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Twin Anchors Restaurant-Tavern

#131 of 8,487 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
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1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 266-1616
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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  • 31
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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
Wonderful vintage environment!

It has been about 20 years since I have been to this restaurant and it didn't disappoint after not being there for that long. We went for the ribs and they were outstanding. The service was excellent even with the crowd. The three of us all ordered ribs and we had out dinner within 15 minutes of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Eric L
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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was mediocre at best. We drove a long time to get here and It was not worth the drive. The onion rings were good and I'm sure the fries were frozen. It was not worth the money.

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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

It has been about 20 years since I have been to this restaurant and it didn't disappoint after not being there for that long. We went for the ribs and they were outstanding. The service was excellent even with the crowd. The three of us all ordered ribs and we had out dinner within 15 minutes of ordering. Everyone in... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a great little restaurant that is known for ribs. We were a part of 6 that didn't wait long for a table. Appetizers arrived quickly and the service was great.

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Barrie, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I come to Chicago once a year for work and we always go to this place for some ribs and beer. Are they the best ribs ever? Impossible to say, as good ribs are good, this place does do a great job at making them. Don't expect anything special or fancy with this place, just lots of tasty, fall off... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I live in the neighborhood and read the hype, so I went by for dinner: ribs, onion rings, fries, slaw, and (of course) beer. The beer was the only ingredient I'd endorse. The ribs were anemic and not very meaty. The "prohibition" hot rib sauce was overly sweet and not especially spicy. The onion rings were soggy and the krinkle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A very homely place, famous for it's ribs. They're the best we've had in Chicago but we've had better in Texas. No reservations, so get there early if you don't want a long wait, although the plethora of craft beers will help you pass the time at the bar.

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Wasilla, AK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This old, off the beaten path tavern doesn't look like much, but once inside you will be rocked by the meaty, tender and delicious ribs. Their housemade sauces are ridiculous and you will end up purchasing a few bottles on the way out. And their sides are always tasty. This a great rib place with an interesting history and always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I went here with some friends while visiting Chicago and this was one of my highlights. The ribs were absolutely amazing! They have a great selection of draft beers to help wash down the great food. If you're in town then I'd highly recommend this place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had an informal business dinner here on my recent visit to Chicago. Famous for their ribs which are served the way that I like them, not too much sauce. They give you bowls of sauce on the side to dip the ribs into. The zesty sauce was good, kind of sneaky spicy. Great onion rings. Recommend them to start or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved this little gem. Delicious ribs and creamed spinach. Fun atmosphere! Off the beaten path in Lincoln Park. Nice beer selection too.

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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 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.