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Public House

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American, Bar, Soups, Pub
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101 N. Johnson Street, Woodstock, IL 60098
+1 815-337-6060
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11:00 am - 10:00 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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Gurnee, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Harvard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Woodstock, Illinois
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27 reviews
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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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Champaign
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Scott our waiter was very pleasant, food was above average and some what unique. $71 before tip... lunch for 3 but one person had a cocktail, we split a chicken fajita, and a side soup was ordered also. Very pretty area, optional outdoor seating but we choose to set in a vault. Fun and tasty

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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 glad to hear you were pleased with your server and your food and hope that you will come back and visit us again soon. Thank you again. More 

Naperville, Illinois
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We had the pleasure of eating here several years ago during the Mozart Festival. So, on our way home from Wisconsin on Friday we went out of our way to stop in for lunch. So glad we did! It was just as we had remembered. Great food and wonderful service. If you are traveling to; through or close to Woodstock,... More 

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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! We are so glad that we lived up to your memory of your last visit and hope that you will come back again in the near future. Thank you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Our server Joey was simply great. He went out of his way to help make our experience superior. Plus, we could not have asked for better meals. The burgers were out standing as was the chicken and pasta. The chowder was easily the best I've ever eaten. They are a little pricy but well worth it. We will be back... More 

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PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review to let others no about your experience and us, we greatly appreciate it. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we agree Joey is great! We are so proud of the staff we have in the front and in the kitchen. We look... More 

Woodstock, Illinois
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

As far as local Woodstock Restaurants, this is our favorite! We have been eating here for years, and the quality of the food and service is exceptional. The staff is what makes this place wonderful. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome, and they will do whatever it takes to create a great dining experience. What... More 

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PublicHouseWoodstock, 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! It is always the highest form of a compliment when our guests brag about us. We pride ourself on our scratch kitchen and we think we have the best staff around! Thank you again we hope to see you again soon. More 

Harvard, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

They have awesome food here! Had the calamari for an appetizer, it was really good. The service was quick & the waitress was quite knowledgeable about the selections. Highly recommend!!

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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 always happy to hear that our guests enjoy their experience with us and we hope that you will visit us again in the near future. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

A great location in town, and very popular with the locals. It is larger than it looks from the outside, and there are a number of different dining spaces. They easily accommodate large families and large parties. The menu is varied and the portions are nice sizes. Food was average at best however. Somehow it just missed on most dishes... More 

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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 to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the building. We are disappointed to hear that the food didn't meet up to your expectations. We pride ourselves on our scratch kitchen and fresh variety on our menus. We ask that you give... More 

Woodstock, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Dining at the Public House gives you a great view of what's going on in the Woodstock Square as well as great food and service. Lunch with the "Pick Two" soup and sandwich is great especially with the Loaded Potato Soup. The menu has variety and prices are reasonable.

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PublicHouseWoodstock, Guest 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 love our location and all that it offers besides our great staff and delicious food! The pick two is a customer favorite as it's hard to only pick one! Thank you again and we hope you will visit us again in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 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 Street, Woodstock, IL 60098
  • 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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Rockford, Illinois
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?