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Apr 26, 2011 08:26 AM

Where to go for shrimp de jonghe?

I absolutely love shrimp de jonghe - when I was growing up we had it a lot at random Italian restaurants that my grandparents took us to on the SW side/suburbs. When I was older and I moved to Andersonville, a place on Clark St called Calo Ristorante did an incredible shrimp de jonghe.

I've lived in England for the past 10 years and get back home once a year, and every time I go back I say I'm going to try to find a great shrimp de jonghe but I never do. So I'm visiting again in a month and this time, it's personal. I will be in the SW suburbs and also in the Old Irving area but can extend my reach a little further for something really good.

I've tried Googling but it's spelled so randomly - shrimp de jonghe, shrimp de jonge, scampi de jonge etc that I thought, nah, someone on Chowhound will surely know where I can get my fix. Thanks!

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  1. Calo Ristorante still has shrinp de jonghe in both appetizer and entree portions on the lunch and dinner menus. More convenient to Old Irving is Sabatinos whose menu lists one size of the dish at lunch and both appetizer and entree portions at dinner.

    Calo Ristorante
    5343 N. Clark St.

    4441 Irving Park Road

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    1. re: Eldon Kreider

      Note that Sabatinos' location is nearly dead center in Old Irving Park, which OP notes as place for spending part of time in Chicago area.

    2. Hugo's Frog Bar (Rush Street, Gold Coast) has Shrimp de Jonghe on the menu. You might go to "chicago restaurant menus" and eyeball other menus.

      Gold Coast Cafe
      1112 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610

      1. Too bad the venerable Frizel's has been closed for ... 20 years?

        1. I saw it on the menu at Santorini in Greektown (S. Halsted and W. Adams St.) last night. My mother used to love that dish. We got it (back in the 1950s) at Jule's restaurant on W. 71st St.

          1. Casey's in Lombard, in the Western suburbs, has it. It has had it for as long as I can remember.

            I eat there once in a while, and thoroughly enjoy it when I do.