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As a young person, we use to stop at a shrimp shack at or around 29th and S. Ashland Avenue. Hubby thinks he remembers the name being "Anderson's". Noticed about 8 years ago that it is now gone completely, shack and all. Every time we visit Chicago we try to find someone who remembers this unsightly but wonderfully tastey establishment.
Can anyone help with this? The fried shrimp smothered in sause in a "to go" box was to "die for!"

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  1. Was this on the east side of Ashland, hard by the south branch of the Chicago River, north of I-55, near the guy who sold watermelons out of a truck? If so, I too, recall the place but don't know where it has gone.

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    1. re: Mugs

      This was the best shrimp shack that's was out there wish is would come back it would beat out Lawrence and goose lsland

    2. Growing up on the south side I remember Anderson's very well. Was always a bone of contention between my younger brother and myself as he preferred Lawrence Fisheries on Canal & the river. Problem was solved when we each got our driver's license and didn't have to bug Dad anymore.I moved to Florida in 67' but on my return trips "home" I frequent Lawrence Fisheries with my brother since Anderson's doesn't exist any more.38 years removed from Chicago, but I still missVito & Nick's, Al's, Fat Johnny's, etc., etc.

      1. This place was by far the best fried shrimp place around. I never knew what happened but would seriously like to know. The place was always crowded and then one day it was gone. Their shrimp and hot sauce was amazing. I wish I knew where I could get some Anderson's.

        1. This place was by far the best fried shrimp place around. I never knew what happened but would seriously like to know. The place was always crowded and then one day it was gone. Their shrimp and hot sauce was amazing. I wish I knew where I could get some Anderson's.

          1. I remember Andersons being crowed all the time day or night I have yet,To find a place that makes shrimp the way they did hope to hear from some one who knows what happened to the best shrimp place in chi town