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Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Deerfield

4.5
180 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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 - 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
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Phone number
(847) 374-8500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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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Neighborhood
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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
What 180 People Are Saying
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service
4.3
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4.0
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service, menu was not over complicated and all members of out party were satisfied.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went for a family gathering. Weren't sure if we were 8 or 10 people because of out-of-towners, but they said they would make sure they could accommodate either number. Everyone had either barbecued ribs or chicken and everyone enjoyed. Never felt rushed; service was attentive but not intrusive.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The service was terrible

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Excellent service and great food! Great birthday celebration! Very glad we went there!

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Carson's is always good. It is consistent and we've been eating ribs here for 30 years. This one fell well short of expectations, however. The server added gratuity after doing a horrible job. He knew that was to his advantage, and 2 of the 6 people at our table were three years old or younger. I normally wouldn't be concerned about getting ribs on a Sunday night, but I think they oversmoked ribs on Saturday, and you could tell that what we got on Sunday was old food. It just was a little more dry, a little less tender.

I love Carson's so much, and always have. But this was a tough experience.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Hostess/manager was not very friendly
Waited too long to get the wrong food and then had to wait 20 more minutes for a salad

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The orders came out wrong, and to the wrong people. It was very hard to get our waiter even to take our order. We were waiting almost an hour before we ordered

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great as always--one of the few (if any) that is the same as when I went 30 years ago. Also, they did an outstanding job serving our large group and dealing with cake we brought.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Food is very consistent in very good

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I ordered ordered a garbage salad which I have had there before. The menu only had one price. I asked if I could add chicken and the waiter said yes. He never told me the price, but chicken is usually not more than &5. We got the bill and I was charged $23 for salad w/ chicken. When I questioned it he said salad came in 2 sizes and menu din’t have 2 sizes and they charged $8 for chicken. If that was a large I would hate to see a small. It will be a long time before we go back there again!!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Consistently very good meal.

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2017

We have been to Carson's for a pre- theater dinner many times...
This was the first that a few girls ordered Salads.. and when the bill came there was a $3 up charge.. It was told to us that the ala crate prices are not listed.. BUT ALSO NOT TOLD TO US...

They did rectify this but it was annoying .. Ala Carte should always be listed.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on November 12, 2017

We were celebrating my husbands bday
Ribs were fatty and not enjoyable!!!
Very disappointed!
Would never go back

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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...

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on September 8, 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.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on September 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Birthday for family

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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..

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2017

B-day celebration

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Best food I've had in a long time !

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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