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Public House of Woodstock

101 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098-3258
+1 815-337-6060
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“soups” (27 reviews)
“fish tacos” (15 reviews)
“clam chowder” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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101 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098-3258
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has several rooms which reduces noise and creates more privacy. There are nooks and crannies with a game room room and another with slots. Our burgers and Ruben were above average, with the latter being among the best. Fries are special too. Next...More

1  Thank Martin R
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House of Woodstock, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate it. We are located in the original courthouse of Woodstock, IL and the some of the nooks and crannies you mentioned were the original jail or holding cells. This rich history combined with our scratch kitchen...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in on a cold day and when the door is opened it’s pretty drafty through the restaurant. We had a great server. Good hamburger and fries as well as French onion soup and half sandwich. They also have a nice selection of deserts. We...More

Thank lcrib
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House of Woodstock, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it. We started off the year (2018) with high temps in the single digits and while our front door is located in the foyer those temperatures can be bone-chilling, taking a bit longer to warm up. The Pick...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I drove up to Woodstock to have dinner with my daughter (her niece) to celebrate my daughter's move up to Woodstock to be closer to her job. We love to sit at the bar and The Public House did not disappoint. Very...More

Thank thomassH263XQ
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House of Woodstock, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy to hear that you found us and enjoyed your visit with us and that we gained a new member of our community. Welcome! We look forward to seeing you again soon and hope you will become regulars with us!

Reviewed 18 December 2017

The friendly staff made us feel welcome on a busy night. Great beer selection. I enjoyed the fish tacos.

Thank Kathy S
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House of Woodstock, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit, we hope you will come again in the near future.

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant, apparently one of the busiest night of Woodstock after failing to get a table couple of restaurants around. We stumbled upon PHW and thought waiting for half an hour was fine. As the building and inside decor are heritage and charming....More

Thank conftravel
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House of Woodstock, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Hello, Conftravel! We are happy to hear that you stumbled upon us and had an enjoyable time! We are extremely proud of our staff and our food, we hope you will come back and visit with us again in the near future. Thanks again!

Reviewed 13 November 2017

We stopped by the restaurant this afternoon for what I expected to be fresh and made from scratch type of lunch. What we got was frozen food that they just reheat in the back. The fish in the fish tacos or wraps are not fresh....More

Thank Dijana I
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House of Woodstock, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

We are sorry to hear that you feel this way but can assure you that our kitchen is a scratch fresh kitchen. Our fish is fresh from our seafood purveyor and everything from our 8 homemade soups to our fresh pico de gallo and scratch-made...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Met a friend for dinner. Got there about 5:30 on a Friday night. We both had the fajitas and they were excellent. I did try one of the drink specials (Pumpking White Russian) which was not very good - but it sure sounded good! By...More

Thank dbishop75
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House of Woodstock, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you for choosing us to spend time with your friend for dinner, we truly do appreciate it. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner but we apologize that the drink was not to your liking. We hope you said something to your server,...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017

We chose this place for our sons wedding rehearsal dinner. Got a tip from our hotel. read the reviews. WOW is what I have to say. The place has great atmosphere. Mollie was our server and what a pro. Prompt service in every way. She...More

Thank Keagan C
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House of Woodstock, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

First, let us congratulate the new couple on their marriage, we wish them many years of happiness together. Next, thank you for choosing us for this special occasion we are always honored to be a part of it and want to make it memorable for...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

We arrived at about 11:30 and it's a good thing we did, by 12:30 the place was packed...so there's your big hint! I had the filet mignon sandwich and it was very good, but I can't remember if my mom had the shrimp tacos or...More

Thank SandCrawler
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House of Woodstock, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

SandCrawler, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We think our location is wonderful as well, it has such a rich history and to be able to let the public enjoy it is a great feeling. Because of the demand,...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

This quaint eatery in the Old Court House at the Town Square was just perfect for a quick lunch. The homemade Pumpkin Soup, a seasonal special , was hearty an filling. The sandwiches are generous and a very complete variety. We had a table at...More

Thank fitzkneemd
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House of Woodstock, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for your review, we truly appreciate it. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again in the near future.

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Kate O
1 December 2017|
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Response from PublicHouseWoodstock | Property representative |
Yes, we are wheelchair accessible.
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Ashoken
15 September 2017|
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Response from Ted F | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the answers above. Good food at reasonable prices.
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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
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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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