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“Great atmosphere, average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Public House

Public House
Ranked #1 of 69 Restaurants in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Soups, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

The Public House has a pleasant environment and the food is ok. It is kid friendly. Prices seem a little high for the quality. Try it for yourself. 3 out of 5 stars.

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English first
Woodstock, Illinois
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137 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food, great servive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2011

Try the soups - spectacular. All the other food, service, and atmosphere are excellent.

Visited September 2011
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Woodstock, Illinois
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great soup's, good price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2011

Gets fairly busy at dinner time. Nice bar to have drink before dinner. Service from most of the staff excellent. Recommend southwest steak rosoto or rare tune steak sandwich.

Visited October 2011
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Double Oak, Texas
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very Reliable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2011

We go here when we feel like eating out but don't want to make a big deal of it. Good burgers and the shrimp po'boy is excellent. I also like the fish tacos. Can be a bit noisy if the bar is full. Prices are borderline high but quality of food is quite good.

  • Visited August 2011
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Woodstock, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Too expensive but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2010

I've been going to this restaurant since it opened. For the first several years they had the best burger in town. The prices on everything started creeping up and the burger quality went down. They have fantastic soups every day. They began having more exotic specials several years ago which can be good...not exceptional. My final word...too expensive for what you get and you can go across the street to DC Cobbs and get a perfect burger, perfect fries, and pay a few bucks less.

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