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Public Landing

4.6
574 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(815) 838-6500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Potter
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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.
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Private party contact
Dana : (815) 768-0017
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
158th & Archer Avenue
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Parking details
Parking available in all area city and business lots.
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Special events & promotions
Open for Holiday Dining - Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day and New Year's Eve. Call for reservations and information!
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 574 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Been about a year since my last visit here and I've been to Public Landing many times over the past years. Have to say I'm never disappointed in the food, service, atmosphere. Quality is amazingly consistent no matter what I get off the menu.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

As usual, the Public Landing satisfied our desire for an upscale meal with great atmosphere and excellent service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Beet salad to die for. Great food and service. Definitely will be back.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As usual the the food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Interesting historic building and good food and service, though very Will County.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

All was good. Good meal, small menu to choose.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We were a group of four. We were somewhat disappointed with the change in the wine list as there was a limited choice of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, but the selection we had, a Trentadue La Storia Super Tuscan was great. The crab cakes we had as an appetizer were delicious with an interesting prep. Our entrees were the following: whitefish with crabmeat was very good, but rich; prime rib was a little tough and lacked presentation; farfalle toscano was okay but needed parmesan cheese; ribeye with peppercorn crusted was good. Our waitress, Debbie, was fantastic and saw to all our needs in a timely fashion.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

It’s all good !! Server was great wine was good. Be back soon!!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Hidden gem in Lockport
Everything was great , food , service and ambiance

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Located in the beautiful restored 1838 Gaylord Building, this restaurant has a great patio and garden area. It is adjacent to the historic I&M canal and the walk along the canal is beautiful and interesting in every season. We have never been disappointed with the service, food, or ambiance. Just wish they would change their policy of limiting coupons to one per table even when couples request separate checks.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Incredible Food that is prepared perfectly. Great wine at reasonable prices. Landmark building that is very cool from the 1800's.. We got married there ...awesome reception hall.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love Public Landing. It is a special get together restaurant as it is a little pricey.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was outstanding and the service superb. The atmosphere is so nice at any table. We enjoy coming here for date nights and feel treated.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wow! What a great meal. Our food was excellent! Everything we ate tasted amazing. Started out with the loaded house made chips which were fabulous. The filet was so tender and cooked perfectly accompanied with a double baked potato. The other entree we ordered was the maple bourbon pork tenderloin and it was amazing too. For us, this place was a hidden gem and had no idea it was here but once we opened the door it was quite busy and loved the stone wall interior and decor. Arrived early for our reservation but was seated right away (thanks!). Can't wait to go back especially when the weather is nicer to sit outside.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food and friendly service in fine atmosphere. Fish, beef, chicken all made uniquely and very tasty.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The Good Friday Lake Perch was rather bland. The food was just food, not Good Food.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Jeff is always the finest server!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Good restaurant in a historic building. One of my favorites. We have been going there for years to celebrate special occasions or just for a good meal.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Met here for a special occasion on a Sunday afternoon. The service was excellent, we were not rushed, after appetizers and several drinks, we place our entree orders. The food came out quickly and hot. I ordered the half duck for $28; I have enjoyed duck on many occasions traveling across the country. I must say, this serving was the most expensive anywhere and not that tasteful. Others in the party all enjoyed their meals. The restaurant and area is very scenic.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wonderful meal, with food and service both excellent. Great location and well worth the cost. Will be pleased to return here!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The history of the Gaylord building and the old horse drawn canal next to the building, plus a very good menu, make for a pleasant lunch or dinner.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I have been to Public Landing a few times and have always enjoyed my meal , this time was very disappointing I had the Pork Tenderloin and it was very dry and unappealing . I don’t like send back food but I probably should have . The person I was with had Prime Rib and enjoyed it. Waitress wasn’t very friendly . Because of my past experience I will try it again. Maybe just a off night.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

great food and drink, excellent service, friendly atmosphere

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Debbie, our server, was very attentive. The steaks were flavorful but had a considerable amount of fat. It was an expensive meal and didn't think the value matched the price.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We dine here 3 to 4 times a year. I was rather disappointed by the prime rib I ordered. On the plus side, I ordered the 10 oz but what arrived was considerably larger. I ordered rare-medium rare and it was more over than under prepared. It was also sinewy and tough to cut even with the steak knife and not very flavorful. I hedged on sending it back but I rationalized that I probably had a decent 10 oz. out of the slab on my plate.
The presentation was also not to my liking. The meat was served on top of the garlic mashed potatoes and that's just not my preference.
My fiance's duck was very much to her liking. So, we'll be back another time but not for the prime rib.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was good!! Can’t wait till summer and sit outside.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very nice time

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We enjoyed a very nice lunch celebrating a friend's birthday. Food was very good and the service was too.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always amazing

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We have eaten at the Landing many times, but they just didn't have it this time. Will still go back.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Nice atmosphere, pretty good food, servers seemed overworked

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Salmon with mashed potatoes and broccoli was excellent. Very flavorful. First time at this establishment will definitely come again.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was average to a little above average. Great atmosphere & service. A unique experience.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great food and Great service meat loaf was outstanding

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Public Landing never disappoints. Great food at a fair price, great wine list, knowledgeable and attentive wait staff top it off . It's a can't miss place anytime of the year.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food, best blue cheese dressing on their salad!!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The restaurant’s interior surrounds diners in limestone block construction from the turn of several centuries old warehouse. Huge wooden beams support the ceiling as well as accentuate loud conversational noise. Our server was efficient and attentive. My wife had shrimp dejonge consisting of small shrimp buried in bread crumbs. Dry and less than appetizing. I had the ribeye, thinly cut and very gristley. We both had a small wedge salad smothered with chopped tomato and cucumbers. The “bleu cheese” dressing had no bleu cheese. My entree included garlic mashed which probably was the best part of the meal. We both had ice cream for dessert and were upcharged for a small dollop of Hershey syrup.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

From the upbeat greeting from the hostess to our knowledgeable server. Everything was top notch, Lenten fish special ( grouper) was delicious. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal. Drinks we’re strong and wine list was small yet had something for everyone. This is a well ran establishment, I understand why the restaurant was so packed. Thank You for being a strong staple in the SW burbs.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Overall very nice, just disappointed they didn’t honor each couples coupon for restaurant week.

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