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Elgin Public House

$$ - $$$American, ,
219 E Chicago St, 219 E Chicago St, 60120-6502, Elgin, Illinois, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
+1 847-468-8810
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“burger” (48 reviews)
“sloppy joe” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
219 E Chicago St, 219 E Chicago St, 60120-6502, Elgin, Illinois, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friday night is Fish fry but think twice before eating the fish and if you do get it be sure it doesn’t have an overly fishy smell. All the other food and beer here is good and service is awesome.

Thank classygal72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is very good. Has something for everyone. Plus it offers a wide variety of beers and other adult beverages. Their wait staff is experienced and friendly.

Thank sharonika25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so slow with service. We came on a Sunday and got right in. The place looked more then half empty but it took forever for a waiter and even longer to get the simple food we ordered. It was way too overpriced....More

Thank Sherri J
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Not bad, typical greasy bar food. I had a turkey sandwich and it hit the spot. Impressed that they had fresh fruit as a side option. Drinks list is good too.

Thank Sara M
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The Elgin Public House has good food but a fabulous, extensive beer menu. The menu gives you some of the regular bar choices (burgers, wraps, etc.) but also has many less common items like Jambalaya, rib tips and Tilapia. Sides like sweet potato fries, black...More

Thank Katie W
Reviewed January 21, 2018

I've been here many, many times. Never been disappointed and I always order something different. I love the HUGE selection of sides! The EPH Mac and Cheese is awesome, as is the Asian Slaw. I always order a different side than others I am with,...More

Thank Lisa D
Greg S, Owner at Elgin Public House, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you very much.

Reviewed January 15, 2018

Have been here a few times. Latest. Met friends here lunch. Love the décor. Vintage brick and wood. Two of us had the Chicken Chili w/ cheese and sour cream. Delicious. Wedge salad. Two of us had the Sloppy Joe's. The best around. Also Fish...More

Thank Trav_LN_now
Greg S, Owner at Elgin Public House, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Thank you very much for the kind words, it's always nice to get positive feedback.

Reviewed December 22, 2017

Food and service are always.top notch. Wonderful variety of options on the menu... This restaurant is our staple go to when we want something good and we can always rely on them.. Have never been disappointed.

Thank J5310QHkimberlym
Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

Always love the Public House. Great sandwiches and always a nice selection of draft beers as well as bottle beers. Use doing a good business around lu

Thank VicSalo
Greg S, Owner at Elgin Public House, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2017

Thank you very much. Don't forget to say "Hi" next time you are in.

Reviewed December 6, 2017

If you are tired of the same ol' same ol' everywhere The menu here has some different items that Guy Fiori would be proud of

Thank buyinsurance
Greg S, Owner at Elgin Public House, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2017

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon.

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January 4, 2017|
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Response from kitzbuhelkid | Reviewed this property |
I would certainly think so. Very spacious restaurant with a great atmosphere. Enjoy.
sandra b
October 2, 2016|
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Response from nhagel8840 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. they do. We went there once because we love brunch and had enjoyed our dinner there. Some of the other customers seemed to be repeat customers. It wasn't for us. We did not like the Eggs Benedict. They were... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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