Peggy Kinnanes Irish Restaurant & Pub

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
None truly embodies the true spirit of Ireland more than, Peggy Kinnane’s Irish Restaurant and Pub in Arlington Heights. What makes Peggy’s so unique is the fact that virtually every piece of the structure came directly from Ireland. All of the woodwork, including the bars themselves, were constructed and shipped directly from Ireland. Warm weather allows for tables outside around the beautiful perimeter. Children are welcome and free parking is available on the street and in a municipal garage just down the block. A professional staff, an inviting menu and an atmosphere that feels like Ireland all combine to make a visit to Peggy Kinnane’s Irish Restaurant and Pub an authentic and charming experience. Look for Irish food on the menu, Irish people serving and being served, and plenty of warm, friendly conversation with a few songs thrown in as the night goes on, and more than likely, you’ve found an authentic Irish pub, right here in Chicagoland.

Specials

Happy Hour Specials

Wind down after a long day with our Happy Hour Specials which includes select Tito's Cocktails, Martinis, Lagunita's and Miller Lite on draft, grab a few friends and enjoy.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 14, 2019

Ends: June 15, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 3:00PM-6:00PM

What 149 People Are Saying
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CO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUR FOOD WAS FANTASTIC, GREAT AMBIANCE. WE WILL DEFINITELY BE GOING BACK SOON!

T
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here many times. Some times it's better than others. A lot depends on the server. The server we had this time was perfect. Wish she would be there all the time. Other servers have left us sitting for a long time before we order or make us wait forever for our check. This time all was perfect. Food and selection are great. Don't miss this one.

K
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

First time ever we weren’t thrilled with service.

ER
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. If you have play tickets at the Metropolis it is directly across the street.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my sister’s bachelorette party here after going to Arlington Race track. Both the track and restaurant had the halfway-to-St.Patrick’s-Day theme, and we had a blast. We all enjoyed our dinner, the Irish dancers, and the live music! The service was excellent, too. We do not live in the area but hope to visit again!

AR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Peggy's! Our family visits often and favorites include the Reuben Eggrolls and the Fish & Chips. Have recommended this to others and will continue to do so!

L
Chicago
103 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was very good but seems like the prices have gone up. Kinda pricey now!

JM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came with a group that had multiple needs for eating and Peggy's was able to accommodate all of us. All the food was enjoyed with many compliments and I also heard this place was the perfect pick. There was even someone wanting the potato ball recipe. Thank you for creating a wonderful evening for a group a people from three different states and many different dietary needs.

m
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and tasty food as always.

AW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice Irish pub. Food was good. Service was a bit slow, but still worth the experience.

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Naples
23 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Dinner before play with friends. Waitress was excellent!
We had a table by the outside back door and every time it opened it was a breeze. Very uncomfortable being by the door and the table was uncomfortable as well. Too many obstructions under it.

NH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I was a little disappointed that by 7pm they had already run out of the soup for the night. To me that seems like poor planning on their part since it was pretty early in the evening.

MW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, we all liked what we had. I had fish sliders, perfect and filling. We had two children with us, the mac and cheese was a big hit. (We all had a wee bit of a taste, yum.) The other two in our group had the Reubens, perfect.

W
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food good service

r
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The corned beef & cabbage dinner was tasteless and the corned beef very tough.

t
Dallas
56 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We sat outside because the weather was beautiful. Service was backed up and slowly w but good waiter

s
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is the second time we've eaten at Peggy Kinnanes and enjoyed it both times. We have tickets for Metropolis, so it's very close and the restaurant/bar scene in this area is lovely. We enjoyed the food although it is heavy on the salt. The waitress was very nice and competent. When we told her we have some allergies she was right on top of it and made sure everything was good for us to eat.

Since it was a beautiful evening, we ate outside. They have a huge patio around the restaurant.

Would recommend this for anyone wanting a good dinner. Nice place.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Server was excellent food was fair . The pick four appetizers were fair at best the deviled eggs were definitely spoiled

SV
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I sat outside. Service and food were excellent.

