Corcoran’s Grill & Pub

4.6
98 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish

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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bears game !!!

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vipLincolnPark
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to watch the Thursday night game with some friends. Many tables outside with good views of TVs for the game. Food and service were both great.

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KristinK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great experience given what’s happening with COVID. The staff was friendly but not super attentive to its tables with customers waiting for periods of time. Food was great and I loved my aperol spritz!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot after our soccer game!

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vipClaireH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Went here specifically to watch a basketball game. The place was packed but I was still able to reserve a table same day. The atmosphere for watching a game is great but the service was very slow. We all got burgers and they were all overcooked, but drinks were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Way too noisy. Was led to believe it was a good restaurant that had a bar. But it was just a bar with a good menu. There is a big difference.

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vipRobert
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff and servers! Beautiful classic decor! I definitely will go back!!

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viplily
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Loud just ok service

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AnthonyH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Veri good food, highly recommend the corner beef sandwich

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DiningOutIsPerfect
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New years eve at Corcoran’s before heading across the street to Second City.

Food was very good, great drink selection, very friendly staff... what else do you need to know?

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JudyS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Irish pub atmosphere. Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nachos were gross, but the cheese curds were awesome!

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Mepfoodie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Small venue in an old building with cozy nooks and booths. Dressed for the holidays. Food was awesome! Could use a few mire severs but it was the holidays after all. Crowded but manageable.

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BrandonS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience.

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vipmadisonvisitor1
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch spot, especially the mimosa package!!

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Checkplease
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wait staff attentive, food was good and served fast. Various appetizers were very good. Shepherd's Pie and Burgers were delicious! 2 of our party disappointed no Reubens on menu - strange i agree. Both had Buffalo Chicken wraps instead and not thrilled with plain hot sauce on chicken insisting not Buffalo. Would definitely come again.

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LaurieW
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, great location, fun Irish Pub atmosphere. Right across the street from 2nd City!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

3:30 on a Tuesday afternoon. We pretty much had the place to ourselves. Service was great! Didn't catch her name, but she was very attentive and did her job well. My fish&chips were good! Solid wings! I'm glad it was slow because I was wearing Michigan stuff, and this is ALL Michigan State! Ha! It's a cool place.

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Connor
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was in the area for a second city show and stopped by Corcoran’s based on a recommendation. It was a little louder than anticipated and more of a bar than restauraunt which was not conveyed. But still really good food and good beer selection. Overall a good stop!

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Pappyq4
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the patio

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vipCookie
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on a beautiful summer evening and enjoyed an Aperol Spritz during happy hour. Afterwards, enjoyed a delicious chicken and parmesan fries. Yum!

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JohnW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent value and well situated for pre-show dinner before the Second City performance across the road.
I was really glad we could sit on the patio since the crowd noise inside was extremely loud.

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vipCookie
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening weather wise and we sat outside and watched the world go by! Food is always good and I particularly enjoyed one of the specialty drinks - a margarita sangria. Emer was our waitress and she was very attentive. Always enjoy my visits!

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Daddio
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

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TiaLenae
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Redbeard
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipcharlie
Chicago
227 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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BonnieB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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JaneB
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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Andres
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server takes to long

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Suburbanites
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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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AngelaF
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipJeremyF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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JosephR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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GayD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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BrandonG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience1

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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Mark
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLivinintheCity
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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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vipFrankQ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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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You can order delivery directly from Corcoran’s Grill & Pub using the Order Online button. Corcoran’s Grill & Pub also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 440-0885.

Corcoran’s Grill & Pub is rated 4.6 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.