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Shaw's Crab House or Joe's Stone Crab

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I am really looking forward to a great down and dirty crab fest while my dining partner (father) wants a most excellent steak!
Where can we fulfill both our heart's desires?

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Shaw's Crab House
21 East Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60611

Joe's Stone Crab
60 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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  1. Given your criteria, Joe's is going to please both of you while Shaw's might not be as good on the steak front.

    1. I agree that Joe's is a better choice for a fish lover and a meat lover than Shaw's, so if it's only between those two, go to Joe's. However, I think there is a better choice still: Hugo's. Hugo's is the seafood restaurant next door to, and owned by, Gibson's Steakhouse, and they share the same kitchen. So when you eat at Hugo's, the seafood is their own, fresh as can be, and the steaks are Gibson's steaks. www.hugosfrogbar.com

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      1. re: nsxtasy

        Based on your post I am really tempted to go to hugo's frog bar instead. I only wanted to go to Joe's because stone crab is one of my most favorite foods but considering it will not be in season anymore by the time I get there, sounds as if i should try my luck at Hugo's
        Thanks so much for this suggestion. This is why I love chowhound!