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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 #151 of 8,289 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Pristina, Kosovo
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Classic Chicago Restaurant and Tavern You feel like you are stepping back in time when you walk in. Food and service are outstanding. Ribs are very very good and the sauce even better. Very busy at night and no reservations so go as early as possible but worth the wait.

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Geyserville, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Okay any restaurant that has Obsidian on tap get 2 stars automatically. The food speak for itself, just follow the leaders ahead of you. The ribs are not the best you will ever have, but they rank up there, it's the sauce that separates them fro them other rib joints in the area. The 1/2 chicken was meaty and cooked... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We went here for a birthday party, early on a Sunday (our tables were set up in the back for 4pm). I have one big complaint (below) but besides that it was a really terrific experience. All 25 of us arrived in waves, but the servers were very gracious about getting us any drinks we needed, and bringing out bread... More

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Smyrna, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Took family of four on a Monday night. Kids (11 and 12) loved it. Took them to show example of a great neighborhood spot after a busy day of museum hopping. Barbecue purists will complain that the ribs aren't really barbecue (they're right, the ribs are neither smoked nor rubbed) but ignore that they are beautifully prepared, moist, tender and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were recommended to the Twin Anchors and not disappointed. Bit of a trek from downtown Chicago but worth it for somewhere different with a bit of histroy. Food was good, service was great, buzzy atmosphere, G&T was strong! You can't book so either get there early or be prepared to wait however we were told waiting time of 30... More

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Suffolk, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

In my opinion this is an overrated restaurant. Yes, the atmosphere is nice, however, talk is cheap. I am here for the food. I have eaten in plenty of "rib joints" all through the southern United States. This place is not on that level. I ordered a half rack of ribs, baked potato and some cole slaw. Except for the... More

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Redding, Connecticut, USA
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190 reviews 190 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The hype about the ribs at Twin Anchors is true. They are great and I would go back for more in a second. The rest of the food was very good as well, especially the desserts. The place is family run, and has a great old Chicago history to it - it is one of the oldest bars in the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I love the zesty BBQ sauce here. It is a nice place to go and escape modernism. You wouldn't know if it was 1965 or 2014 if you woke up here. Very well preserved while also clean. Charming neighborhood in Lincoln Park. Better to stick with the ribs if you decide to dine here. The service is very friendly and... More

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long island, ny
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Thankfully the rest of our party got there earlier and put our name down on the wait list. That being said, it would be worth the wait. There is a bar to pass the time while waiting. I cannot speak for myself (not a rib lover) but the rest of our party all ordered the ribs and everyone agreed it... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We went here after reading TA reviews on a warm and wet Friday evening. Chose an outside table under the awning and had a very helpful waitress. There was a huge choice of beers - bottled and draft. We shared a full slab of ribs with fries and onion rings. Not usually big fans of ribs but these were delicious.... More

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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>  > Near North Side
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 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse

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