About Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg

1900 East Higgins Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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Shaw's Crab House is Chicagoland's Premier Seafood Restaurant. Reservations made on this page will be for our Main Dining Room.
Shaw's Main Dining Room offers a unique dining experience focusing on seasonally fresh seafood and white tablecloth service. Shaw's Oyster Bar offers the same full menu and specialty cocktails in a casual atmosphere. If you would like to dine in the Oyster Bar, walk-ins are welcome for lunch and dinner, seven days a week! Join us before or after your reservation in Tokio Pub, located next to Shaw's Oyster Bar. Tokio Pub features Sushi, Noodles and Items hot off the Robata Grill with Fusion Cocktails and a Pub Style Beer List.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
MAIN DINING ROOM

LUNCH

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

DINNER

Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

BRUNCH

Sunday: 10:00am - 1:30pm

OYSTER BAR

LUNCH

Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

DINNER

Sunday - Monday : 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm -10:00pm

Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00 pm

Happy Hour Every Day - Select Oysters 1/2 Price, appetizers, cocktails and wine: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

BRUNCH

Sunday: 10:00am - 1:30pm

Cross Street:
Rt. 53 & Higgins

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 517-2722

Website:
http://www.shawscrabhouse.com/

Catering:
Planning a special event? Let us plan something special for you. We have several private options as well as the ability to come to you! Contact us today!

Parking Details:
Valet is offered for $5. Services offered from 11:30-2 and for 5 to 9 pm.

Executive Chef:
Pete Balodimas

Private Party Facilities:
There are both private & semi-private rooms available that can accommodate 8-150 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Erin Juache: 847-517-2722x18

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour isn't just for oyster lovers anymore! Offering several 1/2 priced appetizers, select oysters, cocktails and wine everyday 4-6 pm in the Oyster Bar.

Looking for a special way to spend your special day? Join us on Sundays for our Famous Brunch Buffet from 10:00am to 1:30pm featuring our Signature Cold Seafood & Salad Bar, Grand Hot Buffet, Chef's Table & Sweets Table. $55/adult, $10/kids 7-12, 6 & under eat for free.

Wanting to mix up your Saturday nights? Join us in our upstairs dining room for our Grand Crab Buffet. We offer seasonal varieties of crab, a full buffet of signature items with a delectable dessert table to finish. Please call or visit our Grand Crab Buffet open table site for further details.

For more information visit us online at www.shawscrabhouse.com

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Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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food3
ambience5
service4
value2

Good food and good service , but pricey

Dined 4 days ago

Good food and service but pricey..scallops had no taste at all very bland I would expect better for price and seeing it's a seafood restaurant

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Always Great

Dined 6 days ago

I use Shaw's as a go-to place for out of town business guests, as it has a great menu, good atmosphere, and excellent staff. It is always great!!

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Terrific Sunday brunch...we'll be back f ...

vip
Dined on April 24, 2016

Terrific Sunday brunch...we'll be back for sure!

food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Great meal and service!

Dined on April 24, 2016

You can't go wrong with Shaw's when you want great seafood. From the shrimp cocktail, to sushi, to the seafood platter, everything is so fresh and well prepared. Truly one of our favorite restaurants. Service is just STELLAR! Highly recommend! Schaumburg location is lively and fun whether you want to sit at the bar or be seated in the dining area.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Solo Lunch

vip
Dined on April 22, 2016

Shaw's is one of the few restaurants where one can dine alone and not feel out of place. I enjoyed the usual exceptional service, and was able to eat and read in peace. Shaw's is an hour away from where I live, but I always try to go there when I am in the vicinity.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

elegance on the pallet

Dined on April 20, 2016

Great food. Had the crab cakes not a lot of fillers, taste the crab every bite. Fried oyster were lite, crisp , and flavorful. Lobster bisque was rich and flavorful. Had the signature which was crab legs and petite fillet. Crab legs had a clean fresh taste on the pallet, tasted like the sweet ocean. Filet temperature was spot on. The banana foster was amazing. Smooth silky texture yet light and subtle on the sweetness of the pallet.

Tags: special occasion
food3
ambience3
service4

It was good. Not mind blowingly great b ...

vip
Dined on April 20, 2016

It was good. Not mind blowingly great but solidly good.

food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent fresh seafood. Great service a ...

