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Goose Island Shrimp House

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1013 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642-4206
+1 312-642-3640
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11:00 - 05:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Today I came back to goose island shrimp house after some time.... why did I wait so long? The shrimp, scallops, fries...well everything!!! Is sooooooo gooooood! If you come to the city This is a must stop to try food in a Chicago "institution" Since 1973 You will not regret it... Nop You can't eat here... well you can But... More 

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Thank memochciago
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to this old stumping ground every since I was in college. So I won't give my age!! Lol! Anyhow, that longevity speaks for itself. Of course you can go home and fry up your own Catfish and Shrimp, but I guarantee you it still won't taste like Goose Island. It's all in the Breading. Their Breading is... More 

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Thank crazycancer01
Texas
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Some of the best shirmp I've ever had! And I live on in a coastal area. Place is a small shop that only takes cash$ no credit cards. Its also just carry out. Don't freak out when they give the shrimp in a brown paper bag. Your gonna love whats inside. The hot sauce it awesome.

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Thank jsotox3
Chicago, Illinois
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2,840 reviews
1,595 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,860 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I've gone on record in the past, confessing that I am addicted to shrimp. Shrimp cocktail. French fried shrimp. Even peel 'n eat shrimp on occasion. So when I learned that Goose Island Shrimp House was rated among the top 10 fried shrimp shacks in Chicago and is located at 1011 West Division Street, between Halsted and Elston, not far... More 

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Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Years of enjoying their shrimp, keeps me always coming back. I have a shirt to prove I am a proud customer. I am trying to get them to sell a hat too! Their hours are all nite when they are open which is awesome for the late crowd. You can call ahead to have your order ready when you get... More 

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Thank Jim S
Chicago, Illinois
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2,840 reviews
1,595 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,860 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I love shrimp. Shrimp cocktail. Fried shrimp. Shrimp dipped in Hoffman House sauce. So when I read a survey listing the top 10 shrimp houses in Chicago, I made a copy and vowed to visit each and every one of them. Of course, I already had been to some of them. Like Goose Island Shrimp House at 1013 West Division... More 

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Thank Taylor B
Chicago, IL
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is one of our guilty pleasures. Goose Island Shrimp is our favorite shrimp, period. Yes they're fried (the batter is wonderful!), no they don't have tables (good finger food for the car). But they have the best tasting shrimp I've ever had. We may sneak and go there once or twice a month, but it's worth it! And they're... More 

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Thank BruceH_HydePark
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

We decided to stop in Goose Island around 10:00 pm since we were near Division St. OMG!! Same guy still working the counter...after a quick glance at the menu board we ordered fried shrimp (jumbo) fish and chips and fries...everything was fantastic...next time I will get fried scallops and clam strips too! Parking available right by the door.

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Thank miamiheat7334
Lafayette, Indiana
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Knew about Goose Island Shrimp House since it opened in the '70s, but was finally in Chi-town with time to try it. Outstanding! The best food is often in dives and you'll miss this place if you aren't looking for it. That said, even a lot of very well-known folks come here for some very good, cheap eats. Order your... More 

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Thank Tom P
Chicago, Illinois
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2,840 reviews
1,595 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,860 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

What took us so long to discover this place? Even President Barack Obama, so the story goes, sent some Secret Service agents to pick up an order of fried jumbo shrimp when he was in town last year. I love French fried shrimp so it figured that Goose Island Shrimp House and I would get together sooner or later. Located... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Seafood
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Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 04:00
Thursday
11:00 - 04:00
Friday
10:00 - 05:00
Saturday
11:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1013 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642-4206
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-642-3640

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