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Emerald Loop

#491 of 7,851 Restaurants in Chicago
#538 of 8,616 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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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 40
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  • 6
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
24 hours in Shytown

Staying at hotel right around corner. This is our 1st stop. Great beers, great atmosphere. Good looking nenu. They gave a brunch buffet, it's Sun but we didn't have it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Staying at hotel right around corner. This is our 1st stop. Great beers, great atmosphere. Good looking nenu. They gave a brunch buffet, it's Sun but we didn't have it.

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Eden Prairie
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We stopped in yesterday afternoon with our family for HH. Definitely get the cheese curds-they are gooey goodness! Location convenient to Loop hotels.

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Concord, California
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133 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went to Emerald Loop for a late lunch (or early dinner --- around 4pm), on our first full day in Chicago. It hit the spot. We sat outside --- to soak in the ambience of Chicago, near the river. It was breezy outside, but way too noisy for us to converse inside. Excellent people-watching location, being near the river... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Fun late night bar. This was the last stop on a very long night. bar food hit the spot, good beer selection and enough TVs to watch all the games we cared about.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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 7 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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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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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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  • 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.