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Skoog's Pub & Grill

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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155 Mill St, Utica, IL 61373-9314
+1 815-667-5800
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

After spending the better part of our day hiking, we were starved and drove into Utica in search of somewhere, anywhere, to get a bite to eat in the middle of the afternoon. Skoog's Pub was the first restaurant we came to and they had a table so we stayed. Good selection of beer and pub food on the menu.... More 

Thank Jewelsworld
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We discovered Skoog's Pub & Grill on our drive to Starved Rock State Park through its TripAdvisor reviews, and were not disappointed. It was busy for lunch, but we we seated quickly. Service was prompt and all four of us were happy with what we ordered. Selection was larger than we expected and those of us who took advantage of... More 

Thank Chicag0Frank
Davenport, Iowa
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Here for Burgoo festival. Very busy but our waitress was awesome. Got our food fast, tasted great, and met nice people at other tables. Got the tenderloin, good sized. Nice vibe. Go here every year.

Thank beentheredonethatia
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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808 reviews
602 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Good food, decent atmosphere, and an OK visit in an area not familiar with. Will probably get in the area again, sometime in the future, and will stop by.

Thank Denny B
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113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I have been here a few times and I will be back! Everyting I have tried has been really tasty and priced right!

Thank giggly711
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We Visited after a day hiking. The downtown area is very nice, and this bar/restaurant was as well. My kids had burgers, and I had a grilled chicken sandwich. Food was not bad, wasn't great either. Pretty average bar food. Service was really good. Mozzarella sticks were pretty good! Wish we have tried the wings, the mini tacos were average.

Thank neg2013
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Have been to Skoog's a number of times with friends & family. Never disappointed. Staff is great and the food exceptional. Chicken wings are crazy good and can be ordered via a whole bunch of different flavored (6 at a time). Nobody I have brought to Skoog's has been disappointed and the pricing is very good. Parking in front on... More 

Thank Kevin L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The food was outstanding! We had the wings as an app and the Italian beef sandwiches for dinner. Great service and family friendly setting !

Thank Matt D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped after a day of hiking and wandering around Utica and are so happy we did! The place is clean and inviting. The food was amazing and our server, Johanna, was fantastic!! We will be back!

Thank Mbrady978
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

So, somehow I ended up in the area of Utica over the weekend. I was about 100 miles from home and in what I would describe as pure, remote, Midwest heartland. Utica is actually a charming little town….street really, just about a block, maybe two, long. Quite pleasant and well kept. Well, me and the lads were a bit tired... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Mill St, Utica, IL 61373-9314
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 815-667-5800
Located in Utica Illinois, Skoog's Pub & Grill is famous for their great homemade food. Opening in 2000, Skoog's has quickly become one of the most popular gathering spots for locals and park visitors in the historic "Starved Rock State Park" region. Skoog's was built on the idea of great food, large portions, and an enjoyable dining and drinking experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?