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Twin Anchors Restaurant-Tavern

#138 of 7,851 Restaurants in Chicago
#158 of 8,616 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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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 143
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    Very good
  • 33
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  • 4
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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
Casual food in a themed restaurant with a long history

Our small group was in the Lincoln Park area on a Sunday afternoon, looking for a leisurely lunch on a humid day. Passing up a modern pub, we saw a small eatery that looked comfortable. We enjoyed the old-fashioned atmosphere, filled with history. Our burgers were juicy, and service was friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Chicago
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Our small group was in the Lincoln Park area on a Sunday afternoon, looking for a leisurely lunch on a humid day. Passing up a modern pub, we saw a small eatery that looked comfortable. We enjoyed the old-fashioned atmosphere, filled with history. Our burgers were juicy, and service was friendly and accommodating.

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have known this place for over 20 years, which is not much, considering that it is about 80 years old. Since my first visit it has maintained Its traditional character. It is not a fine cuisine restaurant, nor elegant, nor romantic. It is a down to earth, hearty American restaurant, and what they do, they do very well: their... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The most delicious ribs I have ever had. Being a South African meat lover I had to give this place a try after it was recommended to me by many of my colleagues. The service was fantastic and the food delicious. So good in fact, I almost licked my plate clean! They offer a variety of basting sauces, which have... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Famous restaurant (has a HIS tor i), famous clientel(Sinatra, and Second City Cast, too many to mention) Iconic place. Mostly locals and those in the know. Now you know. GO.

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West of the Drink, East of the Swamp
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

In search of "Chicago" ribs and lured by some reviews here, we drove to Twin Anchors in search of a memorable dinner. Well, it was memorable all right, but not for the right reasons. The place is a comfort-tavern that specializes in offering a large choice of excellent beers, and it also serves food. So here we go. On a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This place is indeed a classic and a must visit when in Chicago. My husband dreams of the ribs. I get the pulled pork sandwich every time and am never disappointed.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ribs ribs ribs, Frank Sinatra's fav restaurant in Chicago, And my hubbies too. He never misses a visit when we are in town. And if i don't get my prohibition sauce there'll be trouble. Holds special place in my heart too.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The place is a classic! That said Sinatra does not know his BBQ. The prices are reasonable and service is good. The rack of ribs were the smallest I ever seen and the flavor had been boiled out. The sides were better.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I honestly went to Twin Anchors because I love the movie Return to Me. It was filmed there. Well, I had no idea the food was so good! My husband ordered the ribs and they were finger licking good! I ordered the grilled chicken sandwich with baked beans. The coleslaw was a nice addition! Even though it sounds ordinary it... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Visited this little gem in 2011 and as we re-visited Chicago with family we insisted on taking them to the best ribs place ever!! Really buzzing environment, we had to wait but it was worth it. Great real ales on draft too which is an added bonus for my hubby!

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Large groups
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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  • 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.