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Elgin Public House

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219 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
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Tue 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great Bar Food

Excellent burgers and great selection of beer. Bring the family of hang out with friends. There are choices for everyone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Streamwood, Illinois
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We celebrated my girl friends birthday here. Just a casual get together. Food was excellent, service was friendly and good and the prices were reasonable. It's a huge place, sports bar, TV's for every sport and they are huge. It's easy to get to and there's parking next door. Plan a get together with your friends, enjoy the food and... More 

Thank Ocie T
McHenry, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we visited this restaurant before going to the Grand Victoria Casino, and we are very happy we did. After being greeted at the door by one of the owners, we told her this was our first time. she immediately went to their upstairs seating to arrange a table for us, and we were seated within 10 minutes. love the atmosphere,... More 

Thank Chris C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A coworker recommended this place since I was looking for a lunch spot in Elgin while on business. I had the special which was a Hawaiian burger & fries. It was excellent and I felt the employees were really welcoming. If I find myself in Elgin again, I will definitely stop in.

Thank chilady34
Elgin, Illinois
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times and always enjoy going. They have a huge menu that makes it impossible to not find something that you would like. I try something different each time. I love their Bison Burgers. If you like beer there are so many choices. I appreciate how efficient the staff is and their great suggestions. The Elgin... More 

Thank SandiMcClure
Elgin, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff seemed to not care if we were there or not. Not a welcoming place based on the name. Food was OK nothing great. Have been here two other times about the same experience. Too bad we need a good bar on the east side.

Thank rlawso7
Streamwood, Illinois
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent burgers and great selection of beer. Bring the family of hang out with friends. There are choices for everyone.

Thank 103renev
Frisco, Texas
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92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Our son's office is downtown, so we frequently visit the Public House when we are in town visiting. Have also been there several times for dinner and brunch on the weekend. Food is always good. I really like their hamburger for lunch. Have tried steak at dinner and other options at brunch. Good bar selections. A favorite.

Thank teds759
Elgin, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Food is amazing. Don't be fooled by the no frills interior tho. These folk know their food and their beer. Servers have helped me discover new craft beers.

Thank Shirley s
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

My daughter took us here for Sunday Brunch. We walked up to a bar and I asked her if this was the right place. She said, "Dad, just get inside and you'll see." It is a bar, but a very friendly one at that. The brunch was awesome!!!!! There are many food options and all were very tasty. I recommend... More 

Thank BartlettDan
Saint Louis, Missouri
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136 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Went to Elgin Public House with family on a Saturday night. My wife was thrilled that they had cheese curds as an appetizer. Two of our group had the open face meat loaf which they said was excellent. I had the Saturday special which is prime rib, mine was perfectly done. I ordered a vegetable side dish that I was... 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, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?