Shaw's brunch.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

When I lived in Chicago, Shaw's was a frequent destination, wonderful seafood the objective. On a recent Friday evening, I booked a table for three friends and myself, all of us out-of-towners. Service was good, patient, and helpful. The crab cake looked good, tasted bland, almost tasteless. The lake perch were spoiled in the kitchen by a heavy hand with the salt. The seafood platter was devoured by the friend who originally was going to order a steak. Good desserts, decently priced wine list. The back room leaves something to be desired, no life compared with the very lively front room. So maybe an off-night, but the problem is that it will be a while before I'm back to give it another go and I may be somewhat reluctant to make Shaw's my first choice.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious but our Brussels sprouts were cold. Waiters refilled water glasses tenaciously; they never made it to empty.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's is one of our 'go-to' places when we are in the mood for seafood. Never had a bad experience here (we average 2-3 times per year). The food is always excellent and the service is always friendly and helpful. The dining room is more elegant and quiet, the bar more casual and lively.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent professional service. I asked for a quiet table (via Opentable) and appreciate getting one in the back. Otherwise this busy restaurant can be noisy. One of the best seafood places in a steak town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a standard restaurant by which you my compare others to.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

All items on the menu that we ordered were great. The service was impeccable. Highly recommended for large groups. Has plenty of room to service any size group.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of my favorite restaurants ever! Whether you dine in the bar area, which has great LIVE music\nor the dining room, which is much more formal...it's a special restaurant for special times with special people creating memories.....\nAnd, I've had the same server many times...Dick...who has been there for many years, and his service is outstanding, as is his personality.\nShaws Crab House is a must, when in Chicago!!\nJerry Henry

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is your spot if seafood is what you are after. Those are the interesting choices, the rest is just standard.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaws service is excellent as is its product. My favorite Chicago restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a great time again at Shaws. We can always count on great service and attentive wait staff, food on point, and an overall great experience. Reservations area always honored and seating is prompt. The fish is fresh and sides delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The seafood platter is always a solid choice.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was OK. I would expect more for the money. My wife and I were seated next to a group of 10 obnoxious guy's. I would have thought they would have sat us somewhere else.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We started off with the crab bites! They were amazing with no hassle of the big crab legs. They precut the legs in to bites and then you simply pulled the meat out with a fork and popped it in your mouth! so good. I was really wanting fried shrimp but was a little embarrassed because I felt like it was a kids meal item. My server encouraged me to order it because he said they were amazing. THEY WERE! The best fried shrimp I have ever had. Great crunch on the outside and lots of shrimp meat on the inside. My mouth is watering as I type this. He was kind to bring us a complimentary key lime pie (which was so good) due it being our first time here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's Crab House has been around for a long time. They have managed to be consistently excellent through the years. We had the most delicious meal we have had in a long time. The ambiance is perfect, the service is wonderful, the food is truly outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of my Chicago favorites. Food always superb. Service outstanding.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

As regular visitors to Chicago we generally attempt to dine at different establishments each time. I would classify Shaw's as very good, but not great. While somewhat pricey, everything from appetizer to dessert was quite good but entrees were rather cold when served. Lobster tempura appetizer wad piping hot and delicious and we were brought a generous slice of key lime pie 'on the house' to finish the meal - delicious. Service was excellent. With all of the restaurants from which to choose, not sure we would return on our next visit, but we certainly will keep it in mind.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service and Alaskan King Crab were great, however the lobster bisque and key lime pie were sub-par at best. In addition the seating was too close together for an intimate evening. For the price there are much better options.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been coming to Shaw's for years. Never fails to exceed our expectations. We travel from Kentucky to Chicago two or three times a year, and Shaw's is always our favorite!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

AS always a great place for an 'adult' dinner with knowledgeable servers. Food is always just right!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Weekend brunch is to die for, unlimited oysters and shrimp along with lox and bagels and sushi. Hot crab legs and carved tenderloin along with a soup, this week jambalya (only ok). Breakfast stations with eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon. marviolus mini donut holes. Also made-to-order omelets and waffles. There is a lunch station with fried shrimp, crab cakes, mac and lobster, fish and veggies. Great bloody Mary's. Not cheap, $55/person, but well worth it if you love seafood.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a terrific meal!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had the perch. Probably my mistake. When the waitress asked how our food was, and I couldn't help but note the blandness of the perch, she immediately offered that I should choose something else and whisked it away. I chose the crabcake. Good, but not outstanding. The clam chowder, however, was excellent!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had to wait >30min past reservation time to be seated

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The front staff and the wait staff were exceptional. The food was great and the wine list was decent. Would go back again

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sat on the quieter side. Fantastic service, food was amazing, and the overall experience was excellent. Would definitely recommend! Can't wait to go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing brunch buffet!!!! Absolutely worth trying at least once.....but come hungry.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

All the food was delicious...the waitress was pushing the Halibut however I selected the lake fish with a tasty crust. Glad I did. Food took a while but worth the wait. So we got free key lime pie which was enough for 3 to share

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really great food and the service was very good, but pricey. A special occasion place for sure.. \nWe were there celebrating my BNL birthday and I was a bit surprised they didn't offer him a free desert.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter while perfectly nice brought one of us the wrong drink and tried to pass it off. Only when questioned did he say ,oh we don't have that.' Then our food took forever ! And the guys bringing out the food consistently handed it to the wrong person. Then we got one wrong side dish and the waiter said he'd bring the right one and not charge us. And he did bring the right one, but did charge us. Honestly for this price , yes the seafood is good but the service was just bad. Won't return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a must-stop when we are in Chicago. Never disappoints! What outstanding food handled with top-notch service. Nearly always busy when we are there, but we have never had an unpleasant experience. Service is excellent, even when the place is full. And the food is always fresh and incredibly well prepared. We have had oysters on both coasts, yet the best we have tasted were at Shaw's in Chicago last week!. How does that happen? Outstanding restaurant & staff!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing brunch buffet although a bit pricey. I left very full and satisfied.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service is attentive and friendly. The food is very good and very well prepared. A very nice wine list that is reasonably priced. A great old building.\nVery energetic.\nI would highly recommend this spot.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We only get to Shaw's once a year and it seems this year it had slipped a bit in the food quality. However the service was excellent as always, and service always trumps food every time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was certainly a home run for my customers. Started out with the Seafood Tower which got things started on the right track. Most had the Surf & Surf which includes king crab legs and an 8 oz lobster tail. Service was great. The only minor disturbance was the family with the screaming child sitting right next to us. I know those things happen and are out of the establishment's control. It didn't ruin our evening, though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's brunch puts everyone else's to shame. It is a scandalously decadent spread of just about anything that you could possibly want in a brunch, attended to by a gracious and hospitable staff, set in a gorgeously lit and comfortable space that manages to be both packed and bustling yet noticeably quiet and conversational--I could hear the Motown and soul classics that were the ambient music. Aside from groaning piles of fresh seafood, there are the traditional breakfast foods, a great selection of inventive salads, hot buffets, cold buffets, carved tenderloin, and a dessert table that is a stunning display of beautiful and varied sweets. Honestly if it didn't do so much damage to my waistband I'd go there far more often. Standouts for me: caramelized bacon, shaved Brussels sprouts salad, the lobster bisque, the endless supply of cracked king crab and oysters, and everything else.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to Shaw's to celebrate our 5th Wedding Anniversary. The seafood was fresh and wonderful. Really enjoyed the Crab cake App and Sushi a lot! We will be back for sure!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for my husband's birthday last Friday night. \n\n Everything was very good! The service and food were excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious seafood options ... but with a heavy pricetag! Expect to spend $150 minimum per person. BIG disappointment is that no Dungeness crab is EVER on the menu.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The meals were very average for the price. The crab cakes were average, at best. The service was very good. The remainder of the meal was not really notable

