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Harold's Chicken Shacks

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2218 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616-2008
+1 708-868-9120
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Vallejo, California
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2014

I was instructed to visit Harold's Chicken Shack when I made my trip to Chicago. This was actually our first meal when we arrived there. We were pleasantly surprised. We had missed the lunch rush so there was no waiting in line. The chicken was fried and seasoned very well. 5+ stars to this establishment.

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London
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2012

I was expecting somewhere more fancy, as it is pretty well known and has a great rep, but is obviously known for its food and not the ambience or decor. When it comes to the food... it gets 5+ stars. You have to wait while the food gets cooked, and it seems like ages... but it's worth it. I don't... More 

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Chicago
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Love the MILD SAUCE - its is THE BEST. Chicken is good - they will fry it to your liking (hard, salt and pepper etc) Fries and mild sauce - gotta have it!

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Want to go back to the Chi just for some more chicken!!! Not fancy but definitely good eats. Quick service.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2012

They are known to cook the chicken raw from the beginning, but I must have caught them on a bad day becuase my chicken was recooked, like KFC, or other franchises. Very dissappointed. The seafood was so sad, don't know why they even bother.

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Gurnee, IL
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Everytime my hubby or I drive into the city this Harolds is a must!! Love the chicken and they have the best sauce. Not all Harolds are good but this is one of THE BEST!

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Thank Shauny874
Dallas, Texas, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2011

good chicken and very good staff.....alawys ask for the mild sauce on the chicken

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Reviewed 24 February 2009

4 wings, mild with salt and pepper

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2008

Chicken and hot sauce

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Reviewed 28 January 2008

harold's will forever be the boss of wings!! and that damn mild sauce is the business.

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  • Address: 2218 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616-2008
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > South Loop
  • Neighbourhood: South Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 708-868-9120

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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