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Harold's Chicken Shacks

1208 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615-4008
+1 773-752-9260
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average23%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“fried chicken” (6 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
“mild” (3 reviews)
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American, Fast food
1208 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615-4008
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Harold's been around for a long, long time! i Dropped in from Georgia and couldn't leave without having me some HAROLD'S FRIED CHICKEN Wings & Fries drenched in that famous Barbecue sauce!!! LOVE IT!!!!

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Really for take out. Small uncomfortable booths for eating in under fluorescent lights. Chicken was delicious--fries mediocre. And slaw store bought. Recommendation-- get the chicken without the sauce it would make for a better dinner. That's what I will do next time!

1  Thank TravellingSMH
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I've been to Chicago many times, but this was my first venture to the "famed" Harold's Chicken, and it did not live up to the hype. First I think I made a mistake by getting my chicken in the traditional style with sauce (hot or...More

Thank Kasey E
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I used UberEats to order the 8-piece dark chicken and fries for 8.99. Great value. My meal was still hot when the Uber driver handed it to me, so it was cooked fresh. The slices of bread at the bottom absorb the moisture, so the...More

Thank schonrosemarin
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I've never been a big fan of fried chicken, but I crave this day in and day out almost it seems. Pricing is also really good. I often don't go out because I can make things for the same or less at home. But with...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 29 October 2015

The best fried chicken on the planet is Harold's Chicken. Period. However, there are some tips you should know heading in. The best locations I have been to include this one (Hyde Park) and downtown (Wabash). If you're not keen on traveling to 'the hood',...More

1  Thank JasonMovieGuy
Reviewed 21 November 2014

I go here all the time and I haven't been disappointed once with the food. It's superb and the sauce on the chicken is to die for (alright not literally). At times though, I would recommend they update their ways of taking orders because it's...More

Thank blackfeet708
Reviewed 7 September 2014

I like the chicken wings. The crispiness of the chicken with the breading has a distinctive and flavorful taste. I have enjoyed eating food from their take out restaurants for years.

Thank Strick S
Reviewed 7 June 2012

If you want a dish that'll make you slap your grandmama, follow the signs that feature a chef chasing a rooster with a hatchet to this superb eatery. Order a "white-half with barbecue sauce and black pepper" (or a dark or regular half, depending on...More

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 February 2008

The Chicken is the best.

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Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South
Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park,
one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This
historic area is home to two of the city’s most
prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science
and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$5
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615-4008
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighbourhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-752-9260
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