Half Shell, Inc.

Half Shell, Inc.

"Served Up Are the Best and Cheapest Crab Legs In Town-Half Shell, Inc."

676 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL
(773) 549-1773 serving: Lincoln Park, North Side
open:Mon-Sat 11:30am-10:30pm Sun 12pm-10:30pm

Sidewalk Score: 9 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Seafood, $$, Brunch, Date Spot, Hidden Find, Local Favorite, Romantic Dining, Cash, Restaurants,

The Low Down


Know Before You Go: Hit the ATM before you hit Half Shell--checks and credit cards are not accepted.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

This Diversey dive may not look like much, but it serves some of the best--and cheapest--crab legs in town.
by Contributor at Citysearch

The Scene
Set back from the street and down a narrow flight of stairs, Half Shell hides in a dark, low-ceilinged room decorated with Christmas lights and nautical-theme bric-a-brac. Regulars drink steins of draft beer at the…
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Great Place
By Anthony D at Insider Pages

For the man who said they wash their oysters....Obviously you're not a big oyster eater. When oysters are farmed they actually have mud in them. Ma... Read More

Great food - great local ambiance
By abescott at Citysearch

As the other reviewers state- this place has great food. Fried oyster appetizers were clean and crisp. King crab legs were GREAT seemed like ever... Read More

I've been here more than 200 times. I WORSHIP this seafood dive bar, best value in town
By katherinedonald at Citysearch

My Pop used to sneak me in here when it was a biker dive bar in the 70s/80s when I was a youngster and The Turk was the Boss. So aside from many f... Read More

They wash their oysters before serving! Absolutely horrible.
By xkmasada at Citysearch

I went one day at lunch time and ordered a dozen raw oysters at the bar. The oysters were the worst I've ever had. \r \r The kitchen actually *wa... Read More

UNBELIEVABLE Neighborhood Seafood Joint!
By chrisegilbert at Citysearch

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 ... Read More