There are a number of Harold’s in the city, and these casual counter spots all focus on fried chicken and fish, plus things like fries, coleslaw, and spicy wings. Not all locations are created equal (they can vary in service and quality), but the one near McCormick Place is reliably good.
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Lobo Rey is a Mexican restaurant in the South Loop serving decent tacos, but not much else.
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The Purple Pig
Purple Pig has been around awhile, but it's still a great small plates restaurant that makes for a fun night.
Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Honey Butter is a casual spot in Avondale serving deboned fried chicken that’s really good.
More comfortable than a MINI Cooper, Beatrix is a casual and versatile restaurant in River North.
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Parson’s Chicken & Fish
Parson’s Fried Chicken & Fish serves good fried chicken on the best patio in town. This is an excellent hangout spot when it’s nice outside.
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