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The Curragh Irish Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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6705 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL 60631-1319
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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243 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family visited the Curragh Irish Pub one evening for dinner, lured in by a good Groupon deal giving a discount on the food we ordered. The meals that we had were great, and the service and atmosphere fit the restaurant and everyone was very happy with the choice of venue for the evening. Recommended

Thank OneInaMillion50
Evanston, Illinois
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Not very crowded on a Sunday afternoon and relatively quote atmosphere. Food was good and surprisingly broad menu. One of us had the Irish Stew which was plentiful and rich. The little house salad was even good, with a variety of veggies and lots of coutons. Another of our party had the lox and goat cheese. That also was enough... More 

Thank LindaInEvanston
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We go here often for casual dining. They have the best corned beef whether it's on the Reuben sandwich or boxtie. Their Shepherds pie, fish and chips and Dublin burger always satisfies. A local family favorite for us when we have a taste for Irish food.

1 Thank Grace K
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I ordered fish and chips as everyone commented on how good they were. They were ok, but I've had better. The wife had shepherds pie and thought it reminded her of Dinty Moore Beef Stew. Oh well may not eat here again.

Thank lcrib
Chicago, Illinois
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2,061 reviews
1,601 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

Located on a strip of Northwest Highway, where there are a few restaurants, even a couple other Irish pubs, Curragh sets itself apart from the rest with good Irish selections. We started out with mozzarella cheese sticks and they were the lightest cheese sticks I have ever had. The kids absolutely loved them. The Guinness cheese soup was very good.... More 

1 Thank Allen21096
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

The Curragh is wonderful with groups. Very easy to make a reservation for 20 or more. The group can order right off the menu and all be served meals at the same time. Food is very good.

1 Thank kathkraw
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Surprisingly large and well laid out party room upstairs. Above average bar food - wings, sliders, chop salad - laid out buffet style with great service. Been to the main dining area in the past where service was a bit slower. Overall, good experience....

2 Thank draustriaco
New York City, New York
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160 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2015

We enjoy sitting outside on the patio for lunch here on a sunny day. The staff is friendly and the food is good. We enjoy the Ceili Spuds too! The Cider French Onion soup is hot and wonderful if you are there in the winter, also can sit by the fire inside if you go in the winter. We often... More 

Thank Kylie K
Park Ridge, Illinois
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

The interior of this bar makes you feel like you are in Ireland. Rich wood throughout, great service and really, really good food. It's a step above typical bar food. I've had a spinach salad with grilled salmon on top. The salmon was cooked perfectly (not overdone or sushi style). Love this place for lunch too. Nice little outdoor seating,... More 

Thank Jkarr11
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

One of favorite places to go for a Friday "no cooking night". Groupon often makes it better. We love the fish and chips and the corned beef is authentic. We enjoy the atmosphere, the staff is always friendly and efficient. Of course it's a great place to have a pint.

Thank Chitownkids

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6705 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL 60631-1319
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 773-774-6170

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