Best ribs in Chicago

Check out the top ribs in Chicago, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Shedd Aquarium
1. Shedd Aquarium
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42 local reviews
1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-939-2438
AquariumPoint of interestEstablishment
Tony
Anchoring the aquatic offerings at this 75-year-old institution are enduring favorites such as piranhas, frogs…
Anthony
Anchoring the aquatic offerings at this Chicago institution are enduring favorites such as piranhas, frogs and…
Mary
Beluga whales, Carribbean reef, Jellyfish, and many more exhibits. The building's architecture is enough of a…
1. Shedd Aquarium
1. Shedd Aquarium
host-0host-1host-2
42 local reviews
1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-939-2438
Tony
Tony
Anchoring the aquatic offerings at this 75-year-old institution are enduring favorites such as piranhas, frogs and snakes of the Amazon; ray…
Anthony
Anthony
Anchoring the aquatic offerings at this Chicago institution are enduring favorites such as piranhas, frogs and snakes of the Amazon; rays, t…
Mary
Mary
Beluga whales, Carribbean reef, Jellyfish, and many more exhibits. The building's architecture is enough of an attraction.
2. The Boiler Room
2. The Boiler Room
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32 local reviews
2210 North California Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-276-5625
BarRestaurantFood
Haley
I love the boiler room for drinks and pizza. They have a special called the "PB&J" which is a slice of pizza,…
Michael
Amazing Pizza and Beer...Get the PB&J Special...Pabst Blue Ribbon a Shot of Jameson & a Slice of Pizza..Best D…
Joy
Pizza and beer. The good stuff, as well. By-the-slice or by-the-pie, this is thin crust exclusively, no Chica…
2. The Boiler Room
2. The Boiler Room
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32 local reviews
2210 North California Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-276-5625
Haley
Haley
I love the boiler room for drinks and pizza. They have a special called the "PB&J" which is a slice of pizza, past blue ribbon and a hot of…
Michael
Michael
Amazing Pizza and Beer...Get the PB&J Special...Pabst Blue Ribbon a Shot of Jameson & a Slice of Pizza..Best Deal in town!
Joy
Joy
Pizza and beer. The good stuff, as well. By-the-slice or by-the-pie, this is thin crust exclusively, no Chicago-style deep dish here. Take …
3. Black Dog Gelato
3. Black Dog Gelato
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17 local reviews
859 North Damen Avenue, Chicago
+1 773-235-3116
FoodStorePoint of interest
Nicholas
Amazing gelato! Even on the busiest days, it's not a terrible wait. Cash only, though!
Jason
Unusual does not accurately describe this gourmet gelato and sorbet. Good luck choosing between the goat chees…
Drew
Short walk down Damen. Lavender honey gelato please?
3. Black Dog Gelato
3. Black Dog Gelato
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17 local reviews
859 North Damen Avenue, Chicago
+1 773-235-3116
Nicholas
Nicholas
Amazing gelato! Even on the busiest days, it's not a terrible wait. Cash only, though!
Jason
Jason
Unusual does not accurately describe this gourmet gelato and sorbet. Good luck choosing between the goat cheese-cashew caramel, sesame fig c…
Drew
Drew
Short walk down Damen. Lavender honey gelato please?
4. Smoke Daddy BBQ
4. Smoke Daddy BBQ
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22 local reviews
1804 West Division Street, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-772-6656
BarRestaurantFood
Nick
Pulled chicken & pork, ribs & brisket draw barbecue lovers to this casual joint with live music.
Emily
Pulled chicken & pork, ribs & brisket draw barbecue lovers to this casual joint with live music.
James
Pulled chicken & pork, ribs & brisket draw barbecue lovers to this casual joint with live music.
4. Smoke Daddy BBQ
4. Smoke Daddy BBQ
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22 local reviews
1804 West Division Street, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-772-6656
Nick
Nick
Pulled chicken & pork, ribs & brisket draw barbecue lovers to this casual joint with live music.
Emily
Emily
Pulled chicken & pork, ribs & brisket draw barbecue lovers to this casual joint with live music.
James
James
Pulled chicken & pork, ribs & brisket draw barbecue lovers to this casual joint with live music.
5. Gale Street Inn Chicago
5. Gale Street Inn Chicago
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5 local reviews
4914 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-725-1300
Meal deliveryBarRestaurant
Isaac
If you want one last Chicago dinner before getting on the Blue Line to catch your flight, dine at Gale Street …
Angie
The staff here is phenomenal. The ribs are outstanding. My favorite drink is a martini!
Jasper
Neighborhood institution
5. Gale Street Inn Chicago
5. Gale Street Inn Chicago
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5 local reviews
4914 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-725-1300
Isaac
Isaac
If you want one last Chicago dinner before getting on the Blue Line to catch your flight, dine at Gale Street Inn. It's a clasic in the neig…
Angie
Angie
The staff here is phenomenal. The ribs are outstanding. My favorite drink is a martini!
Jasper
Jasper
Neighborhood institution
6. Twin Anchors Restaurant
6. Twin Anchors Restaurant
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9 local reviews
1655 North Sedgwick Street, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-266-1616
BarRestaurantFood
Robert
Neighborhood bar - and home of some of the best ribs in Chicago
LuzMa + Alex
Established in 1932, many, including Alex, believe they serve the best ribs in Chicago. Great atmosphere but g…
Joe
Visit this prohibition era bar that was once frequented by Frank Sinatra for the best ribs you'll ever have!
