Twin Anchors Restaurant

Twin Anchors Restaurant

"This dark hideaway serves up ribs by the rack-full to an adoring Old Town crowd."

1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL
(312) 266-1616 serving: Lincoln Park, North Side
open:Mon-Thu 5pm-11:30pm Fri 5pm-12am Sat 12pm-12am Sun 12pm-10:30pm

Sidewalk Score: 9 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Bars & Clubs, $$, Bar Scene, Brunch, Business Dining, Carry Out, Celeb Hangout, Group Dining, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, Outdoor Dining, American Express Accepted, Diners Club Accepted, Discover Accepted, Mastercard Accepted, Open 7 Days, Visa Accepted, Bars & Pubs, Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants,

The Low Down


Fun Fact: Star-spotting abounds at this place. It used to be Frank Sinatra; these days, you might see the Second City performers or Bonnie Hunt, who used the restaurant as an Irish eatery in her film "Return to Me."

Where to Sit: In the summer, sit outside in the outdoor cafe and enjoy the downtown ambiance.

Parking: Side streets are permit-only parking; use valet or head to the Piper's Alley pay lot on North Avenue instead.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

An Old Town fixture since 1932, this neighborhood bar-restaurant has so many loyal customers you'd think they all owned a piece of the action. Among elders, Twin Anchors gets the Best Jukebox Selections in a Bar award (mostly early…
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Best Ribs
By Mary K at Insider Pages

Whenever I'm in Chicago this is the place! It is not fancy but it has the best ribs in the world; tender and tasty. I always look forward to visi... Read More

Good Healthy Food
By aguib d at Insider Pages

I love this restaurant and the food is so healthy. The cost is very cheap and I have received great service from there. I would recommend them to o... Read More

Good Restaurant
By monique w at Insider Pages

I visited this restaurant when I was in Chicago and I really enjoyed there food . The cost was low and the service was great. I would highly recom... Read More

Best of the best
By J G at Insider Pages

This is a true "neighborhood" tavern. The ribs are outstanding. The service is great. This is a place you can take your entire family. Young an... Read More

Great food
By John T. at Judy's Book

My wife had me take her here because her favorite movie, "Return to Me" was filmed here. Great barbecue, great food. Nice large portions on the rib... Read More