I remember...

Bob Zuley
Chicago, IL

Been coming to Twin Anchors with my family since the late 70s when i was a kid. I remember when i was old enough to eat a full slab. And the Grolsch beer they had back then (i got the empty bottle).

Looks the same today. Same great ribs, service and ambiance. I think of my parents who loved Twin Anchors when i go there. Not only great ribs but best chili in the city.

Village Manager of Oak Lawn, Illinois

Larry and Madeline Deetjen
Oak Lawn, IL

After a cold Sunday night exchanging holiday gifts for the "right size"with my wife Madeline on the Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue, we went to our favorite historic restaurant for ribs, Twin Anchors. Who was already sitting in a booth but the Oak Lawn Director of Public Works, Steve Barrett and family. Time to open a South Side version of your fine restaurant known for great food, warm atmosphere, great service and of course great Chicago ambiance! Thanks for another great evening! Our family and friends from Boston ; Irvine, California ; and Deerfield Beach, Florida are our frequent guests as well! We look forward to our next visit!

Many, many moons ago...

Tye Ston
Homewood, IL

My family and I used to go to LaSalle Elementary School back in the early to mid 70's. One of our special treats was to eat at TA (as the folks in the neighborhood called it). We even used to retrieve our gym teacher from time to time from the restaurant. The good thing about that was that he would often have left overs that he would share with us. Over time, whenever we would visit the Old Town Triangle area, we would stop in and have dinner. Nothing really has changed (THANK YOU!). Great food. Cold beer. Great Service. Some of the ex-St. Michaels students/basketball players still run up there from time to time. Stay true to the old fashioned way of doing things. Bigger does not mean better and more (restaurants) does not equal quality. See you soon TA! 

My Days at Twin Anchors

James Priolo
Key West, FL

My dad worked at Twin Anchors and lived on the third floor. I went to Twin Anchors every Friday after bowling with my buddy for a cheeseburger or a steak. The owner at the time Cy Gard let me use his Caddy for my wedding. I spent my 21st birthday there and many other nights next to my mother's stool at the end of the bar next to the juke box. 

How's The Chili?

John Cushing
Elmhurst, IL

I was fortunate to live right down the street on Eugenie for 10 years so I spent a loooooooooot of time at The Anchor. One weekend afternoon I was sitting at the bar, enjoying a Guinness (before the craft beer coup kicked it off the tap) and a bowl of chili. The gentleman to my left asked "How's the chili"? I said, "good". He asked if it was hot. I said spicy or temperature? He said temperature. I said, "no but it never is" and that is how I met Mr.Enrique the owner who had passed the restaurant on to his kids, Paul, Mary Kay, and Gina as he was the gentleman asking the question.