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King Crab Tavern & Seafood Grill

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Pub
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695 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (W. Willow St.)
+1 312-280-8990
15:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 15:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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
Denver, Colorado
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259 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 so many other solid selections in Chicago.

Thank Michael O
Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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 has great variety of fish, shellfish, steaks and even pasta. Casual and fun they often... More 

Thank shanchicago
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

My wife and I love this place. We started out at the bar for some appetizers and drinks before settling down for dinner. We had the oysters which were nice and fresh, also they were the happy hour special at $0.75 each. The cocktails were good and the service was outstanding. At dinner I ordered the king crab legs and... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We dined there for my friends' birthday when it first opened and had a fantastic crab experience. Friendly & attentive staff, great cocktails & tasty food from entrées to dessert! Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves sea food, my friend had a steak and said it was as awesome as the rest! Have already booked a table for next... More 

1 Thank Syyyd
Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We went for dinner on a Wednesday evening,the atmosphere was nice,and there were only a few other tables. Service was terrible! We waited forever for our drinks all night and had to walk up to the bar twice to get our own,our server was busy smoking and talking on her cell phone. I ordered the Mussel appetizer and asked if... More 

Thank Scott B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

I had the crab stuffed shrimp and it was mediocre. My friends had the crab cakes Which she enjoyed and the ship scampi was watery and bland.

Thank leggz971
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

I dropped in at King Crab on a Sunday and had a dozen oysters. The oysters were fresh but they were only cool and should have been cold. I should have known that from observing the display case and saw a lot of melted ice exposing the oysters to the warm room air. I wasn't impressed with the rest of... More 

Thank MichaelVan0200
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

No oysters because of the "weather" and always out of stock from the wine menu.Staffs are not professional.Room for improvement.

Thank Kitty C
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2014

As the bicycle rider zoom by on their new reserved section on MILWAUKEE Avenue in Chicago the lobsters await you at the front door of King Crab. Owners await a December, 2014 liquor license so it is BYOB. Store across the street provides a discount if you forget. King Crab is part of a series of restaurants. From the street... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 31
Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 695 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
    (W. Willow St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > DePaul
  • Neighbourhood: DePaul
  • Phone Number: +1 312-280-8990
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?