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“frank does it right for many years!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Frank's Chicago Shrimp House

Frank's Chicago Shrimp House
4459 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60632-2845 (Southwest Side)
(773) 523-4624
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Ranked #1,082 of 8,392 Restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Neighborhood: Southwest Side
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Neighborhood: Southwest Side
lansing mi
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“frank does it right for many years!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Been coming here when visiting for 25yrs. Franks has another place on addison but i like this southside place better.People working here have always been great. His prices are norm for shrimp but his product is the best. I love the chicago style with the the hot sauce.Franks gives specials too. i had a "never expired" coupon from yrs ago they honored. 3 dollars off jumbo lbs. when i just visited, so he does help a shimp craving junkie with his pocketbook too! Thanks Frank ...and i will be back eating those prawns when in Chicago again

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Quality - enough said”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

There are literally thousands of places that serve fried shrimp in the Chicagoland area, but nary a few really get it right. This place is all about getting it right.

Fran's is a very old, very traditional business that understands quality.

Are they inexpensive? No But for what you get, I believe very reasonable.

Are they the fanciest, flashiest looking business? No

Are they the only business that understands how to fry shrimp the correct way? Absolutely

Everything about Frank's is done correctly. Very fresh, clean shrimp are used, correct size as advertised, perfecly seasoned coating that is tapped off before frying so as not to encourage thick coating, fried correctly in CLEAN fresh oil no matter when you are there, NOT overcooked but fried exactly the short amount of time it takes and served with a seafood sauce that is by far the best in town.

Each bag of crunchy, very hot shrimp is a treat. Just be patient as it is so easy to burn yourself trying to wait. Enjoy.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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