Dining etiquette calls for you to keep your elbows off the table, place a napkin on your lap, and make unflinching eye contact with the server throughout the meal. Set your sights on dinner with this Groupon.
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- $11 for $20 worth of seafood, chicken, sides, and soft drinks
- $22 for $40 worth of seafood, chicken, sides, and soft drinks
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Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Frank's Chicago Shrimp House
It all started in 1946 when a Navy cook finished his tour of duty after World War II. He left his destroyer in the South Pacific and set sail for Chicago's South Side. There, he opened a carry-out fried-seafood joint and dubbed it Ship Shape Shrimp Shack, a name that was hard to say but easy to love, thanks to his signature fried-shrimp recipe. For 30 years, he continued delighting customers and living his dream, minus the part where he could fly, until 1976, when health issues forced him to close the restaurant. A few years later, a local truck driver and food-service veteran by the name of Frank took over, renaming the place Frank's Chicago Shrimp House. Under the Navy cook's tutelage, he learned everything there was to know about the shrimp and seafood business, and enjoyed the same success through the golden-fried shrimp and seafood of his predecessor. Today, his daughters are at the helm, keeping tradition alive and well at four locations throughout the Chicagoland area. At those restaurants, they fry up the classics and mix it up with frog legs and New Orleans–style fried shrimp, pairing the crispy morsels with classic sides such as hush puppies, cole slaw, and french fries.
really the star here is the catfish. So greasily crunchy on the outside and remarkably moist on the inside, it retains all of its flavor in the fryerErik H., Yelp, 5/7/13
I'm working my way through the menu but so far the shrimp (Chicago Style & Jumbo) have been perfect; sweet, succulent, plump, and crispy outside.Art B., Yelp, 8/5/13