With just over 1,200 residents, the small town of Ladd, Illinois is fairly quiet. But, an award-winning, headline-grabbing restaurant happens to be hidden within city limits! Rip’s Tavern draws patrons from all over the Midwest who are in search of one thing: delicious fried chicken.

Rip’s Tavern is located at 311 N. Main Avenue in Ladd; learn more about the restaurant here. Have you ever been to Rip’s Tavern? Tell us about your experience in the comments.

For even more hidden restaurant gems, here are 11 Mom & Pop Restaurants in Illinois That Serve Home Cooked Meals to Die for.

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