Great food and service, menu was not over complicated and all members of out party were satisfied.
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.
The service was terrible
Excellent service and great food! Great birthday celebration! Very glad we went there!
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.
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
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
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.
Food is very consistent in very good
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!!
Consistently very good meal.
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.
The food and service were good as usual.We go there often.
We were celebrating my husbands bday
Ribs were fatty and not enjoyable!!!
Would never go back
Good food, good service, plenty of parking great place.
The restaurant didn't have my reservation through Open Table but we were there early enough not to wait for seating anyway.
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...
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.
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!
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.
Great food and great atmosphere.
Great birthday dinner with family.
Great food as always! The hostess was rude and inefficient. Once seated, it was a great evening
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.
So happy to return to Chicago, after escaping the winter, don't miss the snow, but miss the delicious food at Carsons
Carson's is a reliable mainstay. If you prefer a quieter atmosphere, request seating in the dining room and not in the bar area.
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.
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.
Birthday for family
Delicious! Wonderful ribs and other menu items, particularly the au gratins!
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..
great service from the moment we entered. Food is outstanding!
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).
Best food I've had in a long time !
Celebrated 3 birthdays! Food and service never disappoint and that's why it's our family tradition to come for birthdays. A must go!
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.
As much as I love ribs, Carson's has always been my favorite. Always a treat.
Always delicious! The Ribs are my favorite around (I like chewy ones)
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.
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!