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

When I did the reservation from open table, i put in the comment as our 18th anniversary. I was hoping that the restaurant will seat us in a nice location, i was wrong. We were seated in a corner end of the booth next to the door leading to the next room. We were basically in a very traffic location, not romantic at all and very noisy and difficult to have a conversation. The only thing good was that our waiter presented us with a plate of two covered chocolate strawberries, a slice of chocolate cake with a candle and written congratulation on a plate.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were running late with our reservation due to horrible Chicago traffic. Twice I called to say that we would be late. Even after forty minutes late, they held our table for us. Impressive. But more impressive was the service. Disappointed that Shaw's does not participate in the gift card program with dining points but that's probably because they belong to Lettuce-Entertainment. However, this does not deter us from one of our favorites in the city.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I once lived directly across the street from Shaw's and dined there often. I was looking foreword to 'going home' to visit the old stomping ground. Everything started well, I ordered the lobster bisque. It was delightful. The trouble started after that. The waiter was less than attentive, granted he had been sat with a large table. Glasses went dry, without being offered to order more, the steak was not eatable, mid rare was ordered, mid well is what came out. The lobster Mac and cheese was prepared with a heavy hand with salt, but worse then everything is the missing waiter. He did remove the charge for the steak, I think a visit from the manager or the chef was in order.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's was well recommended for a 'tourist' trip to Chicago. It was good and worth a trip but, at this point, not sure worth a repeat engagement.\nService was prompt and efficient but far from warm, friendly or appreciative. All truly got the jobs done but that was about it.\nA great combo platter for two of seafood for an appetizer. Good quality items, good quantity and typically presented as a 'tower.' \nEntrees included the salmon and halibut. Both were fresh, well prepared and undersized. The garlic sauteed spinach was very good as a side and QUITE plentiful. Fresh, lightly seasoned; enough for 3-4 folks.\nAll in all, a good experience however, I imagine there are as good or better places for comparable or lower prices. Seems there is an Occupation Fee on top of the pricing. Shaw's apparently has a good reputation however, they seem to 'know it' and act accordingly. \nIt was packed, a bit noisy with both large and small parties. They were indeed running them through with a fair amount of haste.\nBe warned; go if you must. One of those, 'say you been there' kind of places. I'm not too sure a return trip would be called for and certainly no worth the price of admission. At these prices, I would think we expect Very Good or Outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As usual, Shaw's Crab House lives up to its name. From the valet out front to the table staff inside, my visit is always delightful, friendly and hospitable. When I eat luscious lobster and experience spectacular service, I know that this restaurant is a gem that, hopefully, remains in the neighborhood for years to come.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, great service, and excellent atmosphere! Look forward to our next visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Got off to a slow start the mate'd did not pullout the table so the people who sat on the bench seat could easily access it. The waitress spoke in a very rapid fashion and we could not hear her clearly and then things got way better. The food and service were great. Everyone kept raving about their choice and we all agreed we would return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's Shaw's . Always reliable. Never disappoints. Enjoy!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Seafood at Reasonable prices. Very High quality service and presentation. Highly recommend for a business dinner. I had the Surf and Surf (King Crab legs and lobster tail), with a half order of scallops and a single wedge salad....Wonderful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a business dinner at the restaurant and expected more. The food was good but nothing special.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's is an Iconic Chicago restaurant that will take you back in time with it's ambiance, but the food is both classic and modern. Meals are cooked to perfection and drinks are prepared as you would expect. Good place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. The service was attentive and respectful as we were easily able to set the pace of the meal. The entire service staff, in addition to the hostess, congratulated us on our anniversary -- which means they did read the note when I made the reservation. The gratis desert sampler at the end of the meal was also a nice touch. Thanks again. The food, as always, was excellent. Paired with an evening at Andy's, Shaw's contributed to great evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a wonderful meal with great service . I look forward to the next trip to Chicago because the trip is always better with a trip to Shaw's for lemon drop martinis, oysters, and a wonderful meal!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always plan a dinner at Shaw's with each visit to Chicago. Love their seafood menu. Seem to have a way to bring out the best flavor. This visit was a little different since I selected the 1 lb lobster tail and brocolli. Wow, the tail was juicy and tender, cooked perfectly for the size. It was quite the meal. Guest next to me asked how it was, so I shared my positive experience. Looking forward to my next visit to Chicago/Shaw's Crab House.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great server - he did a great job. Very efficient and professional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great waiter that my 12 year old's birthday dinner very special.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We entertained very important Customers. This was a great experience for everyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience from the moment you step into this gem! The service was great from the hostess, manager seating us to our waiter who took care of every detail - even surprising our colleague with a piece of cake for his birthday! The food was well presented, very flavorful and good value for money spent. The ambiance was enhanced by the old school art deco feel. It felt like we stepped back in time but in a good way! We thoroughly enjoyed our time at dinner then went next door to the bar area and continued to have a wonderful evening cheering on the Cubs to victory. Will not forget this place and highly recommend it if you enjoy great service, seafood and surf and turf!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The breakfast buffet was INCREDIBLE! \nSo much fresh, delicious seafood.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Recommended by a friend. We had a great meal and wonderful service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food \nGreat service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was outstanding and the service was even better. Top 3 meals of all time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I got the seafood salad. It was excellent. A little pricey, but worth it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaws was one of my favorite places to have dinner when visiting Chicago. We had dinner Saturday night and was very disappointed in the service. The meal it self was amazing, had the surf & surf. My disappointment started when I ordered my go to drink at Shaws, which is Guinness. For as long as I can remember it's has been on tap. Well the waiter brought me a can of Guinness. When I stated, I thought Guinness was on tap he told me no longer and not sure why they stopped. My thought is he should of told me that Guinness was no longer on tap when ordering and was a can ok. \n\nSecond, was we had crab legs, and as normal in the past years they were sliced open for us. Not this time. And as in the past after the meal of crab legs we were given lemon and hot towels to wash our hands, not this time. We Especially needed since we had to crack our own crab legs, hands were kinda of messy. \n\nThese may seem like little issues to some, but when you have been looking forward to a dinner and service for a long time and spend over $200 on a meal, it's the little things that matter.