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Poor Phil's

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139 S Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60302-2893
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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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 

Thank beekeepers77
Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Impressed with Poor Phil's menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the quality and taste of the food is excellent! Great choice of seafood and beers, and the red beans and rice is tasty! Great Service!

Thank Charles E
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

If you like a lot of choices, this is your place. I received 3 menus when I sat down. 6-page food menu, that also had an insert, special menu and drink menu. The font is a little tough to read so it took me awhile to get through everything. Wide selection of craft beers. Service was good. Outside seating was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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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, Soups, 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
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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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Carol Stream, Illinois
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?