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The Walnut Speakeasy

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214 Walnut Ave., Elgin, IL
847-695-2420
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Thursday night Wings

We love going to Walnut every Thursday night for the 10 wings for $3.50 for each of us. Waitresses are always friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Susan S
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Elgin, United States
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  • Late Night
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Elgin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love going to Walnut every Thursday night for the 10 wings for $3.50 for each of us. Waitresses are always friendly and helpful.

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South Elgin, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I used to go in Walnut Inn when it was just a shot and beer bar. The new owner has really spruced the place up and added the kitchen facilities. It is now a more relaxed family spot and the prices are quite in line. The fish fry is to die for, and it comes with a very good sized... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I don't know why we haven't been here before, driving by many time's over the past few year's. Poor timing, packed parking lot or probably a combination of both! We'll definitely be frequent diners now!! Yummy soup! Great hamburgers of several different varieties! The fried pickle spears are real tasty! The service is top shelf. There a flat screens everywhere... More 

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Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

After reading the reviews I was a little leery because of all the negative service comments. My experience was that the service was great. I ate at the bar and my beer glass was NEVER empty before they were asking me if I was ready for another. Michelle was working the bar. I told her it was my first time... More 

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Elgin, Illinois, USA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Large bar and dining area that is well lit. Very wide selection of beers and have found then to be our of many of the craft beers at times. Food selection is wide and varied and definetly a step or two above standard "bar food" cool specials. Many TV's around for those game day sessions. Once found our the had... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food is great, prices very fair, Great bar in a newly remodeled setting! Cant go wrong! Always have different seasonal specials. They have a large beer menu.

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Rochelle, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went with friends who had been here before. We had the most delicious hamburgers I have ever had. Then two days later, we all went to the fish fry and had the best fried perch we ever had.

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Elgin, Illinois, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We met friends and had a couple beers and some of us had fish fry. Everyone was happy. The fish was tasty and my burger was great.

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Elgin, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I'm not a big fan of sports bars but the food is so good at the Walnut Speakeasy that I forgive them for not having a pool table. I really enjoy their chicken tenders. They're not real spicy which is good for those of us who can't eat spices anymore. The rest of the menu has a variety that will... More 

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have been here several times. The food is excellelent and they have a great selection of beer. i would recommend their Southwest BBQ salad and their buffalo chicken wrap.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 214 Walnut Ave., Elgin, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: 847-695-2420

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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