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Twin Anchors Restaurant-Tavern

1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614 (Near North Side)
(312) 266-1616
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Ranked #168 of 8,270 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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202 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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Carmel, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is not bar food. This is restaurant food, served in a small family bar/restaurant filled with history and lots of local regulars. You can often tell the quality of a kitchen by the amount of attention they pay to the side dishes like cole slaw and so on. Twin Anchors does a great job on the sides, and an... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I ate here before going to Second City. Twin Anchors is located a neighborhood on the northside. The ribs were great, and the wait staff was excellent. They make up for the lower food prices with drink prices.

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Santee, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Thanks to Bobby's Bike Tour, we found this gem!!! The food was all amazing, the place was located in Old Town Chicago, and the restaurant still had the feel of good old Chicago!!! Best part was the free street parking, get there at 5pm when they open, gets really busy even on a weekday. Truly happy about this place!!!

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135 reviews 135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We come here during most of our trips to chicago. It is a bit off the beaten path but SO worth it! Parking can be tough so if you don't want to valet for $9 you can taxi or take the L and walk about 8 blocks. They have a full menu but the ribs are the attraction. The zesty... More

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Oakville, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you are a rib fan- you have to go to this restaurant. It's a small neighborhood restaurant that is very popular. The ribs are fantastic and the restaurant also had a fan by the name of Frank Sinatra

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Skokie, Illinois
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129 reviews 129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really good chicken and burgers add to variety with ribs still a top choice. Lots of side dishes and fun place to go

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I've been eating here for twenty plus years, the surrounding neighborhood is safer now but the service, food and atmosphere have stayed consistent and worth the trip. The menu is not huge, contains some crowd favorites and rarely changes. This is our go to place when guests come in from out of town and are looking for a real Chicago... More

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Brooklyn, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A friend who is a Chicago native took me there because she knew I would love it--food and atmosphere -- and she was right. The barbecue (I had chicken and ribs) was cooked just right and I really liked the Prohibition sauce. Waitresses were great, too. Great beers on tap, too. Thumbs up.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I do agree that the atmosphere is nice here. It feels historical and old school Chicago, so that's a plus. I wouldn't come back if what I wanted was great food, though. The ribs were tender but somehow average and the fries are those crinkly fries that came frozen and in a bag. I tried all of the sauces and... More

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Norwich, Connecticut
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178 reviews 178 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited Twin Anchors after catching a show at the Second City and it was a great way to end our stay in Chicago. We went close to closing time and it was wonderful because it wasn't too crowded. The atmosphere is great and really low-key and unpretentious. The service was wonderful, too. My husband and I both had the... More

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