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Twin Anchors Restaurant-Tavern

#133 of 8,443 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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Sunday
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 121
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  • 86
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Nostalgic place for good ribs

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
JerseyJoePa
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Downers Grove, Illinouis
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Debrecen, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The restaurant was among the top10 ribs restaurant in Chicago, so we gave a chance. Awesome ribs, good beer! Good and very fast service, good atmosphere!

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Love this place. It's a Northwoods tavern in the middle of Old Town ... and serves the best ribs around. Small, quaint, very crowded (like any good place) ... and friendly staff. Nice bar for cocktails while you wait for your table ... or arrive right when they open and sit down pretty much immediately.

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Skokie, Illinois
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

always good for ribs and burgers - great bar, friendly service in this neighborhood bar that has been around a long time

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

What an experience it was to have dinner at Twin Anchors. Not to be missed. The service and the food were outstanding. We went on a Saturday night and had to wait 1.5 hours, but well worth the wait and the atmosphere helped time go by. If you like ribs you must try the ribs at Twin Anchors.

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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, Barbecue, Steakhouse

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?