Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago

4.8
853 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Carson's is excited to welcome back our beloved guests!

All reservations are for indoor dining. Per Illinois & Chicago mandate, Carson's does not accept parties greater than 4, and multiple reservations that would like to dine together will not be accommodated. Masks that completely cover & seal the nose & mouth must be worn at all times when not actively eating or drinking, no exceptions. All guests must remain seated at all times & practice social distancing.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 853 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDKayson
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

no social distancing was enforced. avoid like the plague.

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vipFranD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the hostesses Alex and Nancy. Always charming and so attentive to your needs.
One of our favorite restaurants.

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Julia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff was extremely nice, they were all willing to go above and beyond to give you a great experience. Food was amazing, would definitely recommend!

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vipHannahM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

They do not enforce social distancing whatsoever.

I went there Friday night it was okay. We decide to go there Saturday night again, and that’s when they allowed a group of 15 people in and all the sudden we are surrounded by other people in a very narrow walk way/ waiting area waiting for our table which took 10 to 15 mins after the reservation time.

I take this seriously because I did get the virus in June of 2020 and was in and out of ER 3 times and ended up staying in the hospital for 7 days and then I was confined to bed for a month with 3 weeks of fever. Then , you have this owner of the restaurant lying about enforcing social distancing when he wasn’t even there to witness it.

I have already told my friends who live across from this place to avoid at all cause.

I will also be filing a report with the city health department too.

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tindiner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We go there a few times a year for special occasions. What made this time a downer was the Waiter. Never asked if it was a special occasion (fine, it was my BD). We asked HIM if a certain cut of steak was now available, and he said YES. It was ordered and when it came, it wasn't what we asked!!! He goes what you wanted, did you see it on the menu? Dude, we asked you, Our Waiter, who works there, who should know what is being served!!!! So he goes, I'll make you your 2nd choice, can you please remove your potatoe so that you can have something to eat while your husband is eating his ribs. Really!!!! So we tell him return everything and get started on the 2nd plate. I don't eat until she has been served 15 minutes later. It's perfect for her, cold ribs now for me. A Waiter, who is serving you can really make or break the meal. This time the experience SUCKED.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation so we didn’t have to wait. Drinks and food was delicious. Staff was very nice and the music was relaxing

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RayZ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit Carson’s at least once a week with friends. They never disappoint! Service, staff and food is always great!

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Dayvi
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

My ribs were burnt and they didn’t have any rib tips.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love Carson’s but first time using open table and I love this app even more

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JacquelineA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is wonderful as always. The server was also great!

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JoeE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not sure why it was so cold in there but other than the temperature it was great

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AnneP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s Day luncheon everything was great

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Our experience was spoiled by the assumptions made by the staff. My 22yo girlfriend was refused a wine glass because she had left her ID i n her other coat back at the hotel.

Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Responded on February 16, 2021

Hi David, we are disappointed that you took the time to rate us 2 stars based on our staff following the law. You must understand that Carson's (and any restaurant) is subject to losing our liquor license, as well as enormous financial penalties on both the restaurant AND server if we sell alcohol to anyone we cannot verify is over the age of 21. It is company policy to ID anyone that looks under 40. I hope you would consider changing your review based on the things that are within our control.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!

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vipJohnF
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

With the ongoing Covid restrictions on dining, it is nice just to be able to find a restaurant that can accommodate in-house dining. Given that, the menu was somewhat limited with some entrées not being served. The service was good, the limited selection Of food was average to above average, and primarily BBQ and select cuts of pork beef and chicken

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kERRIE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Fernando gave us exceptional service. Sitting by the fireplace was perfect on a cold winter evening.

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kirkj
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ribs. The Au Gratin potatoes are a must. I start with the cornbread, it's outstanding. Over all, excellent dinner and I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant

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JanJ
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. The salmon is tender, juicy, and an excellent portion. Wine prices seemed high to me.

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KamalS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Good atmosphere. Nice service.

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Norman
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional Food, Venue and Service!! A++++ We will always come back!

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AshChante
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BBQ was Amazing. My first time visiting the establishment, i usually asks my waiter what they recommend and this time i was told everything was good. I must say, everything i tried from the brisket sliders to rib tips to the brownie dessert was outstanding. I am definitely looking to go back to this restaurant soon.

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BriannahP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was on point!

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AngelaR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything and everyone was great from beginning to end. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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LoriP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A very nice family friendly environment. It’s my annual birthday dinner spot.

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vipPsuep
Palm Springs
43 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the rib & chicken combo!

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edwinh
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service love this place. The server was amazing and treated us like family

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ChrisF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always get the slab of ribs, au grautin potatoes and the cole slaw. Never disappointed. The best ribs I have eaten and I have eaten ribs all over the country. Highly recommend.

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vipKTREPUBLICAN
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and they do a great job to keep things clean and sanitized.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service and food. I would describe it as a modern steakhouse with an upscale sports bar feel.

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PricillaS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was to die for, my steak was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Also the cornbread was the best cornbread that I have ever had from a restuarant.

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TaneshaW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Would recommend, one of my grandmothers favorite restaurants.

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JeffreyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food Was Amazing. There’s Never A Problem At Carson’s.

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RogerB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty as usual. Great ambiance. Quality and friendly service

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vipRunner
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carson's is consistently good food with excellent and friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best brisket, Best pork chop, & BEST Cosmopolitan EVER

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RichardD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dinner!

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AleciaP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleased with my visit to Carson’s. I highly recommend anyone to come and dine there. I especially appreciate how all the staff was aware that it was my birthday and were very happy as if they knew me personally! I left very happy and full.

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vipNormaldiner79
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and overall restaurant. I was so impressed

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You can order delivery directly from Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago using the Order Online button. Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 280-9200.

Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 853 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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