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Poor Phil's

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139 S Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60302-2893
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My most recent visit was July 2016 and I have been here many times over a period of four years. Expect to pay a lot unless you are sharing entrees. Shrimp and the many varieties of oysters are quite fresh. Breakfast skillet was 'meh'. Service can vary, but is generally attentive.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife ordered "tail-on" shrimp. It was shell-on-the-whole-shrimp. When she cut into it, the red sauce went flying. And it was overcooked. When we told the waiter, he just shrugged his shoulders and did nothing. (My LobsterMac was good.) We had been forewarned when we scheduled a tour in town. Ignored the advice since we were staying in the hotel.... More 

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San Juan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere and service are good. The food is average but it is still good to nibble on appetizers, breakfast and lunch. It has a local feeling which I like.

Thank GrandeSanJuan
Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An Oak Park's first sports bar, Poor Phil's is the "Cheers" bar of the neighborhood. Since bars are not allowed in Oak Park, this one serves pub grub, with seafood and raw bar items. Some interesting menu items, cocktails, and desserts. Outdoor seating draws capacity crowds in nice weather. Price point has always been high,for what you get.

Thank barbarapC4814MC
Oak Park, Illinois
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41 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poor Phil's has a nice outdoor seating area and casual atmosphere, but the food is average at best. The wait staff can be lacking in customer attention. The beer selection is nice, but overall it's not really the best. We live down the street, and after a while you notice the lack of quality and service.

Thank Nancy M
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family last weekend , and we had a tremendous server, and the fish tacos and oysters were outstanding. We will be back. Thank you..

Thank Amyjane1965
San Antonio
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117 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Quick & friendly service in a crowded bar. thanks, Kim. If you can't find a beer (or 2) that you like here, you are impossible to please. Excellent mixed drinks. Seafood centric menus is a step above most bar food.

Thank Texasleaguer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This place has the blue crab in June! They have a bazillion beers on tap also. It can get a bit pricy but the atmosphere is amazing and they have outdoor dining

Thank Chi L
Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Poor Phil's is a great bar. They have an amazing beer selection (over 100) and very good food. Great for dinner, patio eating or watching a sports game. Everyone should go!! And right next to the train.

Thank mikedux30
Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Poor Phil's offers other meals but we only dined for breakfast. Their Benedict offerings (either whole or half) are great: spinach or pork sausage topped with poached eggs and a great Benedict sauce.

Thank bevchar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 S Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60302-2893
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: 708-848-0871

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?