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Twin Anchors Restaurant-Tavern

#127 of 8,183 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln Park
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1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 266-1616
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of Chicago's best restaurants. Great food and nostalgia

Best ribs in Chicago IMO. Three sauces were all great. The filet is also amazing. Great food, a bit pricey but WORTH IT. Loved the décor of the bar and dining area. Be ready for a crowd on the weekends this place gets packed. But I know why.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best ribs in Chicago IMO. Three sauces were all great. The filet is also amazing. Great food, a bit pricey but WORTH IT. Loved the décor of the bar and dining area. Be ready for a crowd on the weekends this place gets packed. But I know why.

Thank Q4240KFpeterl
Harper, Kansas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On every business trip I take I always have one meal at the neighborhood pub. Always crowded with true Chicagoan,great atmosphere, BEST PORK RIBS IN MIDWEST and you can alway cheers for "da bears" and "da bulls"

Thank Bob G
Boston, MA
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91 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The name makes it sound like it's a seafood restaurant. This place is a Chicago institution and the food is the reason. Stick with the barbecue and if you like spicy, go for their Prohibition Sauce that's spiced with ghost peppers. The sides are also delicious and it has a funky old school vibe and super friendly service and customers.... More 

Thank chp37
Salem, Virginia
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had onion rings, ceasar salad then had spinach dip., one long disjointed great meal. Sat at the bar and just enjoyed the people having fun around me. had a rootbeer, can't remember the last time I had a rootbeer. really had fun

Thank bignickyc
Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Took a detour out of our way and changed our evening plans for the specific purpose of devouring a plate of these choice ribs as we passed by this historic Chicago eatery when we noticed from afar that there was no line - a rare occurrence which we did not want to miss. Great beer, great atmosphere, great ribs. Don't... More 

Thank ClardyParty
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Came in for dinner about 4:45 p.m. and beat the rush after a visit to the Chicago History Museum. We are big fans of the Chicago-based movie "Return to Me," and loved seeing the iconic restaurant memorialized in the film. Service was great, food was reasonably good. Onion rings are delish; ribs are good although pricey.

Thank Cindy C
Philadelphia, PA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

RIbs and Onion rings were absolutely amazing! Not the cleanest bar area- didn't look like it had been wiped down in hours. One of the bar tenders was pretty cranky, too. 1/2 rack was enough for a woman, but get the full rack if you have a big appetite! Definitely worth a trip if you're in Chicago- you won't regret... More 

Thank stormycpa
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This place is small, neighborhoody and perfect. Great ribs, the BEST chili, fun bar area, dine at the bar. Reall nice staffers. And of course ribs. You will find this place good for any occasion and its fun.

Thank hungry_eye
Madison, Wisconsin
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96 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Of course, everyone claims their ribs are the best on the planet. But these were very good, more on the lean/meaty side than the greasier end of the spectrum. The restaurant is an old corner tap that has been there for decades (1940's?) and has some history with Frank Sintara. Not a glamorous restaurant by any means but great older... More 

Thank chuck k
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Had dinner here before heading to comedy club. Great place to enjoy ribs - don't be shy - order a variety of sauces but don't be surprised if you like the spicy one the best. Fast service, great atmosphere. Cannot wait to return!

Thank JenniferS62

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American, Steakhouse, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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.