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Emerald Loop

216 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
312-263-0200
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Ranked #528 of 8,390 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
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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chicago
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

this is my favorite lunch place in the loop for good service and good food that is not over priced. full bar and breakfast on the weekends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Stopped here for a late night bite to eat. Our waitress was phenomenal. We ordered the buffalo chicken wings as a starter - great choice. Definitely worth the price. Our dinner came out shortly after we received our starter. You can tell how fresh all the ingredients are - absolutely amazing food.

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El Paso, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Convenient if you're downtown. We found it by accident when we were looking for something besides a chain restaurant for breakfast. The atmosphere is great, friendly service, good food. I like the decor - dark wood, sort of pub decor but nicer. Located near the river and major attractions. Would recommend it for breakfast.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We choice this place because the angels coming from it were amazing but it didn't quite live up to its scent. Once or sever finally greeted us, she was rude and never even so much as smiled, the service was slow and the food was merely ok (except the mashed potatoes, those were spot on). I wouldn't go back, there's... More 

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We enjoyed a cold beer here and dinner one night. Easy in the wallet the staff are very friendly and service was great. Check it out.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great restaurant / bar off Wacker. We loved the soups and appetizers. Full bar. If you're looking for drinks and a decent (enough) dinner at a place close to Wacker, this is THE spot. Good drinks, good food. Can't be unhappy with Emerald Loop. Great, fun spot.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My husband and I visited Emerald Loop for a casual dinner and were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was great and the service good and fast. We both had burgers, which were tasty. I'm vegetarian and they were happy to add some features of a regular burger (mushrooms and jalapeños) to their veggie burger for me. Great music too.

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Highland Park, Illinois, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

I have to say that the food was average at best. It simply was food. Burger wasn't good and French onion soup was decent. Fried pickles were good. Service was excellent. It was a good place to go for a quick bite before a show. A very blasé review for a blasé restaurant.

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Beach Park, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We stopped in to the Emerald Loop after the show at the Chicago Theater. What a great find ! We enjoyed the Ale Soup it was great and the Hummus Plate for snacking was ideal topped off with the Beer of the Month and we got away nicely

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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Emerald Loop is fine... it has a nice tap beer selection and the food is okay. Nothing extraordinary. The problem for me is there are other much more intriguing options relatively close by. The Gage has a better beer selection, a much stronger menu, and a cooler atmosphere/ambiance. Fado has more of a pub feel which I like and they... More 

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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
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, Bar, Fish & Chips

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