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Elephant & Castle

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

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 167
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Yummy food, good prices and friendly staff. What more could you ask for??

Loved the food, prices and the wait staff! I had the delicous and huge Chicken Pot Pie and Salad and my husband had the Steak and Chips. He asked to sub the regular fries with sweet potato fries and that wasn't a problem at all with no extra charge. Shhh, don't tell, but we then got Chocolate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
MsWobbi
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Concord, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Stopped for a night cap on our way back to our hotel. The bartender was friendly and made a great drink. Knew his beers and was attentive. The place was about empty, maybe 7-8 people at the bar and two tables with people. Not sure how they'd be with a crowd. The food and drinks were pricey for what you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I normally am not that much of a hot dog fan, but I got the slumdog, and it was amazing. I don't think I'll ever eat a hot dog not wrapped in naan again. Also, it seemed and tasted like a pretty high quality hot dog, and was very substantial. They also had various mule drinks, I tried the berry... More 

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Concord, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Loved the food, prices and the wait staff! I had the delicous and huge Chicken Pot Pie and Salad and my husband had the Steak and Chips. He asked to sub the regular fries with sweet potato fries and that wasn't a problem at all with no extra charge. Shhh, don't tell, but we then got Chocolate Brownie Sundae to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I stayed at the adjacent Club Quarters hotel and ate dinner here my first night. The food was excellent, the wait was better than expected given the place appeared mostly full when I arrived, and the service was excellent. I had the strip steak which was very reasonably priced at under $25 including veggie sides. I rate it 4 out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Nice pub atmosphere and convenient to the Club Quarters. Dinner was well done and inexpensive. They offer breakfast thru late evening service. I would eat there again.

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Decatur, Alabama
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Loved this accidental find! Normally our rule is to never eat at chain restaurants when we travel but we didn't realize this was a chain! My husband absolutely loved the shepherd's pie! They had a great hard cider on tap, my favorite. Lovely atmosphere; great food; reasonably priced.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This used to be a place with simple (bar)food and good beer. But it seems that they now specialize in Budweiser owned brews. I am not going back soon.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Uninteresting. Expensive. Stuffy. Boring. Expensive beer and cocktails. Boring unimaginative menu. Ok for bar food but not atthe prices they ask. Hot and muggy. Poor ventilation. Many more worthwhile and better value choices in the neighborhood.

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I was amazed at the reasonable prices for this downtown hotel. We ate three breakfasts and one dinner in this beautifully decorated restaurant. Morning oatmeal was only $6.50. Dinner entrees, in the fashion of a British pub were equally reasonable as well as delicious! I had stuffed Yorkshire Pudding and really enjoyed it. The restaurant is right next door to... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Food was great, hot and fresh. Nice atmosphere too! Definitely a great stop after a long day of shopping.

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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, British, 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.