We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Harold's Chicken Shacks


Ratings and reviews

#3,974 of 9,085 Places to Eat in Chicago
There aren't enough food, service, value or atmosphere ratings for Harold's Chicken Shacks, Illinois yet. Be one of the first to write a review!


Fast Food

Location and contact

Reviews (15)
Filter reviews
15 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
See what travelers are saying:
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 15 reviews
Reviewed July 12, 2019

Just left and not at all please with their business practices. If your going to charge for lemon pepper(.50) and mild sauce on the side(.75) POST IT along with everything else. With hidden charges your getting over on the customers.👎At least inform the customers, if...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank bepos1luv o
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Tried really hard to find this location. It doesn't exist. Stopped in at a nearby CTA Station and they weren't aware of a Harold's ever being at the location listed. We found an open green space by a school, with well established grass. So, no...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank J-from-Marysville
Reviewed November 9, 2017

I've eaten here several times during my last two trips to Chicago. This is, IMHO, VERY good fried chicken. The pieces are of a decent size and, if you order the dinner, you get a good amount of fries. I don't order their sauce so,...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Mark M
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Was on the way to a concert at soldier field so dropped in on the way for quick meal. Definitely cheaper than eating there and was good chicken. They had some kind of deal with 10 wings that day for about $6. Only took maybe...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Banny9949
Reviewed October 26, 2014

I was instructed to visit Harold's Chicken Shack when I made my trip to Chicago. This was actually our first meal when we arrived there. We were pleasantly surprised. We had missed the lunch rush so there was no waiting in line. The chicken was...More

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank just2precious
Reviewed October 19, 2012

I was expecting somewhere more fancy, as it is pretty well known and has a great rep, but is obviously known for its food and not the ambience or decor. When it comes to the food... it gets 5+ stars. You have to wait while...More

Date of visit: October 2012
Thank Any1
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Love the MILD SAUCE - its is THE BEST. Chicken is good - they will fry it to your liking (hard, salt and pepper etc) Fries and mild sauce - gotta have it!

Date of visit: July 2012
Thank Chicagojetsetter
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Want to go back to the Chi just for some more chicken!!! Not fancy but definitely good eats. Quick service.

Date of visit: April 2012
Thank Enjoi_Life
Reviewed April 20, 2012

They are known to cook the chicken raw from the beginning, but I must have caught them on a bad day becuase my chicken was recooked, like KFC, or other franchises. Very dissappointed. The seafood was so sad, don't know why they even bother.

Date of visit: April 2012
Thank fivestarlady104
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Everytime my hubby or I drive into the city this Harolds is a must!! Love the chicken and they have the best sauce. Not all Harolds are good but this is one of THE BEST!

Date of visit: January 2012
Thank Shauny874
View more reviews
South Loop
This downtown neighborhood offers a variety of
activities ranging from cultural to sporting. If you
happen to visit during football season, you may bump
into a boisterous few fans on their way to a Bears
game on the southernmost tip of South Loop. On the
flip side, Museum Campus offers cultural and
educational experiences in its planetarium, museum and
aquarium, all situated along the lakefront. Grant Park
Nearby HotelsSee all 205 nearby hotels
Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place
150 reviews
.22 miles away
Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place
94 reviews
.26 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place
120 reviews
.26 miles away
Chinatown Hotel
221 reviews
.27 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 11,213 nearby restaurants
Tommy Guns Garage
61 reviews
.10 miles away
Cafe Bionda
145 reviews
.22 miles away
Harold's Chicken Shack
75 reviews
.15 miles away
Chef Luciano Kitchen & Chicken
44 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,298 nearby attractions
Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation
65 reviews
.17 miles away
Glessner House Museum
85 reviews
.48 miles away
Chicago Chinatown
579 reviews
.42 miles away
Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago
29 reviews
.28 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Harold's Chicken Shacks staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing