Firkin Libertyville

4.7
206 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Named as one of Draft Magazines top 100 Beer Bars in America, and as Chicago Magazines Top 10 Suburban Bars!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 206 people are saying
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SusanS
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our new US Navy Sailor here for a special steak dinner. Great variety of menu and drink items, lots of goat cheese dishes for lactose intolerant needs, excellent friendly service. We would definitely return for a date night if we lived here!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Honestly the quality has just changed from years past. If the restaurants not booked on a Friday night I don’t understand why I have to sit right next to other quests during covid; the waitress was obviously more focused on her main table, and rarely checked in on us, we didn’t get our waters until the end of the meal, we waited at least 30 mins to order our app and the app and the main were served together on a tiny table. The drinks, bad, both drinks tasted the same with little flavor. It felt like we were just an after thought? And like they rushed our food and app to get us out. Probably won’t go back, just sad because it used to be a great place with great service.

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RebeccaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks with great service. Our go to because we are always happy with everything!

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Collie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firkin is one of my favorite restaurants in Libertyville. Quality is built into everything they serve and the service is always outstanding. I never need a menu - the schnitzel is amazing!

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Eclov3
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a great place for an early New Year's eve dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Service, Ambience and food.

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Xand
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was very poor. Our waiter was not attentive and was in a constant rush — never checking back to see how we were doing and his mask was under his nose half the time. Food was mediocre. The bartender staff person who seated us was slightly rude when we wanted a different table than his suggestion. My meal was messed up — salad soaked in dressing after I requested dressing on the side. I asked if herbal teas were available and the waiter brought a tea bag and hot water; set it in front of me and took off never asking me if the type of tea was okay. It contained licorice which I can’t ingest for medical reasons so basically all I had to just drink was a cup of hot water. He could have suggested coffee. I would never go back there. My brother asked for ketchup which was never brought and my brother finally got up and took a bottle from another table. The Christmas decorations were festive. The ladies room was freezing.

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vipAnnieMac
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! It was crowded and noisy, but in a vibrant way. The food (goat cheese, shrimp de jonghe, grilled cheese, and shrimp tacos were great, as were the Manhattan, a couple stouts, tiramisu, lava cake, and the around the world bourbon flight.

Our server, Fen, was outstanding.

We'll definitely go back, probably many times!

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Vickster
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always like Firkins for their good food and friendly service. Their tacos, mussels, chicken schnitzel snd French onion soup are our favorites.

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John
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beer as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent!
Definitely recommend for a night out

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vipMrbeard
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Like many restaurants they were short staffed. Had to wait a while to get a drink to have with my piping hot meal. The scallop dejonge was generally good and flavorful. Some scallops had a slight fishy taste. The chips guac and salsa were excellent. The server was very nice.

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vipMaquis
Des Moines
19 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Everything ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love Ferkin’s ambience, beer choices,location, parking. Negatives : Menu changes with reduction what is served on a plate with the cost remaining high for what you get. I ordered the Farro salmon @ $36 dinner entree and received only a 6 ounce portion of salmon with sauce and vegetable which consisted of fried onions green and red peppers and very little asparagus. No starch was added to the plate and nothing else unless you ordered À la cart. In the future I would only come for drinks and maybe a burger.

Firkin Libertyville
Responded on December 13, 2021

Hi thank you for the nice review. Let us refund the Fresh Faroe Island Salmon it supposed to be $26 for the 6oz filet. We apologize for the mix up not sure how this would have happened. Please contact us a soon as possible to correct this issue. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year the Firkin Team.

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MikeN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and staff! Share your drink preferences with bar staff and they will provide great recommendations.

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vip1234
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Firkin is always a favorite of mine and especially at the Holidays. I was a little disappointed this year that they don’t have more randomly strung holiday lights like they have had in the past. The food and service was great and a very vibrant atmosphere.

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AGC50
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We eat here all the time and love it. Last nights dinner just didn’t meat expectations for either of us. Always worth a trip, especially during the holidays.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. Food was good!

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vipGregL
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is on the smaller side. The food and service are well above average. The noise level in the restaurant is quite high as the restaurant has many hard surfaces and music playing at high levels. Great atmosphere for a festive small group outing, but not so much for a business lunch or intimate dinner.

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TomR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful beer menu, hospitable staff. Great food!

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vipKelly60044
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great playlist 😉

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CityGirl
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tad bit pricey but a festive looking vibey place. The service was Great! Our server was super nice and welcomed us back, I believe his name was Mike!

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the mussels, they exceeded our expectations

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Lhmaxwell007
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night with great food and service!!

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JaneR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Our favorite Libertyville dining spot.

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vipthomi
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, creative menu and has a city feel. We enjoyed it.

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jerrolds
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Front of the house people very nice and helpful in seating our party. Our server was great, he was the best I have encounterd in the last year at several restaurants.

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ChrisR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. I will definitely go there again.

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vipHJman
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food and a wide selection of craft beer. Attentive wait staff.

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DavidH
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good. More checking in by our server would have been better, but she was easy to flag down.

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MikeS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there - very cozy, with a solid menu and excellent drink choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard from family and friends that it was a very good place and food was great..had a great waiter answered every question we had in detail. Loved the place.

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vipKent
Chicago
149 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Overall not impressed the selection of sides leaves a lot to be desired. The server was not flexible and offered very few sides and the side I chose was rice and beans which were cold and had no taste. For a healthy side salad they wanted to much and the salad should have been one of the sides offered. As far as to service it
was slow to poor. Not sure I will return.

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vipLiesa
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we loved it! Will be back!

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StephanieS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good was amazing!

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vipLizfromLibertyville
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance, our server was very attentive & food was great!

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Eclov3
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, never had a bad experience there

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful. We enjoyed the October fest beer flights as well as the special menu items.

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vipCarolynG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good!

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Kricket3
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet with friends for a casual dinner. Consistent quality and service. Highly recommend!

FAQs

Firkin Libertyville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 367-6168.

Firkin Libertyville is rated 4.7 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

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.