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Public House

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101 N. Johnson Street, Woodstock, IL 60098
+1 815-337-6060
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Location. Great Food - I had their Chicken Club and it was perfect the best fries. Great Prices on Food and Drinks. Great Drink Menu.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good restaurant on the Historic Woodstock Square (West Side) in the old McHenry County Courthouse now turned restaurant. Excellent Variety of Steaks, Fish and Sandwich dishes.

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Thank tm403j
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are happy that you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come and dine with us again in the near future. More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great martinis and entrees! Server gave us our space to eat and chat, but was accessible when wanted. Good portions and not celt made drinks. Local above average dining.

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Thank William M
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we truly do appreciate it! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, please come again in the near future. More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just Amazing really enjoyed the visit we really enjoyed this town the people were very friendly and helpful

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Thank Truebeleiver
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we truly appreciate it! Glad to hear that you enjoy celebrating your special day with us. We hope you won't wait another year before visiting us again. More 

Villa Park, Illinois
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant a number of times and always enjoyed ourselves. They have a wonderful menu with so many wonderful options it is always hard for me to decide. I ordered one of their tasty salads while my husband ordered one of their burgers and we were both happy with our choices. They have specials daily. My... More 

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Thank Sweetie333
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we truly appreciate it! We are glad that you shared in your review not only about our great food, but also about our location. It truly is one of a kind! We are located in the original County Courthouse/Jail located on the square in Woodstock. And yes the movie Groundhog Day was filmed... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My best friend and I often have either lunch or dinner at the Public House in Woodstock! It is our favorite place in Woodstock! We love the food and the great customer service we always receive from this cozy restaurant! Everyone from the hostess, to the waitresses and assistants are always friendly and welcoming! If you are visiting Woodstock or... More 

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Thank chicagoan17
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, we truly appreciate it! We always enjoy hearing that our guests enjoy dining with us, and a recommendation is the highest form of a compliment we could receive. Thank you again! More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Best claw chowder in Woodstock, very friendly service best owners around. Family friendly, prices are okay but worth it for the good food.

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Thank Desiree S
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we truly appreciate it. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future! More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It is set in an old jail in the main square of Woodstock. The menu is pretty diverse with some gluten free options. We enjoyed it.

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Thank David F
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, we truly appreciate it! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again in 2017. More 

Woodstock, Illinois
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Very busy place that over books reservations and packs people in like sardines!! We ended up having to sit at a bar table because we had already waited 20 minutes past our reservation time and we were going to a show. Their menu has more potential then they take time for-example Mushroom Soup was just beef broth with mushrooms and... More 

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Thank Laurie M
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your visit wasn't what we strive for with every guest. Although we get very busy at times we do try our best to stay on schedule and accommodate our guests. We would ask that you try us out again and if it is not up to your expectations please ask to speak with a... More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Nice selection of sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads and homemade soup. We were greeted with an employee holding the door open for us...nice touch! The waiter was friendly and when I asked questions about the menu and seasonal specials he answered everything. I will be going back and bringing friends along !

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Thank brrr48
PublicHouseWoodstock, Guest Relations Manager at Public House, responded to this review

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 with us and that our service was professional and friendly and that you enjoyed the menu selections. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
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 Street, Woodstock, IL 60098
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +1 815-337-6060
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?