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Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Deerfield
Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Deerfield

Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Deerfield Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ribs.com
  • Phone: (847) 374-8500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Kim Baldwin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available through our carry out store. We can package food hot and ready to serve in large trays so you can serve your guests buffet style.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Dine-in and Carry-out customers park free in our large self park lot
A word from Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Deerfield
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! Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Eight of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Carson's. Great food and wait staff attentive to our needs. We drove 21 miles to eat there. We enjoyed the ribs, pork chop, steak and chicken entrees."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "without a doubt, the best ribs around. They are always meaty and do not fall off the bone. The sauce is also fantastic. They are happy to split salads and entrees in the kitchen. Don't miss the chopped liver while you are waiting or take a plate to your table."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Great ribs, cole slaw is excellent. Consistently tasty. Prefer their ribs over anyone else's in the Chicago area."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Have not been to Carson in 20 years. It was outstanding! Waiter was topnotch food was piping hot. The memories off all the dinners in the past at Carson. The meal was 10 stars plus. I enjoyed my birthday even more with family and a wonderful dinner. First time in a long time all 7 dinners delicious and nothing was missing. We will not wait 20 years to go back. We use to live in Chicago now we are in Lake Villa it was so worth the short drive! YUM :)"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We took my husband here for his 40th birthday. The service was excellent. We did not get our bang for the appetizer. We paid $12.94 for a shrimp appitizer and only received 4 shrimp. But overall, the service was great and we enjoyed our entree's."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "If you are up for a staff full of people that just don't care then ce here. They are not interested in the customers or how bad the food may be. This place has seen it's day."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "First we ordered cornbread. Server comes back to say they just ran out but will be able to make more. Then My daughter ordered BBQ chicken. He comes back to say they just ran out but they had Greek chicken instead. Then I order salt and peppered baked potato and he brings a regular baked potato. I tell him I ordered th Salty one and he says they just ran out. Really. On busy Father's Day when they know it'll be busy."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was a strange night. We were in from out of town and thought we had made plans with friends....but somehow all the dates got mixed up. Ended up only being 3 of us when we had reserved for 6, but Carsons staff didn't hassle us about being at a larger table than we needed. The food, as always, was great. Our go to place when we're in Chicago. Just wish we could be eat there more often!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We hadn't been to Carson's Ribs for ten or more years, but decided to go there for a Father's Day dinner. We were pleasantly surprised. Everything we ordered was delicious -- even the salmon. We are not going to wait ten years to return. Congratulations Carson's for keeping up high standards of food quality throughout the years!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had six people for a birthday dinner. Four of us were observing Passover dietary restrictions. All of us had plenty of food choices, including Matzah, and all the food was delicious especially the barbecued chicken, ribs and steak. Even the salads and coleslaw were great. Our 7:00 reservation was honored right on time and the service was prompt and friendly."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Our family had a wonderful outing at Carson's. Six of us ordered steaks, Seafood and the yummy charred pork chops (their specialty). Prices are on par with the surrounding steak joints - but the service and friendliness of the entire staff was significantly better than their peers. We were seated immediately - and never felt rushed............a first for the area."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The table was set and ready for seating when we arrived. We've eaten here previously, but don't always order the same items each time.Our server was not fazed; she waited patiently for our drink orders and our dinner requests. The kitchen was up to the task of preparing our food without rushing us. Would we go back? Definitely."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food was great service was fair, they should change the burned out light bulbs. We ate in total darkness."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Dinner was excellent. Everyone loved their food. Large portions. Great restaurant and evening to celebrate Valentines day...."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Every dish was dry and not a lot of flavor. We had scalloped potatoes, double baked potatoes (returned), broccoli, ribs and pork chops. The ribs were skinny and dry without much taste. Disappointing. Bread was good. Desert was fine. Hard to mess up ice cream."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Consistently excellent Barbeque, ribs, chicken, pork chops. Delicious au gratin potatoes. Pleasant casual atmosphere. Sports on TV (without sound) if you want it. Long standing tradition. Very consistent. A fine family experience or, if preferred, an adult dining opportunity. I rate it an A!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Arrived at our reservation time but had to wait 30 mins. for our table. Then seated and had to wait 10 mins. before server approached. Bad experience, good ribs."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Not enough worts to describe our horrific experience at Carsons . While celebrating our sons birthday the service could not have been worse .waiter, bus boys and management were all to blame . Don't want to discuss it further if Carsons does not improve they will go out of business north shore people which I am notwill no longer stay loyal on name alone . What a waste of a lot of money ."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "BBQ chicken was lukewarm and not cooked well done as requested. To me, charring it for a few seconds more on the outside doesn't make it "well done." Wife's birthday was mentioned when reservation was made, but no recognition of this by staff. Maybe that's the fault of the hostess."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We always enjoy eating here. They honor reservations and their food is very good, especially ribs. We definitely will return in the near future."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "WE'RE FROM OUT OF TOWN AND MADE THE RESERVATON ON-LINE. WE WERE GREETED WITH GREAT ENTHUSIASM AND SEATED IMMEDIATELY AT OUR TABLE EVEN THOUGH THE ENTIRE PARTY WAS NOT THERE. WAIT STAFF WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND ACCOMADATING. THE FOOD,AS USUAL, WAS EXCELLENT. WE HAD A CELELBRATION CAKE FROM OUTSIDE AND WERE PROVIDED PLATES FOR SERVING. WE WERE NOT RUSHED OR HURRIED OUT THE DOOR AND A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "The ribs and sauce are exceptional. Potatoes augratin are out of this world."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "we enjoyed it , food was deliciuous, the waiter was attentive and we were not rushed."
