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The Walnut Speakeasy

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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214 Walnut Ave, Elgin, IL
+1 847-695-2420
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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194 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here just for late night drinks and loved it! The beer selection and specialty drink choices are great. The food we did not try but looked great! Will most definately return!

Thank Megan D
Elgin, Illinois
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Walnut Inn Speakeasy is an undiscovered local treasure. It's not a chain restaurant, which is one of the best features about it. For anyone, local or visitor, looking for delicious food, generous portions & moderate pricing, this is a great place to go. It has a kids' menu & is a nice place to go for family dining. I... More 

Thank Charity D
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I was at the Walnut for a business meeting and enjoyed the food and atmosphere as usual. I've been there on numerous occasions. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable of the food they serve. They have burgers,wings,sandwiches and i have even had oysters on the half shell. Try this place out to unwind realax and have a good time.... More 

Thank Simmie T
Chicago, Illinois
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118 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We had dinner with some friends at The Walnut Speakeasy. We have been there numerous times before this visit. Pros: -Lots of TV's if you are interested in watching a sports event -Pub ambiance if you are visiting with friends -They have a huge bar -The menu has many choices -They offer many burger choices, including a burger of the... More 

Thank The-Road-Tripster
South Elgin, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Best fried pickles I ever had. They could spare a few more In the order. Good food. On the downside it was extremely noisy :(

1 Thank nancyj7232017
Elgin, Illinois
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192 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Stopped in for a quick dinner and was very satisfied. It was a Saturday night and they had a chicken rib combo for 12.95. It was excellent. Drink prices are very reasonable. They remodeled the inside and it's very well done. The menu has lots of variety and they have a special every night.

1 Thank Francy P
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The menu was filled with all sorts of brews which we had the pleasure of trying. Service was great at the bar we had Kylie and in regular dining. Southwest egg rolls are a must when you're there and there are plenty of specials daily.

Thank Carlina A
West Dundee, Illinois
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I love this place and love the fact that they repurposed this great old building and made if vital again. I love their chicken salad sandwich and when I worked in Elgin my co-workers and I would order lunch from them and everyone really enjoyed their food.

Thank Linda R
Belvidere, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Late lunch early dinner is what we stopped in for. I was told the place was family friendly and the burgers are good. Was very surprised to see how nice the place looked, pleasantly surprised. Our waitress was very nice, did feel that the food was a little slow considering the place was not yet busy. Had a burger, tasted... More 

Thank analiliarp
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

On the outside this restaurant does not look like much, but inside it is very nicely decorated. It is primarily a sports bar with a lot of TV's tuned to various sports activity. With the high ceilings, it is quite loud inside. The food was excellent with a special mention on the French Fries. They have a large beer selection... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
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: 214 Walnut Ave, Elgin, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-695-2420

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