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Poor Phil's

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139 S Marion, Oak Park, IL 60302
708-848-0871
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7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Typical bar with a wide variety of beers

Best Eggs benedict in town. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and several tv's for sports enthusiasts. Generally has a lobster special around Valentines day and has the whole lobsters priced very reasonably. Has an oyster bar with a variety of oysters throughout the year. During the winter usually... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Al r
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Oak Park, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went in because a friend suggested that they had a good beer list. They did! the logo suggests that they have 100 beers and a large amount on tap. I had the Boulder Shake Nitro Stout and it was excellent. I also ordered the clam chowder and it was very tasty. I had a hard time getting the attention... More 

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Thank RhotanVonRhotan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Carleton. We were going to meet friends for breakfast, and this place was connected to the hotel. What a blessing. Everyone loved the food...even the kids! Bravo! We will be back!

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Thank Troy B
chicago
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The prices at Poor Phil's are way out of line with their food. I had the Jambalaya which should have a kick to it, was bland and lacked taste. My wife's burger was average for pub grub. My mother did like her fish sandwich. We each also had a drink and our bill came to almost 70 dollars. To much... More 

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Thank simon3249
Hayward, California
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195 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Great service. Typical breakfast foods, well cooked, nicely served and a bottomless cup of coffee. Also open for lunch and dinner.

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Coromandel, New Zealand
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Serves a great breakfast with lunch and dinner also available if not too indulged with alcohol(ha ha).A slick well run operation with something for everyone to drink, eat or both.Excellent staff. Pity they don't serve Steinlager still they have NZ wine so that';s a plus

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Thank Phil P
Oak Park, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Best Eggs benedict in town. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and several tv's for sports enthusiasts. Generally has a lobster special around Valentines day and has the whole lobsters priced very reasonably. Has an oyster bar with a variety of oysters throughout the year. During the winter usually has peel and eat shrimp and oysters at a reduced priced. Has good... More 

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Thank Al r
Forest Park, Illinois
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Great atmosphere with a good vibe, lots of energy located in an historic part of Oak Park on the first floor corner of the classic Carlton Hotel. A sports bar, pub/restaurant with seating inside in a very funky, fun decor, and outside at tables that arc around the corner location. The beer selection is excellent, including Bell's Porter and Blue... More 

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Thank Billdog1
Elmwood Park, Illinois
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213 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Great casual atmosphere that gets really busy. The food is worth the wait! Po'boys remind me of the sandwiches in New Orleans - yes, that good. Cooking seafood is an art and Phil's gets it. Great bar vibe too.

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Thank Abenture
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Very good food here! The prices are a bit steep but worth it in my book. They have a shrimp special but not sure of the day(think its 50 cent shrimp).

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Thank blkdeath75
Butler, Tennessee
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

All breakfasts were top notch including the Lobster eggs Benedict I had! Homemade Hollandaise too! Such generous portions too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 139 S Marion, Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: 708-848-0871

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?