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Twin Anchors Restaurant-Tavern

#140 of 8,461 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Near North Side
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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
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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    Very good
  • 30
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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
Most recent review
Great ribs in an intimate setting

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
bupa98
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Chicago, Illinois
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252 reviews 252 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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New Jersey
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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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Grayslake, Illinois
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105 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

best ribs in town!!!! I thought Gale Street Inn had the best ribs in town, but I have to give the nod to twin anchors! the prohibition sauce is so killer its off the hook! service,atmosphere, and the bar will always be tops on my list!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

This was our first experience at Twin Anchors. We went on a Saturday night early. We had about a 45 minute wait and the fun began. Everyone working at the bar and at the bar were friendly. Time went fast , and our name was called. Everyone got the ribs. They were just as good as everyone had raved about!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The food is good, and served old school style, but not great, but you don't go here for the food as much as you do for the laid back, throw back vibe of the place and good value. The outdoor seating in the summer is nice but the vintage wrap around booths are definitely the kicker here for me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Always crowed, always loud, always wait but all worth it when you get to your table and get the ribs. No matter how long they have been doing it they still do it right. Two types of sauce, you choose. Good beert menu, yuppie to upscale crowd. Valet parking. Go and enjoy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • 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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