About Troha's Shrimp & Fish House
Open Since 1917 Famous Fried Shrimp, Fish Chips & Catfish, Signature Salads made Fresh Daily.
Open 7 days a week
Same Place – Same Taste, Since 1917
“A Stein of Beer and a Bowl of Chili for 5 cents.”
That’s what the sign on the door read opening day in 1917. The Tavern continued that way until chili meat became scarce during the depression. The business then switched to Smoked Fish & Fresh Fish.
Then, one day in 1935, a new item appeared at the market – SHRIMP. Because Chicagoans never saw shrimp before, it had to be given out as a free sample, either smoked or boiled. A few years later after a trip to New Orleans, the idea of deep frying shrimp came to Chicago and we became the
First Shrimp House in Chicago!
In 1959 Chicago’s First Carry-Out Chicken. Before 1959, the only way you could get fried Chicken was in a restaurant.
We perfected the Carry-Out Deep Frying Method six (6) years before Chicken Unlimited and KFC.
We continue our commitment using fresh ingredients and original recipes!