Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave.

4.5
366 Reviews
$30 and under
British
The old Union Jack behind the bar may be faded, but spirits are soarin’. And why not? This is after all, a laugh-out-loud, slap-on-the-back, greet-you-with-a-roar, English-style pub. Where the traditions are as rich and warm as the Shephard’s Pie. And where the stories flow as freely from the tongue as the beer flows from the taps.
Since 1977, Elephant & Castle has rolled out its well-worn welcome mat to anyone and everyone looking for a cracking good time. Whether that means cheering on your beloved team or chatting up your mates or simply savoring fresh made eats with a bit of jolly old England folded in here and there, this is the pub where you get your brit on.

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Russ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We have had better there. Hope it was a one off. However they did shorten their menu. No poutine anymore! 😢

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place to eat if you're going to The Chicago Theater, either before or after the show. The food is top notch, the beer selection is great and they place awesome classic rock. We were 30 minutes early for our reservation and they seated us immediately, even on a crowded Saturday night. I love this place. Service is quick and attentive.

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PeaCe
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciate the wonderful service and consideration to seat us apart from other occupied tables. Our server was attentive and friendly. We really enjoyed ourselves and was the perfect dining option before seeing a show at the Chicago Theatre

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HopeS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and our server was very nice

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not too impressed by the fish and chips. It was alright, but don't think I would ever order again. Too much breading and bland - menu stated lightly breaded so that's why I got it. My daughter got the chicken strips which appeared lightly breaded and were great. Wish the fish was breaded like the chicken.

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ChristopherC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience! The service and food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed dining here.
The Big Ben Brownie was a perfect date night dessert!

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chicagorob1
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Elephant and Castle is a great place for lunch. The only downside was the value of the "pie flight" =, while other meals came with a full pie and salad, for the same price you got very small samples of their four pies... and that's it.

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KimberlyR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu variety, drink assortment, and friendly service.

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AlisonF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The server Grace was helpful and very kind.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived late due to traffic into the city. We told our server that we were going to the show at the Chicago theater. Our food arrived promptly and gave us plenty of time to enjoy the great food before heading to the show. The quality of the food was much better than I expected. I had the chicken pot pie, and it was delicious! My husband’s fish and chips were on a par with what he’d had in Scotland, which is very high praise! We will return and sample some of the other tempting menu items. Prices were surprisingly reasonable for the city.

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Bobpaa
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Stay away from the English roast. Shepards pie was flavorful but lacking volume. Very thin layer of potatoes. They are struggling to get staff like everyone else. Hopefully thing improve when they can get more and better help.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

A good meal, delivered promptly. The restaurant was pretty busy, but the waitress was there when she should have been.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy Elephant & Castle. They're very accommodating and they don't rush you. My server was excellent and I do enjoy the menu.

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Becks
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great pub atmosphere! Large portions of delicious food! Dessert was outstanding - Bailey's cheesecake!! Quick service, however it felt a bit rushed. Overall a great place that I would definitely go back to and try some of their other British fare.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delayed by traffic for half an hour and they were able to hold our reservation until we could get there. The food was delicious and our server really took care of us in our hurry to still get to a show at 7:30. We will definitely be back!

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EricaW
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I showed up half an hour early because my daughter was getting tired and wanted to sit. They sat us right away. Food was amazing the drinks were strong and the atmosphere was wonderful

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vipMilagrosM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional and the food delicious. I had an appetizer the whipped feta with tomatoes so good. Then for dinner the steak and mushroom pot pie with side salad both were very delicious. Had a chocolate martini and raspberry mule.

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Kanonima
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was wonderful, staff is very attentive, and I really appreciated that! The food was ok. I had the chicken tenders with fries. It was good but you get like 4-5 very small tenders and a LOT of fries, just FYI. Ambiance is loud and energetic, so if you’re looking for a quiet spot this won’t be it. But def good for a lively spot.

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Boydman
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for great value…. Awesome British Pub atmosphere!! Had a Guinness with their Fish ’n Chips while Queen was on their sound system. A full on British experience!! Cheers!

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Mike
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, good food and also a great location.

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CLG1
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was wonderful that they could adjust our reservation at the last minute and seat us an hour early! However, it was crowded, and I think that affected our experience. Two of us ordered the pie flight, and 3 of the 4 pies were lukewarm at best :( Appetizers were definitely better than the main courses today. Drink service was also slow - but again, we were happy to be seated!

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jenniferg
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We arrived earlier than our reservation and they were kind enough to seat us early which was very nice. The service was wonderful the food was just OK.

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Dasfarmergirl
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is kid family friendly, but not overrun by kids. The menu is perfect for picky eaters. There was something for everyone on our group of 5. We were here on a busy Friday night, but she still have us great service!

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Bill
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Had a club sandwich, and I'm sorry, but it was awful. The turkey was so dry is crumbled between my fingertips, and it tasted like nothing. Seriously, no flavor.

Also ordered some sausage rolls that had so much philo dough that there's no sausage taste.

Now, the service is great, the place is cool, and their beer selection is great! Nice to get a fuller's here in Chicago. But the food needs work, sadly. I wouldn't refuse to go if friends were meeting there, but I won't head there on my own.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start our Family Xmas holiday with dinner here and a Christmas Play. Great food, service and atmosphere. I would recommend this place.

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ABSM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly place. Great service. Tasty food.

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ErickM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A place where everyone and anyone can come in judgement free to a cozy restaurant with a British theme to Greta food, drinks and atmosphere!

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vipBradW
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We eat at E&C every time we go to Chicago to see our student. This visit provided the excellent food that we have come to know. Someone was a little aggressive on the music because it is so loud we had to raise our voices to talk at the table, but we will return.

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vipCarolM
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They had plumbing problems in kitchen so had to close the restaurant. We had been served dinner, but were allowed to finish and have dessert. They handled it well. Manager probably should have come to talk to us and explained and thank us for coming.

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Brianna
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very affordable for the downtown Chicago area. The food was good and the service was on point.

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vipDavid
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent place for dinner, drinks - social or business. Very comfortable. Be aware tho - there are two locations, Wabash and Adams.

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vipFlamingo
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! LOVE the pot pies!!!!

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Service was good. The host and Our server we’re both really friendly. The place looked nice and clean and the bar was fun as people enjoyed the football game. The food was not at all what I expected. I know it’s just bar food and I wasn’t expecting a five star meal but it was bland, and cold. Maybe because we came in 2 hours before closing and the cooks weren’t putting any effort. I got the chicken pot pie and it tasted like a can of chicken noodle soup with a cold crust on top. I definitely don’t think it’s worth the $14. I would definitely go back for drinks and ambiance but I’ll eat else where.

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MilagrosS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious and straightforward. We had the wings as a starter, and they were so delicious. Then I had the steak salad, and it was great! We went here because it was so close to the Chicago Theather and it was a great experience overall

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place to talk and catchup w people

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vipgrouch
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Have always enjoyed Elephant and Castle. The menu and food are great. A great after-theatre place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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EldonT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat before a show. Service was great and our meal was terrific

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good quick service staff! Cold beer! Good eats. I was expecting the smaller, finer ground bangers from past experience and was a little disappointed by the coarse-ground larger bangers. They were tasty with a little bite, but not my preference. I probably won’t order them again but all experiences were great: seating, fish-n-chips, tortilla soup, salad—all good.

FAQs

Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave. does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 345-1710.

Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave. is rated 4.5 stars by 366 OpenTable diners.

Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave. 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.