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Permanently Closed - Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago

4.5
1054 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Comfort Food

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Steak, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm -11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 280-9200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kim Baldwin
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Private party facilities
Private dining room holds groups of 20 to 50. A variety of dinner package are available
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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.
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Cross street
Ontario
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Public transit
Clark St bus, LaSalle St bus, Grand Avenue bus.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmigfis (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food! Great service!

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vipPattyO (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Awesome evening as Carson’s wraps up their time on Wells Street!

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BandK (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Our 29th anniversary was so special thanks to Olga and everyone else at Carson’s. I booked on Open Table, left a note and EVERYTHING I asked for was waiting when we got there! They even bought us the cutest and most delicious hot fudge sundae EVER! The food was great, and the service was incredible! Our next trip to Chicago will definitely include an evening at Carson’s.

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Tootie1267 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Love the staff, especially Breana the bartender 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾💜💜💜💜

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great service and food! A little pricey but worth it!!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food service and drinks

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ChevellnVictoria1995 (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The wife and I have loved this place for years...Most times she gets the French onion soup, 12 oz filet and I get the 26 is prime rib. Never forget the cole slaw and get the warm bbq sauce with some bread as soon as you sit down.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Carson 's Ribs food was delicious and I will be back. The customer service was excellent.

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KenD (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food great service great prices great place to eat ribs!

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vipUrbanSquirrel (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

One of the very best meals we have had in Chicago in the past seven years of living here! Olga was awesome and so attentive! The meal was amazing, my husband had a rack of ribs and I had the Mediterranean Shrimp...what a great place! Loved it!

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Chej (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service, delicious food. A great dining experience. This was my second visit, but it won't be my last.

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GOFDFGO (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent service and food.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Love this place, been coming here long time. Great service. Love the fireplace in the bar and the chicken liver and onions.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

No lie, this was the best dining experience of my life. Came in from out of town with no expectation, but food was great, service was top notch, environment was great. Will definitely recommend to anyone in the area.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

My husband and I have been coming there for 30 years. We always feel like it’s a special occasion to come there. We love the ribs. They never have been a disappointment. Service is always excellent

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

My steak was charcoal. Med well does not equal burnt. Very disappointed.

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JOEl (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Overall was a good experience. Have been there several times over the years and we keep coming back so that is a good thing.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

I took my boyfriend for his birthday and no one recognize that it was a special occasion even though I had it in tfhe notes. Didn't say anything cause I didnt want to cause a scene.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The food here is amazing, so is the service, I called because we were going to be about 15 minutes late and they were so great about it, make sure to try the coleslaw!

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vipSofainc (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great as usual!!

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