Mystic Celt
Mystic Celt

Mystic Celt

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mysticceltchicago.com/
  • Phone: 7735298550x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 5:00PM

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00PM - 2:00AM

    Saturday: 10:30AM - 3:00AM
    Sunday: 9:30AM - 2:00AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Irish
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Party room available for groups 30-200 people. Room includes private bar, 3 flat screen TVs and an iPod hook-up. Please contact Alison@vaughanhospitality.com for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Alison 3128677717x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Newport Ave.
  • Public Transit: Brownline "L" Southport stop
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered Street Parking available
A word from Mystic Celt
Located in Chicago's Wrigleyville/Lakeview neighborhood, and known for our Famous Celt Burger -10 oz. of USDA Prime beef, traditional Irish dishes and much more! Great place to watch the game and meet your friends.
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Mystic Celt reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (12)great for outdoor dining (10)neighborhood gem (10)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (8)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)fit for foodies (3)special occasion (2)hot spot (2)romantic (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • just nice
    Clement
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    service good and attentive, food good and honest, very kids friendly
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll Be Back!
    BecksBtheFoodie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A friend and I came for brunch and a little Sunday funday! The brunch buffet was so fresh and quality! I had a "make your own omelette", there was a wide variety of choices for my omelette. The buffet style meats and fruits were hot, fresh, and delicious. The drinks were on point. I had a Bloody Mary which was spicy and topped with yummy trimmings of pickles, cheese, olives and sausage! The service and environment were flawless! Our waitress was so sweet. We also had the privalege of meeting one of the owners who was so generous and hospitable. We will most certainly be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dottie
    Dottie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The $11.95 brunch was a great value. The service, food, selection and quality were very high, and the prices were very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Buffet
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went for Sunday brunch buffet. For $11.99 there was a great selection. Omelets, carving station with corned beef, beef and pork roast, Irish meats and black pudding (yeah, that's blood sausage). Sat outside on a perfect day in the awesome Lakeview neighborhood. Waitress was very attentive. They did not have my reservation (made only a couple hours earlier) and had me worried with a paper list of reservation but neverthe less I ended up with my Opentable points.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but didn't look at reserv.
    DiningOut
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great atmosphere and staff was friendly. But I asked for there to be special accommodations for a birthday (ie a piece of cake or a bit of ice cream- that I of course would pay for) when I made the reservation. But they didn't seem to know/remember that was what I had requested.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 46 reviews are from the Mystic Celt reviews archive.
  • JBeeVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Great for Sunday brunch. Great food choices (omelet and waffle bar) fresh meat selections (corned beef, pork, chicken) and many other breakfast and lunch choices. Lively and very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Even with a loss, still a good time
    SpartanFan
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I come here to watch my Spartans often. It's a bit more low-key than other MSU bars in the city and has pretty good food. If you have a big group, aim for the back bar by the couches. Perfect spot to watch a game!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • last minute dinner
    goodeating
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Came late on saint patrickass day, every one was very accomodating. It was pretty.well handicap accessable. Ican't rate much more but my visit Was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Mystic Celt
    Trisha
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Lunch was quite special. The restaurant and bar were only half full so the noise level was low. The food was excellent! I had one of the specials of the day - roast rosemary chicken. My friend had a burger. We both had beer. And we split (90% for me!) chocolate lava cake. It cost about $35 (pre-tax and tip). Service was excellent. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Managed
    Sundevil83VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I am a frequent guest at Mystic Celt. Always great food at a good value and the staff couldn't be friendlier. The daily specials are great too. Cant beat their chicken wings. Obviously a well managed establishment!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant offers quite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The restaurant offers quite a wide variety of food and options. Service was very slow considering we were there for a weekday lunch. Server left our table empty handed although there were several empty plates to be removed and walked over ot an empty table and picked up a couple dishes.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and the game
    JandBVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    The Mystic Celt is good for "bar" food and watching almost any sporting event. Our server was attentive and did not rush us out. We enjoyed the Northwestern v. Ohio State game while dining. The only drawback was the level of noise; wow it was loud!
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  • I like this place
    DanielleVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    Good food and beer selection, fun crowd, always good service, I like this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good bar food, excellent service
    JandBVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    My burger was hugh and tasty. Nice selection of beer and wine too. The mixed drink was not worth it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice bar/restaurant
    tapdogs
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Great location next to brown line Southport stop. Food is good and price reasonably. Lots of food/drink specials every day. Sunday brunch buffet is extremely nice. The only negative is that they don't allow dogs on their outdoor patio sidewalk. Sidewalk is public space and dogs can easily fit below tables. Other restaurants do allow dogs at feet of owners.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmmm it was a good casual place
    artsuyjin
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    the food was good and the people were nice. waiters were always walking not always by our table. The atmosphere was nice and comfy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Blackhawks game!
    Yumm
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    I went to Mystic Celt with a large group of 9 to watch one of the Stanley Cup Final games. The service was excellent. The food was delicious, I recommend the Buffalo Chicken Wrap! And there were great specials on drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect place to watch the game!
    Julie3539VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Mystic Celt was a great place to watch the hawks game! There were several drink and food specials and tvs throughout where turned to the game. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly, and gave us recommendations on which speciality cocktails she liked the most. I'll definitely come back to Mystic Celt to watch a game!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • combo of an Irish pub and
    MsBuzzVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    combo of an Irish pub and a sports bar. Menu could use some healthier options, but otherwise pleasant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we tried the corned beef special
    LuckyVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    we tried the corned beef special which they did a nice job with. prices were a good value for pub food in Chicago. will definitely go back, hopefully they will have some Goose island beers on tap next time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not great, but a good value
    NanB
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    This is not a great brunch, but it is a very good value -$10.95 all you can eat brunch buffet. It is a well supplied-- eggs and potatoes and pancakes were good, sausages and bacon were a little greasy and a little overcooked, not bad. Tables are well spaced, we were comfortable. Staff is friendly but could be a little better focused----twice bringing service (water, utensils etc) for two to a table of three people, bringing the coffee without asking if we wanted sugar or milk, had to wait for both which were brought separately. This is certainly NOT an Irish pub. There is nothing Irish about it except the green paint on the front, the sorta Irish soda bread and the name. It's a typical American sport bar and that's ok! Again, good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mystic Celt consistently has
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Mystic Celt consistently has good food, good service, and good drink specials.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect brunch on New Years Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    I was in need of a brunch place for my group of 12 on New Year's Day. Though there are an infinite number of brunch places in the city, few of them actually take a group reservation more than an hour in advance. Mystic Celt, however, took a reservation DAYS in advance on OpenTable. When we came on New Years Day, my entire group of 12 was seated together at our reservation time with no hassle. In addition to the great reservation, the brunch buffet was actually really good and a great value for the price. For $10.95, Mystic Celt offers an all you can eat brunch buffet complete with carved meats, made to order eggs, and waffles. It was the perfect place to go for a big group to recover from New Years Eve.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our experience was very good.
    JandBVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Our experience was very good. The staff were helpful and efficient. The food was cooked to order and good. The wine was a generous portion and the Irish Coffee was just right.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great!
    Sundevil83VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2012
    Food is always great and a friendly staff keeps me coming back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have lunch their occasionally
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    We have lunch their occasionally when visiting my son who lives a couple of blocks away. It's our favorite place to go. Unfortunately there was a mistake on our order but the food was delicious. We have been three on Sundays for brunch and it is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Managers need to be truthful...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2012
    They gave my table away even after I called 30 min prior to arriving to check on the reservation (as to not waste my trip there). When I arrived the host let me speak to the manager and instead of fessing up to the mistake that they did not read my notes in the OpenTable request, he (the manager)told me they filled up and there was nothing he could do. I was not happy as I am a frequent customer and had higher expectations for my guests. I had my parents with me from out of town and it was embarassing to show up and not have the table as promised via the request and my call 30 min prior to my reservation time. The manger offered appetizers but sadly, I will not be retuning with guests again. Not a happy customer after this particular visit.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We've been to Mystic Celt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2012
    We've been to Mystic Celt many times. Great specials, great atmosphere. Service can be slow depending on time of day or how many large groups are there. Overall, a good place to go. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was surprised at how large
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/24/2012
    Was surprised at how large the restaurant was with opportunities to dine outside, at bar tables, and regular tables. Food was excellant. Tasty corned beef (as you would hope at an Irish Bar) and the mac and cheese was delicious. Service was slow but our waitress had a very large group to deal with at the opposite side of the place, so not good planning by the hostess.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, welcoming staff
    Sundevil83VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2012
    Consistently a great meal and specials make it affordable. The staff is always friendly and helpful - we're regulars here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood spot close
    Mich7240
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    Great neighborhood spot close to Athleta store. Food was just right - burgers and mac n/ cheese hit the spot. Drink menu - loved the blue moon/vodka combo - very refreshing! Will return again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our food was awesome, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/13/2012
    Our food was awesome, the service was so-so...would definitely come back though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Pre-game/ Post-game place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    Came here for dinner before Sox v Cubs game. Had BLT wedge salad - yummy! Burger - perfectly done! Plenty of beer choices, great people watching. Young vibrant crowd. Hostess tried to get us outdoor seating, kept checking for availability and kept us posted.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When I announced my OpenTable
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2012
    When I announced my OpenTable reservation the hostess said that she didn't know how to acknowledge it so just showed us to a table that happened to be available without our reservation. Made me wonder what would have happened if they were busier!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must get the Corned Beef Sandwich!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    Must get the Corned Beef Sandwich! Great little local place to go to when you aren't sure where to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really like the brunch on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/29/2012
    Really like the brunch on Sunday a great deal. Am glad that they take reservations for large groups. Had 12 and sometimes have had a wheel chair. So we always like to call ahead to make sure we have table height seating not pub tables. Lunch carvings need to start at 11:00 instead of noon. Lines get too long everyone is waiting for noon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good meal at a good
    Sundevil83VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2012
    Always a good meal at a good price - love the specials and the promos. Friendly service makes it a regular for me.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent burgers!!! go there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/17/2012
    excellent burgers!!! go there on a TUesday night when they are 5$
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Its a great bar! My hubby
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/9/2011
    Its a great bar! My hubby and I go there on date night so I thought to host my bday dinner there. Unfortunately, this night wasnt the night for a large group. Our waitress kept running off and staying gone for prolong periods of time. Other than that is was a good expeience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for happy hour on a Friday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    Went for happy hour on a Friday with 5 of my girlfriends. We mostly stuck to drinks, but got some chili and mozzarella sticks later. Our waitress was awesome and the food was prompt. The only problem my friends had was the u-shaped seat we had because they found it awkward and hard to hear the other side of the table. I didn't really mind though! (probably had the best seat). I'd definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate