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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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11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    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
Excellent sandwiches and pub fries!

This place has a large selection of specialty sandwiches. I have never had a bad lunch in 7 years. Friendly service and good food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Blueknight16
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Saint Charles, Illinois
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Saint Charles, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place has a large selection of specialty sandwiches. I have never had a bad lunch in 7 years. Friendly service and good food!

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Washington, DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Lively watering place for Elginites with sportsbar atmosphere at the bar but quieter dining rooms front and rear. Service is very friendly. Food is wholesome with generous portions. Daily specials. Wide selection of beers. Open after most other restaurants have closed. Young crowd. Reasonable prices. Go at least once a month

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Elgin, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is located on one of the main streets in the historic downtown of Elgin, and occupies an interesting old building. The atnosphere is kind of a cross between sports bar and vintage pub. The menu items are interesting, and generally very well prepared twists on classic sandwiches and comfort foods. My only complaint is that the service needs... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

They would still not serve me, even though I was 21 for a few weeks and had a valid id, and was with my family. Management was very disrespectful to our party! Do not attend this establishment at all!!

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service from waitress. We tried the guacamole which was tasty but different than normal. I loved my chicken fiesta sandwich. It had a ton of flavor. The side dish, grilled veggies, was great too. Hubby got the tuna which he said was cooked perfectly. He is fussy about tuna and doesn't say this very often. He also had a... More 

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Chicago
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the go to restaurants for casual dining. Food is good, especially the hamburgers. Service is friendly but can be a bit slow at times. I prefer not to be seated in the room with the TV screens.

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Streamwood, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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