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Twin Anchors Restaurant &Tavern

#177 of 7,467 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln Park
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1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614-5745
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were regulars here when we lived in Chicago 20 years ago and made a special stop during our cross country road trip to introduce my son to rein anchors. I forbade him to order anything but the ribs and there was no complaint. Prohibition sauce is a must. Half pony brew also good. Deb our server was fantastic. Welcoming... More 

Thank GSQrider
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I were referred to Twin Anchors by our new friend Cathy, the concierge at Villa D' Citta. The bar was within easy walking distance from our hotel, and in a really safe and comfortable neighborhood. It was Saturday night and pretty busy. We avoided the one hour wait by eating at the bar. I had the ribs... More 

Thank PKsTrippin
Aurora, Illinois
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ribs here fall off the bone and are the best ribs in Chicago. Try the chicken also and don't forget the Prohibition Sauce. It's zesty and sweet. A little kick and just delicious. Try the pepperjack creamed spinach for an appetizer to share. It goes great with beer and wine. This is a very small place. Come to expect... More 

Thank terrasea
Chicago, Illinois
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264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special Chili style ribs. The chicken was dry. Onion rings were the best by far! Excellent service from waitress who's worked there for 20 years. Not recommended.

Thank SamAdamsGhost
Seattle, Washington, Usa
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My stepdad, who lives in Chicago, wanted to take me to Twin Anchors while I was in town, before he moved back to Seattle. We had the chicken wings to start then a full rack of ribs, mine with a side of baked beans. The service was very friendly and they were on top of refills and anything you needed.... More 

Thank OlyPoli
Chicago, Illinois
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170 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a few times now and the food is I have to say amazing. Best ribs ever fact!!! No one comes close. But their glass cleaning, kitchen or Washrooms, not sure which but I can always smell bleach. It's quite overpowering. I wish they could sort that out. Then five starts. I think maybe where we are... More 

Thank jazzyart
Chicago, Illinois
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146 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Not much has changed in the 25+ years I've been going here. Still great ribs and drinks, at a reasonable price. service is fast and friendly. Always seems to be a wait, but usually moves quickly.

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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This bar/restaurant doesn't take reservations, so there can be quite a long wait for a table. They have a PA system for calling the next group forward, which is efficient but a little intrusive while you're eating. The place is busy, noisy and fairly basic in decor and comfort level. Service is friendly and efficient, but nothing about the place... More 

Thank braystoners
Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We heard it was not to miss and headed over for lunch. The interior has a wonderful old time look but it was a nice day so we sat outside The guys got the famous ribs and loved them. The new Prohibition sauce has what they correctly call a 'ghost' spice that sneaks up on you. It's good but packs... More 

Thank BetsyM2101
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Great ribs and even better service. We went to Twin Anchors before a show at Second City, and we're delighted we did. Don't be afraid of the ghost pepper sauce!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614-5745
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: 13122661616

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.