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Twin Anchors Restaurant-Tavern

#162 of 7,788 Restaurants in Chicago
#180 of 8,550 Places to Eat 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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Old school Tavern and Great Ribs

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
ahacreative
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Tennessee
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I don't give 5 stars freely but Twin Anchors earns it every time. Amazing food, craft beers, reasonable prices. If you are in chicago you need to be here.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Best ribs in the city of Chicago. Lots of movie history filmed here. They have a cute, small strip of outdoor seating.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My first visit to Twin Anchors years ago was because it is featured in my favorite movie, Return to Me. We have returned just about every time we are in Chicago because they make the BEST RIBS I have ever eaten. We've brought many friends and family and everyone agrees. The meat is fork tender and there is no fat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Unassuming building...you may be surprised by the crowd inside. Famous rib joint from waaay back when; visited by many celebrities and known for their excellent ribs. We also had great steaks and grilled shrimp at our table, but the ribs were definately the star. Busy, hopping atmosphere, lots of local families. Casual. Great pricing for Chicago and superior wait staff.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were looking forward to visiting Twin Anchors, but it didn't quite live up to expectations. Perhaps it would have been better to have visited at night when its a bit busier, but on a quiet lunchtime, there was no atmosphere to speak off. The ribs were tasty, the beer cold and the service good, but next time we'd visit... More 

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Canfield
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

While in Chicago this past weekend we ate at the Twin Anchors. Since one of my wife's favorite movies is Return To Me, she enjoyed the site. The ribs were good, but I would get the wet ribs the next time, not the dry. There were 3 sauces and were very good, but sometimes hard to distinguish from one and... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Went on a girls' trip recently and stumbled across this wonderful, local gem in Old Town. Loved it! The bbq was fantastic and at really good prices! We also enjoyed the wait staff - all very friendly and attentive. Will definitely be going back on my next trip to Chi!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Frank Sinatra ordered ribs from here, and many current and former Second City performers have walked the 3 blocks from the Main Stage to eat there too. The films Return to Me and Batman were filmed there as well. What makes it special? The ribs. Order ribs with zesty sauce and a bottle of Augustiner beer (which is very hard... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 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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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: Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business
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.