Every Friday and Saturday evening, Shaw's in Schaumburg features their Grand Crab & Lobster Buffet. The extravagant buffet is hosted in an upstairs private dining room and features all-you-can-eat seafood at one low price. The buffet originally only included crab, but Shaw's decided to extend its Lobsterfest through the end of July, which allowed them to include lobster in the buffet's massive spread.
|Fresh Lobster & Craw Claws & Shrimp|
To start, there were several salads, crab bisque, three types of sushi and mini versions of lobster rolls. There was a nice variety of cold seafood including two types of freshly-shucked oysters, crab legs and crab claws, as well as peel-and-eat shrimp. On the hot side of things, there were fried panko-crusted shrimp, chicken, and crab and brie pasta, as well as several sides including green beans, spinach and au gratin potatoes.
|Snow Crab Legs & Spinach|
We dined like kings, especially when breaking into those whole Maine lobsters. The lobster tails were extremely meaty and I loved the melt-in-your-mouth lobster claw meat. We didn't even need any drawn butter because the seafood was already so fresh and buttery in texture.
|Whole Maine Lobster (we named him Marty)|
Shaw's Crab House invited me to try the Grand Crab & Lobster Buffet and comped the meal so I reviewed only the food and my experience and will not give a star rating.
Shaw's Crab House
1900 E. Higgins Road
Grand Crab & Lobster Buffet
Fridays 5:30-8:30pm & Saturdays 5:00-9:00pm
Reservations via OpenTable.com
$56 per person, $19.99 for kids 12 and under
Exclusive of beverages, tax and tip