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our reservation was for brunch which was excellent as always. Many of the items are some of the best examples of their kind. Even old standbys like eggs Benedict are even more delicious than usual.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our group had such a pleasant experience at Shaw's Saturday Brunch that we are all still talking about it Sunday. The food was delicious, our waiter was magnificent, and the host was welcoming, caring, and attentive. This was demonstrated when she actually came out to my car to find out who left their scarf at the table where we were seated. Also, the people at the omelette station and the the lobster bisque station paid close attention to our needs and were so polite. Additionally, we loved the music that was played. And we will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent meal and service. We made reservations and the table was waiting upon our arrival. I had a cocktail and wine with my meal; both were excellent. For dinner, the Parmesan encrusted Haddock was truly magnificent. We shared a 1/2 dozen oysters, which were tasty, but I believed pricey. The service was efficient and perfect. I have always enjoyed Shaw's when I am in Chicago, but this was truly one of my best meals there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Reliable spot for a business lunch. The service was attentive and pleasant and the oysters very good. Also enjoyed the seafood salad.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's Crab House - Chicago is as good as ever. The menu is very large. Everything is fresh. They print a new menu before ever lunch and every dinner. They will make substitutions on the combination plates. For example, I had extra Scallops instead of the Shrimp. It was all terrific!! My friend had the stuffed grouper which was fabulous. The portions are medium so we didn't have anything to take home.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our anniversary. Server was excellent and brought us a complimentary dessert for the special occasion. Great food. Crab was EXCELLENT. I highly recommend it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a disappointment this food was. This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend and possibly they were having a bad chef night but oh the food was not properly prepared. We had a loud woman nearby and they moved us without a problem. I ordered the florida snapper and it was way overcooked and very fishy tasting. The waiter told me he was not surprised as he did not think they had good snapper there! So I ordered the fried shrimp and it was so overcooked it was almost impossible to eat. Perhaps they had a bad chef that day as others tell me they have had a better experience but that was mine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buffet on Sunday was absolutely delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaws is my favorite Chicago restaurant so my review may be a bit biased. I have always had a superb dining experience here. We arrived a bit early so started with cocktails and oysters in the bar. The bartender and servers were attentive and pleasant. They pointed out specials. A special non alcoholic drink was made for my niece without even asking. We then went to the dining room. The waiter was great. We were not rushed. Food was delivered perfectly prepared and with great timing. Best seafood and shellfish in the Chicago area. Watch the Facebook page for specials.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved this place! Beautiful, old Chicago building. I'm guessing it was built in the 30's. We went on a Saturday night and it was very busy. With reservation, we were seated within about 15 minute of arrival. We were seated in the back room and it was LOUD! \nThe food was very good. The blue crab fingers were divine. Soft shell crab was good. Delicious cole slaw. Drinks were good too: my companion had a Manhattan and I had a bloody Mary - both good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Stone Crabs were incredible and Paula took excellent care of us. Thanks for the great table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Whenever I am in Chicago I have to go to Shaws! The bar side is outstanding. Oysters selection is outstanding and soooooo fresh!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We been loving Shaws for 20+ years. Always great service and fresh oysters of the day. The fish is great too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Every time we visit Chicago we have to stop at Shaw's We normally have dinner in the bar area, but this day we decided to have brunch so we were in the dining room. I expected it to be a little more formal and quiet, but it was Halloween weekend so we give them a pass for the little ones running around everywhere (the parents should have kept their kids in check!) The food was incredible as always and the service was good too. An outstanding selection of brunch items like traditional omelettes and waffles with croissants and sausages. The carving station had roast. They offered crab legs, lobster bisque, cold boiled shrimp, sushi rolls and ceviche and oysters of course. The hot items included perfectly breaded fried shrimp, Parmesan encrusted cod on a bed of spinach, crab cakes, lobster macaroni and potatoes au gratin. There were plenty of veggie options as well including salads and fruits. I didn't have any deserts, but there was a good looking selection including creme brulee. \nAgain, the only drawback to this trip was the presence of numerous 3,4,5 year olds whopping it up a the tables around us.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was excellent service, very good food, but overpriced.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We ordered the yellow perch and walleye...both were very bland tasting.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's consistently delivers an excellent dining experience. Not cheap, but always worth it. Menu varied enough to satisfy a diverse crowd. Shaw's is really two dining experiences - the Dining Room (white tablecloths) and the Oyster Bar (casual). Both are great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious!! Service was excellent and food was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Sunday Brunch is an incredible experience. Pricey, but 100% worth it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always delicious, dependable and friendly service. Pear martini was insane! Alaskan king 🦀 was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What could be bad?\nYou can converse with each other with yelling.\nThe service is spot on, no rushing\nThe food is the best seafood selection in Chicago\nEverything is served hot precisely garnished & spiced.\nThe wine list is extensive\nThe desserts are scrumptious.\nThe kitchen & restrooms are immaculate\nThis establishment has it ALL together.\nBravo to the management\nWe've been enjoying this restaurant for at least 20 years.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shaw's never disappoints when it comes to seafood. Excellent wine list especially since they serve Brunello by the glass - way to go Shaw's!! Crab is their specialty and they hit it out of the park. Their Bloody Mary is almost a meal in itself - I love it. Raw oysters were obviously fresh and very creamy with a nice briny flavor of the sea. Everything is good here. Service is excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We make a pilgrimage to Chicago from LA every year for a Cubs/Bears game and always have an amazing lunch/dinner at Shaw's

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a nice corner table which was perfect for us. Staff was very attending. Soup was excellent, also was the steak with the horseradish garnish (not to strong but still it's original flavor). Meat quality was great. \nAppetizer were excellent but for the price quite small.\n\nFor a date where you want to spent some money (not cheap there) I would go there again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Favorite of my wife and I. Always fresh and consistent quality

