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Emerald Loop

#471 of 7,817 Restaurants in Chicago
#514 of 8,581 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Downtown / The Loop
Irish, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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216 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
CTA bus (134, 135, 136, 145, 146), Red Line train (State & Lake), Brown Line train (State & Lake), Green Line train (State & Lake), Purple Line train (State & Lake), Orange Line train (State & Lake), Pink Line train (State & Lake), Metra train (Millennium station), Cabs plentiful
312-263-0200
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9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Open late, fit the bill

Arrived at 11:30 after coming in from ORD for a late dinner. Sat at the bar and had the barbecue brisket sandwich. The brisket was quite good, even to a former Texan who knows good 'cue. Service was fine, the place was friendly, and best of all the kitchen was open.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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The Woodlands, Texas, USA
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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I'm assuming that Saturday lunch is not their best time. We got the brisket sandwich and spicy shrimp mac 'n' cheese, both of which were very tasty with large portions. French fries were lackluster. Alcoholic drinks were classic city overpriced for smallish portions. Our waitress was one of the worst I've had - plainly put, pretended we didn't exist. Took... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas, USA
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Arrived at 11:30 after coming in from ORD for a late dinner. Sat at the bar and had the barbecue brisket sandwich. The brisket was quite good, even to a former Texan who knows good 'cue. Service was fine, the place was friendly, and best of all the kitchen was open.

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Rossville, Georgia
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128 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Fish and chips were very good. The buffalo wrap was a little plain tasting. They have some good beers. Nice outdoor seating. Wait staff was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were looking for a nice place to eat outside that would be less expensive and less pretentious than many on Michigan Ave. We were attended to by Marcos who was acting as both host and server (just for us I believe). Marcos did an excellent job of helping us make our selections from a very appetizing menu. Drinks: Irish... More 

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montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went twice. Thursday night was lively, but the G-Dead folks were in town. Great selection of food. Fish tacos were the best.Very good selection of local beers.The Sunday night, we reserved, but didn't need to. They have an outside side walk terrasse. I would recommend this place

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Boston, USA
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Saturday and Sunday brunch in Chicago can be a pain. The Wildberry Cafe has a 1 1/2 hour line, the hotels charge nearly $30. The Emerald Loop is a useful solution. No wait, outdoor seating and good bloody mary's. The food is fine: steam tray eggs, sausage & bacon, plain and blueberry pancakes, french toast and fresh made omelets. Fruit,... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were a small group of 4 that stopped in at about 11pm on a Wednesday night. We were told the outdoor seating was to close soon, so we were seated in the back of the restaurant. Not a big deal, except for the fact that we waited 15 minutes for the waitress to come take a drink order, another... More 

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Madison, WI
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My husband and I were staying at a nearby hotel in downtown Chicago and wanted a very close and quick place to grab a burger. The Emerald Loop was just around the corner. Enter the "Juicy MacLucy" - not the famous cheese-stuffed hamburger found in the Twin Cities - this was a Mac N' Cheese-stuffed hamburger - YUMMY!! Very casual,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Went to lunch here during a conference in Chicago. The food and service as one can expect. We were seated outside which was cold, as it was rather windy.

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Houston, Texas
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Went here a couple of times since it was close to our hotel (right across the street close!) ... Great for a late night drink or dinner, dinner or start the evening off cocktail. Variety on the menu, but the mac and cheese is stellar!

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Additional Information about Emerald Loop

Address: 216 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone Number: 312-263-0200
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisine: Irish, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Public Transportation: CTA bus (134, 135, 136, 145, 146), Red Line train (State & Lake), Brown Line train (State & Lake), Green Line train (State & Lake), Purple Line train (State & Lake), Orange Line train (State & Lake), Pink Line train (State & Lake), Metra train (Millennium station), Cabs plentiful
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: 312-263-0200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 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 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.