Dined on April 19, 2016

Excellent fresh seafood. Great service and atmosphere. You won't be disappointed!

food1
ambience2
service3

We went for their Sunday Brunch and I wa ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

We went for their Sunday Brunch and I was very disappointed. For the amount I paid I'd have expected the food to be fresher and of better quality. The crab had obviously been sitting for hours and the set up is less than ideal. By the time you get from the food to your table 2 rooms over your lukewarm food (that's should have been hot) is cool.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

50th birthday celebration

Dined on April 17, 2016

It was our first time at Shaw's Crab House. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our server Mandy was very kind and helpful.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service2

Swordfish special was sub-standard and I ...

Dined on April 10, 2016

Swordfish special was sub-standard and I would not recommend. Salmon, crab legs and steak were excellent. Service is customarily superb- this evening it was fine until the entire arrived then our server disappeared. We didn't have utensils to own the crab legs and by the time we asked the busboy and received what we needed the food was cold and timing was off. They did provide a dessert at no charge but again did not check back after it was served to address additional requests.

food5
ambience5
service5

We have been going there for years. Love ...

vip
Dined on April 9, 2016

We have been going there for years. Love it and are never disappointed.

food2
ambience3
service5
value2

Mixed Experience

Dined on April 8, 2016

My wife and have dined at Shaw's on many occasions and have always been pleased. However this visit was far from enjoyable. Our waiter was very attentive and his service was outstanding but that is was the only pleasurable part of our dinner. My wife had the surf & surf entree, unfortunately the lobster tail had to be sent back as the taste and consistency of the tail was not good at all. My entree, The Shaw combination platter I felt was way over priced for three SMALL shrimp, scallops, and a crab cake. We appreciated our waiter's effort to accommodate us by crediting a portion of the dinner and offering a dessert on the house. The most annoying part of the evening was when I used your valet service. The valet tripped the alarm on our vehicle, which I could not get to turn off or reset. The rest of the weekend was spent trying a number of options to rest the alarm until I was finally able to do so by Sunday afternoon.

food5
ambience5
service5

Service was outstanding.

Dined on April 8, 2016

Service was outstanding.

food3
ambience5
service4

Not up to the standards we have come to ...

vip
Dined on April 7, 2016

Not up to the standards we have come to expect from Shaw's. We had the cold seafood platter, which we have had before, and was quite disappointed with the oysters and lobster. We frankly expect high quality seafood from Shaw's and felt the oysters on the platter were below standard. In fairness the shrimp and crab were excellent as was the raspberry pie. We will be back but will be watching closely to see if this is a trend or just an off night.

food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Always a favorite!

Dined on April 7, 2016

Shaw's has been one of my favorite restaurants since the first one opened in Chicago in the 1980s as part of the Lettuce Entertain You chain. Still a staple of the LEYE Rich Melman empire, it provides an outstanding experience for both dining and social. The upscale dining room has a festive atmosphere and the oyster bar provides a comfortable and casual place to hang and have drinks. The entire menu is good and if your group includes non-seafood lovers, their steaks and other non-fish options are outstanding. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service2
value2

Recommend only the most expensive dishes?

Dined on April 6, 2016

Without our asking, as soon as he arrived, the waiter immediately recommended the most expensive item of each category on the menu, and only those items. Really?

food3
ambience5
service3

Just okay !

Dined on April 5, 2016

Just okay !

food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Great place to dine for a special occasion.

Dined on April 3, 2016

The calamari and oysters Rockefeller were great. Bloody Mary was a bit overpriced but also was one of the best I've had in awhile. We would definitely return in the future.