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tuna tartar was fresh and very abundant. Lobster tails cooled to perfection. Oysters were meaty only complaint was they did not have the liquid vinegar for the Oysters.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a group of 8 celebrating a birthday and this was a perfect place. The food was great, the service was exceptional and the ambiance was perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious, fresh fish and seafood. Great selection of east and west coast oysters which were shucked well. Sashimi was fresh and creative. Fish entrees prepared well. Side vegetables were ample and delicious as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went on Sunday for the fabulous brunch. The food and service were fantastic. I believe this is the best brunch in the city!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is my favorite Chicago restaurant. Love you, Shaw's!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great experience for a party of 12 in the private dining room.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had friends visiting from out of town and wanted to go to one of our favs and Shaws is one of them! Service was awesome, wait staff very knowledgeable and attentive, atmosphere was perfect. We had an amazing and relaxing evening filled with delectable food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went for Sunday brunch. It was excellent. Great variety of seafood, breakfast dishes, lunch entrees, dessert, and more. Especially liked that the bagels were toasted. Cozy booths made it easy to talk. Really enjoyed it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went for the Sunday brunch and it was amazing! The seafood was worth the price of the buffet alone. Breakfast, lunch and dinner all rolled into one meal. Would definitely return!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our hostess Sarah K. is the best - our hometown favorite.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love crab, so had the King Crab even though they were definitely priced at the high end. $67 is more than I've paid anyplace else, and I eat them at least a few times each year. They butterflied them for convenience, but I found some of them to be a bit dry, and also they cooled off more quickly. Perhaps they should offer that as an option. They were definitely not the best I've ever had.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place for brunch. Come hungry. Seafood selection is great with crab legs, oysters, ceviche, lobster bisque, fish, shrimp and sushi. The bacon thick cut and very good. Omelette station, waffles, sausages etc. $55 but everyone should find what they like and plenty of it. The lobster bisque was my favorite followed by the bacon strips. Weird combination, I know.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very expensive. Sushi was not as good as the waiter claimed. King crab was amazing. Lobster tacos were good. Clam showder soup was good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

It's consistent and the food is fresh - especially when seafood is concerned. Variety and big menu work great for a couple, work group or at night when we bring kids for early dinner.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was good, but the setup is atrocious. Walking through waiting diners with a gaggle of small children running amuck...is ridiculous. I'm spending $300+ to listen to crying kids? I think there should be an adult only section for those of us not trying to celebrate our fathers while listening to other people's children misbehaving.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our large group was treated wonderfully by all staff. Food and ambiance were amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved it again, everything is delicious.\nService professional and friendly. no long wait.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lovely dining experience. Loved the ambience and the food was spectacular.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Shaw's always deliveries great seafood with excellent service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Get the pumpkin crusted pink grouper, melts in your mouth !!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very nice restaurant. However, oysters ran out fast and took a while for servers to get them out again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was fantastic! Adam was our server and he did a great job - my husband and I always share a meal and he made sure it was split on separate plates for us...this seems like it would be done automatically but it usually doesn't happen. Food was delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was very good. A little pricey but good food. Excellent service abd a fun evening

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Not really worth it for the price. I'm sure it's a Chicago staple and service was great but the food was not anything special.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fabulous Brunch!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waiter was very nice but never put in our appetizer order. The Lobster Bisque was excellent but the Red Snapper wax a small overcooked piece of fish. The waiter did compensate by providing a free dessert but had much rather have had the oysters.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful food and service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding service and delicious food! Favorite place to come when visiting Chicago.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went for sunday brunch and it was amazing. So many choices and very very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was fantastic. we were celebrating our friend passing the bar exam and went with the Grand Tower. Everything was fresh and delicious. we also had the filet and it was tender and cooked perfectly. Finally, my friend ordered the creme brulee. She said she would have a couple bites. She ate the whole dessert. Said she had never had better,

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I liked the ambiance, service. Clam chowder was very good. I did not order the main dish trying mostly appetizers and sushi rolls. Those were just OK.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Every part of the meal from appetizer to dessert was outstanding. Our server Danielle was delightful, helpful and funny. We enjoyed her as much as the food. We each ordered fish was perfectly cooked and seasoned The server is indicative of the Shaws experience which aims to satisfy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waiter was superb--the best--and the staff all around was wonderful. The food was its usual joy--great halibut, wonderful watercress salad, broccolini superbly bathed in garlic, lush pureed squash, superb crab legs and succulent sushi--and we had a great time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always solid, great food and classic venue. Great seafood and very fresh.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fabulous food, waiter was a bit overbearing, slow down. \nDefinitely a treat when in Chicago area! \nMenu incredible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved it! Great service, food, and ambiance! We highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service and food. Highly recommended.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The seafood salad was bursting with flavor - so much so that I am already making plans to dine again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent option for Steak and Seafood

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always a great place ate there both nights I was back in my old home of Chicago. Their dirty Gin martini and Belle Rose are exceptional!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food and excellent service. We went for Sunday brunch and this is a restaurant I definitely will be returning to. The staff was extremely friendly and the waiter was on point throughout our time there. We never had to ask for water or more silverware or anything for that matter. I have been to some great places for brunch and this was definitely in my top three places to go to again

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is one of my favorite Chicago spots. Amazing food and service. Top notch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great Food, Good pressentaion, great service. Nice ambiance. Clam Chowder and Oyster crackers wonderful

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This remains one of my top picks for a premier brunch experience...Go and see for yourself!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Still is the place on Sunday Morning for a super brunch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A wonderful institution in Chicago. Not to be missed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We always eat dinner at Shaw's when in Chicago! It has become a tradition, and the service is always exceptional. The seafood is fresh, seasonal and perfectly prepared. The atmosphere is elegant yet not stuffy. The entire staff seem ready to anticipate your dining desires, and then to fulfil them. Always Shaw's, always Chicago.\n\nWe'll be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I am coming here for the last 15 years, every stop in Chicago I'll plan a lunch or diner at Shaws, great place

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

FABULOUS ROOM WITH KNOWLEDGEABLE AND FUN WAIT STAFF & BUSSERS. SERVICE IS EXCELLENT & THE FOOD IS THE BEST SEAFOOD IN THE CITY

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was fine. Nothing was great. That's how I'd categorize Shaw's. Portions are small, prices are high, but the food was tasty enough. I got the lump crab cake that was okay but didn't feel worth the high price. My wife got the seafood combination that included a crab cake as well as scallops (which were excellent) and garlic shrimp, which were rubbery and overcooked.\n\nOddly, the kids' menu chicken fingers were great - huge portion for a child, inexpensive, and my kids loved them. We had to ask five times to get two booster seats, but once we did, the boys were happy.\n\nOverall this place is a tourist trap, which we expected, but there's no reason to ever go back or recommend Shaw's to anyone else.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great restaurant with excellent staff and awesome food

