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Poor Phil's

139 S Marion, Oak Park, IL 60302
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Ranked #13 of 110 Restaurants in Oak Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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259 reviews 259 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Eleven of us came here after an evening out. Parking was nearby. Aside from being very warm in there (September has been wonderfully cool but they hadn’t gotten the temperature right that night), it was a fun, high-energy place to hang for a few drinks and appetizers before calling it a night. The beer selection is amazing and they have... More

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Westcliffe, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Six of us went for an evening out. Food and drinks were good and reasonable. I had the shrimp creole and it was very tasty. The size of our party dictated an automatic gratuity. We asked for the check to be split into thirds and even split the items by the couples for the server. This is something their system... More

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a great little restaurant in every way. The style is casual. Inside it's a little Chicago sports temple. The decor is a real conversation starter, especially the ladies room. Their menu features a delish lobster roll, cajan dishes, excellent hamburgers, great french fries; in fact, there is something for everyone. There is a nice, spacious outdoor eating area... More

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Trophy Club, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Every time we are in the Oak Park area we spend at least on evening at Poor Phil's. We enjoy the outdoor dining, the great and very moderate priced fish dishes (try the snow crab legs or the gumbo) and the great beer selection. Not to forget the always friendly service. We'll be back for a fifth time.

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Georgetown, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great place if you truly love beer. My chowder and BLT on rye were good. What stands out however were the beers available. Just a bunch of draws and even more bottles. The choices made easier by Zach. Thanks for fine afternoon in an interesting neighborhood.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We love this bar/restaurant for it's atmosphere and huge selection of beers. Breakfast is our only choice as we've found the food to be 'fair' at lunch time. They have a great outdoor dining area which is always hopping when the weather is good.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

On a sumer day, you can't beat Poor Phil's for al fresco dining. Light car and foot traffic just enough to keep it interesting, and the green of Oak Park really adds to the experience. Food is good, yet remember the operation is an up-scale sports bar.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Not really welcoming for breakfast but nice for drinks later in the day I suppose...They claimed to be open for breakfast but it didn't really seem to be, short staffed. They had nice happy hour type food and drink. Nice place to go after a sporting event.

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Bloomington, Indiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Two thumbs up! Murphy burger for lunch was just perfect, breakfast was outstanding (try the Hash/Bash), and the fish and chips were the best this side of Ireland. Lucky for us Poor Phil's was located adjacent to our hotel, chosen because of a special event. We will definitely go back next time we are in Chicago even staying somewhere else.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I noticed some reviews about the service being poor. My server (inside) was attentive and great. I had a great meal (king crab) and a great experience. I would recommend you try this place.

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