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Elgin Public House

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219 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
847-468-8810
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Hours:
Tue 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gem of Elgin that has lost it's luster

I feel like this is a gem of Elgin that has lost it's luster. I have been coming since this opened but recently the food has been inconsistent (colder fries, smaller amount of avocado for more money) and the service is hit or miss with the turn over. I used to enjoy trivia night on Wednesdays... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
DonJefe18
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Elgin, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Illinois
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is my favorite place to meet friends for lunch in Elgin. The sandwiches and homemade cole slaw and Asian slaw are delicious. The atmosphere is friendly and the service is excellent. They also have a great beer selection.

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Elgin, Illinois
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210 reviews 210 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I feel like this is a gem of Elgin that has lost it's luster. I have been coming since this opened but recently the food has been inconsistent (colder fries, smaller amount of avocado for more money) and the service is hit or miss with the turn over. I used to enjoy trivia night on Wednesdays. But now, they will... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I have been to the Elgin Public House several times. It is one of those restaurants with lots of stuff hanging on the walls and inconsistent flooring and seating. Good selection of beers. The brunch on Sunday is pretty good with quality bacon and sausage, but not the biggest selection. It is the type of restaurant that some people love... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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114 reviews 114 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The only factor keeping this from being an excellent review is that the place was pretty crowded and with tables close together, pretty noisy. But the beer selection was outstanding and the the special of the day, meatloaf stacked on sourdough bread with mashed potatoes and onion straws was fantastic. Service was not especially fast but acceptable and our waiter... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

EPH Cobb Salad was great. Service was wonderful, we had a school meeting and they were very accommodating. Have gone back several times. Have a trivia night too. The hummus on the appetizers was really good. Right across the street from the parking garage.

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Antioch, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Made reservations. Waited 2 minutes for a table. Took our son here for Easter Brunch. Great environment, fun bar. Brunch was yummy...nice turkey, ham, leg of lamb carving table Selfish!!. Wonderful omelet bar, fresh fruits, good salads, so many unique sides. Bloody Mary's are tasty. Great beer selection. Non holiday brunch $14.99. Friendly, prompt service. Check it out!

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Elgin, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is one of my favorite local spot. I love their burgers and fish fry on Friday. You can really tell the quality of their meat is great and their Fries are awesome too. Overall, great place to come have some great food, they also have a large selection of beers.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This place has a large selection of specialty sandwiches. I have never had a bad lunch in 7 years. Friendly service and good food!

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Washington, DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Lively watering place for Elginites with sportsbar atmosphere at the bar but quieter dining rooms front and rear. Service is very friendly. Food is wholesome with generous portions. Daily specials. Wide selection of beers. Open after most other restaurants have closed. Young crowd. Reasonable prices. Go at least once a month

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Elgin, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is located on one of the main streets in the historic downtown of Elgin, and occupies an interesting old building. The atnosphere is kind of a cross between sports bar and vintage pub. The menu items are interesting, and generally very well prepared twists on classic sandwiches and comfort foods. My only complaint is that the service needs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 219 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: 847-468-8810

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?