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King Crab House

#4,265 of 7,857 Restaurants in Chicago}
$$ - $$$American, Seafood,
1816 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-5059
+1 312-280-8990
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible16%
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“snow crab” (4 reviews)
“oysters” (10 reviews)
“specials” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
1816 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-5059
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on an oyster quest and found King Crab. It was very quiet when we arrived during lunch on a Saturday but more people came in as we ate. My friend is fussy about her oysters but was very happy with our dozen -...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Nice service and friendly. Ordered lobster and stuffed lobster. They Thad no flavor and were tasteless. Only had the consistency of lobster. Stuffing was terrible and tasteless and full of oil. Crab cakes were like mush. All filler. Go elsewhere

Thank jocelynd102
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

If you want to get crabs in Chicago (the good way), this is the place. An AMAZING bar menu with the least expensive oysters anyplace I've been! Jill at the bar is a friend of mine, but she doesn't pour my drinks for free. Go...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Went here with the wife to get my fix of crab. As an appetizer, ordered mushrooms stuffed with crab meat. Waitress tells us ...."Sorry no crab meat". Ordered chicken wings instead- small, dry and tasteless. For entree, my wife ordered Crab Cakes. Guess what, no...More

Thank Bud M
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I love Crab and Oysters..... I usually I to Oyster bah or Shaw's .... my 2 favorites in Chicago. KING CRAB HOUSE: the name was promising. We got in, sit at the bar .... 0.65$/oyster - 2 selections ( if you consume 2 drinks/person )...More

Thank merovingio73
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Apparently the big real estate deal that was supposed to take over all of that space did not go through. King Crab is back. 30 years doing this and they must have something right. It is exactly the same. Sit at the bar and eat...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Very nice place (A Golden Gem) we had the all-you-can-eat snow crabs weekend lunch special from 11 am to 3 pm and they where GREAT!! big clusters that came in 3 s fresh and hot, But for $38 I would recommend to add a soup...More

Thank Deepdimples24
Reviewed 25 January 2016

King Crab is one the BEST places in Chicago to get some real fresh seafood. I've been here at LEAST 30+ times and I have never been disappointed with the food or drinks. I recommend the escargot :-)

Thank Sherita M
Reviewed 7 December 2015

The atmosphere was nice, service average at best. She ordered a prime NY Strip and felt it was just ok. I had a seafood platter consisting of a 6 oz lobster, 1/2 lb king crab, and three shrimp. Really just an average dining experience with...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We've gone here for years! They just moved to a new location but I have been a regular for 10+ years. When we have people visiting we always take them here. The crab legs, and lobster are every bit as good as Shaw's. The menu...More

Thank shanchicago
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
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boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1816 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-5059
    (W. Willow St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 312-280-8990
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King Crab Chicago, Chicago's oldest crab House, proudly serving customers for more than 30 years! Offering the best seafood - bought fresh each day!
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