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Emerald Loop

216 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
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Ranked #548 of 8,296 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: 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
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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I went on a Friday afternoon aka happy hour so it was our own fault I suppose - the food was delicious but we couldn't even hold a conversation because of the music and the crowd

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had a great time on my visit to the Emerald Loop. Great food and beer, Connor was great host telling us old stories about the History around the place and about the greater Chicago area. The Girl from Dongal and Mr Fahy from Galway who seved us our Food and drinks were good fun too. Food was great just what... More

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New Hampshire
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Recommended by our hotel, it was very so-so. Sat at a high top by the window but the table was so high and the seats so low our chins almost rested on the dinner plate. Ordered Caesar salad with filet. It was not filet at all but a very cheap, chewy cut of beef. When I pointed this out to... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Went here before heading to the train station to head home. The service was decent, though at times I did find myself unable to find the server as time was running out before having to leave. Fair priced, and decent overall food though. Nothing extraordinary stood out in regards to taste or service. One thing to note is that there... More

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I stayed at the he nearby Comfort Suites and Diana at the front desk recommended the emerald Loop and gave me a discount card that if you order I believe it is $25.00 you get one free appetizer. I order the Shrimp cocktail and it was served on ice and was super. I had the Seared Tuna Salad...yummm

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We ate outside on a beautiful August evening. The service was great, our waitress even helped us out since we had gotten lost! The food was delicious and I was glad there were healthy choices. We thought that the Pear, Goat Cheese, and Chicken Salad was wonderful. We also shared a Blackened Artisan Chicken Sandwich with Mashed Potatoes. The sandwich... More

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Preston, Iowa
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped in mid afternoon Friday, the pub was very busy. Our waitress was friendly, the meal got put together wrong and a side was forgotten, easy fix. But, we were not charged for it and they still brought it out. The meals were huge and food was tasty. A nice place to slow down while walking around in Chicago.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We sat outside as inside was crowded and very noisy. Service very good. Food choices more than adequate-burgers,salads, mac and cheeses, Irish dishes. Great fish and chips, very good lentil soup, decent burger with Irish ceddar, and yummy mac and cheese. Recommended

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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We went to Emerald Loop as a simple meal after arriving in Chicago earlier in the afternoon. Their menu is rather big (too big, really) but looked good. Drinks were tasty - we had a margarita and a sweet iced tea/vodka drink. When the appetizer came (fish tacos), we were thoroughly underwhelmed. All of the food tasted like it was... More

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Austin, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Get a table outside if the weather is nice and you want to talk to your companions - the restaurant is loud, even if you are not seated in the bar area. The food is pretty good. I had the Asian chicken salad special for Friday night. My daughter did not like her pasta, and the management did not charge... More

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