P
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food & the service were great. The noise level is horrific. We could NOT hear each other talk from across the table which was VER annoying. When we went outside it was like stepping into the Green Room after a VERY loud concert.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a great place to enjoy some cocktails and good food. Great vibe and friendly staff. I would definitely recommend this place whether it be with family or friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for brunch and was pleasantly surprised with the selections. Definitely will go back.

DK
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, service and food quality. Fill stuff because stupid open table wants 50 characters

DW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun location, friendly staff, excellent food. It's a nice place to get together with friends or family, a lively atmosphere.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Terrible service. Live band at 8pm. Way to loud. This was the second chance I was willing to give. Done. Sorry.

F
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We happened to be there for lunch prior to seeing a play at the Metropolis Theater. It just so happened to be at a time when a soccer playoff game was being broadcast on all of the televisions in the pub, and the noise level was HIGH! I understand the sports enthusiasm and appreciated their zest for the sport, and it was a perfect place to be with a large group of people who wanted to have a FUN afternoon. However, our party of six could hardly hear each other over the whooping and hollering. The majority of patrons were having a GREAT DEAL OF FUN!! Food was just your average pub fare, nothing to excite any of us at our table. Our server accidentally threw our lunch tabs away and had to retake everyone's order at the end of the meal before he could rewrite our checks. Good thing we had an HONEST group!

NB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Large menu. Waitress was excellent. Great place to eat before Hey Nonny concert.

C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

they sat us right away (due to our reservation) which was appreciated but the brunch frankly is just low quality. food took forever to come out & just way too pricey for what you get. thumbs down

SS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good. However, price for a small cup of soup and small half sandwich was misleading. I ordered a half Rueben sandwich that added another $1.00 and selected the soup of the day, Lobster Bisque, which added another $2.00 to the menu charge of $10.95 for a cup of soup and 1/2 sandwich. Total paid was $13.95, too much for small portions and the added charge of $2.00 extra not indicated on the menu for the soup???? Also, the Restaurant when crowded is very noisy.

JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

These onions rings with the harp sauce need to be on everyone’s bucket list! The pot roast sandwich is so tender you don’t even need teeth!

J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice casual dinning with a variety of food options. Great service and music to boot.

DA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good fish and chips. Our server Michelle was wonderful.

RC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burgers are great. Got personal service from the owner. He’s such a hard worker.

They serve all types of food. Try it! It’s one of our favorite places!

KD
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening-great food and really enjoyed Replay.

MH
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Fast, friendly service. All the employees were polite and helpful.

TL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation and were seated right away. Very pleasant atmosphere and décor added to an enjoyable overall experience. Friendly waitstaff was attentive but did not rush us through our dining event. Food was great and reasonably priced. I can honestly say that I have not had a better Fish & Chips meal at any other restaurant that I've dined at. I would definitely recommend Peggy Kinnanes to anyone interested in an exceptionally satisfying experience.

EM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was very good.

Our waitress was not very good. Several times we had to ask another waitress to get our waitress. She didn't seem to be very interested in our table.

EB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was wonderful, if a little pricey. The noise level was quite high, which was a bit of a problem as one of our group had hearing aids, but we were still pleased that we chose to eat there.

L
Chicago
104 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

LOVE going to Peggy's, but just did not enjoy it as much this time. I keep wondering if the same owner still owns it. Used to see him in the restaurant all the time, but have not seen him for a very long time. Food and service was good!

K
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Peggy Kinnanes offers a wide variety of options all within the category of high end bar food. Their corned beef sandwich was delicious, and the fries have a perfect crisp before meeting the soft center. Yum! The wide variety of sandwiches as well as appetizers provides everyone at the table with many options to fit their palette. Their are also larger portioned entrees, but we did not choose those off the menu; although, they looked tasty. Our group of eight all enjoyed their meal - there was not one complaint. We purposefully went to Peggy's to watch Irish dancers - they were amazing. Therefore, it was loud, but we knew what we were getting into. We also made a reservation, which I highly recommend on a weekend evening in St. Patrick's Day Season.

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