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Robinson's No. 1 Ribs

655 Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)
(312) 337-1399
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English first
Berkley, Michigan, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

They had a stand at Hoptacular. It was dreadfully bad-shame on them for claiming to be #1 unless the metric is best at mashing mystery meat together into the shape of a fake pork rib. Read my other reviews they are normally very positive. This place flat out stinks. What a rip off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I ordered through Grubhub and they delivered to my hotel faster than estimated. Sooo good the first time, I ordered again the next night, and found a food booth at McCormick place while working a trade show.. Everything I had was great, From the smoked sausage sandwhich, to the rib tips (hey I ordered combo dinners), to the chicken and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed this place. Great friendly service and an amazing pulled pork sandwich. You'd expect the ribs to be near perfection, and they were, but the pulled pork surprised me. The sides could use a little more flair. Baked beans were disappointing but the meats were a solid 10. Very lean and perfectly cooked.

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Rochester, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The bar-b-que was good tasting, but the price was really high, and the bun was huge, taking away from the bar-b-que. The cole slaw was sour and the fries were soggy, I guess when you order to go, it doesn't matter.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Could not be more wrong. Great back ribs, in a train station. Unbelievable. My wife had the BBQ pork sandwich, It also did not disappoint. If the BBQ was this good at in a "food court" in a train station there other restaurants must be something else.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Rib tips and beef ribs with a trio of sauces!!! Fantastic taste and very meaty tips. Slow Service!!! Even thou it took 45mins for 2 starter portions with 4 customers in the joint, I'D GLADLY WAIT AGAIN!!!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Good service. Great ribs and pulled pork! My four year old daughter described it as delish!

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I ordered beef ribs online, which were delivered to my hotel. One word: YECH. Well dried meat wrapped around some bones and covered with some mediocre sauce. I got onion rings on the side. A meager amount of mediocre rings. Not bad, but definitely not good. Oh, and there was "cornbread" with the meal. Hmmm. A smallish muffin thing, sweet,... More 

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Vista, California, USA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

After visiting the Lincoln Park Zoo this was a great stop for dinner. Ribs were great, wings were great, slaw was great, corn muffin was great, mac and cheese was average. Facilities are basic but more than adequate. Service was fine. Good BBQ is all that you need to read.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2008

I love pork!

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Additional Information about Robinson's No. 1 Ribs

Address: 655 Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: (312) 337-1399
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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