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612 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
+1 312-280-9200
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“coleslaw” (41 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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612 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very good, filet was cooked perfectly. The place was very nice and clean. Lots to look at inside. It is pricey, but for a special occasion it was a nice choice. Everyone like their food. The cheesy potatoes were favored over the the...More

Thank maggiesimmons1423
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best ribs in town and nothing has changed after 30 years. It comes with a delicious coleslaw and I picked the baked potato with the meal. Everything was so delicious.

Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend Carson's. It's a Chicago institution, but it has not rested on its laurels. We came in for an early dinner and were seated immediately. Order the ribs - they are a must. I am not a fan of ribs, and this is...More

Thank Lusie0520
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Revisited Carson's with my husband to relive our 80s great ribs experiences there and were shocked that they were better than ever and still the Best Buy in town. Casual, comfortable, generous portions and just excellent in every way. Must try the corn bread appetizer....More

Thank Candace H
Reviewed June 14, 2017

This is known as a steak house but there are many more things on the menu as well. Service was excellent with a very good waiter (Garth) and that made the experience even better. The entry to the place looks a bit like you are...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed June 8, 2017

The food here is out of this world good. The servings are also huge. I've tried several different dishes and they were all awesome. They also have the best Key Lime pie I've had anywhere!

Thank lgerhart420
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoy eating dinner here. Nice atmosphere and great location for visitors that come to Chicago everything is good but I like the Pork chops and Ribs combination so when in Chicago good restaurant to visit

Thank Bhall63
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Valet parking right next door. Nice interior which has recently been changed. No longer has the bar scene with the great snacks. For a change, I had the rib eye steak, which was superb. Ribs remain great. Certain sides are now extra. The wait staff...More

Thank MarshBruce
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous BBQ is a must, if you are in Chicago. Don't forget to put those bib on because it can get messy. Meat is very moist and not over priced. My trips to Chicago will always include Carson's rib.

Thank pejenn
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We went here for a friend’s birthday dinner the other day. Prices were certainly decent….service was good…the dark old-school Chicago vibe was cool….but I wasn’t really wowed by our main courses. Our starters, on the other hand, were excellent. We got the corn bread (hot...More

Thank Merrill O
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Pamela F
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Michelle F | Property representative |
Yes we have a kids menu! It includes ribs, chicken, and salad.
Pamela F
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Michelle F | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 612 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
  • Public Transportation: Clark St bus, LaSalle St bus, Grand Avenue bus.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-280-9200
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A Chicago institution since 1977, Carson's is the place visited by presidents, America's favorite athletes, stars of TV, the big screen, and literally millions of BBQ devotees. With hearty portions and a no holds barred attitude of offering only the finest quality available, Carson's promises to be a fabulous dining experience. For those seeking the best in an undeniably American dining tradition, Carson's is a must!
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