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Joey's Shrimp House

Restaurants, Seafood Wicker Park
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

There are plenty of ways this shrimp house distinguishes itself from some of the older games in town. The most obvious: the decor, which utilizes boat paraphernalia to surprisingly charming effect. When it comes to the food, Joey’s doesn’t seem much different than its competition—it’s basically just shrimp, frog legs, catfish and hush puppies, with a fried cheeseburger thrown in. A lot of it is fried to crisp, greaseless perfection, but since re-opening other items like a lobster roll, jibaritos and Puerto Rican pork chops round out the menu.


Venue name: Joey's Shrimp House
Address: 1432 N Western Ave
Cross street: between Hirsch and Le Moyne Sts
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner
Transport: El stop: Blue to Damen. Bus: 49, 70, 72.
Price: Average main course: $11
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Outside of Papa's Cache Sabroso (which for whatever reason, isn't on Timeout Chicago?!), Joey's has the best jibarito in Chicago. If you don't know what a jibarito is, check yo' self, educate yo' self, and get out and try one! Especially the shrimp varietal at this delightful establishment. Make sure to also add a side of hush puppies and a cold beer to optimize your shrimp jibarito experience. 

Awesome food, good beer selection, great happy hour specials. What more could you want?!