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Elgin Public House

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219 E Chicago St, 219 E Chicago St, 60120-6502, Elgin, Illinois, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
+1 847-468-8810
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Bartlett, Illinois
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to Elgin Public House and it was good. The service was great and the food was pretty good to (had a cheeseburger) and had lots of drinks choices to. The only issue I had was I ordered a Pams Cosmo and the first one tasted like water down juice (didn't complain about it), drank it... More 

Thank KandKAndrews
Elgin, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice little pub in a Victorian era storefront in the heart of old downtown Elgin. It is a pub atmosphere with several different seating choices serving mostly sandwiches and a great selection of beers. I have been here a number of times, and have always been happy with the sandwiches and especially the cajun fries. There is... More 

Thank Leonared K
Elgin, Illinois
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

EPH is one of my favorite places to eat & hang out with friends. I've tried various appetizers, all were delicious. I typically get the BBQ Chicken sandwich because it's so good! My friends have had the chili, which was good. There are lots of burgers to choose from. They have a great beer selection. I highly recommend the fried... More 

Thank wittymommy
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First timers for us. We met another couple here for dinner. The food was okay. The service was good and friendly. The beer was good. ;) I like the atmosphere, it was lively. Two of us ordered a $1 desert. Very little, of course for a $1, and it was just ok.

Thank nesann
Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good and the bad: The good is that my wife and I both had prime rib which was pretty good. Service was fast. The Bad is that The Elgin Public House must seat two hundred people because there were three parties going on when we were there! At least one hundred people walked past our table, some standing right... More 

Thank tuxedofrank
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food at a far price. My wife loves their veggie burger. She says it's the best in the area. My favorite is the EPH wedge. I order it ever time I go. I have had their Patty Melt it's excellent as well. Excellent selection of beers as well. It's a must try if you are ever in the... More 

Thank Chris K
Chicago, Illinois
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117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I go to this restaurant often and have never had a bad meal there. They have creative appetizers and entrées. Everyone is sure to find something they will like. They have a large selection of burgers or you can build your own burger. The soups are homemade and the chili is tasty. Many choices of entrées, sides... More 

Thank The-Road-Tripster
Elgin, Illinois
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like the variety of the menu, something for everyone. You even have a choice of busy/active bar and dining area or a separate dining room upstairs if you like it quieter. Very good service. Would go back, have gone back.

Thank chucknotcharles
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Food and service are both great. Have eaten here often. Fried pickles are the best. Sandwiches are awesome and so is the mack and cheese.

Thank sucks17
Elgin, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Putting it plain sweet and simple, good food, good drinks, VERY NICE STAFF and an all around great place to have dinner or watch a game. My wife and I of 31 years, still enjoy an "enthusiastic " night out. Age is irrelevant here. A great time had by all!!!!!

Thank TT12000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 E Chicago St, 219 E Chicago St, 60120-6502, Elgin, Illinois, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-468-8810

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