Grab a table in the tiny Christmas light–strewn room at this 47-year-old subterranean spot, and start out with the Mulligan stew. For more fried goodness, have the Thirty-Two Pointer for an entrée—a crunchy pile of smelts, perch, frog legs, clam strips and fat shrimp. And if you’re looking to crack some crab, splurge on the massive, meaty king legs.
|Venue name:||Half Shell||Contact:|
676 W Diversey Pkwy
|Cross street:||at Orchard St|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 11:30am-11pm; Sun noon-11pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Diversey. Bus: 8, 22, 36, 76.|
|Price:||Average main course: $20|
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Going into a cave isn't ideal for any reason, but to eat halfshell, I would do it anytime! They have the best drawn butter and it has just enough garlic to not over power the taste. I always have the king crab legs, its go hard or go home when it comes to crab legs. Its gets a little cramped in the evenings, so its a better late lunch grab for me.