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83 N Williams St, Ste A, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
+1 815-479-1010
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Owners Brian & Kathryn Loprino, veteran restaurateurs opened their first...
Owners Brian & Kathryn Loprino, veteran restaurateurs opened their first Public House Restaurant in 2003. By holding true to their creed - Exceptional Food - Great Spirits! They opened an additional location in 2008 serving Crystal Lake.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food & Service

We ate here New Years Eve and had a great meal. The entire staff was on the top of their game and the food was really great.... We will try the Public House another time as we really enjoyed everything.... Make reservations for busy nights.....

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
Ericl61
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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Wheaton, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

After traveling from Wisconsin to Illinois to meet with friends in Crystal Lake, we arrived to discover that the restaurant was no longer in business. We had made calls to secure reservations but only heard a message defining their business hours. Nevertheless we presumed that a weekday early evening would be no problem. We were wrong. They still have a... More 

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Kathryn L, Owner at Williams Street Public House, responded to this review

Gene we are very sorry about the confusion of our Trip Advisor listing. We requested that is show the Crystal Lake location to be closed. We will be contacting someone from Trip Advisor next week to make sure it is done. We feel awful about the inconvenience and hope that you will give our Woodstock location another try in the... More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I ordered the lobster tacos this past weekend and was instead served CRAWFISH tacos. So disappointing that I was mislead on the menu. I contacted the management via email and did not get a response back. Very terrible customer service.

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We ate here New Years Eve and had a great meal. The entire staff was on the top of their game and the food was really great.... We will try the Public House another time as we really enjoyed everything.... Make reservations for busy nights.....

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Kathryn L, Owner at Williams Street Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Williams Street Public House, we greatly appreciate it! We are so happy that you had an enjoyable experience and choose to spend your New Years Eve with us! We are so proud of our staff and appreciate when someone takes the time to compliment them, thank you! Looking forward to seeing... More 

McHenry, Illinois
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

What a wonderful experience! The service was great! The food was even better. Hubby had the bbq chicken sandwich. Great sauce! I had the Lobster Cobb Salad. The dressing was fantastic....butter balsamic vinegarette with basil mixed in. The fall drink selection is delicious! We will definately be back!

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Kathryn L, Owner at Williams Street Public House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Williams Street Public House, we truly appreciate it! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and the food. We look forward to you returning and keep on eye out for our new food and beverage menus! ~ Kathryn Loprino More 

Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We recently celebrated our anniversary and chose this restaurant based on the good reviews. We had high expectations and were not disappointed. Atmosphere: Somewhat dim lighting for evening dining was nice. The restaurant is small to mid sized and can seat maybe 75 people. We sat in a high backed padded booth which offered great privacy. They have a nice... More 

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Kathryn L, Owner at Williams Street Public House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for the Williams Street Public House we truly appreciate it! So happy you chose us to celebrate your anniversary! Our staff is amazing and they really enjoy what they do and go over and above to make guests feel at home. We hope you can come back and... More 

Michigan
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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Went for dinner with friends and love, love, loved it! Nice, warm atmosphere; plenty of room. Waiter was fun, funny, informative and helpful, very accommodating. Clam chowder was the BEST I've ever had...only problem is cups and bowls are not large enough!!. Cobb salad delish. Very reasonable.

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zarkster
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My fiancee and I went here with a group of friends and family for dinner this past Saturday, and all of us enjoyed the food and atmosphere immensely. Our food choices included burgers, fish tacos, a Reuben, French onion soup, lobster Cobb salad, and more. Everything was hot, delicious, and served with good cheer. There's an extensive beer list, and... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Although I've never had a meal here, I can say that it's a common place I get together with my friends for drinks. We love to make it our first stop and it's definitely our favorite downtown bar.

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Berea, Ohio
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I meet friends on occasional Saturdays at Welcome Stitchery down the road and spend oodles of money on stitching stash, and then we walk to this restaurant to look over our new hoard and have lunch. I am addicted to their chicken salad sandwiches - so very yummy! The service is spotty - sometimes, it is excellent. Other times? Well.... More 

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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

I believe everything on their menu must be fab...everything I had so far has been. The cream of mushroom soup is amazing, the chicken salad is amazing, on and on...

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Additional Information about Williams Street Public House

Address: 83 N Williams St, Ste A, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone Number: +1 815-479-1010
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 83 N Williams St, Ste A, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-479-1010

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Description

Owners Brian & Kathryn Loprino, veteran restaurateurs opened their first Public House Restaurant in 2003. By holding true to their creed - Exceptional Food - Great Spirits! They opened an additional location in 2008 serving Crystal Lake.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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