Joey's Shrimp House

Humboldt Park
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This tiny neighborhood spot on the cusp of Humboldt Park serves Caribbean-inspired seafood. Look for a menu of incredibly inexpensive island fare, including an array of fried seafood available by the pound or half pound and served with a choice of house-made dipping sauces. Sides include hush puppies, sweet potato fries and Caribbean cole slaw. On weekends, the kitchen features daily specials that might include ceviches or regional specilaties such as mofongo. The interior follows a fun, kitschy rustic island theme, incorporating colorful murals and salvaged ship parts; it was designed and built entirely by owner Jose "Joey" Gonzalez and the eatery's two chefs, Eddie De Jesus and Abiel Harrison. Also on hand: Several types of bottled beer, from PBR all the way up to Goose Island's Matilda.