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Emerald Loop

#490 of 8,443 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Irish, Bar, Fish & Chips
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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 68
    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
Most recent review
Late Night YUM

Needed to grab a quick bite to eat after arriving late Friday night. This was the only place that was serving food around midnight still. My friends had wanted the Lobster Mac and Cheese, their special, but they were all out. Instead they bought the black and blue burger and the quesadilla. Ordered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
PikkNikkTravels
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Valparaiso, Indiana
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Needed to grab a quick bite to eat after arriving late Friday night. This was the only place that was serving food around midnight still. My friends had wanted the Lobster Mac and Cheese, their special, but they were all out. Instead they bought the black and blue burger and the quesadilla. Ordered a round of Magners and we were... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

While a little underwhelming from the street, once inside the door it's very inviting. We had a great meal, great service and had a chance to catch up with some old friends. Food was enjoyable and reminiscent of food we had while in Dublin, Ireland. Wait staff was attentive but not overbearing.

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Chicago
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We’ve been to the Emerald Loop a few times before and finally are getting around to reviewing it based on a recent visit. Emerald Loop is a cross between an American version of a pub and a sports bar. The menu and drinks selection reflect this. We’ve only been there for lunch and it didn’t have the noise level you... More 

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Richland, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

What a hit! We went to watch the Winter Classic. Great atmosphere. We could watch the hockey as well as keep an eye on college football. Not rowdy either. The staff was very attentive and let us take our time choosing a number of appetizers at a staggered pace. We enjoyed a number of different beers and one person in... More 

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Macomb, IL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Emerald Loop sounded perfect to us since it was about a 10 minute walk from our hotel. We were not disappointed. The food was varied and quite tasty. I had fish and chips with a substitution of delicious mashed potatoes, My husband had bangers and mash. The second time (the next night) we said why not, let's eat there again.... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a breakfast buffet on the weekend, this is the spot. $11 and has fresh eggs, waffles, omelets, pancakes, fruit, and all the regular stuff. We will definitely go back!

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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

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
36 helpful votes 36 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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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
  • Phone Number: 312-263-0200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Bar, Fish & Chips

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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

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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?