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The Celtic Knot Public House

) #15 of 205 Restaurants in Evanston $$ - $$$ Irish,
626 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
+1 847-864-1679
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good51%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Pub
$$ - $$$
626 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I gather here often for a delicious Irish themed meal. Not only is the waitstaff cordial but they are unconcerned when we spend time chatting long after the last morsel is devoured. Irish chicken soup, homemade chips, Shepard's pie, and toffee pudding...More

Thank JB7274
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there this evening for a professional group meeting. Service and menu selection is very good. Honestly though, the food was not. I ordered a lamb burger, medium/pink. It arrived almost well done. I sent it back and the replacement was fine...when I bit into...More

Thank RPCV66
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

As Irish as they come. Welcoming, comfortable and friendly pub serving traditional pub grub whilst enjoying a pint or two... live music entertainment during the week adds to the charm of this casual reliable venue.

Thank Juggy333
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Went to Celtic Knot twice in a few weeks and had a great time. Visited on St. Pattys Day, food was great and enjoyed the fmusuc and dancing. Visited again later for a friend's birthday, the staff was very attentive and totally coo with letting...More

Thank Mandamarie76
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The food is good Irish pub fare, and it's about as authentic as you can get. If you're lucky there will be live Irish music playing in the background.

Thank Terence B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The food is very good and I especially like the pea wack soup (split pea). The lamb stew is fabulous. The atmosphere is plain and simple and the service is typically on the slow side so if you're on a timetable know this before going.

Thank whyersc
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I visited this restaurant with two friends on a winter Monday afternoon to celebrate a mutual birthday. One of our party was born & raised in Belfast, one went to school in Dublin, and I just love most things Celtic. We chose the Evanston location...More

Thank barbie4647
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The bacon wrapped dates are yummy and the kid likes them. The other girl loves the chicken soup. Eats every bite!! Chicken pot pie is yummy too! Dark interior, pub atmosphere. Friend had Shepard's pie and said it was good. Only here for lunch with...More

Thank jmma678
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Fairly quality experiance with wait staff,bar and beverage options, nothing less than pretty decent ambeiance in all aspects of the this space.QUITE allight to experiance for folks who are hesitant to try a place like this.

Thank Ezra S
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Beer specials about $3 and the Malbec was good also. Had appetizers here before. I will go again. It is across from the Hilton and Library.

Thank Bill W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Irish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507 (Formerly Celtic Knot)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-864-1679
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The Celtic Knot Public House is a locally owned and independently operated pub and restaurant located steps from hotels, Northwestern University and public transport in downtown Evanston.
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