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The Publican

837 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 (The Loop)
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Ranked #166 of 8,282 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: The Loop
Cross street: Fulton/Green St.
Transit: #8 Halsted Bus, exit on Fulton Market Stop. 3 blocks east of Morgan Green/Pink Line stop.
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English first
Bloomington, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I do not like smoked food and the foundation of what they offer here. But my husband wanted to visit badly, and it was his birthday trip. We were seated at a table with a couple from our city - too funny. We had a couple on the other side who were a brother/sister. It was fun speaking to both... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The food here is always fresh and delicious, and the beer list is phenomenal! I have been enjoying food at the Publican since it first opened and the food is consistently great. The communal seating and noisy atmosphere makes this a great spot for a good, unique dinner with friends and family--maybe not so much for a first date. Make... More

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Miami Usa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is not a place for a dinner conversation as it is loud, communal seating (unless you get a booth). Food presentation is very good, menu changes daily, impressive beer list, great deserts but main menu underwhelms for all the prior hype.

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Jackson, Wyoming
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

This was a great experience from beginning to end. The place had a line to get in and was packed. My cousin got a reservation and I am so glad she did. We ate here for brunch. Started off with a yummy Bloody Mary and had peppers and squash over a sunny side up egg. So much flavor! Will definitely... More

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Boulder Co
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food was really great. We loved the vegetables a lot. So fun to share every dish with the table. We got to try a lot of different dishes and liked them all, loved several. Great service too.

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Publican has not suffered in the spotlight. Though a popular Chicago spot, The Publican is still an amazing place for a night out. Enough cannot be said about this restaurant. The food was simply amazing with exceptional service. With a great atmosphere, our night at The Publican was quite special.

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Hoover, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very very very loud, I knew of the family seating, but I couldn't hear the people across the table from me. The food was O.K. at best. Just be aware, they didn't get nominated for Beard awards because of their food, it was their designs...good graphics, poor food.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a great time here. The food is always great and they have a bunch of interesting beers. Cool setting too with private walled tables and communal tables.

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Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Before going to Chicago, I have read Garret Oliver saying good things about this place. So I went with friends during our stay for a meeting. I can't say enough about the excellent food and the wonderful assortment of beers, both bottled and draft. Plates with pork meat are a must ( porchetta, budin, ribs, charcuterie, you name it). Please,... More

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Oregon, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Came to try new things I can eat. Had the cold meat tray and cheese tray with a side of Blood Sausage. What a great experience! Nothing too bad. It was fun trying everything.

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