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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: Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Nice size menu and good food

I had lunch one day and breakfast the next. The hotel is connected to the Carleton of Oak Park Hotel. Nice size menu and both my meals were really good. I had a Chicken Caesar Salad for lunch and the breakfast combo (eggs, bacon, pancakes) for breakfast. From what I've heard, the seafood here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had lunch one day and breakfast the next. The hotel is connected to the Carleton of Oak Park Hotel. Nice size menu and both my meals were really good. I had a Chicken Caesar Salad for lunch and the breakfast combo (eggs, bacon, pancakes) for breakfast. From what I've heard, the seafood here is great as well, although I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to watch sports, nearly all bartenders and wait staff are GREAT. One who was not appears to no longer work there

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Oak Park, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Every year or two, we give Poor Phil's another chance. The outdoor seating is quite nice, and we can walk there, so it should be ideal. Every time, though, the food is disappointing. Just about everything is fried and heavily so. My friend and I ordered a salad with shrimp (to avoid the fried food) and the portion was quite... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good for a quick local dinner. Nice outside seating but if you have to go inside you get popcorn! Excellent lobster rolls and soft shell crabs. Good rare burgers. Nice selection of beers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a really nice place to eat day or night. It's a great beer place for this that like the micro brews I hear. I had crab and oysters. All items were super fresh. Pricey though.

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Trivoli, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great breakfast menu. Outdoor seating available and a great bar. The staff works hard and is very friendly..

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Berwyn, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We come here for Breakfast every so often like once a month. If you go have the Snow flaks " crab eggs benedict" to die for Tim is the waiter and he is great with every one. Lunch and Dinner was good when we went for that so I think its still the same It's a bar so expect some... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

They have the freshest oysters. Burgers, especially the Murphy Burger, are great. Mussels to die for. And, their fish and chips are crispy and not greasy. Fries are perfect. Big selection of good beers and wine. It's mostly a sport's bar with lots of TVs blaring, but the back room is away from the noise. Pleasant outdoor seating area. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Been there a half dozen times and always had very good food and service, but especially enjoy their seafood.

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College Station, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It's a bar. With food. And a patio. I had the fish and chips and a beer. And really, it wasn't that good. Nice to eat outside but for dinner it was one of the low points of my business trip to Chi-town. I'm sure there were better places nearby but at the time I kinda liked the idea of... More 

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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
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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