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Rip's Tavern

American, ,
311 N Main Ave, Ladd, IL 61329-9648
+1 815-894-3051
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried mushrooms” (15 reviews)
“chicken” (58 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Brew Pub, Bar
311 N Main Ave, Ladd, IL 61329-9648
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to Rip's for 50 years but lately it seems to be a hit and miss place. I sat at the bar one night, about a month ago and ordered my chicken to eat at the bar since I was alone. The...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Heard it was just the best chicken....uh, ok. If you like your chicken moist, yes, but with a greasy wafer thin crust that slides off on first bite, ok, this is your place. If you like that deep fried old-fryer -oil taste in your mouth...More

Thank 5Martini5
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Rip's was highly recommended by a mutual friend when she found out we would be visiting the area. We arrived shortly after opening (again, highly recommended) and our order was taken before we were seated in the dining room. Dining room was almost full when...More

Thank passionfortravel0920
Reviewed 11 August 2017

In the movie "The Blues Brothers" Aretha Franklin claims her place on Maxwell Street has "the best damn chicken in the state". She is lyin!. Rip's is, quite simply, the best fried chicken you will ever eat... Anywhere! The fish (only available on Fridays) is...More

1  Thank The_Original_NJM
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We have lived in the area 15 years. The first time we came to Rip's we were not familiar with the "routine". There was a long line and no one acknowledged us or explained anything so we left. Waited this long to get back there...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This was my second time to come here as was here last fall and had this place on my radar for several months to get back here, and today was the day! I arrived approximately 4:20 pm and the seating area still had 3 tables...More

Thank Lorraine7
Reviewed 28 May 2017

My family and I have been to White Fence Farm, Dell Rhea's, and those chain chicken joints and I have now found my true Chicken Lovers Landing! On this particular Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, I was finally able to talk my family to drive for...More

2  Thank Ernest A
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This is the best chicken ever!! The batter is so crispy, the chicken is moist and delicious. The fried mushrooms are the bomb. We went on a Sunday afternoon, and surprisingly enough, didn't have to wait to be seated. Definitely going back, even if it...More

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This place was recommended by coworkers and I saw it on Chichago's Best. This was our first trip and we will be coming again. Heads up get there early as the line was crazy long, we felt as if it was worth the wait though.

Thank R9386DVamandam
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We saw Rip's featured on Chicago's Best last year. This was our 2nd visit. The fried chicken is the reason the line is out the door....it doesn't disappoint. It's crispy, well seasoned, and served hot! The fries are good as are the fried mushrooms. This...More

1  Thank brs59
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22 February 2017|
Response from MVS09 | Reviewed this property |
You can get both! Get there early or face the crowd.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Brew Pub, Bar
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
14:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 N Main Ave, Ladd, IL 61329-9648
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ladd
  • Phone Number: +1 815-894-3051
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