Robinsons No. 1 Ribs

★★★★★
41.8797 -87.7987
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708-383-8452

940 Madison St

Oak Park, IL

60302

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M-Th - 7am - 9pm Fri-Sat - 7am - 10pm Sun 8am - 8pm Buffet: M-Fri - 11am - 3pm Sun - 12noon to 5pm

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We walked in 20 minutes before closing and had very pleasant service and great food. We were welcomed to stay after closing for however long we wanted, and did. BYOB is a plus. I'm glad its a block away from my friend's apartment, cause I'll go back.

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We walked in 20 minutes before closing and had very pleasant service and great food. We were welcomed to stay after closing for however long we wanted, and did. BYOB is a plus. I'm glad its a block away from my friend's apartment, cause I'll go back.

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I like this Robinsons. I live near by so I go here occasionally. I've always had good food. I ordered a burger and fries a few weeks ago and it was fantastic. For the amount of food they give you, it's a reasonable price. The service is pretty fast and there is good food. What else is there to say? It's a rib joint people, it's not a Rick Bayless restaurant, give them a break.

5
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I like this Robinsons. I live near by so I go here occasionally. I've always had good food. I ordered a burger and fries a few weeks ago and it was fantastic. For the amount of food they give you, it's a reasonable price. The service is pretty fast and there is good food. What else is there to say? It's a rib joint people, it's not a Rick Bayless restaurant, give them a break.

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Home recipe for the bbq sauce. Ribs and fries is the way to go. I get a bottle or two of the sauce to go every time :) finger licking good.

5
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Home recipe for the bbq sauce. Ribs and fries is the way to go. I get a bottle or two of the sauce to go every time :) finger licking good.

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I live very close and go quite often. Last night, I got the BBQ grilled salmon sandwich wiith fries- very tasty. My boyfriend got the pulled pork sandwich with fries and ate every last bite. Our waiter was super friendly and we never had to ask for anything. It is BYOB, they have a nice patio in the back, and carry out is efficient. In terms of BBQ spots in the city, Smoque is amazing but they have long lines and I feel rushed to get out of there. Robinson's is more laid back and almost as tasty.

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I live very close and go quite often. Last night, I got the BBQ grilled salmon sandwich wiith fries- very tasty. My boyfriend got the pulled pork sandwich with fries and ate every last bite. Our waiter was super friendly and we never had to ask for anything. It is BYOB, they have a nice patio in the back, and carry out is efficient. In terms of BBQ spots in the city, Smoque is amazing but they have long lines and I feel rushed to get out of there. Robinson's is more laid back and almost as tasty.

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This is the place to go if you want great barbecued ribs or chicken. Their barbecue sauce is stupendous!

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This is the place to go if you want great barbecued ribs or chicken. Their barbecue sauce is stupendous!

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I had the Brisket Sandwich, Mac and Cheese and the Cole Slaw. Loved it all and want to try more off their menu!

5
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I had the Brisket Sandwich, Mac and Cheese and the Cole Slaw. Loved it all and want to try more off their menu!

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Best BBQ in town. Something for everyone on their menu. Even the vegetarian items. Try it- You'll like it we do!!

5
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Best BBQ in town. Something for everyone on their menu. Even the vegetarian items. Try it- You'll like it we do!!

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Great economical lunch menu! They deliver lunch too!

5
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Great economical lunch menu! They deliver lunch too!

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Great BBQ! Robs, chicken, brisket. Had catering pkgs delivered. Everybody loved it!

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Great BBQ! Robs, chicken, brisket. Had catering pkgs delivered. Everybody loved it!

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They had me at Ribs! The ribs are great and the mac & cheese is the perfect side!

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They had me at Ribs! The ribs are great and the mac & cheese is the perfect side!

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I ordered the ribs and they are great!! The mac & cheese is the perfect side.

5
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I ordered the ribs and they are great!! The mac & cheese is the perfect side.

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The pulled pork sandwich is my favorite. The portion of meat for the price and served on a crusted sandwich roll that is too tough to each but still hold the sandwich together so you can eat it with your hands! The food is very good.

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The pulled pork sandwich is my favorite. The portion of meat for the price and served on a crusted sandwich roll that is too tough to each but still hold the sandwich together so you can eat it with your hands! The food is very good.

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The portion is serving size is perfect and the rib meat is tender. The BBQ sauce is nice and tangy. Just come on down here and find out yourself. Really good cooking at Robinson??s No 1 Ribs.

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The portion is serving size is perfect and the rib meat is tender. The BBQ sauce is nice and tangy. Just come on down here and find out yourself. Really good cooking at Robinson??s No 1 Ribs.

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The barbeque sandwiches are phenomenal! It practically melts in your mouth. Quite possibly THE BEST place for barbeque in chi town.

5
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The barbeque sandwiches are phenomenal! It practically melts in your mouth. Quite possibly THE BEST place for barbeque in chi town.

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Fast service and great food...and LOTS of it! I will definitely be back! Everything was fantastic and I was so full at the end of my meal it was great!

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Fast service and great food...and LOTS of it! I will definitely be back! Everything was fantastic and I was so full at the end of my meal it was great!

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Good BBQ and fast delivery. Best ribs in the area. I always recommend this place to anyone. If you haven't tried it, it's a MUST!

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Good BBQ and fast delivery. Best ribs in the area. I always recommend this place to anyone. If you haven't tried it, it's a MUST!

