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“Great Burger” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Emerald Loop

Emerald Loop
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Ranked #189 of 9,467 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
Transit: CTA bus (134, 135, 136, 145, 146), Red Line train (State & Lake), Brown Line train (State & Lake), Green Line train (State & Lake), Purple Line train (State & Lake), Orange Line train (State & Lake), Pink Line train (State & Lake), Metra train (Millennium station), Cabs plentiful
Dover, New Hampshire
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Burger”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

The Crazy Goat burger is a nice find for a late night burger craving. The overall irish bar feeling is a bit much and the music and TVs are distracting, but the service was great.

Visited April 2013
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Chicago
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Food was great, but service is not consistent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

I was torn with how to rate this restaurant as the service spanned from horrible and shocking to the one waitress (she wasn't ours) who was GREAT. But the food was GREAT! Shepards Pie was fantastic. The Reuben was great once they corrected it. It was sent out with corned beef on only half the sandwich. When they added corned beef, it was out of this world!!! The owner's/management should work on fixing the poor service. Sadly the manager was sitting at the bar the whole time (near us), while we waiting over 20 minutes to get a drink. The busboys were quite good, perhaps too good, as they were very eager to keep our table clear. Hold onto your drink if you don't want them to take it before you are done. I will go back there because of the food and atmosphere.

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Hays, Kansas, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and Irish food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

This was a perfect atmosphere for a couple or group of friends to grab a drink and/or dinner. It had a great choice of beers, pub food, and Irish Specialties.

Visited April 2013
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SF Bay Area
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Food and Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

There on St. Patrick's Day for dinner; was well worth it. The atmosphere was wonderful and added to a perfect day in Chicago! Loved the Shepherd's Pie and cocktails!!!

Visited March 2013
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Downtown Gem too good to pass.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

We stopped for late night beverages as well as Sunday brunch. Great food, great fun, great atmosphere. Great location at heart of Loop in Chicago.

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