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Poor Phil's

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139 S Marion, Oak Park, IL 60302
+1 708-848-0871
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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Oak Park, Illinois
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fresh fish - Fried or grilled - best Lobster roll this side of Maine and Po' Boys(blackened catfish my favorite, wife likes the shrimp) that rival the best of NOLA. Did I forget fresh oysters - usually an assortment available from both coasts ...reasonably priced and some on special during Happy Hour. One of my favorite places to go -... More 

Thank Michael J
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They provide a GREAT menu selection highlighting shrimp, crab, and lobster! There's always a special going on for one of the three. When you arrive, they immediately provide you with fresh water and complimentary popcorn. I'm a bisque kinda gal and their lobster bisque is to die for. My daughter prefers New England clam chowder. If you're not a soup... More 

Thank Victoria T
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

The interior is very eclectic and yet cozy. Staff is great. We stopped here for dessert and drinks. Both were yummy.

Thank dianepdk
Lake Forest, California
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334 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

The Claremont Hotel didn't have lobby coffee so you have to go down the hall to Poor Phil's. It ended up costing $2.50 and it was ok. There are a lot of good coffee shops, so you might as well stick with the room coffee or go to a hipster coffee shop.

Thank Tim_the_Enchanter417
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Got free popcorn but it was not the seafood place that it was advertised. Most menu options offered only breaded seafood which does not imply fresh seafood, plus the shrimp that we tried in our salad was over cooked and tough. I don't think that the staff know how to cook seafood.

Thank Art D
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Great location in downtown Oak Park. Excellent food and drink selection. The service is also very good.

Thank Robert S
Oak Park, Illinois
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The menu is right, service great, both the inside and outside sitting ambiance is great. I personally love the "Fish and Chips" style fish basket with a nice beer on the tap, sitting outside! The bar atmosphere is also a plus.

Thank OP60302
Chicago, United States
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

My six year old believes they have the greatest grilled cheese sandwich. We, the parents, go for oysters and burgers regularly. Beer selection is quite extensive as well. Great food, great place!

Thank Artur A
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We've been going to Poor Phil's for years now. I really can't think of a more delightful place to eat especially during the summer months when you can sit outdoors. Their food is always excellent and the service is quick and friendly. If you go to Oak Park, go to Poor Phil's which is named after a , (deceased), local... More 

Thank amhcaribe
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We were staying at the Carlton, so Poor Phils was a great place to meet for drinks, as it is just on the corner of the Carlton Hotel complex. We enjoyed attentive, friendly service and had absolutely no complaints! The weather was beautiful, so we enjoyed a table outdoors together. This was a wonderful spot for a fun, casual evening... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Bar scene, Families with children
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, Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-848-0871

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