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

If you love sea food, especially crab legs this will be the best brunch you will ever have. The all you can eat king crab legs were sectioned perfectly and the meat fell out. The roast filet mignon just melted in my mouth. The fried shrimp were absolutely delicious, plus sushi and so many other seafood items.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love this place. Consistently excellent food. Service was outstanding and the atmosphere fun!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent. Loved it. \n\nQuality seafood. Great ambience. My husband's first visit after 23 years, not changed a bit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been going to Shaw's since it opened, not as often as I would like. It feels like home when I go there, happy memories and new memories. Its special. I do think the lunch pricing is a bit off, $32.00 for 4 scallops was very disappointing. Loved the dessert bites--great idea.\nThanks to Lettuce Entertain you for keeping a great restaurant for all to enjoy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Shaw's is a consistent winner. The service is outstanding and the food is exceptional. The family went this weekend and surprised my dad and Shaw's was in on it. It went so well and everyone had a great time - especially my dad!! Shaw's has delicious dinner but is also amazing for lunch. The weekend brunch is beyond spectacular.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a terrific dinner experience. Oysters and King crab legs were really good. Atmosphere was great for a business dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is always if top quality, but their service really puts them over the top.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a GREAT experience!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Key lime pie is excellent!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Shaw's has consistently great food and exceptional service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was first rate, with terrific wine recommendations - and of course, the seafood was fantastic!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food and service. The King Crab bites are phenomenal, as was the sushi. Great experience all aroudn.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great seafood in the heart of Chicago! Great service and large menu.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food took a long time to come out. Despite having reservations, we weren't seated on time. We even arrived early. Overall I was not impressed. The place was really busy and congested.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a must when I visit Chicago. The food is always great and the atmosphere is classic.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The seafood (we had miso tuna, oysters Rockefeller, shrimp cocktail, and soft shell crabs) was mediocre at best. Not to mention, overpriced. Fortunately, the service, ambiance and noise level were good. Maybe we tried the wrong entrees. I didn't like it enough to return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very good seafood, nice restaurant, high quality service, just too noisy, at least for European standard

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellence for NE clam chowder, seafood salad, clam roll. Fresh and delicious, in a wonderful\nambient with conscientious and wonderful service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Classic place, excellent food, great service (friendly, knowledgeable, and respectful). Above our normal budget, but worth it for this special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Sat brunch was fantastic. Tasteful and selective. Server was tremendous. Pace was perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have probably been here at least a dozen times. Always exceptional food. Great oyster selection. The Halibut steak portion smaller than most, but still outstanding. The lobster in the pasta exceeded expectations. The service was solid, but the waiter seemed as though he would rather be some where else. We've had waiters who were more attentive and enthusiastic.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Long-time customer. Big time fan. But this last outing has me wondering if Shaw is starting to take customers for granted? The halibut was $41 and it seemed like a rather small portion for that amount (I've had halibut dozens of times at other restaurants and this one was not worth $41). The oysters and Caesar salad were excellent. And the chocolate cake was incredible! The temperature in the place was way too cold - must have been somewhere around 66. The service from C was outstanding. Shaw's: loyal customers are going to notice the smaller portions.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loud, fair food, and small parties jammed too close together on bench seating! It was a special occasion and it was a disappointment.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I always dine at Shaw's at least once whenever I am in Chicago. Enough said!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always on my to do list in Chicago. It's like an Art Deco time warp. Beautiful bar and awesome classic jazz playing as you dine. Super fresh seafood.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Knowledgeable staff all around - service, food/seafood, and wine. Very accommodating. We had an excellent sparkling wine from Alsace to start - great Oysters Rockefeller and snow crab bits. Beautiful Red Snapper Filet in Bouillabase broth and Excellent Halibut steak. Wonderful all around.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Shaw's is a fantastic seafood/steak restaurant that gives an ambiance of old Chicago, circa 1930s/40s. Fantastic food and service, but is quite pricey.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Quality food with great service in a wonderful setting

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The yellow fin tuna entree was the best I have ever had (and I am from San Diego). My wife's red snapper was also outstanding. The service was impeccable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

You guys are so great. We have visited for years. My parents met some of their friends for lunch. Your service was awesome. They were so nice to them. Food was excellent and you bought them dessert. You made them feel so special. Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to Shaw's for Sunday Brunch for my birthday. We were seated as soon as we arrived in a great corner booth. The variety of food was immense, but the quality was lacking on a few things. The salads weren't very good this time and the Haddock was alittle mushy.\n\nOverall the experience was great and the kids are free so you can't beat that.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great seafood. Wonderful service! Will definitely return when I come back to Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lunch Buffet was awesome with a ton of options! Would definitely go for the buffet again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the Sunday Brunch Buffet! Fresh Seafood, Breakfast items, Crab Legs, and even the Tenderloin, all were amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Oyster Bar blues band were great after dinner and a good way to wrap up and the evening

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have been here twice. One of the best restaurants in Chicago, which is saying a lot. Fantastic place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Knowledgeable server. Good recommendations. Good oysters. Plentiful servings. King crab a bit overcooked

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding service food best red snapper I've had ever!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was disinterested and the food uninspiring for the cost. It's more along the lines of a fancy Red Lobster, than a high end steakhouse. Ruth's Chris blows this place away. There's just very little that makes this place, elegant or memorable and for the cost it should be both.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Apps were incredible as was my wife s soft cell crab wich were huge. My daughters filet was a little undercooked but better than over cooked. My ciopino was good but the lobster was slightly over poked. I d go back but it s not at the top of my list for visiting Chicago. Finally bill was 200$ for us with a drink each.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have been coming here for many, many years when in Chicago. Happy to see it has remained a great place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Shaw's Chicago is a favorite for great food, fun and exudes the feel of Chicago. I love eating at the oyster bar with the live music. The dining area is awesome too, more quiet.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Recommended by a friend it didn't disappoint - Server was great, very accommodating, spent time going through the menu as there are lots of options. We settled on what was suppose to be a seafood platter for 5 as an appetizer - it made a great dinner for two - with a baked potato and two lobster bisque! Delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A decades old family favorite. We are now from Michigan and go to Shaw's every time we are in town.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was spectacular. The shrimp cocktail was superb. Main course was just okay (had the halibut steak). Could have had more robust sides.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lunch and dinners are great! Food prepared well and requests graciously accommodated. Staff couldn't be more friendly and attentive, even on busy nights.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

It's ok, average food average service. Nothing special. If it's convenient give it a chance but I would t go out of my way to go.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our \nServer Mickey was terrific

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great fresh seafood. Old school vibe with wood and red leather. Classy place with upscale vibe and attentive staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

great service and food that was enjoyable and impressive to the customers that I was entertaining

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and service. Incredible chowder. My go to seafood choice when in Chicago. Like a great steak house but prime seafood instead.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent service, attentive manager, steak dine perfectly. Double wedge salad is as good as it gets. Great place

