Shaw's Crab House

21 E Hubbard
Chicago, IL


Pristinely fresh seafood remains the lure at this popular haven. Count on a daily oyster array; crab legs, claws, and cakes; lobster; and even an extensive lineup of sushi. Garlic-revved griddled shrimp and sweet marble-size Nantucket Cape scallops offer further temptation, but don’t overlook fish, both ocean and freshwater. One bite of pumpkinseed-encrusted roasted red grouper or mustard-glazed walleye is all it takes. Finish up with at least one slice of their heavenly raspberry pie. (See for Schaumburg location.)

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Dishes We Liked

Oven-roasted Florida red grouper with pumpkinseed crust ($33), grilled Lake Erie walleye with charred-mustard glaze ($30), Nantucket Cape combination (Nantucket Cape scallops, griddled garlic shrimp, crab cake) ($36), raspberry pie ($8)

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Additional Information

Price: $50-plus
Cuisine: Seafood
Neighborhood: River North
Noteworthy: Child friendly
High noise level
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: L Mon-Fri, D daily. Br Sun.