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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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Friday
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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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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Their Cobb Salad is Very Unique and Healthy

We have eaten at Elgin Public House for lunch a few times. I love their EPH Cobb Salad. It has chopped baby greens with rows of grape tomatoes, dried sweet corn, couscous, Bleu cheese, pumpkin seeds and craisins, and grilled chicken served with a balsamic vinaigrette and small pita bread. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Gloria F
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Streamwood, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Streamwood, Illinois
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at Elgin Public House for lunch a few times. I love their EPH Cobb Salad. It has chopped baby greens with rows of grape tomatoes, dried sweet corn, couscous, Bleu cheese, pumpkin seeds and craisins, and grilled chicken served with a balsamic vinaigrette and small pita bread. If you like those ingredients, it is absolutely delicious. I... More 

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elgin il
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

EPH is a great local restaurant right in downtown Elgin. Their menu has many items to choose from and they have specials everyday. They have a big beer list and other spirits. Lunch or dinner I have never been disappointed..

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Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I go to Elgin Public House on a regular basis. I love the chicken fold sandwich with sweet potato fries. My husband always gets the bucket of bones (BBQ pork ribs). They have a great selection of beers. You can come for a meal or just hang out in the bar. The menu is full of delicious... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food in downtown Elgin. An old fashioned Pub where friends meet. The menu has a variety of dishes you will not find at the chain restaurants and their Sunday morning brunch has something for everyone. All the "locals" head here for Friday and Saturday night. I'm a retired "local" and eat here two or three times a month.

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Elgin, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My husband and I love this place! It is close by and is always an option when going out to eat. It's a fun casual environment that has a great great beer list with lots of tasty cocktails. They have seasonal bottles to choose from too. Come thirsty. We love, love, LOVE their Tuesday "Build your Mac and cheese" and... More 

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Elgin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The corn beef and cabbage special is great.. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and food. I even had a beer which I never do and it was some sort of root beer flavor. OMG it was delicious! Great place to bring family or large groups. Good menu too.. Also Gluten Free options..

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Chicago, IL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?