Recently, I drove 92 miles from northwest Illinois to Ripps Tavern using my trustworthy navagator on my cell phone. My reason for driving this distance was to enjoy the best fried chicken I have ever experienced in the midwest. I have advertised Ripps to countless people including my sister who lives in Washington Illinois, who has promoted Ripps to all of her friends and acquaintenses aswell.
Apparently, the person who wrote the bad review has either a problem with taste buds or he is of some ethnic group that does not appreciate great fried chicken. So my advice to thoes of you who read this, give it a try and see for yourself that this is truly one of thoes out of the way eateries that should definatly be in your way on the road to great food.