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About Public Landing Restaurant

Step inside and experience 200 years of the historical beauty of our 22 inch thick limestone walls and original hand hewn beams.
OPEN ALL HOLIDAYS!! Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

200 W 8th St
Lockport, IL 60441
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:

Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm


Dinner:

Tuesday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 8:30pm

Friday & Saturday: 3:30pm - 9:30pm

Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm


Closed Mondays

Cross Street:
158th & Archer Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(815) 838-6500

Website:
http://www.publiclandingrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Parking available in all area city and business lots.

Executive Chef:
Chef Potter

Private Party Facilities:
Affordable Elegance! Private events from 25 - 150. Attractive banquet rooms available. Outdoor ceremonies, wedding receptions, private bridal suite, rehearsal dinners, showers, any occasion! Call us to start planning your next event.

Private Party Contact:
Dana : (815) 768-0017

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Public Landing Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Special Occasion (22)
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Good for a Date (22)
Scenic View (17)
Casual (16)
Romantic (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Cozy (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Business Meals (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We ad a wonderful meal. It was a birthday celebration, just my wife & me. My wife had the rib eye & wedge salad. It was tender and tasty. I had prime rib stroganoff. It was excellent. We would both recommend our dinners. The restaurant is decorated beautifully for Christmas.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

One of our favorite date night restaurants

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great ambiance, friendly staff, many menu options. Good for steak, fish, BBQ.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Can never go wrong with Public Landing. Delicious food. Lovely ambiance, especially around Christmas time.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food over the top.....as usual. Our server Debbie was exceptional. Just love everything about the Public Landing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Casual, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Nice place, service was good, but the food was really bad. My wife ordered the filet and lobster tail, I got the ribeye. Both steaks were underdone, not a big deal, but the quality was very low. The lobster tail was very tough and fishy, we could have gotten much better surf and turf at Red Lobster.
Could be a nice place for a sandwich or maybe the pasta, but stay away from the steak and sea food.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful first experience at Public Landing. The service was top notch. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas, so the ambiance was lovely. I had the maple pork tenderloin with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus and it couldn't have been better. Hearty portions allowed me to take some home and enjoy the next day. My husband had the beef stroganoff and it was so good he polished off his healthy portion. We shared the peach cobbler for dessert and it was delicious. It was more expensive than a casual dining place, but that is ok. We were there for a special occasion and it was well worth it. I will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Public Landing is hands-down the absolute best. We have been going here for years and it just keeps getting better. My wife always enjoys a nice fillet, with grilled asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes. I’m a big fan of the fatty and flavorful ribeye with sautéed mushrooms. We will see you soon in the holiday decorations look beautiful.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a great meal!
Crab cake appetizers are amazing!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very good food, excellent service. Highly recommend this restaurant if you like good food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was our first time here, and the food & ambiance were fantastic!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Atmosphere is great, a few years ago it was stellar, not on Sunday, November 5th.
We had 7 women for dinner and none of us were a fan of our food. We all had different
Items. Our drinks were very good. Hoping it was just a fluke. I was embarrassed because
I suggested the place.

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a great meal. The service was so nice. Just wonderful!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

PUBLIC LANDING has been out date night restaurant fur 23 years and is always a beautiful romantic place to go to or any occasions for that matter. Service is excellent, we had MJ last night and she is so personable and attentive, food is always delicious and ambiance is great! We love this place!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Probably the BEST crab cakes I've had and I have had them at some highly rated places. Service was very good but seemded a little rushed to handle all of her tables. Second time here and would DEFINITELY return.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Pleasant surprise! Looked for restaurant close to Joliet's Rialto Square Theater for pre-show dinner and this is only 15 minutes away. Good food, excellent service and nice ambiance. Will certainly return to check out the outdoor dining in the warmer months.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was our first time but certainly won't be our last. It is a hidden gem. Can't believe they have been around for 30 years.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants . Good food , atmosphere is amazing ! Recommend to my friends

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Healthy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband went for Sweetest Day and the weather was beautiful which made the view spectacular. The fall colors were present in the trees and we were able to get some beautiful pictures before dinner. The menu was scrumptous and the entire experience was wonderful!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Due to traffic we were running about ten to fifteen minutes late, so I called. They were very nice and we see when you get here. We got there and our table was waiting. Very nice and our food was delicious. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone. Ambiance was perfect and so was the food.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Awesome food. Loved the Limstone Rigatoni. Huge portion. Nice atmosphere. Beautiful building.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We are frequent guests at public Landing and are never disappointed. The atmosphere is wonderful year around, food is always delicious and service could not be better!

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Beautiful historic building & great company. But truthfully, for as many times as I've heard how incredible Public Landing is, I wasn't doing any cartwheels. Expensive. Waitress was a little abrasive. Pasta with sun-dried tomatoes was decent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Good food and great service. The wait staff was knowledgeable and very helpful

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

our favorite. treated like family with good drinks and good food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I went to Public Landing for my birthday dinner. We had a table of 7, which included 2 children. They were able to accommodate our party easily. The service was great, the food was wonderful. I have to say, the parking was a bit limited, as we had to walk all the way across 159th to park. It was due to a wedding at the venue. Though understandable, was still a teensy bit irritating.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent! Beautiful inside. Food was great. Good variety.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

A good restaurant in a lovely setting. The food is very good and our waiter was excellent. Would highly recommend Public Landing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great evening! We sat outside on the patio on a beautiful evening. The service was really good and the wait staff were friendly.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Will definitely go back again! Very nice night of dining at this historical sight.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. You can be casual or dressy and still be comfortable. They have a very nice patio that is dog friendly. The restaurant is in a historic building and the commuter train goes right by it. Noise level in the restaurant is minimal, on the patio it may be a little noisier but the trains go by very quickly. Service was very good. Would definitely recommend the restaurant and will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

We always have top service and delicious food when we go. The atmosphere is unique and it's a gem of Lockport.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Fantastic prime rib! Everything was delicious and will def return!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Enjoyed the decor of the restaurant along with the ability to sit outside if so desired. Food was tasty and abundant as I had a salad that was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Always great food and great service. Nice atmosphere and ambiance. If you are going with older persons might night be so great if hard of hearing as if it is crowded might be hard to hear each other. We had no problems on this visit as it was just two of us but the last time there were six of us and it was too hard for them to hear the conversation .
Great food choices. Always have great choices for dessert. Always great specials on the drink menu as well as the food specials. It is our go-to place.

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

wife had the tuna and said that it was the best she has ever had. service and people are great. our favorite

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Meal was great. The only issue is with a discount I was using that was denied due to fine print. Read the fine print on all discounts. My discount actually stated "Cash only" for a requirement. It's 2017. Who requires cash? I feel this requirement was only placed in discount to catch the patron off guard and force them to spend higher price on meal. I felt terribly cheated.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Was a nice patio we had a little dog with. Waitress was very apologetic when she spilled a beer on me. We grabbed a table because we wanted an unbrella and didnt check in first and was approached and was told we should have checked in first. Food was ok nothing spectacular, cost $50 for 2 for lunch with 1 cocktail no appitizer and no dessert. Seemed pricey. Unsure if i would return.

Thank you

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great food for a get together with friends. A little noisy , and tables are quite close together.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Good food, good service, nice ambiance, older crowd

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