6. Twin Anchors Restaurant
6. Twin Anchors Restaurant
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9 local reviews
1655 North Sedgwick Street, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-266-1616
Robert
Robert
Neighborhood bar - and home of some of the best ribs in Chicago
LuzMa + Alex
LuzMa + Alex
Established in 1932, many, including Alex, believe they serve the best ribs in Chicago. Great atmosphere but go early b/c they don't take re…
Joe
Joe
Visit this prohibition era bar that was once frequented by Frank Sinatra for the best ribs you'll ever have!
7. Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro
7. Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro
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4 local reviews
3905 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-248-3905
BarRestaurantFood
George & Sean
Five time winner of Chicago Rib Fest.
Matt
Great food and drinks- try the ribs! Friendly bartenders- Eddie is my buddy.
Matt
Great food and drinks- try the ribs! Friendly bartenders- Eddie is my buddy.
7. Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro
7. Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro
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4 local reviews
3905 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-248-3905
George & Sean
George & Sean
Five time winner of Chicago Rib Fest.
Matt
Matt
Great food and drinks- try the ribs! Friendly bartenders- Eddie is my buddy.
Matt
Matt
Great food and drinks- try the ribs! Friendly bartenders- Eddie is my buddy.
8. Fat Rice
8. Fat Rice
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29 local reviews
2957 West Diversey Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-661-9170
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Tony
The team behind a former underground supper club reached big-time renown with this creative take on underrepre…
Anne
Spectacular food in a great environment. Unique influences from Macau & Europe make it hard to describe the f…
Rose
Asian Portuguese fair. (Think Macau, Goa.) Very good food served in a rustic space with communal tables & open…
8. Fat Rice
8. Fat Rice
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29 local reviews
2957 West Diversey Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-661-9170
Tony
Tony
The team behind a former underground supper club reached big-time renown with this creative take on underrepresented Macau cuisine, generall…
Anne
Anne
Spectacular food in a great environment. Unique influences from Macau & Europe make it hard to describe the food, but you won't regret a vi…
Rose
Rose
Asian Portuguese fair. (Think Macau, Goa.) Very good food served in a rustic space with communal tables & open kitchen. Reservations are lim…
9. Millennium Park
9. Millennium Park
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114 local reviews
Millennium Park, Chicago
NeighborhoodPolitical
Alex
Great place to see when you're downtown. The city has really revamped the lakefront in this area. There are …
Grace
Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for…
Robert
Where else can you find the bean?
9. Millennium Park
9. Millennium Park
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114 local reviews
Millennium Park, Chicago
Alex
Alex
Great place to see when you're downtown. The city has really revamped the lakefront in this area. There are community fountains and sculpt…
Grace
Grace
Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural pro…
Robert
Robert
Where else can you find the bean?
10. Fat Willy's Rib Shack
10. Fat Willy's Rib Shack
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4 local reviews
2416 West Schubert Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-782-1800
BarRestaurantFood
Jill
Great Rib's and atmosphere. Just across from the moves. See a flick and have a slab!
Lawrence
Ribs, mac & cheese, onion rings - you'll be incredibly happy with that order, I promise.
Bill
Great ribs and barbecue!
10. Fat Willy's Rib Shack
10. Fat Willy's Rib Shack
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4 local reviews
2416 West Schubert Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-782-1800
Jill
Jill
Great Rib's and atmosphere. Just across from the moves. See a flick and have a slab!
Lawrence
Lawrence
Ribs, mac & cheese, onion rings - you'll be incredibly happy with that order, I promise.
Bill
Bill
Great ribs and barbecue!
11. Revolution Brewing Tap Room
11. Revolution Brewing Tap Room
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10 local reviews
3340 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-588-2267
FoodPoint of interestEstablishment
A.G.
Revolution's most popular beer, the Anti-Hero IPA, is widely distributed around Chicago and outlying neighborh…
Lara
Local brewery featuring guided tours of the 60-barrel facility, plus a taproom pouring craft beers. The Kedzie…
Michael
Brewery tours and tap room for hanging out and trying their latest recipes!
11. Revolution Brewing Tap Room
11. Revolution Brewing Tap Room
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10 local reviews
3340 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-588-2267
A.G.
A.G.
Revolution's most popular beer, the Anti-Hero IPA, is widely distributed around Chicago and outlying neighborhoods. Chances are that you wil…
Lara
Lara
Local brewery featuring guided tours of the 60-barrel facility, plus a taproom pouring craft beers. The Kedzie Avenue brewery – one of the l…
Michael
Michael
Brewery tours and tap room for hanging out and trying their latest recipes!
12. Golden Steer Steakhouse
12. Golden Steer Steakhouse
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5 local reviews
7635 West Roosevelt Road, Forest Park
Closed now
+1 708-771-7798
BarRestaurantFood
Natalie & Stephen
Small old school steakhouse open since 1969. Terrific french onion soup, prime rib offered on Fridays and Satu…
Nat
Good ole fashioned stake house. Amazing prime rib on the weekends.
Natalie & Stephen
Small old school steakhouse open since 1969. Terrific french onion soup, prime rib offered on Fridays and Satu…
12. Golden Steer Steakhouse
12. Golden Steer Steakhouse
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5 local reviews
7635 West Roosevelt Road, Forest Park
Closed now
+1 708-771-7798
Natalie & Stephen
Natalie & Stephen
Small old school steakhouse open since 1969. Terrific french onion soup, prime rib offered on Fridays and Saturdays. Closed Sundays.
Nat
Nat
Good ole fashioned stake house. Amazing prime rib on the weekends.
Natalie & Stephen
Natalie & Stephen
Small old school steakhouse open since 1969. Terrific french onion soup, prime rib offered on Fridays and Saturdays. Closed Sundays.