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Half Shell

676 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614-1511
+1 773-549-1773
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab legs” (27 reviews)
“king crab” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (23 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
676 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614-1511
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Theirs are delicious and gigantic! Lobster bisque Shrimp and corn chowder, yummy ! Reasonably priced cocktails. Need I say more?

Thank Craig R
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Every time I am in Chicago I make it a point to eat here. My daughter and I ordered the King Crab & Snow Crab special and a bowl each of their creamy Clam Chowder! There is so much crab and French fries on the...More

Thank Lisa50207
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I have fond memories of this restaurant. Back in the day before smart phones, actually 26 years ago I frequented the Half Shell on dates. Tonight I shared dinner with my 22 year old son. He ordered the fried eggplant, which they peeled and we...More

Thank eurdav
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I ain't one thats interested in wearing a suit to dinner. I don't care about who sees me at any given moment, and especially when I'm eating like an animal. I care about authentic experiences with great food, and normal people. If you're in town...More

Thank Collyrad
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place who served good frog legs. After a search, Half Shell came up. We gave it a try. This place is super casual. A handful of tables. Nothing fancy but that is okay. Seven people in our party and we...More

Thank Linda010659
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

OMG!!! Love this place. Casual, relax atmosphere with delicious food. My third time eating crab here. Can't wait to go back. Staff is casual and nice. The best crab in Chicago (better than Shaws).

Thank Marisol6009
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Located in a basement with a bar as long as the restaurant itself. Food is excellent and reasonably priced. The Alaskan crab legs are plentiful and very tasty. A full order can be shared. Comes with fries which are very good. A terrific neighborhood restaurant....More

Thank Melvin K
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Really wonderful sea food. You have to visit. Alaska and Maine treats are here...lobster clamps, and wine!

Thank martinezzarate
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We visited Chicago recently and met some family members who suggested we go to the Half Shell for crab. OK, we are from Florida so my first thought is “right I am going to go to a restaurant in land locked Chicago, whose closest water...More

Thank Dr_Tom82
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Everything is fresh, steamed perfectly, and served quickly. East side neighborhood not far from Wrigley. Basement bar in an old brownstone. friendly neighborhood vibe with attitude.

Thank Sparkomatic
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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27 March 2015|
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Response from Robert Z | Reviewed this property |
There is some street parking about a half block west. I always take a cab. Parking is tough and costs almost as much as a cab ride.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 676 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614-1511
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-549-1773
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