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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 #2,210 of 8,270 restaurants in Chicago
Neighborhood: Near South Side
Most recent review
- Nov 18, 2013
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Neighborhood: Near South Side
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16 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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Saint Louis
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Memphis, Tennessee
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Great chicken, don't forget the mild sauce. Also the fried okra is delicious. I don't think I'd ever not desire/decline Harold's chicken is someone said they had a taste for it and I was tagging along.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

I heard so much about this place and was pleased to see it located across the street from my hotel. They are SUPPOSED to be known for frying their chicken fresh, But, either they missed that memo or I came on a bad day. My chicken was not fried fresh and the seafood was so sad. It was good, but... More

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