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Pig Minds Brewing Co.

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4080 Steele Dr, Machesney Park, IL 61115-8358
+1 779-423-2147
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate her at a high reccomendation from a friend. I am a real meat and potatoes kind of man, but tried vegan hesitantly. I ordered a Portobello mushroom burger. It lacked density and thickness, but had great taste. Sweet potato fries, and I forgot what the dessert was, but it was good. My wife and I were there on... More 

Thank Mike G
Lumberton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a vegan restaurant. We tried their wings and it was tasty and had a taste similar to meat. We tried 10 types of beer (sampler) on tap. We finished off with a gigantic pretzel. It is a nice change and different atmosphere.

Thank DianeB730
Port Byron, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm sure a vegan may enjoy the menu, but being a "meat and potatoes" kind of guy not so much. We stopped in since we were in the area, and because we were hungry, we thought we'd give it a try. The beer was good, but the soy tacos and the quinoa burgers were not (in our opinion). Everyone has... More 

Thank John W
Rockford, Illinois
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not vegan, but I thought I would give it a try, a soy burger just didn't sound good but I thought I would give it a try, It was great! I have been back a few times now and tried other things and have liked everything !

Thank Nancy A
Urbana, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

They are constantly hosting live entertainment. Beer is great. Food is delicious. A hidden gem. One of my favorite restaurants!

Thank Trina S
Suburban Chicago
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I will admit I am a beer lover and meat lover, so a good burger or BBQ sandwich with a good beer is a great lunch. At Pig Minds, I had a great vegan BBQ sandwich ( the BBQ Porky) with a couple of great IPAs while my wife had the (bean) burger, which I sampled and enjoyed as well.... More 

Thank DGKalina
Roscoe, Illinois
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Beers are good, but if your NO a vegan I would stay away. Their men is so limited that you feel like they want to force a vegan style on you! Not me, show me the meat!

Thank Rod J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The appetizers sweet potato wedges / bruschetta / tempura cauliflower were the most flavorful non greasy treats! We had the black bean burger and porta Bella sandwich with fries. OMG sooooo goood! Not overly spicey or greasy! I would highly recommend for vegetarian or not. They brew there own delicious beer. A must for dinner.

Thank sddeberry
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168 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We came because we are vegan and this is a destination place for us, but we have brought omnivores and carnivores and beer lovers, and everyone is happy. From the fries to the mac and cheese, to the wings and the reuban to the salads or the pretzels, this place satisfies everyone from apps to dessert. A must-see destination, and... More 

1 Thank KB C
Taichung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This restaurant is great. The service is friendly and pretty quick. The food is amazing, and the beer options rotate every once in a while. You can try a flight of beer from the menu and even purchase a growler for later. The food is vegan, and, during my most recent visit, the people at my table got the pretzel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4080 Steele Dr, Machesney Park, IL 61115-8358
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Machesney Park
  • Phone Number: +1 779-423-2147
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?