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Robinson's #1 Ribs - South Canal

225 S Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606-5702
+1 312-258-8477
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good56%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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Fast food, Barbecue, American
225 S Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606-5702
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

I had a taste for rib tips so we decided to go from Milwaukee to Chicago on the Hiawatha train for lunch. Quick hour and a half ride got us to Union Station and up the escalator to the food court and BBQ heaven. I...More

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Ribs were good! The sauce was good and the fries were just wonderful! It is located in a food court so you have to find a place to eat. I went back to the counter to tell them that I really enjoyed the ribs! I...More

1  Thank Suzanne R
Reviewed 16 June 2018

They have the Meats. A wide variety of bbq options. I have tried about everything on the menu. It’s a walk up/takeout, but the station had tables nearby. Not the best bbq I have ever had, but nothing isn’t good. Decent portions. Reasonable prices. The...More

1  Thank AlanLikesItHot
Reviewed 12 June 2018

My first experience inside Chicago's Union Station, and I was feeling a little lost, unsure of where to grab a bite of lunch before my train departure. A station employee directed me to the food level and Robinson's. I tried the Smoked Sausage and I...More

Thank Walker G
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Beans and bbq was real good and not overly priced. only con was the slaw, it was good but put in a ketchup to go size cup, maybe had 1 big bite or 2 small ones. I would go back again next time.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This restaurant in located in the food court at Union Station. However you do not have to be taking a train to enjoy this hidden jewel. Robinson's has a huge menu of all your BBQ favorites. I tried one of my favorite foods pulled pork...More

2  Thank Lee0603
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

The fries were great but you didn't get much. The ribs are a generous portion but they were very tough and I wasn't a huge fan of the sauce. These were not fall off the bone ribs, there were more like rib jerky. My wife...More

Thank bikerdude39
Reviewed 19 November 2015

We were forced to go up to the food court at Union Station, since the Metro Deli closed. We had an uncomfortable pause waiting for the young girl to pull herself away from her phone to wait on us. My burger was burnt, and my...More

Thank Antityco
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Friendly service, great menu, good, good eatin'! Robinson's is well known for their generous servings of ribs and rib tips, fried fish, smoked sausages, just to name a few items. Everything is cooked to order and there is plenty of seating in the food court...More

Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

I ate the half chicken special while waiting for my train to depart. Chicken was kind of dry but the sauce help. Steak fries were good as well as the cole slaw. They advertised buns with the meal but gave me 'off the shelf '...More

Thank Laneshinkansen
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 S Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606-5702
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-258-8477
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