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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 5
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  • 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 food fun atmosphere

We have been coming to the Elgin Public House since it opened and have enjoyed every visit. There is a wide variety of good food, pub food along with more upscale dinners. There are also beer pairings and other creative eating experiences offered throughout the year. The upstairs bar area is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Elgin, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Public House is one of our favorite places. Comfortable with our kids or our friends. Great variety of beers and wines. Their food is great - my personal favorite is the Jambalaya Pasta, great flavored and a huge portion.

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Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was our first and mostly likely our last visit. When we opened the menu and saw all the exciting choices I was so pleased. We had stopped on our way to the Heart concert and I had made reservations a month in advance as I had heard good things about this place. We were given our menus, our drinks... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to the Elgin Public House since it opened and have enjoyed every visit. There is a wide variety of good food, pub food along with more upscale dinners. There are also beer pairings and other creative eating experiences offered throughout the year. The upstairs bar area is the best. It is the most attractive and coziest... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I've eaten at the Elgin Pub House three times--twice for business and once for leisure. The food, service, and atmosphere were good every time. Prices were a little bit high for pub house food in my opinion.

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Illinois
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 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
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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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51 restaurant reviews
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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
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Additional Information about Elgin Public House

Address: 219 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
Phone Number: 847-468-8810
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Pub

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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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