Food was great and wonderful customer s. I went one day at lunch time and ordered a dozen raw oysters at the bar. As long as they bring my food and my drinks, these people are alright in my book! Half Shell has delicious, hearty portions of seafood in a no frills environment. If you are short of cash this is the best place to go. I've been going to the Half Shell since 1972. When west of Halsted, was considered dangerous or German. .
The women's restroom has a bathtub in it. This is one of the best places for seafood anywhere. Plus every suite includes a full kitchen. I stopped into Half Shell tonight and can honestly say it's the second best seafood I've had in Chicago - slightly behind Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop on Clybourn. I stopped into Half Shell tonight and can honestly say it's the second best seafood I've had in Chicago - slightly behind Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop on Clybourn. As a visitor from Texas, I was introduced to the Half Shell over 20 years ago and make a pilgrimage each time I'm in Chicago. If you prefer great atmosphere, casual dress, cold beer and the most succulent King Crab in the history of ever.
Pros: divey Cons: newly unpleasant neighborhood The food is not that tasty but it is very cost efficient sea food restaurant. When you enter the Half shell you think you are going into a cave--it is in a basement and has a few tables with Christmas lights left up year round. I will never ever go back to this place again. My favorites--softshell crabs in season usually June , fire roasted clams, and the crab specials. Make sure you don't either or else you'll be asked to comply with house rules! May this place stay open forever.
Lunch, Dinner or a fun night out with friends - whatever the occasion - celebrate at East End! Check with this restaurant for current pricing and menu information. I've been going to the Half Shell since 1972. Food is always fresh and orders correct. Pros: Casual Cons: They wash their oysters after shucking them, rendering them tasteless by chrisegilbert at Citysearch Dec 18. As the other reviewers state- this place has great food. It can get very crowded, but the wait is well worth it.
For eg, John Cusak ugh think's this joint has been here since the 80s. I hope this place stays just the same for years to come! Very small dining area and cramped tables- I wouldn't exactly call it romantic more of a dive bar that would be uninteresting if not for the food. They were fairly fresh, but were so bland that I ate 3, paid up, and left. They have daily lunch specials as well, for an even better deal. The oysters were the worst I've ever had. Half Shell has delicious, hearty portions of seafood in a no frills environment.
The service is no frills, and luckily the menu doesn't change much. Pros: Great value Cons: Parking- cramped seating by katherinedonald at Citysearch Dec 18. The bar tenders here are fun to watch, how they rember all the parties and the order they get sat. Press escape to leave the datepicker. Girl on the phone was rude as hell! I am surprised that it's just since 1968, I would have pinned it earlier since my much older brotherinlaw introduced it to me in '72. You would be a fool to forget about this place.
We were beyond satisfied and you will be too - guaranteed! Departure You're on a datepicker field. The oysters were rendered plain, with hardly any taste. Arrival You're on a datepicker field. We came from Henning to eat here and it was amazing! I went one day at lunch time and ordered a dozen raw oysters at the bar. If you like dives, if you like seafood, you will like this.
Pros: great food, try the salad Cons: long wait on the week, cash only After a 3 year hiatus from visiting the Half Shell, I was there three times in a week - and each time my King Crab legs were fantastic! I'll definitely be back to Half Shell, but, per the handwritten messages from the owner posted on the door I won't think about wearing a tank top, sporting a baseball cap, or paying with anything other than cash. First chicken wing restaurant I've seen that was clean. The down arrow will move you into the calendar table, where you can use the arrow keys to select the date, and use enter to make your selection. As the other reviewers state- this place has great food. The fried shrimp were A+ as well. Great portions with both being served on bed of french fries. For more information, please read our.
Fish, shellfish, drinks and more. Or, if you prefer to go out, Memphis is filled with great restaurants and world-famous cuisine. After a 3 year hiatus from visiting the Half Shell, I was there three times in a week - and each time my King Crab legs were fantastic! Huge pieces of succelent meat. Pros: huge portions, mouth-watering crab, great value As a visitor from Texas, I was introduced to the Half Shell over 20 years ago and make a pilgrimage each time I'm in Chicago. Now that that has been said I want it all for my self. The snow crab legs are phenomenal as is the fried shrimp served with coctail sauce and another sauce, perhaps apple-horseradish, that is sweet and spicy. Also the atmosphere is ok not too goo not too bad also.
Pros: Great food, Great Service, Great atmosphere Cons: I'm not there now by bls1177 at Citysearch Dec 18. Please tell us by if you know that any of the information shown is incorrect. I've never ever seen this done at any restaurant before. Be sure your departure date is within four months of your arrival. If you want to enter the date manually, the preferred format is: Day in two digits - Month in three-letter abbreviation - Year in four digits. Be sure your arrival date is within the next year. Cons: Dingy inside - eat out on the patio and do some people watching! Don't take any cutesy-wootsy people here, though.