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Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago Reviews List

Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago

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!
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609 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(609 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 609 reviews
5 stars
(325)
4 stars
(204)
3 stars
(55)
2 stars
(18)
1 star
(7)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(242)
  • special occasion(214)
  • fit for foodies(204)
  • neighborhood gem(153)
  • great for lunch(132)
  • romantic(106)
Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago Reviews List
Review 1 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Experience!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My and I came from Indianapolis, Indiana for the sole purpose of dining at Carson's Ribs and had a Wonderfully Great dining and travel experience! We had enough food to bring home for another meal! Everything was hot and very fresh! The service was excellent as well! We will return soon!"
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 2 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/19/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Out of towners.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We were in Chicago (from Birmingham) for our fist visit and tried Carson's based on their reputation. The ribs are good, but we have as good or better at home. Wish we had tried a place where we could have had an experience more representative of that great city."
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2007
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Review 4 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/07/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This is a familiar spot for us for many years., Nothing like the ribs that fall off the bone or the excellent pork chops. Also, the best cole slaw ever."
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/24/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Classy Carson's

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Outside of the major hustle and bustle of Chicago lies Carson's Prime Steakhouse & Famous Barbecue restaurant. The place was recommended to me by a good friend, and it did not disappoint. I'm not normally a cole slaw lover, but Carson's was amazing. The Mediterranean Charcrusted Pork Chop was fantastic, and I couldn't get over the au gratin potatoes. Best I've ever had. My husband purchased a bottle of BBQ sauce to take home because he said it was that good. Prices may seem high to some people, but for how much food you get, it's a great value.
The service was excellent. We sat in the bar area, and each waiter and waitress was attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was romantic. There was enough noise to not feel awkward but it wasn't so loud you couldn't hold a conversation. The fireplaces are a lovely touch."
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 8 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Just what we were looking for!

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We are not "foodies". We just wanted to have a good meal, at a good price, in a nice place, with great service. That is exactly what we got! Loved the ribs! Best cole slaw ever! Sauteed spinach was divine! Service was top-notch! Atmosphere was quietly subdued and perfect for us. Highly recommend!"
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 9 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 10 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/18/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 11 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/18/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 12 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 13 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2015
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Review 14 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best ribs in Chicago!

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"If you go to Carson's, you must have the ribs! Best in Chicago! Also make sure you ask for the complimentary liver pate!"
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 15 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 16 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great place

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"One of our favorite restaurants. Everything on the menu is very good--you cannot make a bad choice. Must try the caesar salad and the crab cakes"
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2008
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Review 18 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 19 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2008
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Review 20 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2007
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 21 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/08/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2012
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Review 22 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Exceptional service and food!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"You can always count on getting exceptional service and food. The environment is so warm and friendly and the piped in music is phenomenal. We want to recognize Grant, the bar service who took our order perfectly and was an awesome server. Thank you Carson family!!!"
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 23 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 24 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 25 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We go there a few times a year. Loved the food, but this time it was a little off. Serve was slow!! Asked for bread, since we didn't get it when other people were getting theirs. You know, we Never got it! After awhile, we just said forget it! The steak was not as flavorful as the last time, and not cooked as we request it. They seemed understaffed. Might think twice before going back."
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2011
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Review 26 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/31/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 27 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2011
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Review 28 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2008
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Review 29 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best Ribs and Best Service

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I eat at Carson's at least once a month, either in Deerfield or on Wells st. The service is always great at both spots. I like the way they will make any combination of their BBQ you want, ribs, chicken, pork shop. Their burgers are the best also. Add to that great Cole slaw and salads and its one of my favorites. I highly recommend this restaurant."
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

it's just OK

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"The food was not so great thius time. Better last time...and the server was pretty much uniterested in us. I'll look for somewhere else next time"
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2007
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Review 32 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/19/2016
 2014
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Review 33 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2016
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Review 34 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/23/2016
 2011
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Review 35 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2005
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2005
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Review 36 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Sunday Lunch

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We had guest from out of town and e were headed to a matinee show at the Cadillac Palace, so we were looking for a lunch option for before the show. My husband had found Carson's as we were also looking for something with a Chicago flare. Carson's was a wonderful option, service was wonderful, food was good and plenty of it. Definitely will be revisiting Carson's."
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 37 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 3/20/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2016
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2016
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Review 38 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

I love Carsons combo platter, ribs and pork chop.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 39 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Everything was excellent !

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Dined on 3/18/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2015
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Review 40 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/18/2016
 2006
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2006
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Review 41 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/18/2015
 2011
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Carson's was delicious as usual! No complaints here!"
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2011
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Review 42 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/20/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Ribs are the reason we go to Carson's, and they never disappoint."
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2012
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Review 43 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Chicago institution

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Dined on 3/16/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Everything was wonderful, but it was very warm where we were seated. They finally turned the AC down after we complained, but they should have knon how warm it was."
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2010
Special Features: special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 44 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/16/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/15/2016
 2003
Dined on 3/15/2016
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/15/2016
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 47 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2006
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/13/2016
 2011
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Review 49 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/01/2016
 2012
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Review 50 for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Carson's is our favorite in Chicago!

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Dined on 3/07/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Our company travels to Chicago once a year for the Housewares show at McCormick Place. This is the one restaurant we all agree on to visit! The restaurant is so cozy and warm...such a relief after days on our feet and battling the dry cold climate. The food is fabulous : crab cakes, garbage salad, steak and ribs, key lime pie! But of course it's the au gratin potatoes that we cannot skip! The service is exceptional."
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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