Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Deerfield
Food is still great, terrible waitstaff practically ruins experience. Get better waiters might as well been served by one that should be working at Steak ‘n Shake
Our large family had a delicious dinner. The service was great highly recommend
Carson's is consistently delicious. The ribs are not the fall off the bone type but they are flavorful and cooked to perfection. The sauce is the best I have ever had. I always get a salad instead of the coleslaw because I love the thousand island dressing but my family loves the coleslaw. The Au Gratin potatoes are perfect and very cheesy. Carson's is one my favorite restaurants.
We had a reservation for 8, and 8 adults were squished into a table for 5-6, and our chairs were touching the chairs of the tables on either side. The bar was directly next to us where people were loudly cheering the Cubs game. There was no place to set down the huge menus when the appetizer arrived so we had to set them in our laps and eat over them. There was no room on the table for all the dishes without removing the bread plates. The food was good and served hot. Too bad we felt like sardines. I love Carson’s BBQ but would hesitate to ever go again with more than 4-5 in our party for fear that the same situation would happen again. Glad we didn’t have any elderly relatives with us.
Great service , great food & healthy portions - everyone in the graduation party loved it!
Hello TheFlow. Carson’s Prime Steaks and Famous Barbecue Deerfield really appreciates your 5 star review. Thank you so much for your business and taking your time to highly rate our service, food, and portions. As a family owned and operated restaurant, it means a lot to us when our customers are happy and enjoy memorable events such as graduations with us. We will definitely look forward to serving you again! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Friends getting together. What a great place.
No place like it! You walk in and the restaurant smells delicious. The ambiance says it’s going to be a great experience! The food is excellent...the service is fantastic! We go once a week and look forward to a wonderful evening. Best on the north shore !
Made reservations for my Mother in Laws 70th Birthday. Was not happy that we had to be separated into two tables This was supposed to be a celebration and not sitting together to celebrate and all talk to one another was a huge disappointment. If I had known they would have set it up this way I NEVER would have made a reservation and had the party there even tho it is her favorite Made reservations for my Mother in Laws 70th Birthday. Was not happy that we had to be separated into two tables This was supposed to be a celebration and not sitting together to celebrate and all talk to one another was a huge disappointment. If I had known they would have set it up this way I NEVER would have made a reservation and had the party there even tho it is her favorite restaurant.
Our food, service and table was great. The waitress was absolutely good. Would go back again and I will recommend this restaurant.
Great food and excellent service as always. My in-laws drive in from Michigan just so we can take them to dinner here.
Because of the reservation we got right in! The food and service were phenomenal. I enjoyed the Mediterranean Salmon while a couple other in my party raved about the pork chop. The ribs were also delicious.
We all had a wonderful time here and our waitress was terrific and attentive. Food was fabulous and cooked to perfection. The ribs here are the best I’ve ever had. Love the AU gratin potatoes. Highly recommended.
Server was very good along with the food
51st anniversary with family, excellent service, delicious baby back ribs, garbage salad, whipped potatoes & coleslaw all delicious, as usual.
We travel all the way from Huntley because Carson’s ribs are the best ever. We’ve had ribs at many other restaurants, but prefer Carson’s.
Some of the best food in Chicago. A Chicago staple that attracts an older crowd. The food is great, meaty ribs and bar-b-qu pork. Sides are rich and great to share. We were seated by the fireplace and boy, was it hot. Our server was relatively new and had some issues, but we come back for special occasions every year.
christmas special dinner .... loud so the waiter could not hear our order near bar but outstanding food and experience none the less
Had a wonderful meal with friends. Server was excellent. One couple was running late and our server was very patient with us. Lovely evening had by all.
As happened the last time, we were seated at a round table in the bar area that was not really large enough for a party of 7. People waiting at the bar were practically on top of us. Overall, the ribs were good, and those who had other meals enjoyed them as well (particularly the cedar planked salmon). But to charge for bread? Really? And then they were out of the brownie for the brownie sundae. Carsons really needs to take a page from other similar restaurants in terms of offerings and service.
First time back in Chicago in years and Carson's has always been place for ribs.
Had a party of 7 and John Arvanitis and his staff were great. Food was excellent,
my only concern was our table was right inside doorway and each time someone
came in we were hit with very cold outside air. Will be back but will request table
in formal restaurant.
Our waiter was not only great at his job, but also gave us great directions to the closest mall so we could "walk off" all the calories we consumed. Each one of us really enjoyed our tasty meals, and the gluten-free among us found food that was tasty. We were headed someplace else, but relatives in Evanston told us that if they want good ribs they always drive up to Carson's.
We always enjoy dinning here, the food is great, and we lov their ribs, just delicious. Will definitely eat here in the near future.
The service was outstanding, to go with the wonderful food. They also have nice options for young kids.
Everyone loved their food. We had a variety of different choices The salmon,pork chops ,ribs, steak, wing appetizer and cornbread were all
Sorority sisters meet regularly for dinner. Food is always great 👍
We came to celebrate with our friends a very special occasion. Our service was very good, a bit slow but the food was excellent. Everything from the appetizers to the main course was very good.
Service was great! Food was tasty as ever! Definitely recommend.
Carson's never fails to be a great dining experience. The ribs, pork chops and steaks are as good, if not better, than any restaurant in Chicago. Great side dishes as well. The service is always top notch, the staff is friendly, and they pour a nice sized drink as well. It's like going downtown to a fancy steakhouse without having to drive!
The restaurant has declined in quality and service. I ordered a salad and had to send it back twice due to messing up the order. The third salad looked like it was thrown on the plate by an angry chef.
Cornbread was amazing though.
Great meal and great service
Food and service was good, $14 a glass for house Cab expensive, been going to Carsons since it was ridge in Rogers Park.. very surprised that they now charge to have bread on the table never have seen that at any other restaurant, from $ to $$$$, but every was good as always and still love the food
Place is great for a special occasion without being too fancy
When we are in Chicago we always go to Carsons! The steaks are great but the ribs weren't not so great this time. They might have not been cooked long enough but everything else they put on our table was great.
One of our guests got sick that night and was either in the bed or in the bathroom until Saturday. A second guest got it Friday night and he also had a very unpleasant weekend. We contacted the manager and he said "okay, thanks for letting us know".
I guess that's how they treat patrons who have eaten there a dozen or so times.
Carson’s is a reliable place featuring food food, excellent service & a family-owned & operated ambiance. My 89-ur old Mom didn’t like the ribs (!) but in fairness they did say on the menu that they’re NOT fall-off-the-bone tender. My steak was cooked perfectly & lived up to its menu description of Giant! Lots of yummy leftovers. All in all, it’s not cheap but it definitely satisfies! Thx, Carson’s!
I got sick after eating barbecue salmon sandwich. It tasted good but before I was done I knew something was wrong.
Good service and solid food. Great ribs and bar-b-que chicken. We came back for the killer slab of bone-in prime rib which must be reserved ahead of time. This is a most delectable slab of beef ever. Literally a slab, and we don't mean it in a bad way. Not only is the cut of meat superb but it is cooked perfectly. Beef tastes like butter. Knife not needed! Says it 24 ounces, but seems like more! Worth the price!
Carsons is dependable - we find ourselves going once or twice a month.
the chicken and ribs are both very good.
the chopped liver w/ the crackers and rye bread are a perk.
prefer to have a drink at the bar prior to sitting.
The six of us, really enjoyed the barbecue ribs. We even had enough to bring home for dinner the next night.
Definitely will return in the near future. The waiter was especially nice and efficient.
Haven’t been there in years. Ribs were delicious. Au gratin potatoes not like they used to be. Enjoyed the chopped liver before we sat down
We have been going to Carsons for as long as I can remember. Usually for Special occasions or if we have out of town guests Occasionally my husband gets a taste for the ribs. I do not eat red meat but there are plenty of things on the menu for me to pick from. The people are friendly and always accommodating. There were eight of us and everyone enjoyed the ribs I enjoyed the chicken.