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Rip's Tavern

American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
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311 N Main Ave, Ladd, IL 61329-9648
815-894-3051
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Today
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chicken is awesome/soda refills not free

We have been here many times. Plan to come early or late or be prepared to wait. Mushrooms are fresh and very crispy. The batter on the chicken is similar to long john silver's. Very moist and delicious, you can order 1/4 light or dark or 4 white meat chicken strips and it costs $5.50. Each... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Mjloewen
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have been here many times. Plan to come early or late or be prepared to wait. Mushrooms are fresh and very crispy. The batter on the chicken is similar to long john silver's. Very moist and delicious, you can order 1/4 light or dark or 4 white meat chicken strips and it costs $5.50. Each order comes with fresh... More 

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Peru, Illinois
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161 reviews 161 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We came here for a fundraiser for my mom who is currently battling lymphoma. Surprisingly had never been there even though I have been in the area for a couple years. The crispies which was basically pieces of deep fried bits were actually good. I ordered the chicken strips with fries and they were delicious. The chicken was fried but... More 

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Princeton, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This no-frills establishment is a must for fried food lovers! The chicken, fries, and mushrooms, etc. are the best around. Plan to stand in line (which can sometimes move quickly), and be entertained by the crowd while doing it. We have friends/relatives who come from Chicago for the Rip's experience. It's just a fun, fast-paced place with great food and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This place doesn't need an introduction, it's been around for years! It's a fried chicken gem in a small town. If fried chicken and fries are your thing, there is no better place in the world! Yep, In the world! The mushrooms and side of crispies is extraordinary good too! I can say the ONLY con, is your health. If... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visiting from Australia, the locals insisted we have dinner here. It was all explained. We arrived at 16:00 hrs on the dot, got a table and drink. Where served the 'scrapes' as starters, then the deep fried mushrooms and pickles. And then mains..... A white half for me. Wing and breast of the best deep fried chicken I have ever... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Rips is a chicken place. You have fried chicken and chicken strips (fish on Fridays only). You get krispies from the fryer and pickles as complementary appetizer. You can order fried mushrooms which is the only other food they have. A full bar with a okay selection of craft beers makes the trip to this one street town worth it.

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Riverwoods, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We read about Rip's in an article from a Chicago paper just after we returned home from a trip to the state parks in the general vicinity of Rip's Tavern, and we made a note to check out the place if we ever traveled to the area again. That chance came recently when we spent a couple of nights in... More 

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Galva, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went to Rip's for the first time after hearing so much about it. Went on Halloween night as we were passing through town. I will agree the fried chicken was excellent and will go back again. Large portions for a decent price.

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Winterset, Iowa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I am biased because I am from the area, but Rip's has always had charisma in treating each customer uniquely and with the best service. I thought I would write a review from an experience unlike most will ultimately have. I no longer live in the area so when I do near Rip's from states away I have started calling... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

RIP’S TAVERN in LADD, ILL 9/2014 Rip’s Tavern-311 N Main Ave, Ladd, IL 61329 (815) 894-3051, www.ripschicken.com -Accepts Credit Card: No but has an ATM machine Parking: Street, Attire: Casual, Good for Groups: Yes, Good for Kids: Yes, Takes Reservations: No, Delivery: No, Take-out: Yes, Full Bar Q-Tips say: Go and Enjoy! WORTH THE DRIVE! because of the chicken. They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 311 N Main Ave, Ladd, IL 61329-9648
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ladd
  • Phone Number: 815-894-3051

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?