Bob Chinns Crab House

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Cuisine: Seafood, Lunch, Steak

Bob Chinns Crab House is a Seafood, Lunch, and Steak restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid between $25 and $50, and tipped more than 18%.

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Ambiance
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Pros
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Gayot
Rating:
12 / 20
Price:
$$$$$
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tulips500

 Los Angeles, CA
 

excellent seafood & good "clean" fun

dining at bob chinns crab house is more of an experience than just a regular food outing. i’d highly recommend a group nite out at bob chinns not only for the fun atmosphere (that’s very contagious), but also for their primo seafood selections. be ready to get down & dirty to eat your crab. i will definitely be returning to bob chinns if i’m ever back in the area.

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feizheng3

 Chicago, IL
 

yummy yummy seafood

I visited this place with 2 of my friends and really found this place to be a great place for seafood. The place isn’t too big, but not too small either. One of the most interesting things about this place is that there is a sink in the middle of the restaurant, which make it very convenient to wash your hands before you eat.

Not only do they have great food, they also have very tasty free garlic bread. However, depending on what you order, the bill can be quite high. I ended up paying for both of my friends and had to fork out over $90. But, it was really good food!

Alaskan Bairdi Snow Crab

Very juicy and fresh! If I had more $$ and an extra stomach, I would have ordered another one.

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HeatherHart

 Grayslake, IL
 

The seafood was wonderfully fresh, however my...

The seafood was wonderfully fresh, however my experice left me wanting… The waitstaff was extremely helpful and took care of our large group (about 50) very well. Our appetizers & entrees were clearly made with high qualitiy shrimp, crab, lobster, etc – yet the recipies were nothing spectacular. The breading on the coconut shrimp was similar to what you’d find at any pub, the fried calamari was cooked perfectly (not chewy) but the breading lacked seasoning, and I loved the crab vermicelli… but the asian sauce almost over powered the crab! The same happened with the lobster in my surf ‘n turf… the lobster was lost in the cantonese sauce – though I did thoroughly enjoy my steak & it’s seasonings. The mai tai was pretty good (strong!), the garlic rolls were decent, but the dessert (strawberry shortcake) was a typical diner creation. Add on top of that a complete lack of ‘presenation’ with everything (plastic baskets & mismatched settings) and I can only give it 3 stars. The quality and freshess of the seafood was the saving grace here.

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JenChamberlain

 Los Angeles, CA
 

Nothing Can Possibly Be Better

I’ve never eaten better crab than at Bob Chin’s. I’ve also never had a better mai tai (or two…), consumed so much garlic bread, or waited three hours just to be seated – twice! Bob really knows what he’s doing. I’ve tried some of the other menu items, but the Alaskan King Crab legs are just too good to eat anything else!

Alaskan Bairdi Snow Crab

Perfection

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SM

 Palatine, IL
 

Best Seafood in the suburbs

The food is superb. My complaint is the sheer numbers of diners, hence VERY noisy. Ambiance non-existent.

But, oh the food!! Just can’t be beat. Salad bar was adequate. I haven’t been there in awhile, but Bob Chinn is usually milling around. Oh, I almost forgot the commplemtary garlic rolls – terrific

Alaskan Bairdi Snow Crab

 

 

I wasn't lucid enough to remember. Ask Jessica Lin or Tim...

I wasn’t lucid enough to remember. Ask Jessica Lin or Timmy Tsu. My brain quit after figuring 8 3/4 lbs was 140 oz. I think we ate 9 lbs of king crab and 0 lbs of garlic bread. It was a night of giggles and ants on sticks and goodbye Amandas.

November 9, 2010
 

Definitely an Experience

The Mai Tai's were good. And the salad bar. As far as the rest of it...well let's just say they are riding on a reputation. The first entree I ordered was so salty and tough I had to send it back. I decided to try the chicken noodle…
October 3, 2010
 

Quite the expirience

Decided to try this place since I had heard about it, and happened to be in the suburbs, Probably the worst meal I had in ages. I had the surf and turf, my steamed crab legs were served without proper utensils, cold and soggy... yes…
February 13, 2010
 

Best seafood.

If you love crab legs this is the place to go. Its a little pricey, but its definitely worth it. No particular dress code, you will see people dressed from anywhere in shorts to suits.

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Seafood Lunch Steak
Tips
  • Monday to Thursday, 3:30pm-6pm and 9pm-close, order a drink in the bar and grab a burger, wings, fish kebabs, a half-dozen oysters or clams, and more for just $1.95.
  • Signature mai tais are popular and potent, and Chinn's serves 850 of them daily. And you can take the cup home.
  • Chinn's doesn't take reservations on Saturdays; call ahead to put your name on the "preferred seating" list, which will cut your wait in half.
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Hours
Mon-Thu 11:00AM - 02:30PM
Mon-Thu 04:30PM - 10:30PM
Fri 11:00AM - 02:30PM
Fri 04:30PM - 11:30PM
Sat 11:30AM - 11:30PM
Sun 11:30AM - 10:00PM
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Bob Chinns Crab House  Restaurant Reviews

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  • 12/30/2015 A diner from Wheeling, IL tried it, liked it, and rated it 4 stars. They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 12/01/2015 A diner from Wheeling, IL tried it.

  • 5/30/2015 A diner from San Francisco, CA tried it.

  • 5/07/2015 A diner from San Francisco, CA tried it and liked it.

  • 4/07/2015 A diner from San Francisco, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it 4 stars. They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 1/10/2015 A diner from San Francisco, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it 4 stars. They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 11/05/2014 A diner from San Francisco, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it 4 stars. They liked the food, liked the service, and didn't like the ambiance.

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  • 8/20/2014 A diner from San Francisco, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it 4 stars. They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 3/22/2014 A diner from San Francisco, CA tried it.

  • 3/19/2014 A diner from San Francisco, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it 4 stars. They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

Bob Chinns Crab House is located near the cities of Buffalo Grove, Riverwoods, and Prospect Heights.
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