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Elgin Public House

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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219 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Elgin, Illinois
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Once seeing the menu I knew I was in for a treat. It is very extensive which it took two drinks to look at everything. The service was very attentive and accommodating. The food, I'll come back anytime to try everything on the menu, fantastic. Close parking, comfortable restaurant.

Thank barry b
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place! It is our go-to restaurant/bar. They have an extensive menu and the Food is always excellent. They also have a great selection of beers and some special pairing events where you can try various beers along with interesting and tasty foods. The upstairs bar restaurant is much more attractive than the main downstairs section. It is cozy... More 

Thank Linda H
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a great place to grab some food and a beer. It is a bar type atmosphere with plenty of tables for families. The burgers are excellent. I always get the KC burger (white cheddar cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, and BBQ sauce). For the side I get the cajun fries. It is great and reasonably priced at $10.50.... More 

Thank BigPaPa88
Chicago, Illinois
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232 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Elgin for a private event and opted for a pre-event cocktail and snack. The Elgin House was a pleasant surprise and we would definitely return. We didn’t delve into the main course menu as nibbles were on tap. The fried pickles, portabella strips and the pretzel were perfectly portioned and a nice variety of flavors. The pretzels... More 

Thank Allen R
Elgin, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is always good, featuring an extensive beer menu. Staff is friendly and attentive. Nightly specials are always a treat. Also, EPH has a great Sunday brunch. Wednesday evenings feature "Trivia Night" which is always a crowd pleaser.

Thank Gary P
Elgin, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always go for Monday night half price burgers. Tuesday is fun with make-it-your-way mac 'n' cheese, Thursday corned beef and cabbage all year long, Friday tilapia fish fry, Saturday prime rib. Yep. We go OFTEN!

Thank kraymax
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really appreciated the friendly and attentive service. I had the Patty melt and my husband grilled chicken sandwich which were both really good. We also had the fried Portobello appetizer which was also good. There are a couple of negatives, first the water is HORRIBLE. I would recommend the owners get a filtering system as we couldn't even drink... More 

Thank Sunshineonthewater
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place had very good service and was responsive to both my husband's dietary restrictions and my high-maintenance drink order. Both of us enjoyed our meals - tasty and unique given the variety of options for both the burgers and chicken sandwiches. I also tried the fried cheese curds, which were delicious. Our only complaints - my husband's burger was... More 

Thank StephMcCaf
Elgin, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Fantastic service, great food, we go here several times a month. Half price burgers on Monday, house made Mac n Cheese on Tuesday. Good food every time. Awesome beer list, good wine list. Downstairs is pub setting, upstairs has more ambiance.

Thank Greg_B_ACE
Appleton, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Went out for Sunday brunch and really enjoyed our time with family and friends. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The food was fresh, hot and tasty. Great food at a great price!!!

Thank Greg K

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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
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: 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?