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Carson's

612 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610 (Near North Side)
(312) 280-9200
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Ranked #422 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Ontario
Transit: Clark St bus, LaSalle St bus, Grand Avenue bus.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Very short walk from our hotel was well worth it! The dinner was fantastic my steak was perfect , a good inch and a half or more thick my wife had Salmon cedar planked excellent! Staff was great, friendly took very good care of us. I left full ,happy and very satisfied.

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I had heard so many wonderful things about Carson's ribs so we decided to have dinner there. We ordered ribs and they were the fattest ribs I've ever eaten. The coleslaw was good and the beans were ordinary beans. Service was ok. I found the place overpriced for the quality of food they served. We have not gone back to... More

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Birmingham, AL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The 10 oz. center cut filet with charcrust was outstanding. The Allen Brothers beef hamburger was ordinary. It had no seasoning on it and the taste was improved by using Carson's own BBQ sauce but nothing special there. Definitely choose the steak if you're in the mood for that.

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Found this restarant in a travelguide. Although probably not the best Ribs in Town(Evert grill joint seems to make this claim ) they do serve Some tasty smoked ribs. We enjoyed it very much. Their coleslaw is the best i've ever eaten. Service is friendly. Nothing to complain about, plain and simple.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My buddy recommended Carson's - so I went. The reviews here tell you that the ribs are good. They ARE good. Have I had better? sure - but they are good. I wanted to establish that before I tell that - following another trip advisor review - I ordered the pork chop. Thank you Trip Advisor buddy! This was the... More

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Went here for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. I was disappointed that I did not try the ribs but I got one of the most delicious burgers I have ever had instead! We also had the outstanding cornbread. If you go here you MUST try it. It comes out in a small skillet and it fresh out of the oven.... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This well established place in River North lived up to its reputation this visit. Nestor's great service was only the beginning of a great evening, the food and drink was exceptional and we will highly recommend Carson's to our friends who travel here.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Great atmosphere and food. Been there several times and liked it every time. The garbage salad is awesome - everything but the kitchen sink. All the entrees were juicy and delicious. Highly recommend!

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Senior Reviewer
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The answer to the million dollar question is that yes, I will return again! This was second trip to Carson's in last 2 years and both times have been very pleased (and I am hard to please) with the quality and quantity of food. The ribs, chicken, coleslaw are very reasonably priced for downtown Chicago. I have been to many... More

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Warren
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We took advantage of restaurant week in Chicago while bringing my son back to college. We received an appetizer (shrimp) /salad/ entree (comes with a potato too) for 33 dollars. We all felt it was one of the best meals ever (my son's roommate is a chef and thought the steak and the twice baked potato was great also!). The... More

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