Why People Go Crazy For This One Fried Chicken Restaurant In Small Town Illinois

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.

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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.

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