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The Celtic Knot Public House

626 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
+1 847-864-1679
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good51%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“shepherd's pie” (12 reviews)
“fish and chips” (27 reviews)
“lamb stew” (4 reviews)
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Irish, Pub
$$ - $$$
626 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I had the corned beef sandwich and figured that would be a safe choice...little did I suspect the grisly, fatty, chewy, unswallowable meat on good bread.

Thank Ben E
Reviewed July 5, 2016

I work in Evanston and love meeting colleagues here for a beer or a meal: the food is consistently good and I can get whatever I am in the mood for, from cheeseburgers to fancy salads (translation: goat cheese, dried cranberries, etc), fantastic fried everything...More

Thank L9042SLmichellew
Reviewed June 18, 2016

First time in Evanston, IL. Looked for a pub and this didn't disappoint. Food was tasty - burgers and chicken strips. Fries were really good as well. Our server was new and did a good job. Nothing beats a true Ireland Irish pub although the...More

Thank FitzFamilyTravels
Reviewed June 1, 2016

So we often visit our son who is a student at Northwestern and the goal has been to try different restaurants however, we just keep coming back to the Celtic Knot! We enjoy the delicious and authentic food, the atmosphere and on our last visit...More

Thank Queenmamalisa
Reviewed April 9, 2016

We live in Evanston and this is one of our favorite restaurants. The amazing food, the music, and the people make for an exceptionally fun place to hang out on Saturday nights! The bangers and mash, the fish and chips, and the bacon wrapped dates...More

Thank RoaminChicagoBoys
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Been here several times for meetings (Toastmasters) and music; hope to get back to the story-telling. Have been pleasantly surprised each time, though, about how lovely the food is. Not ultra-gourmet quality, but at least a notch up from the standard bar food.

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Really sorry we could only have one meal here. The food was great. The sides were amazing. Good value for money and a great range to choose from - it was hard to decide what to eat. The service was excellent.

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed January 8, 2016

Early evening Thursday. Few patrons up front but big party going on in the back. Staff was very welcoming. Our server Marshall very friendly, informative & helpful in suggesting dishes. The fish for their fish & chips is some of the best I've had. A...More

1  Thank twolarrys
Reviewed December 23, 2015

My friends and I hit this spot a few times a year for it's authentic pub atmosphere, great food, and excellent, friendly service. The Shepard's Pie is perfect and the Irish Chicken Soup is the best. You can sit and chat and no one will...More

1  Thank JB7274
Reviewed December 7, 2015

What a wonderful restaurant to get a truly delicious traditional Irish breakfast. We were able to enjoy our breakfast together as a family without feeling the rush of traditional breakfast places. We will most definitely have to return for the music...

Thank Queenmamalisa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Irish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507 (Formerly Celtic Knot)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-864-1679
  • E-mail
The Celtic Knot Public House is a locally owned and independently operated pub and restaurant located steps from hotels, Northwestern University and public transport in downtown Evanston.
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