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612 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
+1 312-280-9200
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (213 reviews)
“coleslaw” (39 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
612 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have always had fantastic meals at Carson's, the pork chops is what I always order and have not been disappointed in over twenty years of eating there. Every time we go I always ask for Jojo,to be our waitress, she is what truly makes...More

Thank Gina W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go to this restaurant if you crave ribs. BBQ sauce is a little sweet for my taste but probably fine for others. Pork chop was the surprise as was flavored almost perfect.

Thank kimokeo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there many years ago. We thought we would take our teenage daughter for ribs. Quite disappointed! The ribs were hard to separate and we're kind of fatty. I used to think they had the best, but not any more. A bit pricey, but...More

Thank kathya7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seven of us crowded around a little circular table and ate very well. Service attentive, ribs order generous, steaks tasty, spinach nice, ice cream sundaes excellent. Met expectations very well.

Thank Budd S
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Dean Carson is the operator/owner of Carsons and we had the pleasure of talking with him at length at our table. Great guy, great food. Ribs for the table. Delicious! And for dessert some of the best tiramisu ever. Fine meal! Thanks Dean!

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My friend & I went visited Carson's for dinner on the suggestion of a local Chicagoan. I had the Greek grilled chicken with a baked potato & their award winning cole slaw. It was all good, just not great. It wouldn't be a place that...More

Thank Amelia G
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I am a ribs lover and was recommended this place. Awesome ribs, sauce is great, very caramelized, a treat !! The corn bread mustn't be missed, it's the best I have ever eaten! Friendly staff, we ate outside, it was great! THere is a parking...More

Thank Amandine R
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Wanted to sample a rib place on our recent trip to Chicago. Settled on Carsons due to reasonable reviews and it's location. I was not disappointed. I had the half rack and my wife had the grilled Greek wings. The ribs were good but the...More

Thank dennisrivers
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Food was very good, filet was cooked perfectly. The place was very nice and clean. Lots to look at inside. It is pricey, but for a special occasion it was a nice choice. Everyone like their food. The cheesy potatoes were favored over the the...More

Thank maggiesimmons1423
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The best ribs in town and nothing has changed after 30 years. It comes with a delicious coleslaw and I picked the baked potato with the meal. Everything was so delicious.

Thank Ramadama
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Pamela F
28 February 2017|
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Response from Michelle F | Property representative |
Yes we have a kids menu! It includes ribs, chicken, and salad.
Pamela F
28 February 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 612 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
  • Public Transportation: Clark St bus, LaSalle St bus, Grand Avenue bus.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-280-9200
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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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