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The Publican

#57 of 7,460 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
West Loop
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837 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607-1318 (Fulton/Green St.)
3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Skippack, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While the menu offers a bit of everything, the emphasis is on the hog. This is the only place I have ever seen a plate offering dry aged hams from Kentucky, Iowa and Spain. The Suckling Pig was tender and delicious. The best dish was the Ham Chop in Hay, as described, it starts with bring in a solution that... More 

Thank PaulSmithiii
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the publican. It truly is a Chicago staple. There are very few places we go that we don't compare to this joint. Their brunch is amazing and their oysters are the freshest anywhere. You can't go wrong.

Thank HollyHouse78
Saint Louis, Missouri
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect dinner at the Publican! Wonderful farm to table restaurant! Servers give excellent suggestions. Grilled cantaloupe, roasted chicken-best chicken ever!!!

Thank Karen G
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Publican is a great spot for Sunday brunch. We had a reservation for 9 am and were seated immediately. Everything that we ordered was fantastic. The maple bacon and the red wine poached eggs were definitely our favorites.

Thank thescore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was great, everything it was cracked up to be. Do not miss the pork skins, they are not the stale things they sell in corner store. The charcuterie was great, as was the tomato and the beet dish. Highly recommended

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here several times but first time writing a review...long overdue, as I have always had a great meal when dining here. Had the avocado salad, cuddlefish ink pasta, and the ham large plate. Finished off the meal with a lemon, blueberry, and meringue dessert that was light and delicious! Will be back!

Thank L0ve2EatGood
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never thought I would review an airport restaurant but it deserves it. For food at an airport it gets no better. Not light fare mind you but hardy sausage and eggs. The Randolph location is great also but if your just laying over at Ohare you now have a real Chicago place to eat!!!

Thank Woodman60
Lakeshore, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was absolutely AMAZING!!!! I cannot even describe the the meal we had. It is definitely meant for sharing and the wonderful staff take the time to explain the menu to you, so you know the amount of food you are getting etc... I highly recommend you start with the house pickles for a starter. I am huge... More 

Thank Amy K
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to The Publican several times. The food is always fantastic. This is a place to go with at least two of you who like the same things, as all of the dishes are meant to be shared. The freshness and quality of the ingredients is really allowed to shine. On this visit we did a ham tasting, with... More 

Thank Lori K
Richardson, Texas
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425 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We grabbed a relatively quick lunch at The Publican Tavern in O'Hare, Terminal 3. There was confusion from the get go, as they couldn't clear tables quick enough to properly seat and serve people. The food was good, small portions, and very pricey. I wasn't very hungry so I had an the wing appetizer. My wife had a salad. You... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 837 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607-1318
    (Fulton/Green St.)
  • Public Transportation: #8 Halsted Bus, exit on Fulton Market Stop. 3 blocks east of Morgan Green/Pink Line stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: 3127339555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

Neighborhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.