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  2. Distance: 0.55mi
  3. Distance: 0.69mi
  4. Distance: 0.84mi

About 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!

200 N Waukegan Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Steak, American

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 374-8500

Website:
http://www.ribs.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Dine-in and Carry-out customers park free in our large self park lot

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

Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Deerfield Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Authentic (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

The food and service were good as usual.We go there often.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food, good service, plenty of parking great place.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The restaurant didn't have my reservation through Open Table but we were there early enough not to wait for seating anyway.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We haven’t been here in a while, due to the ribs were not so good last time. But this time the ribs were delicious and all the side dishes were very good too. The wait staff was very good and helpful. We all enjoyed dinning here, we celebrated a couple of birthdays and they were very generous to us..definitely will return in the near future...

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Best ribs and everything else is great too. Overall a very nice meal to celebrate my wifes and moms birthday. Ribs were great. Emma was a very nice waitress as well.
Also my family loves the cornbread it is a must get. The Mediterranean shrimp are also delicious.
Keep up the great food.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Not as good as usual Out waitress was not on top of things,we even had to ask for water and bread! I had salmon that was way too cooked!

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Our family had a wonderful time during our last visit to celebrate my wife's birthday. All five of us had the ribs that were excellent. Better than ever! The staff was friendly, attentive and made my wife feel celebrated. Wonderful experience as always.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere.
Great birthday dinner with family.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food as always! The hostess was rude and inefficient. Once seated, it was a great evening

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Frist time here for dinner in years. I usually go for lunch but this time took the family for dinner. It did not disappoint. Food was very good overall. Ribs of course are great and a half slab is enough. My wife had the Greek chicken which is fantastic. Cole Slaw is the best around. I will also say that each meal was under $20 dollars and it came with cole slaw and choice of potato. Overall a fair price for much higher quality food than other places around. We were 6 so they take reservations which is why we went.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 28, 2017

So happy to return to Chicago, after escaping the winter, don't miss the snow, but miss the delicious food at Carsons

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Carson's is a reliable mainstay. If you prefer a quieter atmosphere, request seating in the dining room and not in the bar area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Overall, Carson's does an excellent job! The food is always good and the prices are not outrageously high. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Our party of 9 tonight had a great time. The table was ready. The food is always good at Carsons and tonight the service was terrific. Didn't have to ask for anything. Everything we needed even with two little girls was anticipated and provided.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Birthday for family

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Delicious! Wonderful ribs and other menu items, particularly the au gratins!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Amazing. 36th Bday and the food was the same and on point as my 15th birthday.. Everything was top notch .. Table was ready when we got there with the requested booster seats.. Service was second to none and food was just phenomenal..

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2017

B-day celebration

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2017

great service from the moment we entered. Food is outstanding!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2017

FOOD WAS GOOD BUT SERVICE WAS POOR. CARSON'S ADDED A 20%
TIP TO THE BILL. DID NOT GIVE THE SERVER ANY REASON TO GIVE GOOD
SERVICE. OPEN TABLE SHOULD ADVISE THAT AN ESTABLISHMENT IS
GOING TO ADD AN AUTOMATIC TIP WHEN YOU MAKE RESERVATIONS
FOR A LARGER PARTY (OURS WAS 6).

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Best food I've had in a long time !

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Celebrated 3 birthdays! Food and service never disappoint and that's why it's our family tradition to come for birthdays. A must go!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2016

We decided to try Carson's as our Pre- Theater Dinner place since Biaggi's closed.
We were very happy with the service and we never got that rushed feeling that sometimes comes with a full house restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2016

As much as I love ribs, Carson's has always been my favorite. Always a treat.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Always delicious! The Ribs are my favorite around (I like chewy ones)

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Have been a fan of Carson's Ribs since they opened in the 70s. It's on the "must-do" list whenever we visit Chicago. And don't be fooled by the name Carson's Ribs. While they do have the best baby back ribs in our solar system, all other menu items are over-the-top outstanding. As an example, Carson's burger may be the very best burger also in our solar system. Pork Chop - excellent. Salmon - Outstanding. Everything is great and it keeps my coming back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Casual, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2016

I've been going to Carsons for at least the last 10 years, and it's really slipped from what it once was. It's not a cheap date, so expectations should be high. Ribs were not very meaty, chicken was dry and over-sauced, twice-baked and Greek potatos were dry as well.

In addition, our party of 7 was forced to sit right by the door. The staff told us that was the only place a party as large as ours could sit. We told them that on previous visits, our party has been seated in the other dining rooms, but they refused.

The vibe I got was that they're fading, and just phoning it in now. It used to be our favorite local place for barbecue, but we won't be back. Too many other new places to try!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Always great service and food!

One of Chicagos best.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 28, 2016

Girls night out with very tasty food and good service

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2016

The ribs at Carson's are absolutely the best in the country

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 5, 2016

Carson's still has some of the best barbecue ribs, chicken and pork chops in the Chicago area. It is worth a drive to Deerfield to experience. Very attentive and friendly wait staff, and the prices are reasonable for the quality of the food and drinks. Recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2016

My children had all special occasions (birthdays, graduations, parents meeting new boyfriends, etc. when younger. One daughter was in from Arizona on visit, so other sister with her children wanted to repeat old time favorite with next generation. Now our spot to go was Skokie, but since Skokie location no longer available, Deerfield was next best. Glad to see chopped liver still at door. Should have picked up a pint for at home. Great new memories with grandkids and great old ones with last generation.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 7, 2016

We had a reservation because we had a party of six. Some tables were empty, but we were told we had to wait for the table to be set up. We were finally seated and then waited 12 minutes before a waitress came to our table and we had not been given menus. The food arrived luke warm at best. It had probably been sitting several minutes before it was brought to the table. The waitress did not return to refill drinks or to refill wine glasses. We will never return to this restaurant.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Angelo was very accommodating for my party of 10 sitting outside, the Greek chicken was excellent and everyone enjoyed the ribs.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 31, 2016

All 6 in my party enjoyed great service and delicious food! Everyone loved their dinner - even 3 year old Ari - loved the chicken, ribs and steak. One of us had french onion soup - he said it was great! Will be back again! Live in AZ but come to Chicago a few times a year.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Great ribs, coleslaw and au gratin potatoes. Added bonus, they don't charge for sharing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 31, 2016

We took a group of six to celebrate a graduation and it felt so celebratory. From the friendly hosts, to the chopped liver while we waited for our table and then of course the delicious ribs, potatoes and more! The wait staff made us feel special and we enjoyed every bite.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2016

Carson's ribs are the best around. Love the cole slaw, the chopped liver, and the au gratin potatoes. You simply can't go wrong.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 26, 2016

whenever I am in the chicago area, I make a point to stop and have dinner at carson's.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2016

ribs were good

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