Public Landing

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$30 and under
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American
*PLEASE NOTE the Scenic Dog Friendly Patio is Open! ALL Patio Reservations - due to the popularity of the Patio - to guarantee a seat, you must call for your Patio reservation. During peak hours, all reservations made within 45 minutes of arrival may not be honored. Step inside and experience 200 years of the historical beauty of our 22 inch thick limestone walls and original hand hewn beams.
OPEN FOR HOLIDAY DINING! Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve.
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S
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This menu was amazing. There was something for each one in our party of eight, and everyone enjoyed and shared all their entrées with each other. The Public Landing setting is beautiful alongside a beautiful park and an old canal. My wife loved the lime stone walls and her sister even commented we have never seen such a beautiful restaurant in the suburbs before. We even purchased tickets to attend their Oktoberfest party. See you soon.

C
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service next to a beautiful park. Great place to have a nice meal.

LR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Not many restaurants in Lockport. Food was the main issue. It just was ok for the price. Service was great. I just expected better food.

OT
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

No complaints. Food and service were very good. Rib-eye was very slightly overcooked but still quite tasty and the lake perch was good. Nice size portions and the bread pudding dessert is outstanding.

OT
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Have not been to the Public Landing in about a year, but the quality has slipped in terms of the quality of food and the variety of the menu. Was disappointed with the special (Opah) which was a bit fishy, the rice sticky. The menu has shrunk significantly from what I remember. Disappointing as we have great memories of our past visits.

M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Patio is awesome!

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot wait to return. The atmosphere was really nice and relaxing. The food was outstanding. Really, from the appetizers to the dessert. Just fabulous. We'll be recommending Public Landing to all our friends. We really love the outside seating and welcoming environment for dogs. That alone would bring us back. It is #1 on our list!! Thanks for the opportunity to make a reservation with ease, enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and eat and drink wonderful food.

EK
Chicago
174 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was pretty good but not a huge selection. The lobster bisque tasted like out of a can. Ambiance is nice and service was fine.

KS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing as always
Pam is such an attentive server. Very knowledgeable of the menu and outstanding service

L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food good but the drinks have always been a very short poor

KD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were having dinner, husband, myself for,and sister. The waitress and server were great. The food was excellent. My sister and I had the duck which was fantastic and my husband had the fish and chips. Everything was fantastic. Thank you for a beautiful evening.

r
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was okay had the salmon dish it was a little dry. The atmosphere is nice and I would go back again but then I would have a filet.

KS
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pam is outstanding!!! She is the best server around. Eleven people having cocktails dinner and dessert. She was just perfect. Food is out of this world. Steak fish pasta delicious. Always a great place for a date or a group for a special occasion! Dan the owner knows how to keep people coming back and takes care of his employees!! Amazing

KD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was excellent. I will return. I did ask for the children’s menu and it was limited,but my grandkids would enjoy chicken tenders and pasta with butter. Thank you for a great evening. It was my birthday so our life celebration was great.

TS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place to have a special dinner. Everything I expected from the reviews and more.

AT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Normally we have a great time but this time due to poor service the quality of our food was lacking. Our server lacked a sense of urgency. He also failed to check on us until we had already finished our meal. Normally I wouldn’t complain but having the right staffing choice is so important. Even if it was just an off evening it’s okay to ask for help.

GP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great. Food was too. Will definitely be back.

BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & great service

LC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love sitting on patio on a summer nite!
Even rained scuttlebutt their umbrellas are big enough we did not get wet. Love the dog menu and that we can bring our little friend with us to dinner. Great Place###

D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was poor

S
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As is always the case, our experience was excellent. We had the duck dinner and it was cooked perfectly. The waiter was attentive without being intrusive.

d
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

My food was luke warm. Should have been served properly. This being an old building, has probably not been properly remediated. I suspect the building has excessive mold levels. The building should be tested by a mold remediation expert. The accoustics are terrible. You can barely hear the person next to you. My wife liked her food, but mine was not prepared properly and was luke warm at best. The outside is much nicer than the inside. Old buildings don't have to be this way, they need to be rehabbed properly. I was blowing my nose for the next day or so after being in the building. I had higher hopes. The waitress was very nice, but she was a bit hurried, perhaps she had too many tables?

N
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to eat. Reliable quality of food and always great, friendly service.

SB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual. Service and food excellent

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with great service. Steak was cooked to perfection!

M
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is no place better to sit outside on a nice summer day then at Public Landing. Our experience was perfect

S
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. What a beautiful restaurant hidden in lockport. The food and service are top notch. Your patio is probably one of the most scenic gorgeous patios anywhere.

G
Chicago
111 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice late afternoon dinner on the patio. Their patio is one of the best around.
The 4 cheese soup was a hit. The coconut shrimp was very tasty and the Shanghai stir fry with chicken was great and a large serving.
The 2 deserts were both great. They also had a good wine selection.

L
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and cocktails! Would go back and tru new items. Love the outdoors!

b
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Awful food, will not come back

FM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

In general food was quite good. Ribs were disappointing.

VS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant-beet salad is fantastic! So many items on the menu its hard to decide what to order-service is great -would definitely recommend this eatery to friends

DR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Catching up with friends. We didn’t get rushed out and you can actually hear the conversation.

JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Atmosphere, great food, friendly staff!

RK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Debbie was great!! She was knowledgeable and professional.

MK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Early dinner. Menu was varied so even my mom found something and enjoyed it. A couple of us were seated over a floor AC register, it was cold for some of them. But we will definitely return.

e
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate a birthday. Everything was delicious and the restaurant is very attractive. Out server was very good.

GR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

PB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very interesting old building. Great architecture. Great food and service. Very cozy place.

MV
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both amazing. Crab cakes we delish and so were our dinners.

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