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Going to Chicago? Shaw's Crab House is a must! Its tricky location is another of the quirks of Chicago 's two level streets. But I digress...\n\nHungry? Start with a Caesar salad. Shaw's is nicely balanced with crisp lettuce and lightly covered with cheese. Mashed potatoes, fluffy and clean is a excellent co-star for the main act, Alaska King Crab.\n\nThe crab legs are the must. Alaska's King Giants are perfectly prepared,never rubbery, and welcoming butter. So many would-be seafood restaurants absolutely fail when it comes to crab legs or lobsters. Shaw's will not fail you!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Shaw's is still one of the best seafood joints in town. The dining room is chichi and the oyster bar is casual. When they have their lobster boil specials, you can't beat it!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Shaw's is our go to place for seafood. They always have a great assortment of fresh oysters from both coasts, live lobsters , and affordable quality wines to pair with them. YUM!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a great night out!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Nantucket Bay Scallops were out of this world!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Shaw's is noted for it's food, according to most reviews. To me, it is notable more for it's bombastic shout out that it is a good food location. It's a loud, over the top kind of place. Food was decent, but over priced. Wine list was extensive, but focused too much on the very high end. The service was very good - attentive, fast, friendly. But frankly the food was good, not great. But when paying $40 or more for an entree, you expect better. Glad we went, but won't be going again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I have to have Shaw's whenever we're in Chicago. The Alaskan king crab legs and Lobster were Delish!!!! Looking forward to going back there again

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We recommend reservations. Very crowded and they had a wait list. We were seated 10 minutes after we arrived. Yes, it is pricey for the formal dining room. But they have an oyster bar that you can sit and eat informally. We felt this place was a little outdated in their decor. The salad was good. The shrimp cocktail lacked flavor, like the shrimp was frozen and then defrosted. I didn't care for the bisque. The tomato base overwhelmed the bisque which was loaded with veggies. My man had the soft shell crab dinner. He thought the crab was too watery, hence frozen and lacked any kind of spice. I had the scallops which were big and tasted good. For desert, we had the sampler - four small versions of their selection. What a nice idea, but just okay. We have read so many good things about this restaurant, but we weren't impressed. We hope you have a better meal - Good Luck!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We love Shaws brunch. An elegant option on Saturday OR Sunday. Lots of great seafood options along with better than typical brunch fare. The desserts are fabulous! We keep coming back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a party of five and we all really enjoyed our dinner .... I had a combination of crab cake, scallops and shrimp and everything was delicious! But I can really recommend the au gratin potatoes which were excellent as was the wedge salad! When in Chicago again, we will return to Shaw's!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service. Good sushi

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Shaw's serves up some of the finest fish and seafood in the Midwest. Service is friendly, professional and unobtrusive. Love it...!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a great meal at Shaw's. We are frequent dinners when we come to town. We primarily live in Florida where warm water seafood is prevalent, but always enjoy local seafood from cold water regions. Sushi is good, clam chowder awesome, service great; what more do you need. Can highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We eat at Shaw's each time we are in Chicago. Almost a ritual with us. They never disappoint. Food is always good. Clam chowder the best anywhere. Nice wine list to compliment the meal. If you are a fan of raw oysters, you need to eat here. More choices than I knew existed. Sunday brunches are to die for. Service is superb! We've never had a bad meal or bad experience. We eat here at least 8 times a year. Definitely a fan of Shaw's. check out the Lettuce Entertain You program if you eat in and around the Chicago area. Great way to save on future meals at Shaw's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The staff was wonderful and the seafood was fresh and delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was great and very attentive, the food was delicious but a little pricey.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food ; great service & great time. Expensive, but well worth it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great as always. Friendly service. Superb food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It is a busy crowded place but he wait is reasonable. The tuna had a lovely crust and a wonderful vinegar based sauce that set it off well with crispy noodles. The grouper was firm and meaty. And the crab cake was light and delicate with a lovely sweet sauce. The attention was constant but not overly so. It was a lovely evening.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server recommended dishes we enjoyed very much, and replaced a bar drink that was filled incorrectly before we even noticed it was wrong. Our water glasses never got less than 2/3 full. Shaw's really does look and feel like it's been there since the 1940s.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I was celebrating our 33rd year wedding anniversary at dinner at Shaw's. They sat us in a huge corner area which gave us the privacy we needed. Our waiter was awesome and acknowledged our special occasion which I thought was very kind. And to top it all off gave us a complimentary candle lit dessert! Every minute at Shaw's was an experience and we truly enjoyed ourselves! Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

great brunch. I have eaten at Shaw's numerous times but this was the first time I have ever gone to the brunch at Shaw's. It is amazing the food is delicious. We had a wonderful server. I definitely recommend coming hungry.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service here was above our expectations. We ran late for our reservation but they found a way to fit us in as soon as our full party arrived. We loved the food. We were celebrating a birthday and a graduation and the waiter brought desserts for both people without us even asking. How thoughtful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is now our second favorite seafood restaurant (after Devon Seafood Grill). Our meals were very good, and the restaurant gave us a slice of key lime pie on the house. I would buy the pie the next time I go as it was one of the best key lime pies I have tasted.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a great place for lunch or dinner. Shaws doesn't have that 'fresh, modern feel' like so many new restaurants. It has a 40's vibe to it that says 'we're time tested and still going strong.' Very cool. Love it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was eating dinner as a single because I was in town for business. They took great care of me. The service was amazing. They had me in and out in 35 minutes. I will definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love this place, it's a very vintage and classy place with a great rat pack vibe. The food and service were outstanding! We noted on our OT reservation that we celebrating our anniversary and were greeted at the door, with Happy Anniversary! The also gave us a beautiful free desert with candles which made the night very memorable. Our server was wonderfully attentive and friendly. Our food could not have been better. I had the Salmon which was a delicious as it was pretty. The sides are extra but big enough to share. We had the green beans, which were awesome. Dessert wise we got the sampler plate, which is one of everything. Our favorites were the key lime pie, chocolate cake and the raspberry cobbler, YUM! I could go on and on, but if you plan to splurge on meal, this is the place to do it in Chicago if you love good seafood!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Shaw's does not disappoint for seafood. Loved the appetizer, gumbo, crab and lobster. Would return before Christmas.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I really like the fish choices here. You can get most anything you would like. I had Grouper grilled with just lemon and butter - very good. We shared oysters - all very good. I also had a salad and we had a really nice white wine from Burgandy. Service was friendly and very good. Shared a couple of desserts - both really good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I like the nostalgic vibe. Our server was fantastic. And the food was pretty good (though the 'Signature' combo of a filet and crab legs was far too small for the price). But when I woke up the next morning feeling deathly ill and spent the next two days doubled over with abdominal cramps-- I knew I'd made a mistake ordering a dozen oysters. You always take a risk eating raw shellfish at any restaurant-- I know that. But the unpleasant aftermath was painful enough to keep me from returning or recommending Shaw's to anyone else.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Shaw's has never failed as a first class seafood restaurant. I've eaten here about a dozen times, and always been pleased. My only quibble is that it's a bit pricy, but what good restaurant isn't?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our visit to Shaw's was recommended to us by local's while having drinks at the bar at our hotel. 6 people agreed this was a great place to eat. The restaurant is very busy so I recommend using Open Table to book. This made us getting a table much easier. \nWe had the Chowder, Halibut, and Salmon. The menu is rotated seasonally and what is locally available. We did not have the oysters, but they have a huge selection. \n\nService is exceptional from hostess stand, bar, and waitstaff and managers. The manager stopped by our table to check on us and its a testament to a well managed restaurant that he was able to do that. \n\nWe would recommend this to our friends that are looking for a Chicago Gem while they are visiting.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent as usual!! I always enjoy the opportunity to visit Shaw's Crab House when I am in Chicago, and they never disappoint! Great wine selection as well!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Perfection! Plain and simple perfection. A bit on the noisy side but much more manageable that many. The food was out of this world. The Popcorn Lobster was an extremely unique offering, just enough spice to set it off, the accompanying dip takes it up a notch. I strongly recommend, although just a bit too spicy for my wife. I had the 'Surf and Surf', the wife killed her Alaskan King Crab legs.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service and even better food! There were so many options to choose from. Can't wait to return!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Enjoyable meal on Sunday in oyster bar, not too crowded and nice live music. The oyster happy hour was great along with the rest of the meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice place. Good food. Not spectacular accept for the donut holes. Needs more pizazz. Greeting less than overwehlming. But waiter was AMAZING

