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Posted by Jimmy on 2010-12-29
Im from the south and heard from some people I work with that if ever in Chicago the "Half Shell" was a must go place to visit for great sea food. Lucky for me I found the place! Never expected such great food from such a local non-fancy joint. OMGso SO
Posted by SkiBi on 2009-08-17
This place is tough to beat if you want reasonably priced seafood in the city. My favorite order is the side salad with the cold king crab legs; but the scallops, clam strips, and other fried treats are also solid. It's also just a great place to sit outs
Posted by smacleod on 2008-07-07
I lived around the corner from The Half Shell 32 years ago. It became one of my haunts and I go back whenever I'm in Chicago. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is quirky, and they don't take reservations. The bartender seems to remember you from the o
Posted by pattigirl3 on 2008-04-07
i always compare all crab legs to the king crab legs that i had at the halfshell and none can even come close. the quirky staff made it alot of fun and were kid friendly. the price is right and the food is great. try their mulligan stew. awesome
Posted by Seafood fanatic on 2008-01-22
The food here, especially the king crab is amazing. A no -frills joint with unfriendly staff that I keep going back to because of the gigantic portions of Alaskan king crab and clam strips.
Posted by kmcb on 2007-08-02
best crab ever!!!!! funny cranky staff. BEST CRAB EVER!!!!!