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Elephant & Castle

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Downtown / The Loop
American, Irish, English, Pub
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111 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 236-6656
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 148
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mixed feelings

Very nice environment, charming interior. Great and really delicious food. Great beer selection. Only one is negative: sometimes the service is slow and messy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Laszlo T
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Szeged, Hungary
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Szeged, Hungary
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Very nice environment, charming interior. Great and really delicious food. Great beer selection. Only one is negative: sometimes the service is slow and messy.

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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had one attached to our hotel and went for dinner there one night. The beer selection was good, the food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

They may have a variety of items on their menu, but when I want a good piece of moist, beer-battered,crispy fried cod with the tasty accompanying sauce, I come here! If you have the same craving I have for great fish... Come Here! The staff is very friendly but it gets a bit chaotic during the lunch rush hour. Get... More 

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Marlboro, NJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Perfect for an early evening light dinner on a sunny spring day. The dinner salad with grilled salmon from the spring menu was delightful. Salmon - salad - at a pub? Way better than I expected it would be. MY friend's salmon on the dinner menu was just as good. Sitting outside under the Loop? A little noisy, but great... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We ate at this Pub three times during our stay in Chicago and all three times were great experiences. The food was served timely, hot, and you could tell that attention to details is a priority. The service was also great each time and the prices are fair for a downtown restaurant. Twice we had dinner, one of those times... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere and the food was delicious. The server Carl was great. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Had the fish & chips. Very English-pub-y in feel--food was good but not fabulous. Service was very good, prices reasonable.

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Chicago
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A bank teller across the street recommended this place for lunch stating the burgers were great. She was right. I will definitely come again. Cool atmosphere.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I work in Chicago about a week each month and had an extended stay this month so my husband came up for the weekend. With the NFL Draft in town and amazing weather on tap, we logged about 30 miles of walking in the last two days and popped into this UK pub for some late night snacks. Very pleased... More 

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Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Nice atmosphere later on. Very busy early evening with financial people working nearby. As a guest of the Central Loop Hotel this was a good location for breakfast and an evening meal while working in the city. Reasonable range of food, all seemed good to me. Good range of beers, several seemed very fine to me. Polite staff, good service,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 236-6656

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene

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

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.