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Skoog's Pub & Grill

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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155 Mill St, Utica, IL 61373-9314
+1 815-667-5800
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Utica, or North Utica via navigation, is a small town where visitors can live large, with four or five great places to eat in a single block. Skoogs anchors one end of the block, Duffys the other and Canalport and a breakfast n lunch diner capably serve the middle. Now a wine bar and cupcake bakery here, too. Had a... More 

Thank Scott A
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in looking for a fish fry and the girl from the wine bar next door recomended this place. we had the bluegill. It was very good, and great service also

Thank gary k
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Best wings you will ever get try the Kamkazi flavor.Great bloody marys as well as fish and soups.We always make it a point to stop here when in the utica area.

Thank Tim R
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Kamacaze wings are amazing. Wings are huge. Brocoli cheddar bites are out of this world. Staff friendly, attentive and quick. Prices fair. Clean business. A Peru favorite!

Thank Kristen C
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265 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

After spending the better part of our day hiking, we were starved and drove into Utica in search of somewhere, anywhere, to get a bite to eat in the middle of the afternoon. Skoog's Pub was the first restaurant we came to and they had a table so we stayed. Good selection of beer and pub food on the menu.... More 

Thank Jewelsworld
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We discovered Skoog's Pub & Grill on our drive to Starved Rock State Park through its TripAdvisor reviews, and were not disappointed. It was busy for lunch, but we we seated quickly. Service was prompt and all four of us were happy with what we ordered. Selection was larger than we expected and those of us who took advantage of... More 

Thank Chicag0Frank
Davenport, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Here for Burgoo festival. Very busy but our waitress was awesome. Got our food fast, tasted great, and met nice people at other tables. Got the tenderloin, good sized. Nice vibe. Go here every year.

Thank beentheredonethatia
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Good food, decent atmosphere, and an OK visit in an area not familiar with. Will probably get in the area again, sometime in the future, and will stop by.

Thank Denny B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I have been here a few times and I will be back! Everyting I have tried has been really tasty and priced right!

Thank giggly711
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We Visited after a day hiking. The downtown area is very nice, and this bar/restaurant was as well. My kids had burgers, and I had a grilled chicken sandwich. Food was not bad, wasn't great either. Pretty average bar food. Service was really good. Mozzarella sticks were pretty good! Wish we have tried the wings, the mini tacos were average.

Thank neg2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Mill St, Utica, IL 61373-9314
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 815-667-5800
Located in Utica Illinois, Skoog's Pub & Grill is famous for their great homemade food. Opening in 2000, Skoog's has quickly become one of the most popular gathering spots for locals and park visitors in the historic "Starved Rock State Park" region. Skoog's was built on the idea of great food, large portions, and an enjoyable dining and drinking experience.

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