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.

“Quality - enough said”

Frank's Chicago Shrimp House
Ranked #3,714 of 9,493 Restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Neighborhood: Southwest Side
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Southwest Side
Midwest, USA
Level Contributor
63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Quality - enough said”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank geoandsusan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

5 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    3
    2
    0
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first

Travelers who viewed Frank's Chicago Shrimp House also viewed

 

Been to Frank's Chicago Shrimp House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing