Mark Loehrke, Centerstage Chicago
"Almost a de facto take-out joint thanks to a small storefront space and little attention paid to comfort on the interior, Robinson's neverless has a nice patio out back that serves its purpose in good weather. However, for most true rib aficionados, you could be distributing the goods from a Dumpster as long as the sauce makes the cut, which may be why Robinson's containers are so easy to spot at the comforth and convenience-challenged environment of Taste of Chicago. Tangy to the Brink of vinegary, the ribs here will unquestionably get your mouth watrering.... The meat is tender and juicy, and the smell is hard to to pass up as it wafts out onto the street."
Elisa Kronish, Cityserch.com
"marinated, smoked, then drench in incredible sauce, Robinson's ribs live up to their boastful title."
Phil Vettel, Chicago Tribune
"Clear winner at Taste of Chicago, the wonderfully lean chewy ribs, drench in that smokey and spicy sauce, were too good to be outdone."
Pat Burno, Chicago Sun Times
"Robinson's chicken is lean and luscious and covered with a veneer of tangy sauce that tingles the taste buds. Robinson also does some mean ribs."
Paul A. Camp, Chicago Tribune
"For rib fanatics, Robinson's No. 1 Ribs is the only North side location that really stacks up."