King Crab Tavern & Seafood

★★★★☆
  • 1816 N Halsted St

    Chicago, IL 60614

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  • 312-280-8990

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M-Th: 3:30pm -11:00pm Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

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The worse service, food and atmosphere me and my friend ever experienced........WILL NEVER EVER RECOMMEND THOS PLACE TO ANYONE. OUR WAITER WAS EXTREMELY RUDE AND UNHELPFUL.

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The worse service, food and atmosphere me and my friend ever experienced........WILL NEVER EVER RECOMMEND THOS PLACE TO ANYONE. OUR WAITER WAS EXTREMELY RUDE AND UNHELPFUL.

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have to say this is probably my 5th time back to king crab and everytime is just wonderful. we usually have the crablegs but this time we had the salmon and shrimp alfredo. we absolutly loved them both. keep it up king crab and you will be around another 30 years.. see you in a few weeks

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have to say this is probably my 5th time back to king crab and everytime is just wonderful. we usually have the crablegs but this time we had the salmon and shrimp alfredo. we absolutly loved them both. keep it up king crab and you will be around another 30 years.. see you in a few weeks

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went with my boys this past monday for their alaskan king crab leg special for $19.95 and ended up having 6 pounds. we were definetly full after that, great fresh food, and a great tap beer selection, we will be back very soon on a monday and any other day to try the other specials

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★★★★★

went with my boys this past monday for their alaskan king crab leg special for $19.95 and ended up having 6 pounds. we were definetly full after that, great fresh food, and a great tap beer selection, we will be back very soon on a monday and any other day to try the other specials

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went this past monday with my guys for their 1lb alaskan king crab legs for $19.95, we had 6 pounds, lol very very fresh, great service, awesome draft beer selection, we will go back..

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went this past monday with my guys for their 1lb alaskan king crab legs for $19.95, we had 6 pounds, lol very very fresh, great service, awesome draft beer selection, we will go back..

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me and my girls decided to make our girls night out a seafood night. we are glad to say that we chose king crab. the atmosphere was great. the food was fresh and the service was prompt. from our appetizers to our entrees everything was very good. the only issue was parking , but we found it and glad we did. i highly recommend that you try king crab because you will go back .

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me and my girls decided to make our girls night out a seafood night. we are glad to say that we chose king crab. the atmosphere was great. the food was fresh and the service was prompt. from our appetizers to our entrees everything was very good. the only issue was parking , but we found it and glad we did. i highly recommend that you try king crab because you will go back .

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was brought here for my 1st time on my bday and had a blast. the seafood was amazing. i would like to thank the owners and the staff for making it such a memorable night.\r
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the oyster rockafeller are amazing

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was brought here for my 1st time on my bday and had a blast. the seafood was amazing. i would like to thank the owners and the staff for making it such a memorable night.\r
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the oyster rockafeller are amazing

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took the gf there awhile back... she loved it and i enjoyed my crab legs... we eat there just about every weekend now

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★★★★★

took the gf there awhile back... she loved it and i enjoyed my crab legs... we eat there just about every weekend now

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If you've got a craving for crab legs and a little money to spend, do King Crab Tavern's Sunday brunch - $30 for all-you-can-eat sno crab legs. It was amazing, and the soup, salad, and side were (almost) unnecessary.

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★★★★☆

If you've got a craving for crab legs and a little money to spend, do King Crab Tavern's Sunday brunch - $30 for all-you-can-eat sno crab legs. It was amazing, and the soup, salad, and side were (almost) unnecessary.

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King Crab Tavern and Seafood is the place to be. We hang out their for the shrimp and crab legs. My friends are drinkers and they enjoy the cold beers.
Remember: No drinking and driving

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King Crab Tavern and Seafood is the place to be. We hang out their for the shrimp and crab legs. My friends are drinkers and they enjoy the cold beers.
Remember: No drinking and driving

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I love seafood and thought it was difficult to mess up shrimp... but they managed. For $23.99 I received 6 mediocre shrimp that were butterflied and then cooked causing them to dry up into little pieces of leather. HORRIBLE. Red Lobster serves better seafood. Crab stuffed shrimp were also mediocre. Overall the meal I had was overpriced and not enjoyed at all! The side options are limite- broccoli, fries, or a baked potato. BORING. The only thing that was enjoyable were the crab legs. I would come back for those because they do offer an all u can eat crab leg option on Sundays from 11:30am to 3:30pm. Anything other than the crab legs I recommend finding a local Red Lobster!

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I love seafood and thought it was difficult to mess up shrimp... but they managed. For $23.99 I received 6 mediocre shrimp that were butterflied and then cooked causing them to dry up into little pieces of leather. HORRIBLE. Red Lobster serves better seafood. Crab stuffed shrimp were also mediocre. Overall the meal I had was overpriced and not enjoyed at all! The side options are limite- broccoli, fries, or a baked potato. BORING. The only thing that was enjoyable were the crab legs. I would come back for those because they do offer an all u can eat crab leg option on Sundays from 11:30am to 3:30pm. Anything other than the crab legs I recommend finding a local Red Lobster!

