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“Good service and food”
Review of Poor Phil's

Poor Phil's
Ranked #10 of 131 Restaurants in Oak Park
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Bloomington, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
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“Good service and food”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Our server was outstanding, very knowledgable. Our food was delicious and enough that we shared. It arrived piping hot and was just what we wanted. Great burger and fries.

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Pickering, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“We had breakfast every morning at this restaurant. Very convenient located in the hotel - would have breakfast, coffee,”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Very conveniently located - have breakfast then head to the train and go downtown to see the city in a matter of minutes.

Visited September 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Food Quality & Beer Selection”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

It had been 10 years since we last dined at Poor Phils. We arrived at 7pm on a Tuesday night and not surprisingly, the bar was packed. Though the bar was packed, we were able to get a table right away & the service was excellent. The beer selection is second to none and the quality of the food was superb. There were a couple of noticeable changes since the last time we were there. First off, the Beer menu is as good as it gets, complete with detailed descriptions. Second, the prices have doubled - a sure sign of success.

  • Visited October 2012
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Collinsville, IL
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Arrgh You Ready for seafood?”
Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Good food great service and close to the el in Oak Park. Free popcorn but easy on the popcorn because the food is very good. Cozy pub atmosphere close to everything downtown. Worth a visit.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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560 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Fabulous breakfast”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

At first having breakfast in a bar seemed a bit odd, though this is the restaurant attached to the hotel where we were staying. But Poor Phil's is an Irish pub versus a heavy-drinking bar and it seemed very familiar as we had just come into O'Hare from Ireland the day before. This is more a neighborhood spot and even has outdoor tables along the sidewalk which are pleasant in warm weather. We had a terrific breakfast with the best corned beef hash I've had in years. I ordered a half portion of a "Hash bash", which was one poached egg on top of corned beef hash topped with hollandaise and served with delicious cooked spinach and a grilled tomato half and toast. (No need for lunch after that). Their coffee is very good too.

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