When you have been around for over 75 years, many famous people are bound to come through your door. We have enjoyed the frequent company of these well-known guests and friends.
Frank Sinatra - Visited in the '50s, '60s, '70s, and '80s, shipped ribs and cole slaw to him on the road, and provided 50 orders of ribs for him and his orchestra for a 1982 ChicagoFest appearance.
Conan O'Brien, talk show host
Filming of MGM picture “Return to Me”: Cast at Twin Anchors® included Bonnie Hunt, David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Carroll O’Connor, Robert Loggia, Jim Belushi and David Alan Grier. Summer of 1999.
Steve Levitan, Hollywood creator and producer "Modern Family", “Just Shoot Me”.
Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer.
Cosmetic Maven, Marilyn Miglin. We are mentioned in her book as one of her favorites.
Bill Zehme, writer
Rick Kogan, WGN 720 AM Radio Host, Chicago Tribune Columnist
Mike Thomas, Chicago Sun-Times Feature Writer
David Mamet, playwright
Denis Savard, NHL and Blackhawk Hall of Famer
Ryne Sandberg, former Cubs player and Hall of Famer
Roseanne Barr, Comedian, Actress
Joel Murray, (Bill's brother) star of Mad Men and others
Josh Groban, Singer
Bobby Rahal, race car driver, Indy 500 winner
NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson
Augustana, rock band with Sony Records
William Petersen, of TV’s CSI, and a regular customer when he lived in the neighborhood while performing extensively in local Chicago Theater.
C.C. DeVille, lead guitarist from the band Poison
Joan Cusack, numerous times
Lin Brehmer and Teri Hemert, 93WXRT Chicago
Roe Conn , WLS-AM 890, Chicago
Garry Meier, WGN-AM 720, Chicago
Dean Richards, WGN-AM 720, Chicago
Eric and Kathy, WTMX-FM, The Mix 101.9, Chicago
Jack Black & Tenacious D – Requested that a 2001 Chicago Tribune interview be conducted over dinner at Twin Anchors®
Chris O’Donnell,actor, numerous times
Chris Farley, former regular customer prior to his passing
Comedian Martin Short
Jason Alexander (George from “Seinfeld”)
Robin Ventura, Former Chicago White Sox manager and former star third baseman
Bob Brenley, Chicago Cubs announcer
John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd – Came in for dinner still wearing Blues Brothers costumes while in town filming the movie.
Actor Bill Murray, stopped in for a quick burger, left a $50 tip.
James Cotton, Blues legend
Rick Telander, writer for Chicago Sun-Times, Sports Illustrated, Sportswriters Show
Chicago Tribune Columnist Mike Royko
Charles Barkley, former basketball star and announcer
Pat Foley, Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Fame announcer
James Hetfield, lead vocalist of Metallica
Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs slugger
Jimmy Garoppolo, NFL quarterback
Larry Rothschild, former Cubs pitching coach
Race car driver Johnny Rutherford
Joey Bishop, good friend of Twin Anchors® founder Bob Walters
Bobby Hull, Chicago Blackhawks Legend
Mark Grace , former Cubs player
Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra
William “Refrigerator” Perry
Nick Nolte , actor
Goldie Hawn , actress
Valerie Harper , from the old TV show Rhoda
Bill Daly, actor from I Dream of Jeannie and The Bob Newhart Show
Tom Thayer, Keith Van Horne, & Gary Fencik of the Chicago Bears
Chicago Cubs stars: Bill Buckner and Dave Kingman
Hockey Coach Mike Keenan, regular customer while coach of Blackhawks
Kevin McHale, former Boston Celtic
John Olerud, baseball player
Dusty Baker, former Cubs Manager
Kerry Wood, former Cubs Pitcher
Merlin Olson, L.A. Rams Football Hall of Famer
Barry Switzer, Won championships as Dallas Cowboys coach and Oklahoma University Football coach.
Whitey Herzog, sports announcer and former Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals
Doug Bruno, DePaul University Women's Basketball Coach
Horatio Sanz, comedian, Saturday Night Live
All American Rejects, rock band
Emeril Lagasse, American celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, and cookbook author
Deidre Hall, Star of long-running Soap "Days of our Lives"
Filmmaker Taylor Hackford and his wife and fellow Oscar winner, Helen Mirren
The following celebrities have ordered Ribs for carryout when they have been working in or visiting our fine city:
Oprah Winfrey, talk show host
Janet Jackson, pop star
Robert DeNiro – when filming “Mad Dog and Glory”
John Madden – when working a Bears broadcast
Country Singer Tim McGraw, and road crew came in for dinner
Country Singer George Strait -30 ribs to All-State Arena for his post performance buffet, February 2003
Country Singer Toby Keith – 40 ribs to All-State Arena for his post performance buffet July 2002