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Elgin Public House

$$ - $$$American, ,
219 E Chicago St, 219 E Chicago St, 60120-6502, Elgin, Illinois, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
+1 847-468-8810
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“fried pickles” (10 reviews)
“bison burger” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
219 E Chicago St, 219 E Chicago St, 60120-6502, Elgin, Illinois, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to visit this place with a lively bar, good selection of beers, and delicious sandwiches. The Grumpy Cuban is my favorite sandwich by far. The sweet potato fries are excellent as well. My husband always gets fish, and it is cooked exactly the...More

Thank hazelhedge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice this week and my wife raved about her portabella topped burger on our first visit. I had the meatloaf special and it was just "okay". We returned the other evening and she had the same and I tried a bacon cheeseburger - neither...More

Thank cudakidd53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my husband to wait during a wedding for the reception. We had Marci at the bar. She was great and very helpful and personable. This is a great place to have a drink in a relaxing environment!

Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is the first negative review I've ever written and I've written quite a few. We made a reservation for 10 people for Sunday brunch to celebrate a family member's birthday. When we arrived, I noticed a sign that said that parties of 10 would...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Dined here with my sister and 17 year old niece. The menu is large and has more to it than simple bar food (burger, pizza, nachos). There are full entrees, comfort food, sandwiches, salads, soups and chilli. We were so full we didn't even look...More

Thank CARA J
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I have been here a couple of times the past couple of months and both times I got the sloppy joes with cheese and bacon. It was good both times.

Thank U8077HKlindah
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you are ever in the area, you must try EPH! There are options for anyone and beer selection is great too!!!

Thank Katryne P
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I've visited several times at different hours of the day and have never been disappointed. The food is great, the staff is great and $1 desserts! Highly recommend!

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Overall a good meal with good service. The burger and Mac & Cheese were very good...the cheese curds were a tad overcooked and I am surprised they'd serve a Fat Tire in a can. Solid experience. Would we go back. Yes.

Thank metntex
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Meeting for business, great surprise with space on back and attendance, place was packed. Family friendly atmosphere. Following waitress recommendation ordered a Burger Saltimbocca and will never forget. It was simply delicious!!! A must in that beautiful city.

Thank 179miltonc
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5 January 2017|
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Response from kitzbuhelkid | Reviewed this property |
I would certainly think so. Very spacious restaurant with a great atmosphere. Enjoy.
sandra b
3 October 2016|
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Response from nhagel8840 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. they do. We went there once because we love brunch and had enjoyed our dinner there. Some of the other customers seemed to be repeat customers. It wasn't for us. We did not like the Eggs Benedict. They were... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
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: 219 E Chicago St, 219 E Chicago St, 60120-6502, Elgin, Illinois, Elgin, IL 60120-6502
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-468-8810
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