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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“bison burger” (9 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 March 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 22 January 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 23 January 2018

Thank you very much.

Reviewed 16 January 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 19 January 2018

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

Reviewed 22 December 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 18 December 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 20 December 2017

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

Reviewed 6 December 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 8 December 2017

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

Reviewed 10 November 2017

It has a great location and ambience. The beer selection is huge and most of the times I've eaten there, it's been a good experience. But they have no idea how to cook a steak! Listen, if you don't have the equipment or talent to...More

Thank Carrie D
Greg S, Owner at Elgin Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

I am truly sorry you had a sub par experience with us here at EPH, and we would love the opportunity to make it up to you. Feel free to contact any of the managers if there is something we can do to get you...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We celebrated our daughter's birthday at the Public House. I had the grilled Portobello mushroom sandwich. My wife had the pulled pork sandwich and our daughter had a hamburger. We all enjoyed our food and the time we had together. The staff were very attentive...More

Thank Jonny C
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Davalier was our server, and she was great, so patient with a large party. We were in town for a bit, and this was recommended to us by a local. Nice atmosphere. Tasty food. $1 dessert was so cute!!

Thank Katrina S
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5 January 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
3 October 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
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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