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Elephant & Castle

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American, English, Irish
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111 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 236-6656
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 56
    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
Most recent review
Elephant & Castle, Chicago

This is a pleasant pub that offers decent dinners and breakfast (for guests at the neighbouring Club Quarters) for a very reasonable price. Service is friendly and courteous and the setting comfortable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Benjamin I
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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279 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a pleasant pub that offers decent dinners and breakfast (for guests at the neighbouring Club Quarters) for a very reasonable price. Service is friendly and courteous and the setting comfortable.

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travelpro123
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275 reviews 275 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a very noisy, fun pub! On this Friday night the place was packed. The service is friendly and fast, the food is very good (for bar food), actually MUCH better than it would be in your run-of-the-mill pub in England. We had an excellent lamb burger and the signature Fish-and-Chips. Both dishes were very good, the fish wasn't... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I stay at the hotel next to restaurant at least three times a year. This restaurant does a great business with locals after work and early evening as prices are reasonable but I think you should consider other options that are within walking distance. Breakfast good and fair priced.

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hickory, nc
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120 reviews 120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A great pub atmosphere and experienced wait staff. I had terrific fries and iced tea, but my citrus salad was ruined by nasty peanut sauce. There was no citrus flavor. Also, forget cheesecake. Too salty.

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Jeromesville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

"Our lager which art in barrels.." (Etc.) Really Elephant & Castle?.. I'm sure there are more people that are offended by this. Ambience is very nice, although I expected a little more English influence. The draught beer must have been de-draughted because. It didn't taste like draught beer. Pity but can happen. Fish and chips were pretty good but gave... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The service was extremely friendly, the atmosphere is really cool, you almost think you're in a pub in England. Had the Scotch Egg to start, ORDER IT NOW, INSANE GOOD! Finished with the Bangers and Mash and washed it all down with Smithwick's on draft. Everything was great!

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Crandon, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Don't order a Bloody Mary! It was so spicy, I sent it back and asked them to make me one not spicy. I like spicy, but this was over the top. The second one was no different and everyone at the table tried it and agreed. We were a group of 8, and some of us arrived early and ate... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My sister and I ate here before a show at the Chicago Theater mainly because of location and also the appeal of the English pub theme. She got the fish & chips and I got the stuffed yorkshire pudding and we both had lemonade to drink for a total of about $35. Both were good but not great. The beef,... More 

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Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The menu was simple to read. The lighting in was a little too dark for me, but it was a good relaxing place to eat.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Check your bills for double charges. A bit rude and attitude, even when you're buying a $20 glass of scotch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, English, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

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