Elephant & Castle - Chicago Adams St.

4.4
197 Reviews
$30 and under
British
Elephant & Castle is a downtown English pub with North American touches offering British charm and comfort for guests to enjoy a memorable experience, whatever the occasion. Whether that means cheering on your beloved team, chatting up your mates over a pint or simply savoring one of our made in house dishes, this is the pub where you get your brit on.
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Experiences

  • Brunch Menu

    Multiple dates available

    Brunch Menu Sat-Sun: available until 3PM

Offers

  • Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3PM-6PM

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Fri 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    $5 Share Plates $5 Domestic Drafts (Bud Light, Miller Lite, Shock Top, Sam Adams) $5 House Wine 6oz
  • Tin Up Tuesday - All Day

    Multiple dates available

    Tue 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM

    25% off All Beer Tins
  • Wine Down Wednesday - All Day

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM

    $1 Off Wine by the Glass 1/2 Priced Wine by the Bottle
  • Throwback Thursday - All Day

    Multiple dates available

    Thu 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM

    Throwback All Local Drafts for $6
  • Mule Monday - All Day

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM

    $7 Featured Mules
  • Weekend Drink Specials

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Sat 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    $5 Mimosas $6 Bloody Mary

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 197 people are saying
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Pearl
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab food and rinks before a show. Had a great selection of alcohol and the food was nice too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very professional with new COVID protocols
Service was excellent
Food was very good

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience1

Exorbitant prices for cheap knockoffs of British classics.

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Dave
Indiana
33 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place with decent menus and tasty food. Great draught beer list. Busy bar scene. A bit out of the way for visitors, but not hard to find.

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tenaj
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and wait staff was absolutely outstanding. Thank you gor a lovely evening

DH
DonnaH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Make sure you know which restaurant you are making reservations for. We wanted close to the Theater and didn’t know there were two! We went to the wrong place.

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vip3can
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and close to train station.

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vipDavid
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Solid fun place in the loop. Great beer menu, nice vibe, and decent food.

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LucyO
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great beer selection. Efficient service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Loud and crowded. Good to see people. Food was ok

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Outoftowner52
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I ate lunch here with my daughters on Saturday and we really enjoyed the experience. Our waitress was outstanding and the menu had a varied selection of British dishes. The sausage rolls were really delicious. We will definitely be returning when we take another trip to Chicago.

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Bueller
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really decent English grub. Authentic selection of draft beer. Yorkshire pudding really good, great service.

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Taking the time to write this review because of my same excellent server on two occasions. Wine Wednesday was a good value. This place was open far more often than other full-service restaurants in my part of Chicago's Loop and that was a virtue.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Was smooth .super close to each other

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

When we showed up at the restaurant for our 6:30 reservation, the hostess told us “there is no more tables available” even tho I had made a reservation as a birthday surprise for another person in our party. Mind you there was 6 of us. They then proceeded to seat a couple ahead of us that also had a 6:30 appointment at a 6 person table and the tired to shove our whole party at a 4 person table. The waitress only came to our table once. Our drinks arrived after the food and we never even got our second round of drinks after waiting over 30 min for our drinks and the check. They had another couple walk out of the restaurant after being sat at a table without a server ever coming to check on them. Overall would not go here again. Service was absolutely terrible

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Maybe they’re short staffed, when we walked in it was pretty busy. Took them about 15-20mins before I was offered water..asked for an appetizer at 635 did not get it until 720! After that I waited yet another 35-40mins to have anyone come back and ask if I was ready to order. Was not being checked on and we had to get up a few times to ask for more drinks.

Food was good, just not the service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

There is a nice authentic choices with pot pies and bangers and mash. The prices were reasonable. There were gluten-free options which was good and surprising for pub fare. The food was brought out very promptly and was tasty.
But the only downside was that the vibe is more sports bar than pub. There were a fair number of speakers playing fairly mildly loud music that didn’t really fit pub atmosphere.

