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Emerald Loop

#386 of 8,489 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Downtown / The Loop
Irish, Fish & Chips, Bar
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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A big cut above pub food

We ate here a couple of times during our visit to Chicago and everything was delicious. Several different kinds of mac and cheese (my teenage son loved the two he tried). I had an incredible salad- kale with strawberries, avocado and grilled chicken with a lemon vinaigrette dressing Amazing!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
NJBrooklynborn
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Clark, New Jersey
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Coloma, Michigan, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A real gem (yes, pun intended). I am always one to look for a pub but our first night in town on business I followed some others to a very expensive nearby steakhouse. After the sticker shock there I mentioned to them the Emerald Loop was just around the corner so we went in for a couple of pints. Great... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Rosemary chicken, with a side of kale, was delicious and well-priced. I asked to be seated in a quiet area and they gave me the best they had, still noisy but tolerable.

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Clark, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We ate here a couple of times during our visit to Chicago and everything was delicious. Several different kinds of mac and cheese (my teenage son loved the two he tried). I had an incredible salad- kale with strawberries, avocado and grilled chicken with a lemon vinaigrette dressing Amazing!

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It's a typical pub-type restaurant, and right in the heart of Chicago. As a tour guide, I often recommend this place when people are looking for somewhere to eat. They start making their corned beef in the morning, and by dinnertime, it's buttery-soft and so flavorful.

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Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

They are always so accommodating of our large group and its many demands. This time I had appetizers and drinks while having lots of fun. The staff is attentive and the food is good.

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Woodhull,IL
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We ate here for two meals. We had a late night dinner with nachos and mini burgers. Everything was superb. The next day, we had missed lunch, so I ran over and got a turkey wrap. It was really good! Good value, good beer, and great food.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
414 reviews 414 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Enjoyed our lunch at the Emerald Loop. I had the fish and chips and my husband had the bangers and mash - which is always one of his favorites. Service was good. The restaurant is in the first floor of the historic Jeweler's Building that was built in the 1920's. The building use to have a SpeakEasy on the top... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I eat there frequently - its near the office. Wraps are good, burgers are good, lobster macaroni is good....its all good. Beer selection - love to try the beers, but, after all, its a work day!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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320 reviews 320 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Stopped over for a bite since our hotel was right across the street. Sat at the bar and had some fish and chips with a nice cold beer on the side. Large portion left me full. The price was a little high even for Chicago standards. Great interior and a nice view to people watch if you get a spot... More 

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Two of us had burgers and one had the fish tacos. Everything was delicious. Service was good and prices were fair. Would definitely return

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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

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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Posting guidelines
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.