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Chicken Shack Restaurant

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1925 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-2776
+1 847-328-9360
10:00 - 00:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 00:30
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

A little out of the center of town, in the residential neighborhood. This takeout place's fried chicken is one of the best in Chicago. Very light batter, crispy not too salty. I ordered fried chicken and BBQ combination. One reminder, be sure to have your sauce "on the side" instead of on the food, as they pour the sauce over... More 

Thank hirokoby
Little Rock, Arkansas
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155 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Pretty broad menu - great variety though it is a little overwhelming to start. Had chicken tenders and fries chicken breasts. Fries were good but the quality of the check own was not special. Not hard to eat but not creating a craving.

Thank xx_familyguy_xx
Evanston, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This restaurant is not much to look at but the food is wonderful. The fried chicken and fries are the best I've ever had. Prices are extremely reasonable. Please note, they only take cash. Also, they only have seating for 4-6 people so plan on taking your dinner to your home or hotel

Thank alan s
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

We always order a party pan for gatherings. It is hands down THE BEST Fried chicken on the north side of Chicago /suburbs.

Thank MimiR2055
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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102 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

Chicken Shack in an Evanston Landmark and everyone should want to taste a piece of history. I often order chicken bits. Not the easiest things to describe but they are just delicious. I like a combination of Honey BBQ and hot sauce drenched on them and the fries as well. Now that I think of it I have never really... More 

Thank Rodney B
Evanston, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

I am meat lover girly and i love great food. Chicken Shack is is the BEST fast food restaurant in Evanston. My favorite is definitely the fried chicken with french fries, so delicious and finger licking. The staff are very nice and friendly too.

Thank Michelle M
Evanston, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Moved to Evanston from the South, so was a bit skeptical of the fried chicken but it's some of the best I've had anywhere. My wife's chicken tenders were also good, but I'd definitely recommend the breast and leg combo. Biscuit and fries were also good. Fair prices, good for takeout or delivery (limited seating options). Will definitely go again!

1 Thank John E
Evanston, Illinois
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Best to call ahead otherwise you will wait about 20 minutes or so once you place your order. Not many places to sit and eat in the restaurant. A few tables and chairs and most people get their orders to go. Chicken is great. Cooked to order so it is always hot and crispy. If you like your chicken crispy,... More 

Thank msdeelr58
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

Man, this place will cheat you right. Always fresh fried cooked to order your chicken is piping hot and crispy. But don't let them squirt sauce all over your chicken black style or else it will make it soggy and a mess to eat. Bring cash only. And let the chicken breathe by airing it out on the way home... More 

Thank FoodLord
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2010

It's not the place you go for your anniversery, but it's a great lunch-time/early dinner place for the regular day. The mac and cheese is almost as good as they're chicken strips which are premium. I have never had a better chicken strip and they have really good dipping sauce.

1 Thank gbrigirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1925 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-2776
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-328-9360

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?