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The Publican

#78 of 7,467 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
West Loop
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837 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 (Fulton/Green St.)
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Open 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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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It really upsets me to have to give this restaurant such a low rating. The food was excellent, but the service is what warranted only 2 stars. We were a party of 5 with a reservation for brunch. The server was nice and did answer our questions. However after taking our order for drinks and food, we waited.....and waited....and waited.... More 

Thank katherine c
Corning, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A friend from Chicago recommended Publican and it was worth the visit. The menu has a unique selection of dishes to share. Three of us got the bread plate, charcuterie plate and black back flounder (filleted by a guy with mad skill, who knew enough to send it back to the kitchen as it was undercooked). It was the perfect... More 

Thank Anthony G
Montgomery, Alabama
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate here with a group of friends on a recent trip to Chicago, and our experience was excellent. The family style dining worked great with our group, as we were able to try a large variety of things on the menu and had fun sharing our comments about what we loved most and about the flavors.... More 

Thank Kermit753
Chicago, IL
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After several missed opportunities we finally had the opportunity to visit The Publican. It was well worth the wait. There were four adults in our group & fortune smiled on us when we scored one of the coveted gated booths. (Next time. I'll reserve one in advance.) The place is joyfully noisy & conversation was easier in a booth. We... More 

Thank Ellen34
Davenport, Iowa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our servers, both cocktail and meal, were very friendly and really informed on how the drinks and food are made. We had a great meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant

Thank Peter T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fulton Market is a cross Btwn out NY meatpacking and parts of Bklyn. Great big square Resto with amazing fixtures On to dinner: Oysters from Maine and West coast of Canada Ham from Iowa Pork Shank from Illinois farm Seared Tuna w peaches and sesame seeds Fried cauliflower Pork lovers - beer drinkers- oyster slingers unite! Do not miss !

Thank Nuts4shoes
Shorewood, Illinois
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is small portions which is very good so ordered quite a few things for everyone to taste. The oysters we're out of this world amazing. Homemade horseradish D Lish. Service was exceptional. However if you are only a meat and potatoes type of person you need to skip this and just come for the delicious drinks. Drinks are... More 

Thank tammycrowley
Clearwater, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything my wife and I ordered was exceptional, but the porchetta was by far the best thing we ate. The salad with crispy pig ears and a light dressing was a great way to start the meal. The bread was amazing. We both ordered drinks, my wife's cocktail was great (I had to sample), and my beers (wheat beer)were extremely... More 

Thank michfan42187
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My hubs and I went here just from looking up good eats in Chicago. In Savannah we don't have anything like it. The beer list is amazing. The seating was family style. And the food was unique and delish. First time I had blood sausage and it was superb. We kept ordering and ordering new things.


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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
Lunch, 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, 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
    (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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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.