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1.1 miles from Shedd Aquarium
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Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic chicken at a great price. I would only go for the chicken and fries though, not the desserts at all. Hot wing sauce is on point too!!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

Harold’s does not disappoint!! I ate there everyday while in Chicago & almost cried when I realized I didn’t grab my mild sauce to go. I first tried Harold’s in ATL, but heard chicago was were it originated. I had the wings covered in mild...sauce with some Obama tea. I tried my first pizza puff here too. I am so excited that AZ will be opening one this month.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

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...cole slaw included with the chicken dinner was a container of an ounce or two. The fries were good.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

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...also pretty good. We got the cheesecake for dessert and it left something to be desired but overall the food and the service were on par.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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...OPPOSITE of fast food chicken. WELL worth the wait. Be prepared to be elbow to elbow with all manner of customer, especially hard working folks before or after their shifts. This, in my opinion, is a good thing. The basic meal comes with chicken on a slice of white bread, fries, and a very small portion cup of cole slaw. I get mine with Harold's hot sauce; it's not too hot and it's very tasty. And the fried chicken is just like older guys like me remember it. Small pieces (no chicken on steroids!); tender; tasty. Very inexpensive. Years ago fried chicken stopped tasting like fried chicken to me. But not at Harold's. Fried chicken like I remember it. That's a good thing.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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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
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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...and helpful when she asked what she should get. Tasty, tasty!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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