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Cullen's Bar & Grill

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3741 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-3718
773-975-0600
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good buzz

Have been here a few times. Very good pub grub, friendly staff. Lots of nice booths, tables both high and low, garden area in the back. A good place for an afternoon beer. Our last visit was on a Tuesday, about 4pm. There was a very nice conversational buzz. Nice to hum along with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2014
Janet T
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Have been here a few times. Very good pub grub, friendly staff. Lots of nice booths, tables both high and low, garden area in the back. A good place for an afternoon beer. Our last visit was on a Tuesday, about 4pm. There was a very nice conversational buzz. Nice to hum along with the music..Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young;... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped here on a visit to Chicago. The food is still amazing. Great bloody mary! Amazing chicken pot pie and meatloaf dinner. However, service is slipping. We were seated and our order taken. We then noticed that our waitress was the bartender. I could see that our food was on the counter in the kitchen ready to be served... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We arrived for a show at the Mercury a bit early so decided to grab a bite to eat at Cullen's. While I thought they could have enhanced their Irish menu options, we opted to quick American fare - cheesy artichoke dip and a bbq chicken salad. The food was extremely good, something I don't often say of pub food.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Take the kids, bring granny. There is something here for everybody. Can be very crowded on nights when there is a play next door at the Mercury Theater.

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Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Ate here after show at Mercury Theatre. All 8 family members pleased with food and price. Nice atmosphere.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

People who work here are actually from Ireland. A great neighborhood/family spot. Typical Irish bar food menu done well. It's cozy and welcoming.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I would say the burgers are pretty much average, as I tried the burger with avocado and blue cheese. It was a bit goppy, and hard to eat, and the meat kind of frozen patty like. So next time I would pass on the burger. My friend had a good salad, and enjoyed it. Service was friendly. We sat outside... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

My family and I have been going to Cullen's for years and for good reason. The food is consistently tasty, the wait staff is always friendly and attentive and the ambience is great whether you're accompanied by your wife and kids or visiting college buddies. I like to say that after your second visit, you'll feel like a regular. That... More 

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Dayton, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Went here to kill time before a show at the Mercury. We didn't eat but the guy at the bar next to me got a side of peas with his fish and chips, a good sign. It was nice to see a mix of families, young couples and singles, this looks like a local neighborhood place. Beer selection is ok,... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Comfort food, nice atomosphere, within walking distance from Wrigley on Southport; try the chicken pot pie and the mac and cheese- fish tacos were great too

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3741 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-3718
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wrigleyville
  • Neighborhood: Wrigleyville
  • Phone Number: 773-975-0600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Irish, British
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Wrigleyville

Neighborhood Profile
Wrigleyville
This energetic sub-neighborhood, part of the larger Lakeview neighborhood, has a split personality. In the daytime you can stroll along its streets and enjoy a quiet meal, shop for gifts, walk along the row homes or sit peacefully in Graceland Cemetery. After dark, the neighborhood springs to life. Go bar-hopping along Addison and Sheffield Avenue or join the crowd at the historic Wrigley Field for live music. If there’s a Chicago Cubs baseball game in town, be prepared. Cubs fans can get a little rowdy and may prove to be a bit overwhelming if you're not expecting it.