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Harold's Chicken Shack

1208 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL - (773) 752-9260
83% Approval Rating (6 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Half-Chicken Dinner
Buffalo Shrimp
4 Wing Dinner

Highlighted Reviews

rating
John Williams - Photos (5)
October 19, 2008
"Harold's Chicken Shack is a veritable institution on Chicago's South Side, providing deliciously fresh fried chicken in a hot sauce that clears sinuses upon first sniff. Although technically a chain, Harold's is pure Roadfood. Harold Pierce opened the first Shack in ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1208 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL
(773) 752-9260

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
The half chicken (dark meat) comes heavily slathered in sauce, with sides of fries and mac and cheese.
"The half chicken (dark meat) comes heavily slathered in sauce, with sides of fries and mac and cheese."
Cliff Strutz





The item we liked best was the crispy shrimp in buffalo sauce.
"The item we liked best was the crispy shrimp in buffalo sauce."
Cliff Strutz


The chicken dinners come with fries and a generous serving of hot sauce.
"The chicken dinners come with fries and a generous serving of hot sauce."
John Williams


Tradition calls for customers to put their fries in the white bread, add hot sauce, and enjoy a
"Tradition calls for customers to put their fries in the white bread, add hot sauce, and enjoy a "frywich.""
John Williams


The wings are especially crispy and juicy.
"The wings are especially crispy and juicy."
John Williams


Customers place their orders from behind bulletproof glass, and transactions are made via lazy Susan.
"Customers place their orders from behind bulletproof glass, and transactions are made via lazy Susan."
John Williams


This particular location of Harold's boasts of pizza on the sign, but it's not even on the menu.
"This particular location of Harold's boasts of pizza on the sign, but it's not even on the menu."
John Williams



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