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Located on the corner of Wabash & Lake - Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave.

4.4
4.4
466 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Thu–Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (312) 345-1710

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    If you are looking for a place surrounded by Chicago’s historical charm, E&C Wabash is the place for you. Need an extra layer of privacy? Our private room is located downstairs on its own level for a completely private experience separate from our restaurant. The room can hold 60 people and includes a bar, 2 tv's, wifi, and additional AV options.

  • Neighborhood

    Lakeshore East

  • Cross street

    Lake St and Wabash Ave

  • Parking details

    Parking Garages available in 1-block radius. Pay to street park also available.

  • Public transit

    State & Lake: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink & Purple LinesLake: Red LineWashington/Wabash: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink & Purple Lines

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MM

    MauleenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Conner was a great server. Thanks for making our lunch perfect
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on a weekday evening before attending the theater. The food was both good and fast - which worked for us because we were looking for casual family fare. Service was excellent. My daughter ordered the brownie dessert (big enough for a family) and it was great. We will definitely go back.
  3. DC

    DC19

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Ambiance is a fun wannabe English pub style. Kitschy but that’s fine going into it knowing what you’re in for. Shepherd’s Pie was amazing. The other pies were unremarkable. The bangers and mash was very pepper and fennel forward, wasn’t great. I’d go back for the Shepherd’s pie for sure. Prices were a little high for what you get, though location location location
  4. AC

    AnnC

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our dinner - and had a wonderful server. The French Onion Soup and the hummus appetizer were fair. Other food and drink were very good. We chose to sit outside and enjoy the evening- a little noisy in downtown Chicago, but worth it! We would eat here again.
  5. T

    Trisha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Inflation has affected both the quality of the servings and the pricing. Elephant & Castle's chicken pot pie used to be something to write home about, but the pie I had last night had fewer pieces of chicken and vegetables than what it had contained over the past two years. The pie's puff remained good.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    The noise from the L makes the outdoor dining experience anything but delightful.
  7. CB

    CristinaB

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good place to have a drink and eat a simple dinner. The menu is not very long, but the food is good. We had the chicken club sandwich and the beef and mushrooms pie, both delicious. They have drink specials every day, and Wednesday is wine day: $1 discount on the glass, half price on the bottle. Service was a little slow, not much, but the place was very crowded and the staff really made an effort to offer the best service possible. We liked so much that we had dinner before a concert, and came back for a glass of wine after the concert! We recommend it.
  8. SA

    SnappyAunt

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    The kitchen ran out of most food by 7.30pm on a Sunday night. The management had to close the kitchen by 8.30pm when they ran out of burger and most of their speciality pies but left the bar open. We couldnt even order dessert. However the service was very friendly and apologetic. The food that was available was decent.
  9. KE

    KENG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Sat outdoors as it was a beautiful evening. Only the LL trains going by the Wabash location made it hard to hear or took away from the experience.
  10. S

    Shelley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    The staff was amazing. Luis was fantastic. Everyone seemed to.work as a team.
  11. SR

    SusanR

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Food mediocre at best and way over priced for the quality. Would not go back or recommend to others
  12. MS

    MollyS

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The place was fine, I wouldn't have paid a dollar more for the food, though. My steak and my friend's chicken were overcooked. Desert was really good though
  13. s

    sean

    Atlanta

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Dan was a great server
  14. n

    nateh

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Everything was very good and the hostess went out of her way to assist me as I have mobility issues. The one reason why my review isn't better is that our entres arrived at our table literally 1 minute after we got our salad (my wife) and soup (me). It would have been nice if there had been a little time between when they were brought to the table. Otherwise, we both very much enjoyed our dinner.
  15. BP

    BrianP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food and service was good. Outside dining is right under L so very noisy at busy times.
  16. LG

    LinetteG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside under the El and had a great "Chicago style" experience. The service was great and so was the food - even our picky kids loved it!
  17. TB

