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Elgin Public House

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$$ - $$$
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219 E Chicago St, 219 E Chicago St, 60120-6502, Elgin, Illinois, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
+1 847-468-8810
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Elgin, Illinois
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been here a few times and always have had good food, mainly burgers. A friend of mine and I went here most recently a few weeks ago. The place was busy, but we were seated quickly and our orders taken relatively fast too. Food was also delivered soon there after. Drinks were refilled, we were checked on to make sure... More 

Thank Andrea S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The selection of food is large, beer list is even larger. Have eaten there a few times and always have been happy with the service and food.

Thank Termc9074
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

100% fantastic place! Families will love the eatery and friends will love the bar too. The service is awesome, very attentive and bar staff are highly competent, helpful and friendly. The atmosphere and ambience is homely, with loads of bench or table seating in three different downstairs sections and an additional upstairs room. It can cater for couples to larger... More 

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Los Altos, California, United States
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484 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elgin Public House has 2 floors of seating, a huge menu, and lots of beers to choose from. A great place to meet friends or family in the west Chicago suburbs. Open late at night, a great place to hang out and wait for the traffic to get better while in Chicagoland.

Thank Rhett L
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We were going to an event at festival park that was overcrowded with extremely long lines for food. We decided to go to Elgin Public House instead. We had been there once before. Although they were very busy, because many people were there for the same reason, we found a place at the bar in about 15 minutes. The bartender... More 

Thank nhagel8840
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Monday special before 10 PM, you can get hamburger for $5. I had the B&B hamburger with blue cheese and bacon. Also, the prices are reasonable compare with the food. The restaurant is big, but parking is not the best.

Thank Karla D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This is our go to spot for delicious food that is spot on, every visit. Everything my family and I have ordered has been so good and the service is also dynamite!

Thank Katherine J
Puerto Rico
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

But the service was good. Funky smell. The prices are very reasonable. Sports TV not my idea of lunch fare, but some would disagree.

Thank JoanMiro
Algonquin, Illinois
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Went with family and sisters family. Great variety on the menu. Everyone raved that their meal was delicious. Service was also excellent and friendly. I would definitely return and recommend this restaurant.

Thank JonLITH
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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146 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

This downtown place is very casual. They give you a basket with utensils, napkins, and condiments. Water comes in plastic containers. The service is very attentive and helpful. The food is well prepared and tasty. Prices are reasonable. It's a bit noisy but you can have a private conversation. We are glad we tried this place.

Thank AmosRedux

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 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 - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 E Chicago St, 219 E Chicago St, 60120-6502, Elgin, Illinois, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-468-8810

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