King Crab Chicago


Chicago's Oldest Crab House Serving You for over 30 Years

"From Our Family To Your Family"


A Chicago Landmark and Destination

Settled back into its original Lincoln Park location, King Crab Chicago is a seafood staple in the city that is known for offering some of the most delicious seafood around. The restaurant also offers a handful of steaks and pastas in a lively, casual setting with a full service-bar, and high definition TV's for watching local sports games.

“Chicago’s famed restauranteur, Cy Sadaka, has set up King Crab House to be HIS House. A place where only the freshest seafood passes his doors and presented with a strong 40+ years of experience. Menu is packed with all kinds of seafood options, but enough other dishes to keep your non-seafood loving friends wanting to hang with you. ”

— @chicagofoodstories

King Crab Celebrates
National Oyster Day Sunday!

National Oyster Day is Sunday, August 5th! Come join us everyday this week for our Oyster Bar Specials! $6 Oyster Shooters on Sunday, along with a daily Oyster Bar specials this week that includes .65 cent oysters. Come sit at our bar and enjoy the specials listed below! We look forward to seeing you there! (Two alcoholic drink minimum purchase for special pricing)




Soft Shell Crab is a seafood delicacy. Don't miss our easy to eat and delicious Soft Shell Crab offerings!


Eat. Drink. enjoy.


Chicago's Oldest Crab House

seafood chef & legend

Cy Sadaka seafood chef, legend and hospitality industry expert in the city of Chicago, started his career 45 years ago in the restaurant industry as a waiter at the popular Chinese restaurant, Abacus. Sadaka became a lead chef in a matter of time and within three months, the owner offered him the position of ‘Restaurant Manager.’ This sparked his interest in attending culinary school in Chicago to further his passion for food with a specialty in seafood!

Sadaka has traveled around the globe learning about seafood and the different ways it is served in regions across the world. This led Sadaka to launch his own restaurant, King Crab Chicago at the original location, 1816 North Halsted in the heart of Lincoln Park 37 years ago. Throughout Sadaka’s lifetime he has developed and managed several restaurants, including: Cy’s Steak and Seafood, Cy’s Chop House, Cy’s Ale House, and Cy's Crab House on Ashland and Wheeling, Illinois.

Currently, at his main restaurant King Crab Chicago on Willow and Halsted, he continues to serve some of the best crab and fresh catch in the city. King Crab Chicago also has a full-bar and tastiest bar appetizers. A visit to King Crab would not be complete without a taste of Cy’s signature cocktail, the Mai Tai. Make sure to come visit Cy at 1816 N. Halsted where he serves his customers every day of the week, Monday through Sunday — and if you’re lucky he might even help you crack open your snow crab legs!



Fresh Seafood