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Harold's Chicken Shack

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner


American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have heard many great reviews of Harolds Chicken for some time and finally found myself near one. The chicken was dry and with little taste. I had the hot sauce on the side and it seemed to be simply a bottled hot sauce. The...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Tim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has pretty good food and the service was great. We had the Catfish nuggets and they were pretty tasty. My son had the chicken wings and said they were also quite good. The fries and coleslaw that came with the nuggets dinner were...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank lucsimsthomas
Reviewed June 10, 2019

Nothing fancy. Great chicken, fish and grub. College or working student style. Fresh hot and tasty. A must try when visiting Chicago!

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Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed June 4, 2019

My wife and I were in chicago and walked over to Harolds for lunch. I got the lunch special of fried chicken wings, slaw, and drink and she got fried chicken breast. The chicken was excellent, crisp skin and moist meat. Highly recommend

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank richard c
Reviewed June 2, 2019

The food was very good, however, the menu online is not the same as what is available at the restaurant, we did an office order based of the online menu but had to reorganize once we arrived. The quality of the food was very good.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank b12wat
Reviewed April 23, 2019

I went to #71 near McCormick Place (the convention center). A small, VERY unassuming walk-up store. Take out only at this location. Be prepared to wait a while as the chicken is essentially fried to order. Always has been; always will be. So, just the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Robert W
Reviewed December 27, 2018

Don't let the modest looks of this little place fool you. The fried chicken here is excellent! Be a little patient as they make it fresh for you when you order. It's worth the wait.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rick G
Reviewed October 29, 2018

I didn't eat here but my wife did. She said it was the best fried chicken she has ever had. Generous portions and very affordably priced. It's in a great location and it's open late on the weekends. The service was stellar - very friendly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank taraship
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Suitable for take-out or dine-in, Harold's Chicken Shack serves hot, crisp, tasty fried chicken. I greatly enjoyed a recent lunch -- it's fast food that tasted made-to-order. Really good fried chicken pieces, wings, or fried chicken sandwich. Tasty french fries too. Bottom Line: You'll enjoy....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank byMT305
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is the real deal if you want super hot, fresh, chicken and fixins fresh out of the fryer. Not a diet place and not fancy, but fingerlicking good.

Date of visit: July 2018
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