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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” (322 reviews)
“onion rings” (35 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 3 days ago

I love good ribs and so when I was about to take a trip for work to Chicago from California, I researched where I should go to get the best ribs in Chicago. I found great reviews on Twin Anchors so that is where I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank guyboyd
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like the feeling of a northern Wisconsin tavern in downtown Chicago with some of the best ribs and burgers on the planet then this is the spot for you. Fun in the summer and cozy and festive in the winter. Just get there...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have no idea on any of the other food, but the ribs are fall off the bone good. We went early and had no problem getting in, but the place was packed at dinner time. Service was very friendly, and prices are fairly reasonable...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank FrancyP_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there on a Thursday evening. Bar area was crowded, but tables were readily available. Hadn't been there in years. Their ribs are still the best in Chicago. The sauce is good, not great. But the meat on the ribs were just so damn tasty!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JimDel10
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Had dinner with my son here and it was a wonderful experience. It was a Friday night, so it was CROWDED and noisy, but we had a drink and some snacks while we waited for a table. The ribs were fantastic and well worth the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank tdanowski
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is famous for ribs and it’s reputation goes back to the days of Prohibition and even before that. Frank Sinatra liked to eat here with his pals back in the day. The ribs and chili are absolutely DELICIOUS. We will be back again...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 168edwardd
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

I have been coming to Chicago for the last 20+ years and every time I come I make a pilgrimage to Twin Anchors . A place that never lets me down . Ribs, Onion Rings and prohibition sauce is all you need to know. They...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Jimbotri
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Celebrated a birthday here and was our best meal on a four week trip around the US. Great service, great atmosphere and great food. Do yourself a favour and make sure you visit when in Chicago.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank TrevorCanberra
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The place is magical! the food is amazing, and the staff is so friendly. I really enjoyed eating ribs, "keep em coming!" as Sinatra would say. There's a mystical/historic vibe that is only found there. Try all three the ribs sauces, all so delicious!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Xuuxxi
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I used to frequent the restaurant when we lived a few blocks away. We made a return trip after the marathon and enjoyed our experience. On a Sunday afternoon after the marathon, we went at 4:30p and had to wait about 30...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Reitz37
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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, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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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