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Public House

101 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098-3258
+1 815-337-6060
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“soups” (26 reviews)
“fish tacos” (14 reviews)
“burger” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
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LOCATION
101 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098-3258
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to Woodstock for a day and found a fine eatery right on the historic square. Housed in the basement of the former courthouse built in 1857, the Public House was guilty of exceptional food. I had the seafood diablo, a spicy mix of lobster,...More

Thank markmillieramon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ambience and decor are the best part of this restaurant. We had the BBQ pork and a Fajita salad. The portions are not generous. The pork came with a countable number of fries, but tasted ok. The fajita salad was boring, and again, not...More

Thank ladymacdeth
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to hear that your visit to the Public House left you feeling this way. We strive to make every guest experience with us a great one before they leave. As mentioned, we do have a scratch kitchen and would have been happy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice setting in town and based on reviews we were looking forward to giving it a try. We both had soup and salads which is where we were a little disappointed. My soup didn't appear until waiter was reminded. Love chicken noodle soup, but this...More

Thank retireerock
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for giving us a try we truly appreciate it. We are sorry to hear that your service was spotty and the soup salty, we are always happy to provide another item if you don't like the one your receive. Please do...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a nice dinner on the outdoor patio. Food and drinks were both very good. Liked the setting on the patio with a view of the square. Nice variety of food and drink options as well.

Thank Nancy W
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well my last review, back in September was 5 stars. We loved the outdoor seating, the food and the service (Annette). We still loved the outdoor seating but the rest was off a bit…where’s Annette? A few things: My wife is Gluten free and on...More

1  Thank Traderjoey
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

First we had dinner, dumplings as starter and chicken breast, dumplings were especially nice. Good selection of local beers which we searched through further in the bar. Their Tennesse Mule is nice and Brad, the barkeeper is good fun.

Thank mrsorso
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, we hope you will visit us again in the near future.

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here after painting at The Inebriated Artist upstairs. There were five of us and everyone enjoyed their meal. The pizzas are great, the appetizers were tasty, and the mushroom risotto was amazing.

Thank Joy P
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, we truly appreciate it. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will come back again in the near future.

Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is a cool historic place. It is the site of the old McHenry County jail ( circa1887) and the movie Groundhog day was filmed here. Food is surprising good and wait staff fast and friendly. Best place to eat on the downtown square.More

Thank drhubb
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we appreicate it! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, we couldn't ask for a better location and we think we have the best staff in town! Our menu...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner, great casual restaurant. Server (Robert) very attentive and helpful with recommendations. The food was quite good. This place was a pleasant find, worthy of your visit.More

Thank cmykogv
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your discovery with others and write a review for us! We truly appreicate it. Word of mouth referrals are the highest form of a compliment and we are very thankful for them! We hope you can visit...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The 'Public House' in Woodstock is a great place to have lunch or dinner, and most likely the best! There's the unique location, great food, and the wait personnel is very attentive and friendly. I highly recommend it for any family celebrations and/or business meetings.

Thank misha1035
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Thank you for such a fantastic review, we truly appreciate it! We hope as others read your review they will come and give us a try! Thank you again!

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srhoppe
30 November 2016|
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Response from PublicHouseWoodstock | Property representative |
Yes, we would be happy to help you out with this. Please call and ask to speak with a manager and they will be able to process your request. 815-337-6060
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photoscubagirl
8 December 2015|
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Response from PublicHouseWoodstock | Property representative |
Yes, we do have several gluten free options. When you come in ask your server and they should be able to let you know what is available.
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Tim C
31 January 2015|
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Response from PublicHouseWoodstock | Property representative |
Yes, the main entrance is level and the dining room is also level. It's only when you want to get to the bar area that there are steps. We will be happy to answer any questions and you are welcome to call and ask for me... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098-3258
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +1 815-337-6060
  • E-mail
Description
Owners Brian & Kathryn Loprino, veteran restaurateurs opened their first Public House Restaurant in 2003. By holding true to their creed - Exceptional Food - Great Spirits! They opened an additional location in 2008 serving Crystal Lake.
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