Harold’s Chicken Shack is a Chicago legend. Iconic to all who live on the South Side of the city, after 5 decades, Harold’s has spread to the burbs and even a couple of out of state locations. On the menu? (Below) Fried chicken, wings, shrimp, catfish and assorted sides.
I went with a combo plate, catfish and perch, which came with fries, slaw, and white bread. All of it was excellent, and prepared to order, so it was fresh and hot. I noticed the fish and chicken have a different batter, with the former being more corn-mealy which was fine with me. The fish batter was crispy yet light, and the fries were done perfectly.
You can order by the plate, quantity or individual piece.
Seems like there are abour 40 Harold’s locations, according to some online information. They deserve all the success they can achieve. Great product, great value.
The Schaumburg location has limited seating. Counter and a few four tops.
Wanna check out the competitor? Frank’s Chicago Shrimp is the main one. The main thing I like about Franks is you can order by the quarter pound, and really mix things up!
Harolds Chicken Shack Review – Chicago