Chicago >Food & Dining > King Crab Tavern & Seafood
“The service was poor and it has a tavern ambience which is expected.”
“Store-bought crab cakes and awful fries”
“Worse still, my bloody mary which could've been used to wash down all this awful food tasted like ketchup.”
“King Crab is a very good place to eat.”
“We love this place and can't wait to go back.”
“Their service is slow”
“They have excellent food at really reasonable prices.”
“Service can be slow even when the place is empty.”
awesome monday night special. 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..
1st time here and loved it.
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.
the oyster rockafeller are amazing
great experience. took the gf there awhile back... she loved it and i enjoyed my crab legs... we eat there just about every weekend now
Crab legs only edible thing there.... 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!
Worst Food Ever. 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.
Continuing on with my co-worker of Lisseth123. 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. =)
First & absolute last night i come here..
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.
Store-bought crab cakes and awful fries. 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.
A sad story. 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
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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