Pros: Great crab legs

Cons: Strange server, horrible shrimp and side dishes

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I have not had food this bad in years. It was absolutely disgusting. They even messed up the baked potato somehow! Worse still, my bloody mary which could've been used to wash down all this awful food tasted like ketchup. The ingredients are not fresh, they are cheap, and not prepared well (my scallops were burnt). I also paid $20 for four shrimp and four scallops. What a ripoff! Go to Shaw's instead--same price, much better food.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have not had food this bad in years. It was absolutely disgusting. They even messed up the baked potato somehow! Worse still, my bloody mary which could've been used to wash down all this awful food tasted like ketchup. The ingredients are not fresh, they are cheap, and not prepared well (my scallops were burnt). I also paid $20 for four shrimp and four scallops. What a ripoff! Go to Shaw's instead--same price, much better food.

Pros: unfortunately, nothing

Cons: bad bad bad food

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Lisseth123 forgot to add what occured in the beginining. We are both Blue Moon beer fans and I told her I walked by a place I seen advertised for $3 Blue Moon special everyday, close to work. So we headed over to King Crab and Grille. There was maybe one customer sitting in the entire place and the waiter told us to pick any table. We sat down and ordered our Blue Moon(he did tell us about not having the orange which wasn't a big deal), but he gave us the draft. I asked potitely if it went along with the $3 special and he said no. I asked why not and he said we had to sit at the bar. We had to move 5 FEET to get the special. But come to find out, they don't have Blue Moon in a bottle so I can't even have a Blue Moon and had to order a Bud Light. So Lisseth123, I apologize for recommending it. I will make it up to you. =)

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Lisseth123 forgot to add what occured in the beginining. We are both Blue Moon beer fans and I told her I walked by a place I seen advertised for $3 Blue Moon special everyday, close to work. So we headed over to King Crab and Grille. There was maybe one customer sitting in the entire place and the waiter told us to pick any table. We sat down and ordered our Blue Moon(he did tell us about not having the orange which wasn't a big deal), but he gave us the draft. I asked potitely if it went along with the $3 special and he said no. I asked why not and he said we had to sit at the bar. We had to move 5 FEET to get the special. But come to find out, they don't have Blue Moon in a bottle so I can't even have a Blue Moon and had to order a Bud Light. So Lisseth123, I apologize for recommending it. I will make it up to you. =)

Pros: Nicely decorated

Cons: Unavailable everything

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I came here on a Tuesday evening with a coworker, for a casual drink and an appetizer. We both wanted a blue moon, and saw the advertising on the Red Eye for their $3 blue moon, so we went there. We also saw the advertising for the $3 blue moon outside their door and on a chalk board right by the entrance. Our waiter comes by and asks us what we wanted to drink, we said Blue Moon, he said he didn't have any oranges, minutes later some chick comes by and says they are all out of Blue Moon. OK.....I say, "i'll have a Miller Lite draft", the lady says, "we are all out of Miller Lite Draft", Ok......So she brings me a Miller Lite in bottle. We then order wings, i ask for celery and carrots, she says, "We are all out of celery and carrots". My friend orders shrimp cocktail, which were good, but the cocktail sauce was absolutely disgusting. The only thing good about this place is their free pita bread, and the feeling you get walking through the door and going home. Trust me. Don't come here.

Apparently they run out of beer at 6:30pm
Their service is slow
One word: HORRIFIC.

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★☆☆☆☆

I came here on a Tuesday evening with a coworker, for a casual drink and an appetizer. We both wanted a blue moon, and saw the advertising on the Red Eye for their $3 blue moon, so we went there. We also saw the advertising for the $3 blue moon outside their door and on a chalk board right by the entrance. Our waiter comes by and asks us what we wanted to drink, we said Blue Moon, he said he didn't have any oranges, minutes later some chick comes by and says they are all out of Blue Moon. OK.....I say, "i'll have a Miller Lite draft", the lady says, "we are all out of Miller Lite Draft", Ok......So she brings me a Miller Lite in bottle. We then order wings, i ask for celery and carrots, she says, "We are all out of celery and carrots". My friend orders shrimp cocktail, which were good, but the cocktail sauce was absolutely disgusting. The only thing good about this place is their free pita bread, and the feeling you get walking through the door and going home. Trust me. Don't come here.

Apparently they run out of beer at 6:30pm
Their service is slow
One word: HORRIFIC.

Pros: Their pita bread was good.

Cons: everything else was horrible.

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Pretty pricey for the quality of food. I spent $10 for a crab cake sandwich that came with a crab cake much smaller than the bun and that appeared to have been made for a Swanson frozen dinner circa 1990. The fries on the side were beyond awful, limp and soggy and flavorless. Friend spent $20 for the crab cake dinner, which came with two of the sad crab cakes; not exactly worth the extra $10. We weren't expecting miracles, but decent food would have been nice.

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★★☆☆☆

Pretty pricey for the quality of food. I spent $10 for a crab cake sandwich that came with a crab cake much smaller than the bun and that appeared to have been made for a Swanson frozen dinner circa 1990. The fries on the side were beyond awful, limp and soggy and flavorless. Friend spent $20 for the crab cake dinner, which came with two of the sad crab cakes; not exactly worth the extra $10. We weren't expecting miracles, but decent food would have been nice.

