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  • Quality Fried Shrimp Chicago Style
  • Fresh Sea Food Fish Chips Cat Fish Scallops and More

About Our Shrimp

Here at Franks we only serve wild caught GULF Shrimp. Shrimp allowed to thrive in their natural environment have a higher quality taste than Farm Raised Shrimp. Our shrimp is pulled directly from the fresh GULF waters and delivered right to our door. We then season them perfectly, bread them lightly, and fry them in 100% vegetable oil for a clean fresh taste! We have the highest standards for our shrimp and it shows in the end. Don’t believe us take a look at our great reviews. If you’d like to learn more about franks shrimp or more of our great products, continue to read below.

Frank's Quality Shrimp

Some of Our Great Products

  • Fried Shrimp

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  • Cocktail Shrimp

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  • Fish Chips

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  • Cat Fish Strips

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  • Sea Scallops

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  • Ocean Pirch

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  • Fried Chicken

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  • Frog Legs

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  • and Much More!

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For more information about other great menu items such as the ones listed above view our menu page. Each of our stores menu is slightly different. Some Products are not offered at all our stores. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Learn More About Franks Shrimp

In 1946 a young U.S. Navy World War II veteran, fresh off duty as a cook on a destroyer in the South Pacific, arrived on the south side of Chicago and opened a carry-out fried shrimp and fried seafood restaurant on south Archer Avenue. In keeping with Navy jargon, he called it the Ship Shape Shrimp Shack, and ship shape it was–sparkling clean or in “ship shape”.

His business philosophy was to serve the most delicious fried shrimp and seafood in Chicago at the least possible price, while still turning a profit. He was immensely successful and the business flourished for 30 years until health and family issues forced him to close the business in 1976.

In 1981 a neighborhood truckdriver whose family was for years in the food service business, with the help of the now old owner, reopened the business. Frank’s Chicago Shrimp house was born. The old owner taught the new owner, Frank, the shrimp and seafood business from the ground up…from buying the highest quality product…preparing it all by hand, cooking and serving it, all done in the cleanest conditions possible. Frank also wanted to serve the finest food for the best price, and once again, was successful.

Another outlet was opened 12 years later, embracing the same principals, and was also successful. Five years later, Frank’s daughters, who had both worked in the family business since their early teens, became full partners and have been running the business since 1997, serving the highest quality shrimp and seafood in the entire Chicagoland area (we claim our fried shrimp are the best in the world). We invite your opinion.

Recommended Seafood Meals

Frank's Fried Shrimp Meal

Shrimp Meal

Fried Shrimp with a side of crinkle cut fries and your choice of Cole Slaw or Macaroni Salad.

Feeds 1 person.

Frank's Fried Scallops Meal

Scallops Meal

Fried Scallops with a side of crinkle cut fries and your choice of Cole Slaw or Macaroni Salad.

Feeds 1 person.

Frank's Fried Cat Fish Strips

Cat Fish Strips Meal

Cat Fish with a side of crinkle cut fries and your choice of Cole Slaw or Macaroni Salad.

Feeds 1 person.

Frank's Fried Chicken Meal

Chicken Meal

Fried Chicken with a side of crinkle cut fries and your choice of Cole Slaw or Macaroni Salad.

Feeds 1 person.