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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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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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  • 30
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Chicken

The chicken was delicious and fried mushrooms always put a big smile on my face. This place is awesome...you have to wait in line for a while but at least you get to drink. The service is always great...they're quick and always friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
583ryanb
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Ohio, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Ohio, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The chicken was delicious and fried mushrooms always put a big smile on my face. This place is awesome...you have to wait in line for a while but at least you get to drink. The service is always great...they're quick and always friendly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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: 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! Yes, it is a little less than an hour from... More 

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Springfield, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I used to go to Rip's with my parents over 30 years ago. I was so happy to find they are still as good as ever. I didn't have a problem waiting in line. I expected it. It drove my daughter crazy. The chicken and mushrooms are still fabulous. The crispies are a great way to nibble while sitting. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Great Chicken, soooo yummy!! Great service and people!!! Have had bday parties here as well and retirement parties!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We have eaten here several times! It's the best chicken and mushrooms in the area!! If you don't get there early before they open you will have to wait but the wait is worth it. They only accept cash or check no credit or debit cards. Can't wait till we are in the area again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My favorite food in the world is fried chicken. The problem is there is a huge difference between good fried chicken and great fried chicken, So, being a friend chicken snobaholic I rate RIP's as the ONLY 5 star fried chicken I have ever had. I have been here many times and the consistency is amazing. Best crust ever and... More 

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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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Additional Information about Rip's Tavern

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

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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: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
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?