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Troha’s Chicken and Shrimp: The best shrimp house in Chicago! 

A city where you can find world-renowned restaurants in every neighborhood, Chicago rightfully deserve every bit of respect it has in the culinary world. Located in the same spot in Little Village for over one hundred years, Troha’s is proud to be the first shrimp house in Chicago. Since we started selling shrimp in 1935,  we have set the standard for fried shrimp restaurants in Chicago. We hold a lot of distinctions, including a lot of Chicago firsts.

Firsts at Troha’s: 

  • First to bring shrimp to Chicago 

  • First to sell fried shrimp in Chicago in the late 1930s

  • First restaurant anywhere to offer carry-out fried chicken in 1959 


The Shrimp
We’re able to stay the premier shrimp house in Chicago because we’re devoted to our original recipes and only use fresh ingredients. Ask for a free sample next time you stop by to see why we’re so well known. Sink your teeth into our famous Louisiana style French Fried Shrimp to be transported to a world of flavor. We’re so confident in our unbeatable taste that we’re sure we’ll continue to define shrimp in Chicago for another one hundred years. 

The Chicken
However, the shrimp isn’t the only delicious thing on our menu. We’re known as Troha’s CHICKEN and Shrimp after all. Our fried chicken is juicy and crunchy. Our wings are another awesome option if you’re looking to get some classic American fare. Available in four classic flavors, our wings can feed a single person or a party of you and several friends. 

Everything Else
Whether you order our chicken or our shrimp, you can’t go wrong if you decide to make it a full meal with one of our sides. From hush puppies to crab cakes, we have an appetizing addition waiting for you. You can make large orders for catering or order our special seasonal dishes as well.

So, next time you want some lip-smacking seafood or chicken, choose Troha’s—the best fried shrimp restaurant in Chicago hands down.

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