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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Great Pub Food and Beer

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Rich B
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Woodstock, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Woodstock, Illinois
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113 reviews 113 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

They would still not serve me, even though I was 21 for a few weeks and had a valid id, and was with my family. Management was very disrespectful to our party! Do not attend this establishment at all!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service from waitress. We tried the guacamole which was tasty but different than normal. I loved my chicken fiesta sandwich. It had a ton of flavor. The side dish, grilled veggies, was great too. Hubby got the tuna which he said was cooked perfectly. He is fussy about tuna and doesn't say this very often. He also had a... More 

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Chicago
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the go to restaurants for casual dining. Food is good, especially the hamburgers. Service is friendly but can be a bit slow at times. I prefer not to be seated in the room with the TV screens.

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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

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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