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Harold's Chicken Shacks

2111 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-1710 (Near South Side)
(312) 326-5575
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Ranked #1,331 of 8,296 Restaurants in Chicago
Neighborhood: Near South Side
Most recent review
- Sep 5, 2014
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Neighborhood: Near South Side
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English first
Flint, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Short wait for some of the best, if not the best chicken I have ever had! GREAT GREAT GREAT! Location was nice and clean, as well as safe and relatively close to downtown. Lots of shopping and colleges, universities nearby. Awesome! Love their mild sauce, as well as hot!

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Maui, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My doctor, of all people, recommended I try this place. Hardened arteries be darned, this place serves up some delicious fried chicken.

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Saint Louis
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I go to Chicago a number of times a year and usually make it to Harold's for fried chicken. Fried chicken is one of my favorite foods and Harold's is good enough to go back repeatedly. The restaurant itself is very run down, however, the serivice is always friendly and the chicken comes as quickly as they are able to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

It was okay, but I didn't see what was so special about it. I ordered the 7 wings, mild, with salt and pepper (comes with 7 whole wings fried, french fries a slice of white bread, and a medicine cup serving of cole slaw). I guess I am not use to all of my food thrown in one container with... More

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St. Louis
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We needed a light meal after getting into Chicago and heard this was a pretty good place. YES IT IS. Good fried chicken and fries. They have an extensive menu of chicken, fish, and many iconic Chicago items, but their chicken is what most everyone goes in for. Nothing fancy but they don't pretend to be anything other than what... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Not the healthiest meal, but after a long day, I was starving and it hit the spot. It was only about a 4 block walk from the Hyatt, so working off the calories was a plus!

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

An independent chain of fast food restaurants serving excellent fried Chicken with hot sauce - I prefer my sauce on the side. With food this good why would anyone want to frequent the nearby KFC ?? Not really a destination place to eat rather a great place to pick up food to go.

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North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Never disappoints. My husband is a native of Chicago & declared that if he got nothing else, he wanted Harold's chicken complete with sauce and white bread. We got to buckets and a loaf of bread with extra sauce and it was finger licking good. We even got some to bring back to NC. It only lasted a day and... More

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Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Great fried chicken and special sauces. Be aware that the fish contains bones so eat with care.

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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Basic good fried chicken. Had the wings with BBQ sauce. They put sauce on the fries too unless you ask for it on the side. Fried okra good but could have had a little more salt. Service was polite but with no enthusiasm. Only one person at counter, taking orders and money and giving out your order.

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