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Reviewed December 20, 2019

As a retired firefighter, I always have a partiality to anything related to the firefighting industry, or businesses and interests of other firefighters. Having said this, don't think that this is gonna be one of those one sided reviews. Chief's Pub has the chops. A...nice place to hang out and have a few beers. And a great menu to satisfy any of the cravings you get after consuming said brews.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2019

Chief’s is a fun neighborhood bar and one of our favorite places. We usually go with a group of friends and always have a good time. The food is consistently good along with interesting craft beers - try the Zombie Dust beer. If you are...in the neighborhood give Chief’s a try.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

Everything we ordered for lunch was delicious. We tried two of the signature burgers and both the truffle and regular fries. About three years ago, Knollwood Fire Chief Chuck's son and daughter took over the Chief's Pub. Recently, Sarah bought out her brother, Joe. They...are both firefighters -- Sarah in Chicago and Joe in North Chicago. The three enormous firehouse murals still stand as a tribute to the family history/dedication.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

Great bar with good bar food. We got the fried samplers and it was so much food for 4. The pizza is good too, thin crust

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed January 22, 2019

Pizza is very good, tables tend to be a bit too small esp. for pizza, can get a little noisy at times, decent place for lunch and early dinner

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

Chief's is a solid sports bar in Lake Forest. It's our "go to" spot for great food and solid beer choices. It's usually very busy when we are there, so that has to mean it's the place to be. A young local family owns it,...and they are usually there working and helping out. Staff is always friendly. They have the NFL Sunday Ticket so if you need to find me on Sunday look here. Por Roast sandwich is my favorite, and my wife swears by their salads. Chief's is my kind of place!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Chiefs really should be one of the "go to" places for families in Lake Forest but, unfortunately, the restaurant's food and service haven't lived up to the opportunity. The best you can say about the food is that it is average - although some swear...by the pizza. Service can be hit or miss. The bar is very nice. Wish I could give a better review.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Whenever in the Lake Forest area there are a few choice dining locations I tend to frequent, and Chief's rates as the preferred lunch spot. Service is always friendly and attentive. The food selections are varied, well proportioned (at least at lunch), and served hot....Net-net for lunch, all you would demand and appreciate.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Came here after a long day at Great America, looking for ‘real’ food and this did not disappoint! Nice smaller sized sports bar / pub atmosphere but was still friendly for kids (including a kids menu and all 3 enjoyed their food). Hubby enjoyed the...pork tacos and I enjoyed the Italian beef. Kiddos had a hot dog, spaghetti with meatball, and chicken tenders. Also had a good beer selection with some good, unique beers. Very enjoyable spot and would stop here again if we’re in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

Food, drinks and service are all great, as are the prices. The place has a casual, comfortable feel with lots of TVs to watch the White Sox and Bears when they are on (OK, you can also watch the Cubs if you must). High ceiling...and good layout make it never feel too crowded even when it is.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

The line at Egg Harbor was out the door,so we walked over a feet and turned brunch into lunch. Good burger (pretzel roll) and fries, big screen TV with sports. Both families and Lake Forest College students there. Jeanette our server was nice. It's close...to the college and there is plenty of parking. I was temped to try the Chicken Salad or a Meatball sandwich, maybe next time.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Joe K, Owner at Chief's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2017

First off, TraderJoey, love it being my name is Joe! Thank you for the kind review! It's not often that our restaurant takes business from Egg Harbor, they have great food and the best breakfast in town. However, when you are looking for sports, pizza,...More

Reviewed August 10, 2017

Ok, how is Chief's only #33/49 in Lake Forest? I know it isn't a high end steak place...or a seafood restaurant that catches fish off a dock, but as far as good food, great service and easy location it's awesome! I went with a couple...from LF and was so happy with our waitress. I enjoyed the buffalo chicken sandwich and fries and welcome a return visit soon. It's a shame that Chief's Pub is so low in the ranking behind others that can't hold its proverbial water. Come now. You won't regret it.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Joe K, Owner at Chief's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

Jeff, I have to say this is one of my favorite reviews ever! So nice of you! Thanks for the great comments, we really appreciate your business and we cannot wait to see you again! Cheers!

Reviewed April 1, 2017

Hidden spot that you probably wouldn't see unless you were looking for it. Great decor and fun little spot for drinks and a bite to eat.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Joe K, Owner at Chief's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2017

Thank you Karen P for the nice review. You're right, we are a little hidden but getting a review as nice as yours, brings us to light! Thank you for your business. Cheers!

Reviewed March 22, 2017

The new owners of Chief's Pub have really improved the restaurant. The menu offerings are much better and the service is excellent. We have been going to Chief's Pub for many years, so we were pleasantly surprised when the new owners stepped it up a...few notches. Their french fries are awesome! The pride, creativity and hard work of the new owners is definitely showing. Keep up the great work!More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Joe K, Owner at Chief's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

Thank you for such a kind review and for noticing our hard work and dedication! We are having such a fun time with this new adventure and with customers like you it's truly worth every second of it. Cheers!

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Chief's Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5