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Twin Anchors Restaurant-Tavern

1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614 (Near North Side)
(312) 266-1616
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Ranked #161 of 8,182 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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WPG, MB
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Very delicious ribs that came to us in record time! Probably waited 10 mins and the meal was at our table. Interesting sauce as well. We enjoyed the home cooked meal. Cool atmosphere with a lot of history. I would recommend giving it a try.

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Florida
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260 reviews 260 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Twin Anchors has the history & great food. Located in Old Town the $8 taxi from the Gold Coast area was worth it. Established in the 1930's this restaurant is one of the oldest in Chicago & Sinatra's favorite place to enjoy ribs. We arrived on a Saturday evening around 5pm & informed it would be a 2 hour wait.... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The history of this place from the Sinatra stories to the movies that have had scenes shot there makes it a must see but could the ribs be that good? The answer from my rib loving son and wife (not my thing) was a resounding yes with both commenting about meat falling off the bone. If anyone cares the shrimp... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This restaurant is off the beaten track but came recommended to us by a local and we were not disappointed. Lovely atmosphere, great food, great service, such a cool place to hang out.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Seriously, just order the ribs. And when you're done, order more ribs. The beer is good, but the ribs... wow.

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Skokie, Illinois
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103 reviews 103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

always good for ribs and burgers. neighborhood place with great service and old time bar atmosphere valet parking helps in tough area to find a space

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have lived in Chicago all my life and I thought I knew where to get great ribs. I discovered Twin Anchors because of a friend from Milton Keynes, UK in September 2013. I have been back to Twin Anchors 4 times since then. I love the ribs with onion rings and the Prohibition Sauce. This place has been open... More

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Medina, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming here for years and try to go there every time I am in Chicago !!! The food is outstanding....especially the ribs with prohibition sauce !!!

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Love the atmosphere. Small bar, great drinks, but the ribs are a must !! I always order a full slab with an old fashion drink. Never have I been disappointed like I was at say "Quay" in the gold coast.

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Chicago
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Probably the best ribs I've ever had. I'm not a connoisseur but I love meat and they do it right. Friendly service and a cool back story completed the Twin Anchors experience!

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