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612 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
+1 312-280-9200
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  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Barbecue
££ - £££
612 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Carson's is moving from their Wells st. location March 2018, so we were happy to visit their cozy current spot once more. Great ribs and superb au gratin potatoes with a crispy, roasted cheesy top. Beef ribs with an unbeatable sauce!

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our goal was to find a great Chicago spot and Carson's was it! The food was delicious - steak was perfect and delicious and the BBQ was terrific! Great service and atmosphere. Loved it!

Thank MItravels62
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Food is very good. The place is nice, cozy and warm. Service was very friendly. It was a nice surprise!!!

Thank intdes
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Simply love thier ribs and rib tips. Thier service can use improvement. Prices are typical for the area.

Thank Torres Consulti... F
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Group of seven ages 11 to 75. We enjoyed BBQ ribs & chicken, BBQ brisket sandwich, Greek chicken, salmon sandwich & generous child cheeseburger. French fries = steak wedges made in house: good! Au gratin potatoes are super cheesy! Extra sauce brought to table. (Mixed...More

Thank shelley b
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This is my second time ordering the bucket of rib tips and let me just say that I was not disappointed. They were very tender and full of meat. The bucket was filled to the rim. I like that they give you extra sauce too....More

Thank pghcutie72
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Best ribs I have ever had. We keep returning because there is great service, Joni and Lester are great servers. Food isn’t better at any rib restaurant I’ve been to. Twice baked potatoes are rich with cheese and other ingredients.

Thank Scott L
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

we ate here 3 nights out of 5 and every night it was fantastic. We had a mix of ribs and chicken, and it was all good! Great menu selection and fantastic service - special shout out to Christian who looked after us on two...More

Thank MavesWife
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Carson's has been around a while and the premises is a little dated, but that is OK. The ribs are outstanding, consistently good, service is great. If you are staying anywhere in the Loop or the near north side the place is an easy walk...More

Thank Roderick M
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Sunday I had a great dinner at Carsons in Chicago. I saw pulled pork on the menu and we, the waiter who was really the bartender, put together a half slab rib and pulled pork combo. The ribs where better than I remembered, moist, juicy...More

Thank chefdanocc
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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
US$21 - US$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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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