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Definitely coming back again. The Baileys cheesecake was a standout. Goes best with a Spanish Coffee

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TomF
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid, comfortable lunch choice with English-inspired food (meat pies, etc.) alongside the expected burgers, wraps, and bar-food appetizers. Good beer selection includes Fuller's London Pride.

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TammieS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Solid Chain restaurant feel. Great service but nothing exceptional. With all the great food in Chicago we'd honestly make another choice

MB
MB1988
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had a nice time at E&C. Our food was all prepared well and as expected. Menu is on the smaller side - they know what they do and they do it pretty well. We had a new server who was struggling but she was helped by another server who did her best to be attentive to us and made it good service, which we understood and appreciated. The noise level is low enough for a group of 6 to converse without having to yell, with a few moments of celebration due to the soccer matches on the TVs. My biggest complaint is that they call a beermosa a 'manmosa' which is such a dumb way of putting that on the menu. Overall, a good spot for a small group brunch in the loop (post-race in this case).

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vipSorayaW
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Low-key place, but delicious pub food - I was pleasantly surprised :)

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ThomasP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place - good food, good service, good atmosphere

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bhhu
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Overall bad - bad service and food and I would not reccomend

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Very good food, very slow service. Super busy so they were very backed up.

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Disappointed
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

While the food was good overall, the service was not great for our evening out as a family. Our server may have had too many tables assigned to him, in which case management should have stepped in to help him. We had to track him down several times for follow ups at our table. Another server brought our meals to us, and we asked for more bread for an appetizer. He said he would get that for us and never returned. We thought about having breakfast there today, but decided against it after not being happy with our service at dinner.

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NanciK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place for good food with great service! It was Mule Monday & the Glasgow Mule did not disappoint! Our server was one of the best we've had in Chicago & her recommendations were spot on. The fish & chips were delicious with a huge piece of lightly battered fish and tasty sweet potato "chips". The in-house made bangers & mash were served with a gravy that was just delicious. To top it off, we shared an order of bread pudding which I would go back for as it was amazing with just the right amount of golden raisins and sauce.

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TomF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish and chips!

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vipChrisB
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Whether you're coming for brunch or a traditional lunch, Elephant & Castle is the place to start your Saturday in the Central Loop. The Salmon Caesar Salad was delicious, as was the Western Scrambler on the brunch menu.

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EvelynK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great options for traditional British and pub fare. Great fish and chips and we also had Yorkshire pudding. Well done. Ambience was nice, good decor and midweek for lunch not crowded or noisy. Wait staff were very attentive and efficient. Highly recommend.
Feel free to use the malt vinegar on the table for the fries. So glad to find it there.

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Kath
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for pre -theater. Really good food and drink. Excellent service.

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NemoP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Check it out if you’re in Chicago and your hungry. Great portions! Recommend the fish and chips!

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GuguCT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time back during our trip. Service was great! Stopped in for breakfast too and we were pleasantly surprised. Our favorite spot so far.

GC
GuguCT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down excellent!! Our waitress Josie was wonderful. Definitely going back before the end of our trip.

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vipFoodie113
Pittsburgh
41 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not the typical American fare. British Isles comfort food was a fun change.

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MarkL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food
Good fries

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, different from our everyday fare. And our server, Malaya, was extraordinarily friendly. Such a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and beautiful environment. Waitress was helpful and great! Definitely will recommend and come back!

RP
vipRoPa
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! The outdoor patio was so nice!

CM
vipCindyM
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food cool location. Service was a bit slow but they are so understaffed right now. They servers were busting their butts to keep up. Worth the wait though!!

FAQs

Elephant & Castle - Chicago Adams St. does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Elephant & Castle - Chicago Adams St. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 236-6656.

Elephant & Castle - Chicago Adams St. is rated 4.4 stars by 197 OpenTable diners.

Elephant & Castle - Chicago Adams St. does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.elephantcastle.com/en/gift-cards.html.

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.