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great fresh Oyster selection, friendly, efficient staff. Dinner was so good we went back for lunch two days later before leaving town.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Sushi was very good! Oysters were very good! 10-15 percent over priced perhaps due to their popularity.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent quality of food, service and ambiance. We will return to Shaw's Crab house whenever we return to Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I visit Chicago 9-10 times a year. I Always make a point to eat at Shaw's. From their clam chowder and sushi choices to the shrimp and fish dishes, I've never had a mediocre meal. They are famous for their fresh seafood and if you love raw oysters, you will be in heaven with the multiple choices available. The atmosphere is nice for special occasions and the oyster bar is fun and entertaining. The prices are in the medium to high range, but well worth the expense. They have a nice wine list and many selections by the glass. The wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. I can highly recommend Shaw's Crab House for a nice dinning experience while in Chicago.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Reservations at 6, weren't seated until we questioned the wait at 640. Very cramped eating area, far from able to be romantic; practically sitting on the people next to us. Food was very good, but again had to question how much longer and then it came right out; obviously was sitting for a while based on the temp. Disappointed to say the least

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Sunday seafood brunch,,,, excellent in all respects,,, oysters on half shell .. sushi,,,, shrimp cocktail ... and a perfect seafood omelet ...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

After making reservations a month in advance we were given a table for 6 in the bar area. There is a large dining room where the atmosphere is quieter and easier to speak with guests at the table. This was very disappointing being seated in this area especially with such advance reservations. The waiter and wait staff were very good and attentive. They were friendly and nice and were the highlight of the restaurant. The food however was mediocre and in fact very disappointing. I have eaten at Shaw's in the past although it had been awhile sine I was there last. I remember the food to be excellent but this time it was not good at all. The fish I had did not seem fresh and the portion was very small (Red Snapper). One of the guests had pan seared scallops. They were large sea scallops and were undercooked and raw in the middle. The other guests stated their food was just so so. It was a special occasion family gathering and being seated where we were and then having mediocre food it was not the best of experiences. The cost of the drinks and food did not justify our getting together at this particular restaurant. I will not go back to Shaw's again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

a bit overpriced. Ciopino was ok, but not great, could have had a lot more lobster in it. Seafood sampler was also sparse for the price of $22

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Try to brunch at Shaw's once a month. Very worth the drive from NW Indiana.\nGreat staff, food and décor.\nEnjoy

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant was a little pricey, but we've been there 3 times in 25 years. The service was spectacular. Not enough bathrooms for a very large restaurant. Great decor and ambiance.\n I would not recommend the lobster bisque soup- very brothy with little or no lobster meat in it. It was $9 a bowl, maybe the clam chowder was better. My wife was having the whitefish- she liked it but they cooked the green beans for 10 seconds or so it seemed- they were as hard as toothpicks. Baked potato was $8.\n But, the crab cakes are to die for- worth every penny. The grilled garlic shrimp was phenomenal. The scallops weren't too bad either.\n Nice place to go to, but a little pricey.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I made a reservation for a birthday at 7pm. We arrived on time and were told to wait at the bar. It was 20 minutes later until we were seated (no comp on the drinks and we were not allowed to add the bar tab to our dinner bill so we had to wait and close out at the bar before we could go to dinner). If it was not a celebration I would not be as disappointed about the wait.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our first experience for brunch and it was excellent and no comments for change. The server was exceptional

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food. Great ambiance. Love this place! Wish I lived closer to go more often.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food service altogether first class if you love crab this the place

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dined at Shaw's with a group of friends while in town for a concert - Service was great! Eric went above and beyond to take care of us! We were seated at a round table which was great for conversation, but it was very loud and still hard to hear each other! Food was great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was sublime. The best filet of Halibut I've every tasted and I've probably ordered it at other restaurants at least 100 times or more. The pecan pie with dark chocolate sauce was pure heaven. \n\nThe service absolutely perfect, not pushy but always attentive. Our waiter had great enthusiasm and made us feel like we were very special guests. \n\nThe atmosphere made me feel like I walk back into a world of the 1930's great seafood houses. There is something very special about Chicago and this restaurant is one of the reasons why!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was excellent, staff friendly and the food was fabulous. A bit pricey, but probably in line with other high end restaurants in the area. We loved it and will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server paced our meal as we desired. The special whole snapper was fantastic. The sommelier was quite knowledgable and helped us select a wine to our taste. The chocolate cake, coupled with an appartif is a must.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our first time at what is obviously and Chicago Institution. We had excellent service and our dinners were exactly what you would expect from a traditional fish house. We liked that they haven't tried to change the decor and that it fits exactly the type of restaurant the it is!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was great! I come to Chicago once or twice a year and Shaw's Crab House is a must.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

always enjoy the food and service and can't beat the availability of fresh seafood

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Each time we come to Chicago we have dinner here. Servers are professional and food very dependable\nGreat choice of oysters and sushi.\nBoth sides of the restaurant are great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been going to Shaw's since it opened. Excellent seafood restaurant then. You have not lost a step. The meal was excellent. And great service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We all enjoyed our meals. Really good quality.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server was extremely personable and perfect for our group. The tuna appetizer was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food and service. The ambiance was excellent .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always Shaws delivered quality and service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time her for brunch, but it will not be our last time here. Amazing spread for brunch. Everything was so good. Put this place on your list of Brunch places.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It's always a pleasure to eat at Shaw's. Food is always consistent as is the service. It's great for any occasion or just because. Make a reservation and the entire party needs to be present before you are seated, just as an FYI to make your dining experience excellent

