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Public House

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101 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098-3258
+1 815-337-6060
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11:00 - 22:30
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Antioch, Illinois, USA
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133 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In honor of St. Patrick's Day week, we were out for an early mid-week lunch which had to include corned beef! We shared a cozy booth and really enjoyed our food choices. My husband had the soup (hearty chicken noodle) and 1/2 Reuben Sandwich (hold the sauerkraut) and I really enjoyed the excellent lean corned beef & cabbage entree. Ambiance... More 

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Thank 91paulkat
PublicHouseWoodstock, Owner at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, we truly appreciate it! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and were able to celebrate St. Patrick's Day early. We hope that you will come back again in the near future. Thank you again! More 

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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I finally found a place with great fish and chips. The soups are good, the salads are tasty. The atmosphere is pub-like. A great place for a meal.

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Thank John L
PublicHouseWoodstock, Owner at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad that you found us and we hope you will come again soon! More 

Woodstock, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always get good service and a quality meal. Prices range from good to moderate. It does get a little busy especially on the weekends. If you're visiting the Woodstock Square, stop in for a bite or a cocktail.

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Thank Matthew T
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, we truly appreciate it. There is truly no higher form of a compliment than a referral from one of our guests. Thank you again. More 

Chicago
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the Seafood gumbo soup and the fish tacos are good too! Good atmosphere, old jailhouse and "I toast to world peace" plaque at the bar.

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Thank JRD86
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is very much appreciated! Glad to hear you enjoy visiting us and thank you again for letting others know about The Public House. Hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Location. Great Food - I had their Chicken Club and it was perfect the best fries. Great Prices on Food and Drinks. Great Drink Menu.

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Thank marklE5542JK
PublicHouseWoodstock, Guest Relations Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and let others know about your experience with us, we truly appreciate it! We hope that you will come and dine with us again in the near future. More 

Woodstock, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very good restaurant on the Historic Woodstock Square (West Side) in the old McHenry County Courthouse now turned restaurant. Excellent Variety of Steaks, Fish and Sandwich dishes.

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Thank tm403j
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are happy that you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come and dine with us again in the near future. More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great martinis and entrees! Server gave us our space to eat and chat, but was accessible when wanted. Good portions and not celt made drinks. Local above average dining.

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Thank William M
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we truly do appreciate it! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, please come again in the near future. More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Just Amazing really enjoyed the visit we really enjoyed this town the people were very friendly and helpful

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Thank Truebeleiver
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we truly appreciate it! Glad to hear that you enjoy celebrating your special day with us. We hope you won't wait another year before visiting us again. More 

Villa Park, Illinois
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant a number of times and always enjoyed ourselves. They have a wonderful menu with so many wonderful options it is always hard for me to decide. I ordered one of their tasty salads while my husband ordered one of their burgers and we were both happy with our choices. They have specials daily. My... More 

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Thank Sweetie333
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we truly appreciate it! We are glad that you shared in your review not only about our great food, but also about our location. It truly is one of a kind! We are located in the original County Courthouse/Jail located on the square in Woodstock. And yes the movie Groundhog Day was filmed... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My best friend and I often have either lunch or dinner at the Public House in Woodstock! It is our favorite place in Woodstock! We love the food and the great customer service we always receive from this cozy restaurant! Everyone from the hostess, to the waitresses and assistants are always friendly and welcoming! If you are visiting Woodstock or... More 

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Thank chicagoan17
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, we truly appreciate it! We always enjoy hearing that our guests enjoy dining with us, and a recommendation is the highest form of a compliment we could receive. Thank you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098-3258
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +1 815-337-6060
Description
Owners Brian & Kathryn Loprino, veteran restaurateurs opened their first Public House Restaurant in 2003. By holding true to their creed - Exceptional Food - Great Spirits! They opened an additional location in 2008 serving Crystal Lake.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?