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Twin Anchors Restaurant &Tavern

#177 of 7,673 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614-5745
+1 312-266-1616
Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ribs were absolutely delicious. Have heard great things about the restaurant and finally had the chance to check the place out. We showed up for a late dinner (9pm) on a Wednesday night and although the place was nearly empty, the food was great! The ribs were flavorful with a nice smoky taste to them and came with a plentiful... More 

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Thank GB218
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reviews were fabulous on Trip Advisors and frankly from work colleagues that said I NEED to go...best BBQ in town. So we called up an Uber car and went. Ambience is fun...kinda of a hole but lots of history displayed and the have a theme with a sign and the waiters shorts that say No Dancing Allowed. Not very many... More 

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Thank Missbiggun
Florida
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Getting to Twin Anchors from the loop is quite easy..take the Brown line to Sedgwick St., then walk north on Sedgwick for a few minutes. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon, and sat ourselves without a wait. Our server was prompt and courteous. The ribs (topped with the prohibition sauce), did indeed fall off the bone. The prohibition sauce and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Had a great evening with my colleague and the Twin Anchor underlined it with a very friendly service, great beer, lovely ice cream (homemade?!) and tender ribs. I promise next RSNA I will be back.

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

One of my favorite all time meals in Chicago. Truly not to be missed. Yes, there is a wait and there are no reservations, but good things are worth waiting. Slow it down--put your name in, grab a beer and wait. Gotta love a restaurant where you can order in three words -- Full, Zesty, Fries. nuff said. only question... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

No one does ribs and wings as good as this place. Their prohibition sauce is liquid dynamite. 5 star good American fare at its best, but its popularity makes it often a long wait hence 4 stars. We were told 45mins but we waited almost 2 hours. At least there is a bar but it does get very crowded with... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for the ribs based on the reviews. Waiting for my wife at another venue. The history in this place is amazing as well as the ribs. As others have written the staff is so friendly and helpful. It was a Sunday afternoon so the place was pretty relaxed with football games on.

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Dallas, Texas
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 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, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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