Reporter Food: Chicken Shack (Various Locations)

Reporter Food: Chicken Shack (Various Locations)

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 10, 2020)

Clarkston, Clawson, Rochester, Royal Oak, and Southfield, MI – There are over 20 Chicken Shack locations in the Metro Detroit Area, but my Shack of choice is at 1320 E. 11 Mile Road in Royal Oak.

For as long as I can remember consuming food, Chicken Shack has been a favorite, second only to the beloved comfort of White Castle as far as fast food goes.  Of course they are known for the amazing broasted chicken they’ve been serving up since 1956.

But they also do a great job with several fish items as well as their sweet, fall off the bone ribs.

I tend to get the combo dinner which includes two protein choices. For me it’s chicken and ribs, with broasted potatoes. The dinner also comes with a roll that is perfect for sopping up the golden melted butter from the potatoes and the sweet and spicy BBQ sauce from the ribs.

I also absolutely love their creamy cole slaw, their deep fried mushrooms, and every once in a while their onion rings. I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to add this easy and nostalgic spot to my Reporter Food list.  Maybe I just sort of wonder who doesn’t know about this place?  Not only is it an easy take-out spot, they also have delivery, and a food truck, buckets of chicken for families, and feasts for banquets.

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