From: Elizabeth Berger Associates, L.L.C.
Published: Tue Jun 21 2005

SCHAUMBURG (June 2005)—Back by popular demand, Shaw’s Crab House, 1900 E. Higgins Rd., is bringing a traditional East Coast summer’s end celebration to Schaumburg, IL. Shaw’s invites guests to delight in its 2nd Annual Outdoor Clambake scheduled for Friday, August 19, beginning at 6 p.m. Featuring live entertainment and a feast fit for kings and queens, this end-of-summer fête is created for guests of all ages!

A tradition, which started more than 4,000 years ago with the indigenous Americans, the clambake was merely a way to feed a large number of people at one time using the land and nourishment around them. Now an end of summer event adored by the young and old, the clambake has become a tradition celebrated from Maine to Florida.

Signifying the final summer "hoorah," clambakes typically include a tremendous amount of food steamed underground on a beachfront fire. Revelers dine, drink, dance and croon until the wee hours of the morn.

The Shaw’s Crab House clambake, which begins at 6 p.m., will include live entertainment featuring The Fabulous Fish Heads. To be held outside the restaurant, guests will enjoy a prix-fixe menu featuring a one-pound Maine Lobster, clams, mussels, red potatoes, corn on the cob and succulent key lime pie. The evening is priced at $36.95 per adult, plus tax and gratuity, which includes the meal along with three Goose Island 312 beers. NOTE: In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside the restaurant.

Reminiscent of a New England seafood house with an Art Deco flare, Shaw’s Crab House is one of Lettuce Entertain You’s largest restaurants. The Main Dining Room seats 187 people; and the Red Shell Lounge seats 350 people. Also featured is a Boardroom and Private Party Facility, which offers accommodations for up to 120 people. The Red Shell Lounge serves up the same tasty food Shaw’s Crab House is famous for in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Shaw’s Crab House is open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Red Shell Lounge is open Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to
10 p.m.; Saturday noon to 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 9 p.m. Private catering services for 10 to 250 people are available. Valet parking is available nightly. Reservations are preferred and may be made via phone at 847.517.2722 or on the Shaw’s Crab House website at

Shaw’s Crab House’s original establishment is located in the heart of downtown Chicago at
21 E. Hubbard. Shaw’s Main Dining Room offers an à la carte menu serving more than 40 fresh seafood entrees as well as chicken, beef and pasta dishes. The restaurant also features a full selection of crabs including Alaskan King Crabs, Stone Crabs, Soft-Shell Crabs and Maryland-Style Crab Cakes. Due to popular demand, Shaw’s Crab House offers an extensive variety of sushi, prepared by Sushi Chef Naoki Nakashima.
Shaw’s Oyster Bar features a raw oyster bar of Pacific Northwest and Atlantic Northeast oysters shucked to order and served on the half-shell; also included are soups, salads, shrimp, crab and lobster, and an assortment of sandwiches. Desserts are made in-house daily.

Shaw’s Crab House is a Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Inc. (LEYE) restaurant. Based in Chicago, LEYE is one of the nation’s leading independent restaurant groups, owning, managing or licensing more than 50 establishments in Illinois, Arizona, Minnesota, Maryland, Nevada and Japan. The establishments range from the casual style and cuisine of the original restaurant, R.J. Grunts, to the formal elegance of Ambria, Everest and Tru.
Company: Elizabeth Berger Associates, L.L.C.
Contact Name: Rebecca Kussmann/Laura Windt
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Contact Phone: 312.397.8441/312.397.8448

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