No-frills American take-out joint prepping fried chicken & fish along with wings & beef sandwiches.
Perfect spot for wings and perch is good too may wanna bring a lil protection when grabbing it or some change for the crackheads but is it worth getting shot I think the fries just might be
Horrible since those new cooks chicken hard after I asked not to fry it hard plus it was black on skin like it was old. Never go back and please never go here people they horrible
From my job, we ordered take-out from this place. The chicken wings were more like pigeon wings, and the meat inside was dark brown around the bones (an indication that the meat was not fresh). They appeared to be old wings that were reheated from the day before. I decided to return my order. I was appalled that the windows on one side were boarded up. Inside was a dishevelled cashier behind a wall of dirty bullet proof glass. I told them that the chicken wasn’t fit for consumption, and that I wanted my money back. They grudgingly obliged me by handing me my money back through an opening in the bullet proof glass, and asking me not to come back into their restaurant. They need not to worry . . . I will never grace them with my presence again in life!
Going into this Whales was definitely an experience I would have given this place 5 stars because my catfish tails were so Jam good it was cooked to perfection. It was fresh and flaky like fish should be and the lemon pepper sprinkled on top made it even better. My sister had the perch and she said it was absolutely delicious. The reason I had to knock it down to 3 stars is because they were slow, it was dirty, the menu on the wall were opened so you couldn’t really see what they had and the hand written ones they had all over were a bit confusing at times. People coming in and smoking cigarettes, drinking etc. but I have to say they did ask them to leave when they did so I don’t ding the business for other people being rude. I would suggest you call your order in instead of ordering at the window because they stay crowded from what I understand and especially on a Saturday. I mean that is a testament to how good the food is from this Whales. I mean people were ordering pans of wings, and fish like they were giving away a fresh 100 dollar bill with each order. So overall I will order from them again when I am in the area but I will make sure its a call in order because they do have quality in their food they just need to work on the inside of the restaurant. Enjoy!!!
The place is not clean and they have replaced the catfish with cheaper swai fish and the difference in taste is evident. It sucks that so many places don’t even have catfish anymore and aren’t letting customers know what fish they are REALLY getting….
I visited this place on Friday evening I ordered a 10 piece dinner(Chicken/Perch) I got it home and the Perch was RAW!!! I immediately called and talked with a man who told me to bring it back. Welp! I went in and immediately was treated deplorably! I told him that he should replace the entire meal. He shouted “No just the Fish!!! I told him I traveled a distance to return the food and his reply was “Oh nice neighborhood”. I immediately pressed record and recorded the entire exchange as well as photos. The customer service was awful!! Save your money folks!! A big fat NEGATIVE!
Very good…. Always get the catfish with extra lemon pepper and extra hot sauce.
DAMN FUCKING GOOD FOOD. All the Whale’s Fish and Chicken Restaurants are awesome. Been eating there for years. Always satisfied. Had just about everything in their menu. No complaints. Food is great. The chicken wings are the best. Love the lemon pepper. You can get extra lemon pepper on the side for about 50 cent more. However if you a regular customer and they recognize you, you can just ask for lots of lemon pepper on your wings or fish dinner and they will gladly do it for you. Yeah its in the hood but so what. I love this place. 🙂
We had a company party (big order) and Harold’s in Evanston IL would not take our order over the phone. I called this Whales and the lady gave me her manager. He took my order and stated it would be 30mins… saved the day! My coworker went to pick it up wait for 5mins and food was in his hands. Great customer service and help. By the way the perch and catfish was delicious!