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Public House

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101 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098-3258
+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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Austin, TX
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I love a great Chicken Caesar salad. Public House has it. The location and building are fascinating. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It's a quaint place that's not too small but not large and impersonal either. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank txtravellerwfamily
PublicHouseWoodstock, Owner 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! Our building is so unique and we love the rich history it holds. Combined with our staff, both in the front and the back, it is amazing! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your food and we look forward to your... More 

McHenry, Illinois
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Sat out on the patio and watched the people. Decent menu and a page of specials. Went for the pizza. Was awesome! Service was good too! Next time I'm in the area I'll stop in and try something else.

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Thank drrot
PublicHouseWoodstock, Owner at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are happy to hear you were able to take advantage of our large patio area over looking the historic Woodstock Square, it really is enjoyable. Our staff is amazing and when combined with great food it's the perfect combo! Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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
PublicHouseWoodstock, Owner at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review for us, we greatly appreciate it! We are happy to hear that you enjoy visiting us and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future! More 

Woodstock, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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
PublicHouseWoodstock, Owner at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, we truly appreciate it. We our very proud of our menu and work hard on providing the best quality and freshest ingredients from our scratch kitchen. Thank you again! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

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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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

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 

Liverpool
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 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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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
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?