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Twin Anchors Restaurant-Tavern

#129 of 7,817 Restaurants in Chicago
#145 of 8,581 Places to Eat in Chicago
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Lincoln Park
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1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 266-1616
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food and amazing value!

Visited this little gem in 2011 and as we re-visited Chicago with family we insisted on taking them to the best ribs place ever!! Really buzzing environment, we had to wait but it was worth it. Great real ales on draft too which is an added bonus for my hubby!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
MakemycakePenny
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Visited this little gem in 2011 and as we re-visited Chicago with family we insisted on taking them to the best ribs place ever!! Really buzzing environment, we had to wait but it was worth it. Great real ales on draft too which is an added bonus for my hubby!

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NYC
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I'm funny about my ribs and I'll give Twin Anchors a 9 out of 10 (I prefer a rub vs a sauce). They don't take reservations but if you hit it right they can accommodate a big group.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Saturday lunch visit. Had our dog with us and sat outside (restaurant is dog friendly, water bowls provided!). Fast, friendly service, good food. One of our party had the pulled pork sandwich, I had the tuna steak on a salad. Craft beer selection was good. Will go back next time we're in Chicago.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Ribs so tender the meat falls off the bone. Baked beans and Cole slaw were good too! Crowded on the weekend but no wait on Monday at 5ish

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Have been coming here for years as a local. It's a must to stop in when in town. I love that it's off the beaten path. It's a small place that doesn't take reservations. So plan accordingly. No parking, but they do have valet. Enjoy the ribs- its what they are known for. And remember "No Dancing on the Tables"-its... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stumbled across this restaurant while out on a bike hike (with Bobby's Bike HIke, which was also excellent!) and came back in the evening. Legend has it that Frank Sinatra frequented this place and even had the ribs flown to New York. It's a fun restaurant that easy to get to off the Brown Line. They don't take reservations... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was taken to Twin Anchors by a local friend and can see why it was so busy even during the week. There was a superb selection of draft and bottled beers to choose from (I had the really good Pilsner). I was always going to have the full rack of ribs, and picked the prohibition sauce (made with just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Absolutey not to be missed. Where else can you order in two words "zesty, fries"; when the waitress asks full or half,just give her that look, since you always want more here at Twin Anchors. Nestled in a neighborhood highlights the hometown feel. Be prepared to wait a bit on weekends, but then again, they dont take reservations, so settle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Fantastic ambiance, and also one of the scenes from batman was shot in the tavern, adding to its coolness. That aside, the beer is great and the ribs are well worth a try. Overall a great experience of a neighborhood bar experience for an out of towner. I would definitely recommend it and go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Three of us wanted ribs and took off for the Twin Anchors, in Old Town. Cool old school tavern on the corner ambience - tight tables, wood on wood wainscot vibe. Great beer list, both tap and bottle. Two of us ordered a rack of ribs, one with the original tomato sauce and one with "prohibition sauce," a tangy blend... More 

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Additional Information about Twin Anchors Restaurant-Tavern

Address: 1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: (312) 266-1616
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: (312) 266-1616

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park 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. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.