    Dined on 9/2/2013
  • "There was a problem with the water in Deerfield the night we were there, but the staff handled it brilliantly. And the food was amazing as usual. This was our second trip to Carson's this week....we have to get our fill while we're in Chicago and this is a favorite with friends and family. Ribs are great, pork chops (huge!) and amazing. And can't get enough of the au gratin potatoes and cole-slaw."
    Dined on 8/12/2013
  • "This is our go to place when we're in Chicago - usually eat here multiple times on one trip. Great ribs, great au-gratin potatoes and coleslaw! The staff is friendly, service is great and they even give you free crackers and cheese if you have to wait. And, if you have to wait....the food is worth it. Never a bad meal."
    Dined on 8/11/2013
  • "A few days ago, our friends and us decided to take our kids to Carson's and to get together as couples. Each adult was excited that it was Carson's. Three of my four children have food allergies, dairy, egg, nut, and Celiac with the other. The waitress made sure to get us all of the answers needed. All was great, the kids were happy and our ribs and cole slaw were AMAZING. Its as if I forget each time what a GEM Carson's is. I was a little less than enthused about the reservation process. Perhaps I caught an employee on a bad day and the service was slow. Too slow with 5 children between the two families. BUT, it is worth the wait. The potatoes, several kinds, the veggies, so fresh, and the main courses you cannot beat."
    Dined on 8/6/2013
  • "Nice for business meetings at lunch. Our server was great. Perfect! Food is always good."
    Dined on 5/7/2013
  • "Somewhat disappointing dinner there with the family. Initially, service was inadequate with the waiter failing to bring fresh ground pepper for the salads, and the one of the steaks being overcooked. Service improved dramatically later on. The ribs were not as meaty and tasty as they've been in the past. The Shrimp de jonghe could have been prepared in a sauce, whereas here there was a covering of bread crumbs. The Salmon in a ginger glaze was very tasty, light and well cooked, although the portion was small. Salads were large and very filling. Do not order the key lime pie, as the filling is very artificial and the crust was not very good. We've had much better meals in the past at Carson's and I hope this is just an aberration."
    Dined on 5/5/2013
  • "We had a group of 9. We all enjoyed our dinner and our time together. Love the round table so everyone can see/hear everyone."
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "Excellent service from the hostess. Our table wasn't ready when we got there, so the waitress bought my party of 6 a round of drinks - for our 5 minute wait! There were appetizers for people waiting for tables and the staff was kind and courteous, though a bit slow. The food was generous and excellent. We will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "Carson's is always superb and the food is outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/23/2013
  • "NOT REAL PLEASED WITH OUR EXPERIENCE MADE A RESERVATION WELL AHEAD OF TIME AND WHEN WE ARRIVED THEY STUCK US IN A BOOTH THAT MAYBE SAT 4 PEOPLE AND WE HAD 6 PEOPLE IN OUR PARTY THE UTENSILS WE RECEIVED HAD DRIED CRUSTED FOOD ON THEM.DONT THINK WE WOULD EVER RETURN"
    Dined on 2/9/2013
  • "The food was excellent; large portion sizes at a reasonable price. Will be returning in the future."
    Dined on 1/29/2013
  • "I had requested a table away from high traffic and in a warm area as we had a 99year with us. All was accomodated, and was a wonderful experience.....thank you...L Ornoff"
    Dined on 1/19/2013
  • "Dining at Carons's is very enjoyable! The ribs are the best. The other menu choices are excellent too!"
    Dined on 11/18/2012
  • "Arrived early but got seated immediately. Rare event at most restaurants."
    Dined on 9/15/2012
  • "Still a pretty high quality rib place but not much else to recommend. Au gratin potatoes used to be an artery-hardening cheese-laden treat; now they're just OK. Ribs are good quality, lots of meat, but the sauce isn't as interesting as other local places like Leon's or Hecky's."
    Dined on 9/15/2012
  • "It's been such a long time since I've had Carson's Ribs. We used to go to the one on Harlem and was so sad when that one closed down. Finding this one was such a wonderful thing. The food was still as amazing as I remember it. We will definitely keep coming back for more."
    Dined on 9/8/2012
  • "We all enjoyed dinning here. They honor reservations, which Is very important to us. The wait staff was very effiencent , and friendly. The food was delicious . We all enjoyed eating here and certainly will return soon."
    Dined on 9/1/2012
  • "We were disappointed that a few of our group's dinners were not good. Prices on the high side as well."
    Dined on 8/23/2012