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).
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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
Really wonderful sea food. You have to visit. Alaska and Maine treats are here...lobster clamps, and wine!
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
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.
Bring your wet wipes! King crab and Snow crab combo plate - the best. The amount you get is worth the wait and tastes amazing. Don't come anticipating having a quiet relaxing meal. Bring your cash, as this place is a cash only restaurant and...More
For whatever reason, Half Shell doesn't get its props. Located at 676 West Diversey Parkway, at the northeast corner of Orchard and Diversey, in one half of the basement of a two-story brownstone, Half Shell is a no-frills, cash only neighborhood pub in Lincoln Park...More
Definitely a neighborhood dive bar. Old and no frills, but the food was great for a late-night find. Clam chowder and lobster bisque were excellent as was the blue point oysters. The fried clams were a little bland, but the homemade sauces helped. Overall, a...More
I have been coming here for about 27 years. This little casual "joint" is consistently amazing! It has colored lights up you're around the freshest seafood you can buy at alarmingly reasonable prices. The shrimp is colossal as are the crab legs and perfectly fresh,...More