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The Walnut Speakeasy

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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214 Walnut Ave, Elgin, IL 60123-7614
+1 847-695-2420
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Today
11:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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West Dundee, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Linda R
Belvidere, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank analiliarp
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank john s
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We dined at Walnut Speakeasy this past Wed. night. Our server was Kylee, she did a good job. We ordered drinks right away, that seemed to take at least 15 minutes to get a tap beer, soda and a moscow mule. Seems kinda long especially since there were only about 30 people in the place. There were 3 of us... More 

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Thank Chef Dan F
Elgin, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Inside, they did a great job in creating a friendly, inviting environment. Always seems to have a good crowd, Huge bar. Lots of screens scattered around the perimeter for the sports enthusiasts. Food is good too, as is the service.

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Thank chucknotcharles
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We have been to The Walnut several times but not for 1/2 price pizza on Monday. The pizza is pretty good. I called before we went to make sure they still were offering 1/2 price pizza that day (Monday) and the person who answered said yes. I asked if it was 1/2 price for any pizza. She said yes. When... More 

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Thank nhagel8840
Elgin
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

a little noisy. the atmosphere was execellent. the food was excellent. good collection of beers. we went there many times, this was our first fish fry. very good

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Thank Mary A
Elgin, Illinois
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Always a pleasure to eat here. The menu is simple, service is great and you feel like they really want your business. The variety on the menu is perfect, sandwiches, dinners, appetizers and great burgers. You need to stop by.

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Thank Cambridgepoint
Elgin, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This is a good local place. Food is good and atmosphere is friendly. They have plenty of tv's and a full bar. Parking is a little tight but Street parking is available.

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Thank Faith F
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Hidden gem in Elgin. Their food is consistently good, unfortunately the service isn't. They are usually very crowded on the weekends and it gets quite noisy. We really enjoy the live music on the weekends and there are always plenty of sports games to watch on the big screen TV's. Nice large wood beams and brick walls make for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Walnut Ave, Elgin, IL 60123-7614
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-695-2420

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?