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Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue
Steak House$$
Today 11:30AM–10PM
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612 N Wells St Chicago, IL 60654
612 North Wells StreetUSIllinoisChicago60654
$$Steak House, Barbecue Restaurant
Steak House
Barbecue Restaurant
Today 11:30AM–10PM
Monday 11:30AM–10PMTuesday 11:30AM–10PMWednesday 11:30AM–10PMThursday 11:30AM–10PMFriday 11:30AM–11PMSaturday 11:30AM–11PMSunday 11:30AM–10PM

A Chicago institution since 1977, Carson's is the place visited by presidents, America's favorite athletes, stars of TV, the big screen, and literally millions of BBQ devotees. With hearty portions and a no holds barred attitude of offering only the finest quality available, Carson's promises to be a fabulous dining experience. For those seeking the best in an undeniably American dining tradition, Carson’s is a must!

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Long-standing steakhouse serving slow-smoked American barbecue like its signature babyback ribs.- Google
"The au gratin potato side dish was fab and the brownies were exceptional."
"Carson has fair prices and is a great family-friendly place."
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Michael Jackson
2 months ago
I took my wife here for her birthday and the food was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was excellent and the staff was exceptional. Everyone was attentive and courteous from the valet parkers to the serving staff. Our waitress was Amelia and she was simply the best. We will definitely be returning soon. Thanks Amelia for making my wife's night special !!!
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Sheree Crawford
2 months ago
Food is awsome. ...generous portions...great staff
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Heather Payne
a year ago
This is how Chicago does ribs. When you first walk in you can see the history on the walls. Past celebrity patrons have pictures posted throughout the restaurant; which is always fun. If you have to wait to be seated, don't worry because there is always a big bowl of chopped liver and rye squares for snacking. I realize it's not everyone's cup of tea, but from where I come from it's a rare delicacy so I don't mess around with the little napkins they provide. I find myself a dinner plate and pile it on because to me that's the ultimate bonus of this or any restaurant for that matter. It's a big menu with lots of options, although I think it's a travesty to go here never experiencing the baby backs smothered in the in-house barbeque sauce. I have done the combo before with the barbeque shrimp and I must say that's not a bad way to go either. I do sort of think the dining room could use a bit of a facelift. The burgundy floral carpet and green vinyl booths are reminiscent of a 1980's diner and I think Carson's can do better than that.
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G Reynolds
2 years ago
Carson's prime steak and bbq. Where the food makes your mouth water and the ribs are fall-of-the-bone. The interior is dimmed and pictured with all of the great celebs pictures signed approved. Not to mention the great staff welcoming you and treating you like a guest in their home. Carson has fair prices and is a great family-friendly place.
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Richard Kim
9 months ago
My father spoke about this rib joint in Chicago from 30 years ago when he used to fly out here regularly for business. Came here for a post-graduation dinner. The minute he put the bib on, he started reminiscing. The ribs are huge, sweet, and sticky. The pork chops are amazing too. Get the BBQ combo with the augratin potatoes and you have a meal worth remembering.
Michael Fiorentino
2 months ago
I was in a few days ago , ordered ribs to go when I got home they were very fatty and hard to eat . I ended up throwing them away. i have eaten there many times in the past without a problem the food is usually great . but this time it was so bad I felt i should say something
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ruth conwell
3 months ago
I had a carry out order of rid tips very fatty and dried out,I'll never go there again hated it!!!!!!!!!
Michael Verdun
a year ago
It was an excellent experience. Service was great food was delicious. Would recommend it to anyone especially if you like steak.