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and service are always consistent! Definitely recommended. Great for groups or a date night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food and service. This restaurant never disappoints! One of my favorite places in Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a great night with our 24 year old son and his friends. Food, Service and atmosphere was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent brunch spot! The seafood station was exceptionally great!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had the yellow fin. Awesome flavor. Excellent Asian Inspired dish. Perfectly cooked medium. Incurable sauce.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

if you love seafood, go to shaws. its the best you can find.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went for birthday for great seafood. Was not disappointed. Been many times and this last time was one of the best. Service, food and everything was excellent. Will return in Feb for my wife's birthday!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been here many times. Tonight was really an off night. Best parts of the meal were the baked potato and the chocolate cake. This dinner was a waste of money.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great Sunday brunch! We will definitely go back! Only problem, you need some outdoor space.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent Father's Day brunch, really fantastic service by Seth. We enjoyed every minute and can't wait to come back again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent as always. Throughout the years Shaws has been consistently good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have been a regular if not frequent customer of Shaw's for years and have never been disappointed. This is a consistently fine dining experience, featuring fresh, expertly prepared food that is support by attentive, professional service. Outstanding.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have never had a bad meal here in the 25 years we have been coming here (we got engaged at the restaurant). The food and service is excellent. I would highly recommend Shaw's to my friends and family.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Shaw's has been a favorite for years and has never disappointed. During this visit, I requested our dining room reservation be switched to the Oyster Bar and was graciously accommodated. As usual, the food and service were first-rate and the atmosphere conducive to conversation. Hope this restaurant never changes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was skeptical since Shaw's is an institution. But from start to finish, the meal and service were excellent. Sushi (!) was very good. Crab legs, though expensive, were worth it. Large portion. The best I've ever had. Service could not have been better.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have patronized Shaw's for years and have never been disappointed. Food, service and surroundings are unfailingly first-rate.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent service. The dozen oysters were great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Maitre'd and hostess staff went out of their way to be accommodating and to find a table we preferred. Great service, great food...always.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had food poisoning and was not impressed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Quality food as usual, with a very nice selction of oysters to start. We were moderately disappointed that there was only one option for the sushi platter this time, however everything that was on it was delicious. The service was outstanding as always-- terrific staff everywhere. We were happy to beat the main dinner rush and enjoy a much quieter dinner.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Last night the crab bites that I always get tasted elderly. I was starving so I squeezed lots of lemon and used extra mustard sauce.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the ambiance. The martini was delicious. Service was outstanding. Expensive but worth it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We love Shaws Crab house. The seafood is outstanding, the servers are very helpful and the booth we had was perfect. Valet parking is a great service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The thing I like best about Shaw's is that in my estimation you have the opportunity to indulge yourself with some of the best King Crab outside of what you can get in Anchorage or Fairbanks. It is succulent and sweet, so you really don't need the butter. The service is attentive, but not hovering. But this isn't the place to go if you're on a budget..

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Really enjoyed the oysters, and wish they could offer little neck clams as well. Crab cake could be less bready. But otherwise we had an enjoyable dinner.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had family friends coming in town for the playoff Blackhawks experience. We chose Shaws for its proximity to their hotel and the fine dining experience. We were rewarded with an outstanding meal and got to our game at the proper time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything at the Thanksgiving buffet was perfect! The food was outstanding and the service for our party of 9 was exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had heard so much about the brunch at Shaw's. Words can not describe the experience and the food. We never got to the breakfast offerings since we concentrated in the seafood and dinner offerings. I love oysters and could have spent the time just eating them. Leave room for the desert table! I can't wait to go back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The combo (scallops, shrimp & filet) was fabulous . For it being a seafood restaurant the filet was outstanding. My wife had the parmesan crusted haddock and she loved it. Great taste and generous serving. It was our first time and everything exceeded our expectations.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The best aspect of our experience was the service - friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. The food preparation was a disappointment. The restaurant was recommended by our hotel concierge as one of the better seafood places in/near the Chicago Loop. Perhaps that was true in a previous time but not now. Both of our fish dishes were overcooked to the point of dryness. The salads were 'tired' and the dressings uninspiring. The vegetables we had were also overcooked and the range of choice was very limited. Overall, a relatively poor experience, especially considering the price point.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food, but poor service. Our waiter was trying to rush us out of the dining room from the beginning of service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outside of Shaws being a Chicago institution, the food and setting was overpriced and underwhelming. The service was, however, impeccable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always have a great time when I dine there. I have been dining there for over 20 yrs every time I come to Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always look foward to a meal here. Consistent, great staff and fresh seafood. Had the west coast oysters . They were fresh and tasty. The lobster was broiled to perfection. Love the ambiance and location. Hope to try the oyster bar next time.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Salmon fish was not cooked well, other fishes were too much oily. Restaurant was very dark and feeling was not so comfortable. Waiter was not friendly, we felt that he was expecting us to finish the foods and leave restaurant immediately but of course leaving a generous tip. We believe that a fast food Restaurant was a better option than experience at this one

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have been to Shaw's every time I come to Chicago. Excellent food, and always great service. Fun place to enjoy dinner with an old style décor. \nVery accommodating and excellent fresh seafood bar with live jazz music. \nA must see when in Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was exceptional! One of my favorite places- vibrant crowd and great staff

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

At one time this was one of my favorite restaurant's , however, I will not return for another few years. My gumbo was cold, soft shell crabs were not clean and crabs were very small, cold and tasteless. The key lime pie was runny.\n\nThis was not a good experience.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nQueenetta1

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of the best meals we've ever had. The King Crab was delectable and the Halibut Steak preparation was superb. I cannot recommend Shaw's Crab House highly enough!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We love to come to Chicago for our 'seafood fix'. We had fish all weekend. Shaws was the best. Crab cakes were awesome expensive but worth the $$. Tried others no comparison to Shaws. Fennel flat bread also good

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great as usual

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was exceptional. Food was very good but very pricey as well

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The best fresh oyster and grilled yellow fin tuna that I've ever had.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We was there on a Saturday night to celibate my wife's birthday. The food and service was very good. We will be back again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was excellent from the hostesses, wait staff, and everyone else that I/we interacted with. I have never been to Shaw's before but can guarantee that I will be back. I recommend Shaw's to anyone who likes/loves seafood.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to Shaw's to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The seafood brunch was fantastic. The service was outstanding. We were well taken care of. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

3.0
Ok