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Elephant & Castle

Downtown / The Loop
American, Irish, English
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111 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 236-6656
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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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good salad

restaurant attached to our hotel. Got food to go. Good service. Food was ok. had salad and lettuce wraps.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
North Charleston, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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North Charleston, South Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

restaurant attached to our hotel. Got food to go. Good service. Food was ok. had salad and lettuce wraps.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Sorry about the title. Little england joke. Being from the UK it seemed prudent to check out what America made of our menus. And whilst not totally representative, it was still very good food (you won't get steak and eggs for breakfast in the UK, buy my god it was the best cooked steak I've ever had!). We stayed in... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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182 reviews 182 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We only stopped in for drinks, but this place has a really great "old English" pub feel. The bartender was really friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel really welcome. We were in a little later in the evening, but it was a pretty tame atmosphere and there wasn't any loud music that prevented us from carrying a normal conversation.

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We met friends here for after dinner drinks. We were seated at a nice large table. There was friendly service and a good selection of both draft and bottled beers. Two of our party shared the Chocolate brownie which was huge and probably adequate for three!!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Was wandering around the Loop looking for somewhere to eat after landing after a long flight and the Elephant & Castle looked like a home away from home, so I entered and was promptly given a table for one (sitting at the bar was also a possibility). The service was relatively prompt and I ended up going for their Caribbean... More 

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Awesome restaurant! Had the Shephards Pie, wife had the Chicken Pie. Served hot and fast. Grand kids had Mac Cheese. Will definitely recommend.

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Chicago, IL
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This English style pub offers a taste of the British Isles, with a decent selection of beers, modern pub menu (with English/Irish classics) and a nicely blended contemporary atmosphere in a pub-like setting. This specific location gets particularly busy at lunchtime, so be prepared for a short wait at peak times if you are eating. Service is usually friendly and... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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119 reviews 119 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was very impressed by the quality of food here, including excellent shepherd's pie. Convenient location downtown; I will be back.

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I went to the Elephant & Castle for dinner on St. Patrick's day weekend with some friends. We were looking to get a hearty meal after walking around all day and only having Guinness in our systems. This restaurant is one of the best I've come across in the loop yet. Their selection is very diverse, appealing to a wide... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Central Loop Hotel, which has direct access to Elephant & Castle, so we took full advantage of this convenience. The food is classic British pub fare (bangers & mash, meat pies, fish & chips, etc.), with some nice additions. Beer selection is also good, and they have a lovely breakfast menu. The prices,... 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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

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  • 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.