Tags: special occasion, hot spot
food2
ambience3
service4
value1

Very Ordinary Brunch

Dined on April 3, 2016

We felt the food was very ordinary, good but nothing memorable. Well overpriced for two people $160- one drink, food, tip and taxes.

food4
ambience4
service4

We were here for Sunday brunch. It was ...

vip
Dined on April 3, 2016

We were here for Sunday brunch. It was very good and worth the money. Be aware that going forward they're starting to charge $10 for kids 7-12 yrs old.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

EVERYTHING WAS GREAT AT THE BRUNCH

vip
Dined on April 3, 2016

THE ONLY COMPLAINT I HAVE IS THEY DIDNT ACKNOWLEDGE GRANDMAS BIRTHDAY AS I HAD REQUESTED

Tags: great for brunch
food5
ambience4
service4

Sunday Brunch is always a good option.

vip
Dined on April 3, 2016

Sunday Brunch is always a good option.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Enjoyed the food and the service

Dined on April 3, 2016

Had my yearly mothers day brunch treat. The food was great the service was great. We had a party of 7 with 3 kids in our party. This year didn't disappoint.

Tags: great for brunch
food4
ambience2
service5
value2

the drinks were short served

vip
Dined on April 2, 2016

The food was good, very pricey. The salad was supposed to be great for 4 and it was small that only 3 people could finish and for 27.00

Tags: notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Not as good as expected

Dined on April 2, 2016

The food was good but not good enough to go back. The lobster bisque was the best item I ordered. Crab cakes were mushy in the middle.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Opposites Attract

Dined on April 1, 2016

My husband loves seafood, I'm a steak and potatoes lady. It's hard to find a great place for both steak and seafood that we can go to for an anniversary. Shaw's fits the bill. He got his seafood and said it was fantastic. I got my steak, and it was excellent for a steak place and even more amazing since it is a seafood restaurant. We recommend their seafood AND their steaks.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent seafood

vip
Dined on March 30, 2016

The Signature Seafood salad is outstanding. Great selection of seafood, steaks, etc.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Great food and service. Attentive staff

vip
Dined on March 29, 2016

Great food and service. Attentive staff

food5
ambience5
service5

Great dinner for my husbands birthday! O ...

Dined on March 29, 2016

Great dinner for my husbands birthday! Our waitress was wonderful!

food3
ambience3
service3
value3

Easter buffet not great...food ok

Dined on March 27, 2016

Usually Shaw's is a good bet for decent food, but Easter buffet was OK. I would recommend earlier in day like 1pm instead of dinner 5:30 (seated around 6 though reservations were 5:30) because food was picked over by 7... We have a toddler eating takes some time. It was OK but for the price not great.

food5
ambience5
service5
value2

Taste Delight

Dined on March 27, 2016

Excellent presentation and ambiance. Food was in abundance and extremely delicious. Service and staff was a pleasure. But.... Brunch was way too much $$. Expensive enough on a standard Sunday, but to raise the price on a holiday so the kids can eat for free was a rip.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Excellent Easter Brunch

vip
Dined on March 27, 2016

Shaw's always has a wonderful Easter brunch and they once again had a great display of foods and items. We truly enjoyed it.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Easter Brunch

Dined on March 27, 2016

Easter Brunch was outstanding! The food is split up into four areas to avoid long lines. They make the most with the limited space in Schaumburg, but everything including the service from the entire staff was excellent. Was a great brunch!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Never disappoints

Dined on March 27, 2016

We went to Shaw's for Easter brunch, and it was fantastic though I have to say I didn't try many things other than the crab legs. The selection of breakfast and lunch items was great and varied although the Belgium waffles had a slight bitter taste. Overall, the quality was excellent, and the food was fresh. The wait staff was very attentive. I would definitely recommend this brunch.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5

The food was outstanding. I've dined her ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

The food was outstanding. I've dined here several times and the food was the star every time.

food2
ambience2
service3
value1

Had the buffet

Dined on March 26, 2016

As with most buffets, the food was cold. The crab legs were unusable to be served in the restaurant.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Good experience

vip
Dined on March 26, 2016

We enjoyed our drinks. The appetizers were excellent. The soup very well prepared. Salad was tasty and great. The entree fabulous. I enjoyed the service very much. We also were greeted by Crystal, she remember us from previous dinners .Parking was very close to the front door. We will be back soon.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Excellent food selection, really hard to ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

Excellent food selection, really hard to nail down one dish, but you can not go wrong with the king crab legs! Definitely suggest sampling as many appetizers as possible!

food5
ambience5
service5

Great food, great service and great ambi ...

vip
Dined on March 20, 2016

Great food, great service and great ambience!

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