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Emerald Loop

#357 of 7,763 Restaurants in Chicago
#387 of 8,517 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Downtown / The Loop
Irish, Fish & Chips, Bar, 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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 79
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  • 76
    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
Nice tavern with good food!

The food and service was great here. I liked the atmosphere, although it was a bit loud for my taste (it was a Saturday night, however!). I had the brisket grilled cheese, and while it was very good, I would have preferred just the grilled cheese this particular night. The meat was very tender... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Patty F
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

After a long day of exploring chicago, husband and I were starving. This pub was about a block from our hotel and a great find. We watched the Blackhawks win one of their playoff games at this bar. He had fish and chips, I had the Mac Piggy - a bacon filled Mac and cheese. A maz ing!!!! We had... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food and service was great here. I liked the atmosphere, although it was a bit loud for my taste (it was a Saturday night, however!). I had the brisket grilled cheese, and while it was very good, I would have preferred just the grilled cheese this particular night. The meat was very tender, however.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food was very good. I ordered two of the shrimp appetizers. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The place stayed open late as well and the drinks were good.

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Marietta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

after walking 5 miles around the city, this was the perfect Saturday lunch stop for a drink and light lunch. The fish tacos were light and the fish and chips were filling but not heavy. They serve brunch until 1 but probably get there early before pancakes and waffles have sat for awhile. Service was great and our waitress was... More 

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Coloma, Michigan, United States
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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
49 helpful votes 49 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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, 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

Questions? Get answers from Emerald Loop staff and past visitors.
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.