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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
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 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:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

People seem to just rave about the fantastic chicken here. Yeah, it's pretty good. But I certainly wouldn't call it fantastic, and not worth waiting in lines down the sidewalk for it. The menu is extremely limited, unless you want chicken. You can get light, dark, or strips. All come with fries, and coleslaw is extra. They do have a... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I waited in line for an Hour and half to place a to go order. I asked 3 people who was working there if this is the line for take out. By the time I asked the 4th worker They said there was a window in the back for that. Upon getting there found out it would be another hour... More 

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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 10 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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business
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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