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Twin Anchors Restaurant &Tavern

1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614-5745
+1 312-266-1616
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (300 reviews)
“onion rings” (32 reviews)
“full slab” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614-5745
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While on a walking tour with 2nd City it stopped in front of this tavern. We decided-to go back and give it a try for lunch. So glad we did. The ribs were outstanding, service great and try the rye bread. Tried the Primm cocktail,...More

Thank SFBzoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a day that I was granting my child wishes - Things To Do in Chicago. One was to have dinner in this restaurant. We walked from Riverwalk to this Restaurant of nearly 4mi by almost one hour. Yes, we did! This got to be...More

Thank reallylikes2travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is no wonder that Frank Sinatra and many other celebrities visit this place when in Chicago. The ribs at this place are out of this world! I had the full rack with the prohibition sauce the ribs were unbelievably tender and the sauce had...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met my son at Twin Anchors for barbeque ribs and they did not disappoint. Had a rack my self with all the trimmings. Great little tavern with well appointed bar and cold beer. Have a great place now to visit!

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a Monday evening after a long journey over from Ireland and after having a few beers. It's a Chicago institution in Lincoln Park. The place itself is understated and is a proper bar with tables inside close together. Our server was very...More

Thank Tomathy_Dalton
Reviewed 1 May 2018

A great old school restaurant with amazing food and quick service once seated. If you go at peak times expect to wait at least an hour at the bar, however the bar staff are very accommodating and there is plenty of room to stand or...More

1  Thank MI6Reviewer
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We came here for dinner upon recommendation from a friend. We arrived around 7pm on a Friday in September without a reservation and were seated promptly. My husband and I decided to share the full slab of baby back ribs and chocolate cake. We chose...More

Thank pingaroo
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This 85 year old Red is one of the four oldest restaurants in Chicago. The decor has changed little. But the food is pretty good (ribs are their specialty), and the service is great. Avoid weekends if possible. This is not a big restaurant, and...More

Thank Bonnie T
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Came across the place by chance when using Trip Advisor to find a nearby restaurant. Quite a nice surprise. Unique old school interior. Seems to be best known for its ribs and bbq sauces. Since it was lunchtime I just had a burger, which was...More

Thank AndMH
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

I’m all for trying out local dives, sometimes they have the best food. This place only delivered on the dive and great wait staff. The food was NOTHING special. My steak was over cooked and the only thing that saved it was the garlic butter....More

1  Thank Michelle C
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boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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Mark S
26 October 2016|
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Response from Dianne1228 | Reviewed this property |
You will probably have a 30-40 minute wait if you arrive around 6:00. If you wait until 7:00 it would most likely be higher, especially on Friday or Saturday night. If you can grab seats at the bar it makes the wait easier... More
9 February 2015|
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Response from Donna F | Reviewed this property |
We used Chicago's public transportation during our weeklong visit, and used Uber when it rained. But public transportation was a 2 block walk from the restaurant, and very convenient.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614-5745
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 312-266-1616
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