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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
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was outstanding! We had the wings as an app and the Italian beef sandwiches for dinner. Great service and family friendly setting !

Thank Matt D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped after a day of hiking and wandering around Utica and are so happy we did! The place is clean and inviting. The food was amazing and our server, Johanna, was fantastic!! We will be back!

Thank Mbrady978
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, somehow I ended up in the area of Utica over the weekend. I was about 100 miles from home and in what I would describe as pure, remote, Midwest heartland. Utica is actually a charming little town….street really, just about a block, maybe two, long. Quite pleasant and well kept. Well, me and the lads were a bit tired... More 

Thank Tundraclown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

I loved the wings! The place was clean and nice as well, good atmosphere. Also be sure to try the Mac n cheese bites! I don't understand why anyone would rate this joint three stars, it's exactly what you want after a long day of hiking at starved rock, delicious comfort food.

Thank alice71289
Michael R, Customer Service at Skoog's Pub & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and all of us here at Skoog's Pub and Grill couldn't agree with you more! We're a great place before or after hiking at Starved Rock! Thanks for visiting! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Great food! We love their fish, mashed potatoes, and broccoli bites. The service has always been great even when there is a big group of us. Definitely a must try when in the area.

Thank Crystal W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a impromptu weekend with our kids - all the food was excellent and very affordable. The steak sandwich was especially good.

Thank Jason H
Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Great local shop. We went for lunch and came back for dinner. it was that good! It is worth any amount of waiting for the chicken Sandwich!

Thank Deaconfam5
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Nice friendly locals place. TVs at the bar area. Great pork tenderloin sandwiches which we love and do not have out west where we live. Large portions.

Thank snoopysoupy
Michael R, Customer Service at Skoog's Pub & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Pork Tenderloin sandwiches do seem to be a Midwestern thing (that and family style chicken)! When my brother comes to visit, it seems he only eats the porks as well! But he's in Maryland and has good seafood so when I visit him I eat crab cakes everywhere we go. Thanks for visiting and we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Was not expecting much in this small town - kinda out in the middle of nowhere. However, the food and service was quite good. Affordable also!

Thank Denny B
Michael R, Customer Service at Skoog's Pub & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Skoog's was recommended to us by one of the other stores in town. They said they had the best hamburger and it was big enough to share. They were so right. It's a 3/4lb. burger with fries and cole slaw that they hand pack and cook and are most willing to plate it on two separate plates. The bartender was... More 

Thank schnoo1
Michael R, Customer Service at Skoog's Pub & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We pride ourselves on our hamburgers and great reviews such as yours is great validation! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?