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

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    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
Surprisingly good!

Went there last night with four colleagues and was very pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere, the friendly staff, the good food and the amazing selection of beers!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Disgruntled69
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised. Excellent menu with lots of food options, had to try the award winning Sloppy Joe recipe featured on WGN, it was excellent as advertised. Beer options did not disappoint either , was pleasantly surprised to find Three Floyd's Zombie Dust available along with Yum Yum. Out young waitress was excellent with... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went there last night with four colleagues and was very pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere, the friendly staff, the good food and the amazing selection of beers!

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Hampshire, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had a great steak dinner and a few beers. The winter beer selection was interesting. Overall it was goodnight here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We have eaten here several times, lunch dinner and brunch. Food is good. We especially like the saltimboca burger and the Friday fried fish selections. I gave them only a 4 because service can sometimes be slow. Lots of young servers whose attitudes at times can appear indifferent to an old guy like me. The beer selection is very good... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Surprised that the front area was not the whole place. There's a huge back room with bars and TVs for sports! Food and service were good, extensive menu, and the place was hopping! Will return soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great food and great service. Large selection of food. Very impressed with the beer collection. Will be going back

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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?