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King Crab House

1816 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-5059
+1 312-280-8990
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible15%
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“snow crab” (4 reviews)
“oysters” (15 reviews)
“escargot” (3 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
1816 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-5059
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I found this dining spot near the Steppenwolf Theatre - delicious, well-seasoned and fresh Alaskan crab and sides - reasonably priced and great customer service! Highly recommended!

Thank Orgiva9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was so good, we got the crab platter to split with two people but could honestly eat one myself. We also got the mussels for the app, the sauce that came with it was really good. Our waitress was very nice and...More

Thank wilslisa
Reviewed 9 March 2018

We stopped by after work for the daily bar special. Oysters are only .65 each, shrimp (and large ones) are only .90 each and 5.95 for mussels that are in a bowl of amazing garlic and butter sauce. We asked for more pita bread just...More

Thank traci_stanton
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A short walk from live theatres. Service was very good. A pretty good menu even though it's called King Crab for a reason. Had oysters and the escargot for appetizer. Make sure you get the escargot. Split the seafood platter which consisted of 2 lb...More

Thank kdn429
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

A bite to eat before Steppenwolf. Three orders of Chesapeake oysters, one order of shrimp. Grilled frog legs, jumbo sea scallops, stuffed swai, and snow crab legs. Followed by key lime pie, New York cheesecake, and coffee. Great food, great service.

Thank LouieJPosqueda
Reviewed 28 November 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 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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