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Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue
Steak House$$
Today 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
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612 N Wells St Chicago, IL 60654
612 N Wells StUSILChicago60654
(312) 280-9200ribs.com
$$Steak House, Barbecue RestaurantToday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSunday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
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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
People talk about au gratin potatoes, cole slaw, pork chops, chopped liver and corn bread
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Emma Best
reviewed 3 months ago
Received an awesome rib dinner for Christmas. The ribs were the great and could have eaten a gallon of the coleslaw. The au gratin potato side dish was fab and the brownies were exceptional. The meal came well packaged and everything tasted fresh. It was the perfect gift and we enjoyed every morsel. If we visit Chicago in the future we will definitely put Carson's on our list.
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Gina Bojic
reviewed 3 months ago
Sometimes, a girl just wants a burger. And Carson's fully satiates that desire. I adore this longstanding joint for many reasons. For one, the staff works quickly and is remarkably kind. The facility is kept clean, the decor is dark and the lighting is dim. A great place for a quick pow-wow lunch or a dinner with dad (because men, they love the meat!). When I come here, I order the U.S.D.A. prime burger, medium with all of the fixings on the side and Wisconsin cheddar cheese. It is massive, it is juicy and it is delicious! Typically, I'll have a side of their fries but their au gratin potatoes are yummy as well. Though I praise them for their prime burger, it is wrong to come here and not have their barbecue. I've only ever tried a half slab of their ribs. It was more than enough but not even slightly arduous to eat. The sauce is perfection in itself but the smokiness and tenderness of the meat will speak volumes on its own. Definitely make your way to this Chicago classic that fixes some of the best barbecue and classic burger in town.
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Mathew Hoffman
reviewed 9 months ago
Definitely worth stopping by for some serious beef. Very friendly service, atmosphere was a bit dismal, but the food made up for it. Call first, if going on the weekend though. Would for sure, recommend the Porterhouse!!!
Andrew Moy
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great place to grab a bbq quick-fix, staff was always there to help...maybe a little too often overall- great place for mildly priced bbq ribs and Au gratin
Michael Verdun
reviewed 2 weeks ago
It was an excellent experience. Service was great food was delicious. Would recommend it to anyone especially if you like steak.
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Juan Hawkins
reviewed a month ago
Been going here for years and never a bad experience, never. Nuff said.