Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern
1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614
Primary Phone: (312) 943-3528
Fax: (312) 943-3528
TollFree: (888) 266-1616
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Barbecue, Family Style, American, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Steakhouse
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
Good For Groups: Yes
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02/24/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Twin Anchors a place to go for ribs because they have the best ribs in town. They have delicious food and good service. The place is small and cozy. But overall it was great.
Dine in, enjoy the outdoor cafe in the summer and just make sure you take time to enjoy a cold beer, a zesty slab, and Old Blue Eyes on the jukebox.
07/07/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Historic...yes. Total dive (in a good way)...yes. Worth experiencing...yes. Best ribs let alone good food...no way. I never understand why people who rave about this place always start by raving about the food. I totally agree that it's an institution steeped in history, but every time I come hear the food totally lets me down. The food should not be the reason you come here.
01/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Now that being said if you are into southern BBQ this is not. The food is good and the help is very nice. But this place really is more than just the food. I really liked the feel of the place. We sat in the front corner of the bar and a cold Saturday morning. It just felt right. I felt like I was from the neighborhood and this is the place we hang out. There are better ribs out there but these where still very good. I have to recommend trying it. I may try to go when it is busy to see how the atmosphere is then.
10/21/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I go here often because the charming ""seafaring"" old tavern decor/atmosphere and fine food keep me coming back. I have spent many happy New Year's Eves here. A very cozy place when the snow is piling up outside. It is great for kids and for dates too--it is romantic if you can get a booth or sit at the end of the bar.
01/08/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Twin Anchors is my favorite place to go for ribs. The ribs are always made perfect and the tender meat falls right off the bone. I prefer the zesty sauce already on my ribs with extra sauce on the side. However, you can request your ribs dry with the sauce served on the side. I also recommend the chili on the menu.
The place is small and cozy. You may have to wait awhile for a table but it is well worth the wait!
07/21/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I have just recently moved to chicago, and everyone has been raving about the ribs at Twin Anchors, and I was sadly disappointed, the ribs were dry and lacked the tenderness and flavor one would expect from one of the city's best rib place, although in spite of the failure in the ribs, they redeemed themselves with some of their sides such as the onion rings and creamed spinach, although not enough to pull through for me. The atmosphere of the restaurant itself is quite fun, busy, and an assortment of all ages of people.
11/09/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I guess I am just used to my down south slow-smoked ribs and sugary sauce, but I didn't care for the ribs at all. Still, the place is great and the people (and there are plenty of them) are friendly. Well-worth a trip, but don't go expecting great BBQ.
06/05/2003Provided by Citysearch -
I recently brought my family to dine at Twin Anchors after hearing much buzz about the establishment. I have to say that I normally don't complain poor food or poor service or both, and I haven't with Twin Anchors, until now. There ribs are mediocre, their barbeque sauce is nothing to rant and rave about, there ranch dressing is the worst I've ever tasted and I felt as though I was sitting on the patron's lap behind me. Don't waste your time with this restaurant, treat yourself to the fireplace or another rib joint in the same vicinity.
10/28/2002Provided by Citysearch -
This place is about the experience. It's going there on Sat night at 6:30 expecting to have a couple of cocktails and a smoke and watching the end of the late afternoon college football games while you wait for your table. The ribs are great but probably wouldn't be rated the best in Chitown by those who are tru Texas-style ribs fans,b/c they boil rather that slo-smoke them. Whatever- they're great and the onion rings are perfect. Go with a bunch of good people who want to eat, drink and have a good time- and go during Christmas time when they put lights up around the windows and it's snowing and you can sit in the corner booth- amazing.