    TheBeachBum

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, food is excellent!
  18. Z

    Zarina

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great. Bartender was great. The only issue we had was a waiter who forgot about us when we were seated. After about 15 minutes, we had to ask another waiter to get him so we could order. Otherwise, happy with our experience.
  19. DC

    DanitaC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a good place for a business lunch. I recommend it.
  20. J

    Jarman

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great service. Very accommodating and friendly. Good food. We chose to sit outside due to favorable weather. That was the only downside. It become very hard to converse given the noise from the train.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and attentive server, great food, happy vibes. Just an all-around wonderful lunch experience. The fish and chips are perfection.
  22. CR

    CherylR

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice selection of foods which were all tasty. Patio was loud because of the train overhead but it was part of the character
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time here! Our server, Brandon, was awesome, attentive, and fixed the one minor issue we had promptly. Would absolutely recommend this place.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was perfection. In a city where there has been an obvious struggle with getting good service and quality food…Elephant & Castle gets it right. Our server Daniel was awesome, attentive, fast, and knowledgeable. Our food arrived hot, in a timely fashion, and tasted great (Shepherds pie and Chicken Pot Pie). Go here and you’ll appreciate the difference. Thank you Elephant and Castle!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Excellent Food, Service and a Very Friendly Manager/Staff! Thanks to ALL for making our experience memorable and fun! You went above and beyond 👍 Jim & Manny
  26. DS

    DeanS

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went there after a movie. Service was outstanding. Food came out quickly and was very good. Generous portions. It was a little louder than anticipated, but probably normal for this type of bar/restaurant. Bathroom are in the basement with a long set of stairs. Would be a problem for anyone who has stair issues. All in all it was a fun evening and good value.
  27. WC

    WClar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Dan was amazing! So was the Fish & Chips!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Our server made a comment to my daughter about the amount of food she ate at dinner on the night Basically shaming
  29. A

    Anonymous

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can’t go wrong with British pub food. Delicious fish & chips. For dessert, the bread pudding is EXCELLENT! Great personable staff.
  30. LK

    LeeK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    If you are looking for decent, albeit bland English food, this is the place to go, especially if you don't have the forethought for reservations. It suits a purpose. Great place for beer and conversation; just don't count on any dining excitement.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Forrest, our server! Great spot and good food!
  32. CD

    CandaceD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great music
  33. F

    Food42

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Great atmosphere for watching game and people watching. Highly recommended. Patio seating catches sun
  34. AK

    AlmaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated right away. Our server was very attentive. The food was very good!
  35. CB

    ChrisB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and candence was a great server. Kudos to all !
  36. L

    Lucas

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a fantastic experience watching the Champion’s League finale. Customers were very energetic and friendly and service was extremely polite and uplifting. Highly recommend
  37. C

    Chris

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good meal and menu. Easy place when can’t decide where to go.
  38. GI

    GINAG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the atmosphere and dinner
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Pre-theater dinner. Good for what it is. Loud recorded music and multiple TVs are distracting. Third time we’ve had pre-show dinner there, so obviously we like the place. Overall good food service and price.
  40. TH

    TimH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience here. Food was flavorful and quick to come out. Staff was nice.

FAQs

Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave. does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and 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 4.4 stars by 466 OpenTable diners.

Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave. does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave.

185 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lake St and Wabash Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Lakeshore East

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Thu–Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Garages available in 1-block radius. Pay to street park also available.

  • Public transit

    State & Lake: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink & Purple LinesLake: Red LineWashington/Wabash: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink & Purple Lines

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 345-1710

  • Private party facilities

    If you are looking for a place surrounded by Chicago’s historical charm, E&C Wabash is the place for you. Need an extra layer of privacy? Our private room is located downstairs on its own level for a completely private experience separate from our restaurant. The room can hold 60 people and includes a bar, 2 tv's, wifi, and additional AV options.

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