Carsons The Place for Ribs Carson's The Place for Ribs

Carson's The Place for Ribs

465 E. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Cuisine: Barbecue / Ribs
Ribs from this Chicago mainstay cause cravings --- mostly among tourists and ex-pats.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily


  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

Carson's The Place for Ribs Restaurant Review:

In a city with a burgeoning barbecue scene, this veteran lives on. And while there is no dearth of good rib places in Chicago, few are as well known as Carson's. (This restaurant was formerly located at 612 N. Wells St., Chicago.) The consistently decent, meaty baby-back ribs deliver what you expect. The secret, it seems, is the barbecue sauce, which locks onto those slabs, giving them a look of molten steel. Crunchy coleslaw and au gratin potatoes are fine accompaniments. A gluten-free menu is available. Slabs can be shipped nationwide. There’s also an outpost at 200 N. Waukegan Rd., Deerfield, 847-374-8500.

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