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Twin Anchors Restaurant &Tavern

#172 of 7,611 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
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1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614-5745
+1 312-266-1616
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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All hours
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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Dallas, Texas
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at Twin Anchors for the first time last night. We liked it and can see why it is a Chicago landmark. The place is small so you might have to wait. Good beers on tap. Good was solid. Ribs are good but not as good as you might find in places like Texas Service was excellent. Ambiance was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I figure that Twin Anchors is the primo spot for drinks and excellent ribs, with the greatest 'Prohibition' BBQ sauce. I won't eat ribs anywhere else in Chicago and burbs.

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Thank Steve B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

they push alot of ribs in this old chicago classic. expect long waits from 5-8 pm on weekends. Reasonably priced and a good plate of food, rib lovers will flock to their wet rub/sauce ribs. I found them good after a 1:45 min wait but was in and out after that in an hour. Service is friendly but would never... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

A landmark in Old Town Chicago, Twin Anchors used to be a favourite place for Frank Sinatra. It also has been purported to be the basis for the "Adam's Rib" episode of MASH. I first went in 2002 and was not disappointed. Being from Canada I don't get to Chicago often but have always made a point of going to... More 

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Thank Charlene M
Banff, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Failed to get in on first night we tried as too busy. We returned slightly earlier on another night and were not disappointed. The ribs were great.

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Thank Bamidele A
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We arrived just as the Chicago Cubs had won the national league so there was a real sports buzz in the place but not too hectic or loud. This a low key kind of friendly diner with a choice of burgers, ribs, chicken and spicy baked beans. I opted for the burger which was cooked how I wanted and was... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I went to this famous bar restaruant before the Cubs playoff game at a recommendation from a very good friend. This place is awesome. The ribs are to die for... So much for Portillos or or other large chain's ribs.. These melt in your mouth. A must see if you ar in or near Old Town!! The service is extremely... More 

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Thank Doug D
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Once again we feasted on the best ribs ever. Don't know how they achieve the perfectly cooked meat, fall off the bone, no grease or gristle but still juicy flavor! Well worth the 30 minute wait. The Prohibition sauce is second to none. Love the friendly neighborhood comfort food feel. Can't wait to go again! Every time we eat ribs... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

It was recommended and sure ir was a very good recommendation. I am nite very fan of ribs but sure this were the best I ever eat. Nice place with a los of pictures of famous people that were there. A little bit overcrowded but you can also eat at the bar.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We had the ribs and they were the best I have ever had in my life! Each bite just melted in my mouth and the flavor was incredible. Do not miss this place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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: +1 312-266-1616

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Staying in Lincoln Park

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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.
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