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Emerald Loop

216 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-4331
+1 312-263-0200
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
216 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-4331
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Emerald Loop
1. Traditional Irish Fare
"Delicious "Irish Pub" food;"
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2. Great Lunch Specials
"the menu is more extensive that you'd expect from a pub"
Taylor B
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3. Beer, wine & cocktails
"Great Irish Pub with amazing food."
Linda F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to have dinner near our hotel. Emerald Loop intrigued us. I drank Magners apple cider and had the brisket. Brisket is served with close slaw (creamy), mac and cheese, corn bread and a Guiness-based barbecue sauce. Huge serving. We’re from...More

Thank MCITiger
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I liked this place. Very tasty. Good service and very nice location. Portions are large. They have beer, wine, strong alcohol and cocktails.

Thank lukas21011977
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

They have the best brisket i have maybe ever had. $50 for two dinners with a peach cobbler for dessert in Chicago? Yes it is real! Also had the candies bacon and kettle fries! Wow. And above average french onion soup. Stop looking at $100+...More

Thank Lou C
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was close to my hotel and I visited for the mac and cheese that I found through the online menu. The description sounds like an ooey-gooey comfort rendition of a special occasion dish but the reality was well-cooked pasta with an extremely light...More

Thank Alison D
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We stopped in on a Friday night and were seated quite quickly. This is a loud place so conversation may be limited. Our drinks were served quickly. The food came shortly after and was tasty. I had the Friday night Tilapia with rice and steamed...More

Thank 123LeAMP
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

I find it very hard to find excellent chicken wings. If you like wings, this place knows what they are doing. Cooked just so, not dry, moist. I chose the Guinness BBQ sauce. Tell me that doesn’t sound like the cat’s meow. Dessert was a...More

Thank Joaquindapark
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Went with my husband who was in Chicago on business. Got there at 5:57pm - happy hour ended at 6 yet server wouldn’t give us special. The poutine was fantastic. Black and blue burger was not that great - the bottom bun broke due to...More

Thank Shena D
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Seated promptly on a Monday evening. Service very slow, but our waitress appeared to be working hard, maybe understaffed that night? Husband had meatloaf and REAL mashed potatoes, stated the meatloaf was one of the best he's ever had. Daughter had a burger which she...More

Thank ConnieandTom
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Great service received here for our family. Very accepting of having the kids there on a busy afternoon. Drinks were refreshing and the waitress was very friendly. Snacks were also cheap and delicious. Highly recommend the quisedias. Happy hour late afternoon don't miss It!

Thank belinda m
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Where to start?! The service was outstanding... we were seated promptly and the place was hopping busy. Unbelievably, the food was even better than the service! The roast chicken was succulent and tasty (recommended by our server) and the brisket was the best I've ever...More

Thank easterndixie
Downtown / The Loop
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flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-4331
  • Public Transportation: CTA bus (134, 135, 136, 145, 146), Red Line train (State & Lake), Brown Line train (State & Lake), Green Line train (State & Lake), Purple Line train (State & Lake), Orange Line train (State & Lake), Pink Line train (State & Lake), Metra train (Millennium station), Cabs plentiful
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-263-0200
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In downtown Chicago, locals and tourists have a place to call their own: Emerald Loop Bar & Grill. Our American Irish roots are infused in everything from our hospitality to our atmosphere, but our menu was designed with everyone in mind. That means you can find everything from Irish classics to American fare, and even some surprises in-between. Best of all, we’re fully stocked on the best craft beer and cocktails you can get your hands on. So, whether you’re stopping by for our lunch specials, happy hour deals, or even a private celebration in our event space, we’re here to make sure you have everything you need at your fingertips.
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