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Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown / The Loop
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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185 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-3625
+1 312-345-1710
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Closed
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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Davenport, Florida
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the butter chicken poutine and I enjoyed it. It had just enough spice. It wasn't the best butter chicken, but it was still good. Beer prices were a bit steep. Food, well priced.

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Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing Haley. Craig E&C Ops More 

Illinois
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142 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My buddy and I had a couple hours to kill before a show at the Chicago Theatre and we wanted to watch the NCAA basketball..we found this place and sat down for about 3 hours! it was a Friday night and we got there at just after 4, we found a seat in the bar with good access to TVs... More 

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Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing Texas_Phil. Glad you managed to kill a few hours with us! Craig E&C Ops More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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676 reviews
451 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 588 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the 'Elephant & Castle' restaurant/pub just for a few beers the other day whilst walking around Chicago. The place is set up as a British restaurant/bar.... but in good taste with a British themed decor. Good choice of food on the menu with a selection of 'traditional' British dishes. Staff were all friendly, apart from the lady behind... More 

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Thank Stephen W
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Stephen. Well work with our bartenders to "lighten up" a little. Thanks for reviewing. Craig E&C Ops More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
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129 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I ate at the Elephant and Castle Pub and Restaurant on North Wabash in Chicago last night. It was a fun night. The service was great, and the food was pretty darned good. There was one downer, but I'll get to that. First, there's a nice ambiance at work here. There was a fireplace with a nice... More 

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Thank cmhprh
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing. We are delighted to offer GF Buns but we are at the mercy of the market in what is available. Udi is the best we can get in our market. We usually offer a Twinings Breakfast Tea, but it appears the location was out of product at the time of your visit, sorry. Thanks again for reviewing.... More 

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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I were in Chicago to see Hamilton. After arriving late Friday night, we headed to breakfast Saturday morning only to find our chosen spot had an hour and a half wait. We walked around trying to find another place to eat and stumbled across Elephant & Castle. I'm so glad we did. The brunch menu was small,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The nice restaurant had the best poutine I've found outside of Canada (and I've tried many). I will be back!

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I come to this spot at least 3 times a month when I'm working downtown. Its a nice spot in the loop, so easy to get to. I would highly recommend getting the macaroni and cheese dish from here. It's so good. Has bacon and jalapeno in the mix.

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Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for becoming a regular Mac_M007 Craig E&C Ops More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great for a warm lunch on a cold day. Fire was going as soon as we walked in. The restaurant offered a nice selection of pub foods, soups and sandwiches.

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Indiana
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146 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We were in town and decided to stop for lunch. We had the chicken pot pie and it was really good! Great budget friendly food!

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Thank danamarie31
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We ordered the French Onion soup and the recommendation of the server. Not as beefy as I prefer, but very good. Really great pub atmosphere, and busy as would be expected on a Friday evening, but we were seated immediately.

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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
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-3625
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-345-1710

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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