Public House

4.6
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547 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Public House is the perfect place to watch any big game - with over 100+ beers in-house and a 30-foot HD video screen to catch all the action live.

Located at the corner of State & Kinzie, the 10,000 square foot restaurant and beer hall sits in the heart of River North. Public House offers American fare with a smokehouse twist in addition to mouth-watering libations; house favorites include bar snacks, flatbreads & tacos, soups & salads, sandwiches & plates, multiple choice mac & cheese, and of course, burgers.

On the weekends, Public House transforms into a lively nightlife hotspot where locals and tourists alike unite to enjoy a live DJ, three full-service bars in addition to signature table tap booths, where guests can pour their own beer and shots.

Open 7 days a week, Public House offers a full lunch, happy hour, dinner, late night and weekend brunch menus, in addition to catering & events.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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4.3
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Great sports bar, cool hangout, but i wouldn’t go to be wowed by the food, it was somewhat disappointing. Ordered fries and a burger and the fries tasted like they were fried in the same oil with fish. I had to send them back! Burger was at most mediocre, pre-made patty burger. Our waitress was very nice and accommodating she saved the day for us!

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williamh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Venue reminded of my days when i was in a fraternity, Loud music, and ok menu. Food was average with a limited menu. Service was very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, not too crowded.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food was good but the female waitress who helped us was very rude to us

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The service was poor. Our waitress

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ChrisC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the Service are great. My fav are the Garlic Fries. The Public House is one of my Favorite go to restaurants in Downtown Chicago.

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Mitch
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot for NFL Sunday. Solid food with gameday specials, plenty of TVs, and a DJ that plays music during commercials. River North staple.

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Hanna
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Our waitress wasn’t present half of the time our drinks were left empty and our food was cold and not correct. We came for the fabulous cake shake and it was really gross.. so disappointed

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vipMurph
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience2

The food was great, but the service was horrible. Our waitress was rude and only came by our table one time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

it is ok...too many other happening spots in the area...

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MelissaB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and atmosphere. Mac & Cheese with pulled pork was delicious!

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FitzgeraldC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a very nice venue and the food and service was also very good. The outside patio was open and also the windows were drawn so that fresh air could come into the inside as well. Overall great experience. Will be back.

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Alejandra
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here! Food and drinks were really good! The waitresses gave us a really good service. They kept coming to our table in a timely manner to see if we were okay or needed something. Definitely recommend anyone who hasn't been here try it out.

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StephanieV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! server Adolfo was amazing! great music and fun atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! Great place to hang out with friends

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good food, good drinks!

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vipLindseyT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was soooo good! i had the wings and mac and cheese. Everything was great and the music was good too’

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SheetalK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and food was amazing. I highly recommend their garlic & parmesan fries.

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vipDougJ
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

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vipRhondaS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing

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GarrettW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was off for some reason. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Server barely came to our table, seemed annoyed

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MinTaviaT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I would patronize this establishment again.
Food was good.

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LakeshiaD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff and atmosphere. I will definitely return.

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vipGabyG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ate outdoors because of COVID-19. On a corner and was Very noisy with cars passing both cross streets.

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Anisha
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice for a weekend get together. The chicken pest flatbread is a must try!

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ClarissaE
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

i would definitely go here again they just need more foods on their menu

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was delicious - I recommend the garlic fries and crab Avocado toast!

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EricP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great meal and some drinks on the patio. Excellent service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Only have an hour and a half there. Which we would have known before just given the check and asked t ok leave.... handent even ordered an entree yet because the appetizer took 45 min

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KiwannaP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I visited this restaurant a week prior to going again. Unfortunately the second time was a bad experience. I ordered a chicken nacho that had to be returned due to the chicken being, literally, old. When I brought it to the waitresses attention she said that it was pulled chicken as if I didn't know & as if it made it okay to be old chicken (it was dry & very hard). After having to return the dish the second time, I ordered a burger that I ate at home. The front door host wasn't friendly at all. The bathrooms downstairs are very scary, like someone is going to kidnap you. My fries were consistently burnt ans when we left the hostess didn't really want to say bye & looked away from us while saying bye. This was very disappointing & much different from my experience here a week ago.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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Alonzo
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was nice except for our waitress. She was really short and not too enthused. I was determined to salvage my vacation and have a good time so after she brought our drinks I slipped her $10 and she became much nicer for the rest of our meal. I am a healthcare worker who has been dealing with a lot since December and I just wanted to enjoy my trip.

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vipERC3
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Dining out is a luxury these days. Public House must not realize that. My experience, start to finish, was inexcusably horrible. I walked out without eating any of my meal and will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan was dope.

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JaimeMM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service, food and beverages were excellent. Ambience was kind of quiet but it was expected as the current health restriction due to the pandemic. Still, I would certainly recommend it !!!

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KiwannaP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Amazing!!! Some of the freshest, well seasoned food I've ever tasted!!! The Cakeshake was also amazing!!! The service & prices were perfect. They were very accommodating to changing our reservation to an earlier time. There was also no Covid tax nor service fee unlike another restaurant we'd visited that day. I can't wait to go back!!

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BethB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive 4.5 hours just to eat the Southwestern Salad because we love it so much.

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VedaP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My companion and I ate outside on the patio. All the servers and assistants wore masks and provided paper menus. Social distancing of the tables was observed. I ordered the skirt steak tacos, my friend got the blackened chicken sandwich. We split an order of pineapple guacamole with seasoned chips. The quac was very good! It was chunky and definitely tasted fresh. My tacos were ok. I think the toppings overpowered the steak; next time, I would definitely ask that they are served on the side. The chicken sandwich looked delicious; according to my friend it was very tasty and messy. Remember to ask for additional napkins. The sandwich comes with fries and pickles and the serving was ample. I definitely recommend this place for a casual get-together with friends; and plan to return to try other items on their menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend visiting in town, we love public house!!! Always a good time.

FAQs

Public House does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Public House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 265-1240.

Public House is rated 4.6 stars by 547 OpenTable diners.

Public House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://dineamic.securetree.com/.

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.

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