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This place may not look like much from the outside or even that much from the inside, but the food is to die for! Everything is yummy and tasty and smell like heaven on earth. The BBQ ribs are the best I have ever had. The meat pulls off the bone and is just lip smacking good. I usually get chicken and if you eat in you get salads and some other sides that aren't included in the carryout. The BBQ sauce, which you can buy here or in most local grocery chains is so good. Charlie has won the best ribs in Chicago and its obvious why...go and try...you won't be disappointed.

PROS: Lip smacking BBQ
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This place may not look like much from the outside or even that much from the inside, but the food is to die for! Everything is yummy and tasty and smell like heaven on earth. The BBQ ribs are the best I have ever had. The meat pulls off the bone and is just lip smacking good. I usually get chicken and if you eat in you get salads and some other sides that aren't included in the carryout. The BBQ sauce, which you can buy here or in most local grocery chains is so good. Charlie has won the best ribs in Chicago and its obvious why...go and try...you won't be disappointed.

PROS: Lip smacking BBQ
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Robinson's has been a family favorite for ribs ever since I can remember. You have to give them a try. While you are there, you can pick up a bottle of their great BBQ sauce to take home. You won't be disappointed.

5
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Robinson's has been a family favorite for ribs ever since I can remember. You have to give them a try. While you are there, you can pick up a bottle of their great BBQ sauce to take home. You won't be disappointed.

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I walked here for some onion rings because it is close to my house. I walked in and the place was empty however no one seemed in much of a hurry to wait on me. I finally ordered onion rings only to be told they don't have them any more. Someone from out back hollered to the front that they do in fact have them. Then I saw on their huge wall menu that they have veggie burgers so I wanted to order that as well. The girls behind the counter looked at me like I was from Mars and told me they did not have that. I pointed to the menu to show them that it is listed. After it was confirmed that they had this food, these girls carried on a conversation in front of me blatantly not taking my order. Racist perhaps?? I finally said "hello, can you take my order??" Still no other customers in this place. They took my order and I returned almost 20 minutes later and it still wasn't ready. I finally got home and opened my burger to find that there was NOTHING on it. I added my own condiments, lettuce, and pickle out of desperation to have lunch. I took one bite and had to spit it out. It tasted like plastic. I think it had been in the freezer for 10 years. I had two soggy, warm but burned onion rings dripping in grease and had to throw out the rest. I had a stomach ache for the rest of the day. And this disgusting lunch cost $13.00!

Shame on me for ordering this at a rib place but my husband tried their ribs a couple of months ago and said they were awful. Don't waste your time or money here.

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I walked here for some onion rings because it is close to my house. I walked in and the place was empty however no one seemed in much of a hurry to wait on me. I finally ordered onion rings only to be told they don't have them any more. Someone from out back hollered to the front that they do in fact have them. Then I saw on their huge wall menu that they have veggie burgers so I wanted to order that as well. The girls behind the counter looked at me like I was from Mars and told me they did not have that. I pointed to the menu to show them that it is listed. After it was confirmed that they had this food, these girls carried on a conversation in front of me blatantly not taking my order. Racist perhaps?? I finally said "hello, can you take my order??" Still no other customers in this place. They took my order and I returned almost 20 minutes later and it still wasn't ready. I finally got home and opened my burger to find that there was NOTHING on it. I added my own condiments, lettuce, and pickle out of desperation to have lunch. I took one bite and had to spit it out. It tasted like plastic. I think it had been in the freezer for 10 years. I had two soggy, warm but burned onion rings dripping in grease and had to throw out the rest. I had a stomach ache for the rest of the day. And this disgusting lunch cost $13.00!

Shame on me for ordering this at a rib place but my husband tried their ribs a couple of months ago and said they were awful. Don't waste your time or money here.

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OOooh boy, Robinson's Ribs brings me back to the days of old. Having lived about 10 minutes away from it my whole life, I can say that they are some of the best ribs I've ever eaten in Chicago and the world. The sauce makes the meal! The restaurant itself may not look that great on the inside, but the food is superb. Recommended to all. And if you don't want to go to Oak Park, they always have a booth at the Taste of Chicago. Mmmmmmmm.

5
★★★★★

OOooh boy, Robinson's Ribs brings me back to the days of old. Having lived about 10 minutes away from it my whole life, I can say that they are some of the best ribs I've ever eaten in Chicago and the world. The sauce makes the meal! The restaurant itself may not look that great on the inside, but the food is superb. Recommended to all. And if you don't want to go to Oak Park, they always have a booth at the Taste of Chicago. Mmmmmmmm.

Message from Robinsons No. 1 Ribs

If you haven't been in to see us in Oak Park for a while, you should stop in. We've been freshening our decor, while maintaining the homey Mississippi barbecue house atmosphere, history and food you've come to love.



For all our loyal fans - we appreciate you, and look forward to serving you again soon!

More about Robinsons No. 1 Ribs

Robinson's No. 1 Ribs - Oak Park allows online ordering and delivery through www.seamless.com and www.rib1.foodler.com. We deliver individual orders and party trays straight to your door throughout the Chicago area, hot and ready to eat. We also cater family reunions and corporate events ranging from 50 to 10,000 guests, and provide periodic business meal service where your employees can come outside or dine in for lunch on fresh grilled, ready to eat Robinson's Ribs and other favorites. We also provide food concessions at Soldier Field, McCormick Place and UIC Pavilion.

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Some things never change, and in this case that's reassuring. The ribs, tender right down to the bone, are the result of slow smoking over hickory and basting with barbecue sauce that has just the right amount of spicy tang and depth of…

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