Pros: cool little place as far as ambience

Cons: overpriced bad food

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So when the waitress said the lobster tail special was $15 a plate, we jumped on that. Shouldv'e known better. First of all, they sucked. The meat was tough and the "butter" - ugh! It was like water with a drop of lemon juice in it. Imagine the shock when the bill came and it turned out to be $50 a plate instead of $15! First of all, they should hire waitresses that don't mumble. Secondly they should learn to cook seafood properly. I could've done better at home with my microwave and Land 'o Lakes. It was just a shame with all the great restaurants in the area I wasted my time and money on that one

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★☆☆☆☆

So when the waitress said the lobster tail special was $15 a plate, we jumped on that. Shouldv'e known better. First of all, they sucked. The meat was tough and the "butter" - ugh! It was like water with a drop of lemon juice in it. Imagine the shock when the bill came and it turned out to be $50 a plate instead of $15! First of all, they should hire waitresses that don't mumble. Secondly they should learn to cook seafood properly. I could've done better at home with my microwave and Land 'o Lakes. It was just a shame with all the great restaurants in the area I wasted my time and money on that one

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My husband and I have been to King Crab three times. We can't get enough of it. The restaurant itself has a very romantic feel to it with the low lights and quiet music. The service is always fast and friendly. Even on a Saturday nigth when they're packed, we have awesome service. The food is amazing and fresh. The portion sizes are really good for the prices.
We love this place and can't wait to go back. The shrimp sampler platter is my favorite!

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★★★★★

My husband and I have been to King Crab three times. We can't get enough of it. The restaurant itself has a very romantic feel to it with the low lights and quiet music. The service is always fast and friendly. Even on a Saturday nigth when they're packed, we have awesome service. The food is amazing and fresh. The portion sizes are really good for the prices.
We love this place and can't wait to go back. The shrimp sampler platter is my favorite!

Pros: awesome service, excellent food, great value

Cons: valet parking only

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When I saw that King Crab had only a 7.1 rating, I was shocked. I'm sorry, but I love this place. They have excellent food at really reasonable prices. They always have the greatest food specials going on. Don't listen to the rating, try this place!!!

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★★★★★

When I saw that King Crab had only a 7.1 rating, I was shocked. I'm sorry, but I love this place. They have excellent food at really reasonable prices. They always have the greatest food specials going on. Don't listen to the rating, try this place!!!

Pros: Inexpensive, Food, Service

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I just had the worst experience at King Crab. Spent $70 for 2 terrible meals of King Crab Legs. The mashed potatoes accompanying it were disgusting as well. The Crab Legs were handed to me, not even put down on the table...There were about 4 legs on each of our plates. It took a ridiculous amount of time to open them and when they were opened, the meat was very scarce. When I complained, the Manager ended up arguing back at me and wouldn't even do anything to compensate us, even though we just asked for one meal free. Terrible service, and there wasn't anyone else there!! Not recommended, I would stay away as the King Crab legs weren't very fresh either.

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★☆☆☆☆

I just had the worst experience at King Crab. Spent $70 for 2 terrible meals of King Crab Legs. The mashed potatoes accompanying it were disgusting as well. The Crab Legs were handed to me, not even put down on the table...There were about 4 legs on each of our plates. It took a ridiculous amount of time to open them and when they were opened, the meat was very scarce. When I complained, the Manager ended up arguing back at me and wouldn't even do anything to compensate us, even though we just asked for one meal free. Terrible service, and there wasn't anyone else there!! Not recommended, I would stay away as the King Crab legs weren't very fresh either.

Pros: None

Cons: , Awful Food/Portions, Terrible Service

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i remember this place being better a couple years ago. it seems the the quality of the food and service has gone way down. i don't think i'll be going back here, for fish or seafood, when catch 35 and shaw's are here in the city.

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★★★☆☆

i remember this place being better a couple years ago. it seems the the quality of the food and service has gone way down. i don't think i'll be going back here, for fish or seafood, when catch 35 and shaw's are here in the city.

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King Crab was ok, the food was pretty good. The service was poor and it has a tavern ambience which is expected. Nice little spot to go with some friends.

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★★☆☆☆

King Crab was ok, the food was pretty good. The service was poor and it has a tavern ambience which is expected. Nice little spot to go with some friends.

Pros: Quick, Inexpensive

Cons: Service

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King Crab is a very good place to eat. They have daily specials which make usually pricey food in reach like king crab legs. Service can be slow even when the place is empty. But the food is worth the wait if you aren't in a hurry. Try the blackend scallops, too!

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★★★★☆

King Crab is a very good place to eat. They have daily specials which make usually pricey food in reach like king crab legs. Service can be slow even when the place is empty. But the food is worth the wait if you aren't in a hurry. Try the blackend scallops, too!

Pros: good food, good deals, relaxed atmosphere

Cons: slow service

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The only thing fancy about this seafood restaurant is the upscale neighborhood that surrounds it. Up front, find a low-lit dining room with tightly spaced wooden tables, a raw oyster bar and chalkboards featuring theā€¦

 

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