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Public House

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American, Bar, Soups, Pub
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101 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098-3258
+1 815-337-6060
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful staff. Accommodating. Excellent wine and food selection. I enjoy going here with friends or solo. Perfect atmosphere.

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Thank Colleen R
Woodstock, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was very difficult to decide on an entree as everything sounded so good! I ended up having the Oriental Chicken Salad-I saved some to bring home so I could have the Taramisu, which was also excellent!

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Thank marylb2016
Chicago, Illinois
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was in the mood for clam chowder soup. The staff said their clam chowder is homemade. I decided try it to see if it does indeed taste homemade. I am happy to report that the clam chowder soup tasted great. It had lots of flavor and the clams tasted like they could be actual clams! The texture was smooth... More 

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Thank Ofamily2014
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write review for us, we truly appreciate it! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and were pleased with the soup! The soups are one of our specialities and we offer 8 varieties everyday providing a great variety for everyone. You might want to try our Tomato Bisque... More 

Englewood, Florida
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this restaurant many times and intend to continue. On Mother's day they were very accomodating to our group and we had excellent food and service. The quality of food is consistently good. The service can be slow but the food is worth the wait.

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Thank Lua856
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us we greatly appreciate it! We are happy to hear that you enjoy your visits with us and that Mother's Day went well. We were very busy that day but we do our best to make sure we get everyone in and Mom's feel special. We look forward to... More 

Urbandale, Iowa
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116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the Public House is right on the square of Woodstock. The old building makes for a unique setting. I sat in the bar and had the clam chowder and rueben. Both items were very good. The server was very attentive and did a good job checking in with me. They had a nice variety on their menu... More 

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1 Thank lckstr99
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, we truly appreciate it! Our building and the rich history is an amazing setting to enjoy a meal with family and friends. We look forward to your return visit and thank you again for the review. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not one single option on the menu for Vegans as the vegetarian options could not be veganised. Ended up with the most basic of salads and some fries.

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Thank Don M
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us we do appreciate it. We do our best to accommodate everyone and their dietary needs upon request. Our kitchen is a scratch kitchen so we are able to modify several of our menu items for specific needs. Thank you. More 

Marengo, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have a great menu that ranges from great sandwiches to awesome entrees. They also have a great selection of craft beers.

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Thank Steve S
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us we greatly appreciate it! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope that you will come again in the near future. More 

Gurnee, Illinois
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the homemade potato chips. Also, the soups are delicious as well. My grand daughter has alot of allergies to alot of food and yet everything worked out.

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1 Thank brennyk
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us, we truly appreciate it! We are glad to hear that you enjoy the food and that your grand daughter was also able to enjoy it. Our kitchen staff does a fantastic job and we are a scratch kitchen which allows us to be able to customize... More 

Harvard, Illinois
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We walked in on a Saturday night and were able to sit right away. I was leery of sitting in the bar room because often the bartender waits tables but we had a waitress. Plus, the bartender checked in on us too. Great food, great service. Absolutely no complaints!

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Thank MFR50
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, we truly appreciate it! We are happy to hear that your visit went well and that our staff was so attentive! We pride ourselves on the great people who are part of our team and our food! We hope you will come again sometime in the near future.... More 

Woodstock, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had many family and friends(40 people) in for a funeral the next day. The owners and staff of the Public House could not have been more accommodating. The meals were excellent and the staff, again outstanding! Thank you Public House.

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Thank Gymrep
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us we greatly appreciate it! We were more than happy to help accommodate you during a difficult family time. Our deepest sympathies to everyone. We hope that you can return in the future under lighter circumstances. Thanks again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Soups, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098-3258
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +1 815-337-6060
Description
Owners Brian & Kathryn Loprino, veteran restaurateurs opened their first Public House Restaurant in 2003. By holding true to their creed - Exceptional Food - Great Spirits! They opened an additional location in 2008 serving Crystal Lake.

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