Arguably one of the most iconic brunches in Chicago is brunch at Shaw’s Crab House. If it’s not on your culinary bucket list, it should be and here’s why.
In addition to offering some of the freshest seafood in the city, sourced straight from the fisheries and farmers, Shaw’s brunch showcases five stations that include stops for traditional breakfast treats like custom-made omelets and waffles, a full sweets table with over 15 different desserts, all made in-house, sky-high piles of hot and cold seafood specialties, fresh oysters and lots more.
We’ve put together our top ways to win at Shaw’s brunch and ensure you save room to get a taste of everything! Don’t forget to make your reservation for brunch at Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago or book a spot at the Shaw’s in Schaumburg!
The brunch buffet at Shaw’s is robust, to say the least. If you’re like us and have eyes much bigger than your stomach, take a save-room-to-try-it-all approach. With such a variance of items offered, you can customize your selection to be more brunch or lunch focused just remember to start small – you can always go back!
Trust us, these dishes are our stars for a reason. Go for the namesake Alaskan King Crab (Chicago location only), freshly shucked oysters on the half shell and beef tenderloin (Chicago location only), sliced to order.
You are at one of the top seafood spots in Chicago after all, so lean into it and get creative with your brunch! Go crazy at the omelet bar that features 12 different mix-in options like snow crab, or snag some items from the cold seafood bar and bring them over for your omelet.
In the mood for something more traditional? Head over for a Malted Belgian Waffle, with a range of toppings to choose from such as fresh whipped cream, homemade berry compote, chocolate chips and more.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, the Shaw’s Sweets Table is overflowing with housemade desserts from cotton candy and chocolate dipped strawberries to Shaw’s signature raspberry tartlets and key lime pie (served as a parfait). Maybe even start with dessert, we’re not judging!