It’s time to paint the town red with Shaw’s Crab House’s Annual Lobster Festival happening all August long! Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago and Shaw’s Crab House – Schaumburg will feature specialty lobster dishes kicking off August 1 through Labor Day, September 2.

Shaw’s is always in season and only sources the freshest product from our purveyors. All the lobsters for this month’s specialty are sourced from Maine and provided by the Massachusetts-based, full-service fish market, Nautical Mile Market.

See the full menu and book your table for Lobster Festival at Shaw’s Chicago here or call 312-527-2722.

Book your Lobster Festival reservation at Shaw’s Schaumburg here or call 847-517-2722.

Shaw's Lobster Fest Whole Lobster

Check out this year’s Lobster Festival Menu highlights:

Exclusively at Shaw’s Chicago, experience the 5 lb. Whole Maine Lobster served tableside for $170 plus tax, (gratuity not included). Shaw’s is one of a few places in Chicago that offers the exquisite experience of tableside service. This special serves two and includes all three parts of the lobster broken down (tail, claw, knuckle) with a small watercress salad, au gratin potatoes, seasonal local vegetables, lemon, drawn butter, and finished off with a slice of our signature key lime pie to share. 

If you enjoyed it at the Lobster Festival, make Shaw’s Lobster Mac and Cheese at home!

Shaw's Lobster BLT

The Lobster BLT
Maine lobster, mighty vine tomatoes, thick-cut bacon, lettuce, toasted brioche bread

Shaw's Lobster Fest Lobster Thermidor

The Lobster Thermidor
1.5 lb Maine lobster, mushrooms, celery, scallions, croutons, dijon cream

Shaw's Lobster Fest Lobster Cocktail

The Lobster Cocktail
Red grapefruit & navel orange, avocado, basil, lemon vinaigrette

Shaw's Lobster Fest Lobster Boil
The Lobster Boil
1.5 lb Maine lobster, sweet corn, red potatoes, coleslaw, drawn butter
Shaw's Lobster Fest Lobster Maki
Lobster Maki
Maine lobster, avocado, cucumber, tobiko

What’s a lobster festival without something to cheers with? Shaw’s Schaumburg will be offering 20% off all bottles of American Chardonnay and Shaw’s Chicago will be offering the discount on select bottles of American Chardonnay. 

Meet Sarah Johnson, Shaw’s Crab House’s Manager and Seafood Buyer!