Chicago Rib Shack Clapham

Restaurants, American Clapham
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This dinky spot in one of the arches on Voltaire Road is the Clapham branch of a small chain of restaurants specialising in American smokehouse-style food. It's got sister sites in Twickenham and Stratford, plus another in Leeds.

The dishes on offer read like the kind of no-holds-barred US food you might expect from somewhere with a 'lockjaw' burger (two sausage patties, two fried eggs, potato cake, bacon, roast tomato, cheddar cheese and avocado) on offer at breakfast. Expect wings, nachos, buttermilk chicken strips, more burgers, cobb salads and a selection of ribs smoked in the kitchen over apple wood.

Keep an eye out for chicken Tuesday, wings Wednesday, a weekly 'burger day' (Thursday) and 2-for-1 midweek happy hours. Craft beer, a short wine list and cocktails also feature, if you have room.


Venue name: Chicago Rib Shack Clapham
Address: Arch 642, 4 Voltaire Rd
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From the outside it's fairly unassuming but tucked into the side of Clapham station under an arch is a really funky little American food and cocktails bar.

We went for a meal on a Saturday night- luckily we'd thought to book because we wouldn't have got a table otherwise. There was a lively vibe and it's clearly a popular choice for groups.

The service is very friendly and relaxed. We shared a meat board and some sides which were enjoyable- nothing overly impressive but nothing to complain about either. Cocktails were also pretty standard.

However, I'd happily go back if for no other reason than the great atmosphere and good service.

It's a cool place to have some sharers and cocktails, and catch up with friends.


I love this place. A great selection of ribs, you just have to try the meat plate, a selection of beef,baby back pulled pork etc. On a monday they have a shack attack where its 50%off and regular deals for vip members. If you want to try an awesome burger look at the brunch menu for the huge lockjaw burger. 


Erm…50% off food?! 2-4-1 on booze! £1 wings!! Whaaat??! There are lots of little perks here throughout the week and furthermore the food is fantastic. The cocktail menu is condensed, which is useful if decisions are hard to make, and I discovered the best Porn Star Martini I have ever had the pleasure of sipping. The floor staff are all really friendly and service is great, the music is half decent too. All in all I would highly recommend this rib shack!