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Harold's Chicken Shack

612 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1808
+1 312-362-0442
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good54%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (9 reviews)
“wings” (5 reviews)
“fries” (9 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Fast food
612 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1808
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1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I like my fried chicken and this was in top ten in general and in the top 5 for fast food fried chicken for me. I got there at 1100, only 3 tables taken. By the time I left most tables were taken and there...More

Thank chefdbeats
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I have been going to chicago in a professional capacity for over 20 years and I have yet to try Harold's Chicken. I am constantly ridiculed for this and my coworkers tell me it is a must have. Do yourself a favor and give it...More

Thank Toby B
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Was at a conference in a nearby hotel and the restaurants were crowded and we decided to go out. There was a group of 5 and we decided to try Harold's Chicken Shack. A business associate had the chicken and I had catfish. Both were...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Wanted something open on New Year's day, near the Jazz Showcase. Found Harold's Chicken, a place I'd seen on public television. Easy street parking in front in the Columbia College neighborhood. Plain and simple inside. One register, place your order and watch football or other...More

Thank Merrill M
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I have heard so much about Harold's Chicken that I had to try it myself. We ordered the 24 wing bucket and it did not disappoint. The hot sauce was on point. The jalapeño poppers were a hit. My family was very happy and we...More

Thank Freda B
Reviewed 27 October 2016

There some of the best chicken wings I believe I ever had, very good , has lot of history behind it.

Thank rockanroll4u
Reviewed 22 October 2016

It was what you would expect for a local dive: peddlers in front, one register, cafeteria decor etc. Got the chicken and waffles to go but they had poured the syrup on the waffles so I had to eat it there. The chicken was tasty....More

Thank emotionalbutterfly
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

It's fast food chicken. Everything is fried, one cash register operated by a slow, methodical employee. Food was okay and came out relatively quick once the order was placed. Two bathrooms: both out of order.

Thank John H
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Server got order wrong. Gave dinners instead of a la carte. Calamari soggy; overload on fries; wings are real wings and not bad. Mild sauce so so. Won't be back

Thank Sarsprdoc
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Great place for excellent fried chicken. Very quick. Take out or eat in. Priced very well and quite good.

Thank ALEX P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 612 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1808
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-362-0442
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