Always a great time at Carson's ! Ribs fall right off the bone.
Wasn't a huge fan, I made a reservation and stated it was my twins bday on the open table reservation-no one acknowledged that and when we arrived they said give us a few minutes we have to get your table ready and they were not even busy-it was Monday at 815pm. My daughter said the bathroom was gross and my son's ginger ale was watered down and had to be replaced (which I get it -it happens just trying to name everything that happened), I didn't get a friendly vibe from anyone really there. Not that there was bad service, but just wasn't the friendliest I've gotten. The food was pretty average, there was nothing that would make me dying to come back. Their fries pretty much stink. My daughters kid meal burger was good and the pulled pork sandwich. We had ribs and I've had a lot better. Small selection of appetizers and they're all 15 bucks and small unless you get corn bread or a soup. 1 crab cake is 15 dollars etc...That doesn't work well for a group or family. We went with two adults and 4 kids and they charged us the gratuity on the bill which I thought was odd, I've never had a restaurant do that if it was kids. Not that I wasn't going to tip her that amount anyways, but it kind of seemed like she was afraid to not get a good tip because we were a family or something like that. Like I said, I've never had any other restaurant add that on, but whatever. When we arrived I saw the parking lot and pulled in and parked and as we walked in the valet guy wanted our keys and said it's 12 bucks to park for valet which is a joke since the parking lot is literally right there and on the way out we had to look for him, he was outside sitting in a van. Kind of goofy because nothing seemed valet about it. The wine list isn't that amazing either. We tried it and aren't planning to go back. We like to eat out and try a lot of restaurants and this one just wasn't that great. I think if they made improvements, it could be better.
Like always, the food was great as was the service. this has been a favorite for many years and our last visit did not disappoint!
Kelly was a lovely server and Nancy was very kind as usual. Everything is always delicious!
Our server, Jo Jo, was wonderful!!!!
Second time going to Carson's and like the first time great service and great food. Bbq sampler is amazing! The Mediterranean chicken is delicious!
Carson's restaurant has been around for years. I started coming as a child with my parents. Now I bring my family. The food is excellent! I have started exploring the menu more. They have great ribs and pork chops, but my new favorites are the Mediterranean salmon and chicken. I also enjoy the cobb salad. The sides dishes are delicious as well. The bar serves great drinks. The servers are very friendly and helpful. I always enjoy my dining experience when I come with family or date night.
Fantastic ribs! Mouth watering liver pate! Very tasty potatoes! The ribs are the best in Chicago and the best we ever had!
One of the best meals we’ve ever had hands down. Starting with my delicious coke slaw & her salad with Roquefort dressing that was top notch , My wife went with the ‘Prime’ strip charred & literally melted in your mouth. My ribs were perfect, excellent BBQ, & the augratin potatoes were a cheese blended masterpiece of a side dish.
This will go down as a top 5 meal all time for us.
Thank you Carson’s for such a memorable evening!
We were celebrating New Years Eve, food was excellent and service superior. Our waiter was informed and very friendly definitely enjoyed ourselves.