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Elgin Public House

219 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
847-468-8810
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Ranked #5 of 176 Restaurants in Elgin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, IL
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I went to EPH to have my birthday dinner with my husband, sister and brother-in-law. I suggested this restaurant for our dinner before a show at the Hemmens. I was feeling quite ignorant after telling everyone how great this place was. First, we waited one hour before they even took our food order (and we had reservations). We told our... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The food is ok. The service is good. However, there isn't enough tv's to cover multiple sport evens. The lighting and atmosphere is kind of depressing. Good place to have a beer but not to party.

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Elgin, Illinois
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stopped bye for dinner this past week. The wife trying the Sloppy Joe Comfort plate and me the blue horse burger with a pint of Guiness as a side. The burger was great ..grilled to order. Seasoning was perfect as well while not overwhelming the flavor of the meat. The Cajun fries were ample and done not greasy. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I have eaten at The Elgin Public House since 2011and they still have terrific food. Currently, I have an extremely strict restrictive diet. So I am really enjoyed their veggie melt with sweet potato fries. I just bundle up my to go box with my left overs and it still taste great the next day.

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TOMAH
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This "bar" has a large, varied menu. I've eaten here numerous times in the past when I've been in town. They seem to always have drink specials too. On Sunday mornings they also have a brunch, which I have not tried. For us the menu is all we need. I mostly have had the pulled pork sandwich, with or without... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Huge menu with lots of beers. Very diversified menu. I had a chicken Po boy that was excellent while others had pulled pork and burgers. Serving size was just right. Fries had a nice cajan spice on them.

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Elgin, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Love this place! Bar staff always friendly-monthly beer specials which are fun to try! Food never disappoints-especially the mac & cheese!

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Oak Park, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

To be clear, I don't use coupons very much. But when I presented a coupon at the Elgin Public House and they refused to honor it I was shocked. The waitress seemed confused and indicated that it was necessary to have a local library card, despite the fact that it did not say that anywhere on the very simple coupon.The... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Elgin Public House has become our "go to" restaurant because we enjoy the food so much. You can't beat their 1/2 price burger on Mondays. I especially like the interesting side dishes. (Asian slaw is my current favorite.) Of course you can get fries with your sandwich, but there's so much more. We were there last night with friends, and... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Atmosphere is very bar. But food is very good. Great menu choices as well. Check their specials. I really enjoy EPH!

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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

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