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The Walnut Speakeasy

$$ - $$$American, ,
214 Walnut Ave, Elgin, IL
+1 847-695-2420
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
214 Walnut Ave, Elgin, IL
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have enjoyed consistently good food & ample portions after trying many menu items. Good burgers & wraps. Personal favorite is the Mustard-crusted Chicken. Would not recommend the pizza. Good list of craft beers as well as reasonably-priced wines. Cocktails are overpriced. On nights when...More

Thank ljh114
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waitress, Flor Lara didn't seem to care that her customer at The Walnut is a married man. Rule #1 Servers should not flirt with their clients let alone have an affair = love child. A few clients informed her that he had a wife and...More

Thank BCB_1978
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We love the Walnut Speakeasy for its fun and nostalgic type atmosphere. We admit though, food is sometimes great and other times is just ok. I particularly love when they have chicken pot pie - best I've ever had. The bar is big and well...More

Thank CARA J
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Love to try out the local Elgin places and this is a good choice with a wide selection of food and drink. The beautiful wood-beamed ceiling and decor is wonderful. We like the tall-tables (booths can be a bit snug), burgers are great, service was...More

Thank borodi
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We got there after being at a funeral and just wanted to relax. We arrived at 10:15 and was promptly informed by our server that they closed at 11. Ok no problem, however she treated us like we were a complete hassle even though we...More

Thank jonathan n
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The atmosphere at The Walnut Speakeasy is extra-ordinary. It's a great place to eat or to grab a drink with a friend. I've never been disappointed when I've stopped in. Service has always been excellent. It's always a great day!

Thank GreatOuting1
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Food was pretty good and the ambiance was super cool! Drinks were reasonably priced! We had the chopped steak smothered in cheese and it was good!

Thank Jon K
Reviewed 23 April 2017 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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank Charity D
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Simmie T
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.80 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
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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