Corcoran’s Grill & Pub

4.2
75 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
Corcoran's Grill & Pub is located in the heart of Old Town neighborhood, across the street from The Second City. 15 Beers on Tap (including craft, Irish imports and domestic selections), signature cocktails and wine. Irish & American cuisine featuring Pub burger, Fish & Chips, Corned Beef Sandwich and much more! Open for lunch, dinner and late night, offering great daily deals. In the spring and summer we offer special hours, an amazing beer garden as well as a front patio.
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D
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Location location location...right across from 2nd City. If not for that...no reason to go.

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TL
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bottomless mimosas were amazing!! For $13, you can’t beat it!

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat! Food was amazing and the drinks were also.

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c
Chicago
188 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Despite the fact that we had reservations, the restaurant was not ready for us. When I told the young male server that we had a reservation for seven people, he went to the back of the place to find out what to do from a female server. He then tried to seat us at a table with high bar chairs, but I told him that that would not do since we were all senior citizens who would find that next to impossible. He again consulted with the female server, and she came up to me and said that if we did not want to sit there, we could try to find places outside, on our own, offering no help at all. When I asked what good making a reservation made, she said that the servers were not responsible for reservations, and that if I wanted to complain, she would give me the phone number of a manager and would explain how to contact him. We decided to squeeze into a booth in the bar area. The food was good; however, I had ordered steak quesadillas , but received chicken instead. They were okay, but not what I ordered. Overall, we survived the experience, but none of us would ever return.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place been here twice to meet our son’s who live in the city for lunch with their girlfriends. Food and service is always great! Love the back area indoor outdoor eating!

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

What a fun Irish pub! The decor and food were authentic as far as I can tell. You can't get bangers and mash just anywhere. I had salmon with the most delicious vegetable mix, but mainly it seems a beer and sandwich kind of place. It was loud but not impossible to talk.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When subtitles were blocking the basket in a basketball game and a few tables including my own requested they be taken off we were told they couldn’t be. Other TVs (that we couldn’t see from our table) didn’t have subtitles though.

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A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Server takes to long

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S
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great location across from a Second City and nice seating further back. Wait staff was slow but otherwise we really enjoyed it

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AF
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner this past weekend whiles watching the Michigan State Spartans beat Michigan to take a share of the Big Ten title. From the minute we walked in, the manager and wait staff made sure we were taken care of. The food was amazing! Best fish and chips in the city. Pro tip: order a side of curry sauce to dip the fries into--you will thank me once you try it! Amazing wings, burgers, and corned beef. The crowd is great--some casual, some dressed up. You'll feel comfortable whether you're watching a game or having dinner before a show. I love this place!

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JF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to Corcorans with some bros for a classic bar dinner. The meal did not disappoint and I liked their cocktail menu.

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place to stop for a Second City or Zaneys night. I liked the fish and chips. The tacos were good too. A little cold if you sit by the front door, but hey you just can't teach manners anymore, anywhere. That's not Corcoran's fault. The service was excellent.

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GD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

When our party of 2 arrived, the hostess had the table already set and reserved for us. It was a lively Saturday night so the front half of the place was crowded and a bit too noisy for table talk so she moved us to the back half of the place which was much better. The flatbreads that we ordered were great and generous with the toppings. We had a great time before going to Second City. Highly recommend if you don't mind a chatty pub.

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BG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

The food was fantastic, though no one came to seat us for twenty minutes, and it was really crowded. It may have just been a really bad day, and my fiancee and i might try it again in the future.

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location for pre or post second city shows. Very reasonable pricing.

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LC
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Turkey, Apple & Brie made with 3 slices of turkey roll was VERY DISAPPOINTING!!! 5 other meals were just ok. We were there about a year ago & food was really good! Not sure what changed, but we won’t bother trying again.

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FQ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Visited the restaurant after making a reservation on OpenTable. I arrived and there is no one to greet patrons. Its a very noisy place filled with wall to wall television screens. When I finally tracked someone down to ask about my reservation the woman told me they had not turned on their reservation system.
She proceeded to look around the restaurant for a table and 5 minutes later told us there was nothing available and we would have to wait. When I asked how long she told me she didn't know but we would be next. Since we had theatre tickets we left the restaurant and would never go back.

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C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a good sign when an Irish pub plays Irish music! I loved the decor and mood not to mention great food and service!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

We had a large group and they were very accommodating . Great atmosphere and good music.

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GF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we had a 1:30 pm saturday afternoon reservation prior to a second city performance during the holidays. so many things could have gone wrong BUT nothing did. our party ranged in age from 22 years old to 65, we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. the service, food along with food and drink options met/exceeded our expectations. a few in our party were unfamiliar with corcoran's. We all will return.

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AD
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We needed a place close to second city, and this was perfect. Friendly service and quality bar food.

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FH
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food, drinks and service were all good, we had a great experience.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Nice “pub” atmosphere

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DC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was ok. The waitress was very sweet, but the place was super dark. The food was good. I got the mushroom flatbread and my friends both got burgers. We were all satisfied with our meal. It was a decent place, just very dark.

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LJ
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was good and server was really nice. Not much of an Irish atmosphere or pub feel. More nightclub in a sports bar. Not my thing, but may appeal to someone.

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c
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We were in town for a long weekend and had tix for Second City. We chose Corcoran's for its nearness to the theater. That's the only good thing I could say about it.

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JR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Typical Irish pub. Good for a few beers and an Irish dish.

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SW
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC place. the best food in the area! BEST service. Josh, our waiter was wonderful. Everyone so friendly and accommodating. We were on vacation and ate most of our meals there. LOVE THIS PUB!!

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BR
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Service was amazing!

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T
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

One of three of our meals was ok. The grilled cheese and tomato soup was good. The corned beef sandwich was bland and the flat bread was served cold. Waitress not the best. Overall, bad choice. Wish we would have chosen a different place.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The service was good, and the food was good as well, however, there were quite a few options that were out, but didn’t seem like it was communicated to the server. Which made things we didn’t actually order come out, so some food came out later.

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MP
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Picked it because we had tickets for Second City across the street. Pretty average food and service.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were great once again...and Gemma made a great Old fashioned.

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J
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Soup. Shepherd pie. Chicken wrap

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BC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place!!! Great food, drinks, and service!!! My husband and I had our first date there and the manager was so sweet wheb he heard this! Whether you're looking to grab a pint and some food or maybe meet someone cool, this is a great neighborhood place!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, great place to meet friends for a drink or a bite! LIsa(Bartender) always friendly and provides GREAT service! And always has a smile on her face! Great food for an Irish pub. Not your standard “bar food”.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service! Love their patio and back bar.

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RP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very comfortable feel, like an old neighborhood hangout. The Irish ambiance seemed authentic, not pretentious. Food was very good on all accounts, particularly the fish and chips and the macaroni and cheese options. Service was attentive, and staff allowed us to be seated prior to our reservation time (since we were early). Overall, a very positive experience for these out-of-towners!

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CR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Took a while for someone to get to us but it was Sat nite and expected. We were in the restaurant and hostess explained the Beer Garden was hopping. Hostess was very nice and food was excellent.

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B
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very lively for a Monday. Great food and drink specials. The waitress was a little slow at times to the point where we had to track her down for drinks, and she forgot our drinks a few times as well. Other than that, a really fun place with a great patio. We will go back.

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