Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave.

4.7
272 reviews
$30 and under
British

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Casual
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 272 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaW
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is one of "go-to" places when we come to Chigago since we stay right across the street at the Virgin Hotel. Nice to be able to eat inside instead of doing take out. The food is always amazing!

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KARENS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As usual had a great time, disappointed that the lamb burger was not on menu but made up as bread pudding with that rum sauce still a winner

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pub like atmosphere, the bread pudding dessert was a highlight. Generous portion of fish and chips.

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Richard
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very accommodating, and spot on! Was very happy to bring our family here (larger group) and they gave us our own section. The server did a wonderful job, and the food was delicious.

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Frankie25
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice place with great food. Will recommend for people of all ages.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, service and Staff, PERIOD!!! 😃👍

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre birthday drinks before dinner reservations. Disappointed our heater ran out of propane. And drink order took 20 minutes. However our water was apologetic and very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only issues were related to sitting outside (which we love) and the staff did act when a homeless man wouldn’t stop asking for our food and sat down with another couple a few tables away. They acted immediately and were very apologetic and continued to “patrol” after it happened. Other than that they get 5 stars across the board 😊
I will add we were disappointed that they took the corned beef off the menu

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AntheaW
Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. I had the butter chicken and husband had shepherds pie. We made reservations and our table was waiting for us when we got there. Server was very nice and gave us beer samples to help us decide what IPA to choose. Will definitely be back!

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MonicaA
Oklahoma City
14 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We sat outside and it was super noisy because of the passing trains. Otherwise we had a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service. Feels like I am really at a pub in the UK. We went for happy hour and they definitely got some good deals going on.

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vipsidewalksally
Houston
69 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good evening. Good good. Good service.

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Maddie
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elephant & Castle was the perfect place to go after ice skating at The Maggie Daley Ribbon. The table was cleaned off beforehand and the waiter was incredibly accommodating and kind. I felt safe and enjoyed my time at this pub. Beautiful atmosphere, fun music, and delicious food! I’d recommend the fish and chips and the ginger berry mule!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food

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JayS
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The Vindaloo we ordered was a bit bland. Full stars though for Alfredo's prompt service and the restaurant following strict covid guidelines.

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vipAlfredoV
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elephant is a great place for everyday dinning. British traditional food, music, service, pub ambient, deserts, etc., are simply amazing. Highly recommendable...

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MadyS
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! I took my mom and stepdad here when they came to visit and they enjoyed it too.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!! Would definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and reasonably priced.

KM
KimM
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to have enjoyed eating out 1st time in months! Covid19 safety protocols completely adhered to, the atmosphere was clean and fresh, social distancing was very visible.
Our order was served in a timely manner, Shepherds Pie, Vindalou, and Fish & Chips deliciously prepared.
The Baileys infused cheese cake with coffee liquor drizzle was a tasty ending to a nice lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time Here...this place does not Disappoint...Super Easy going and Great Food!!

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vipRafalL
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always.
The truffle chips are a must, along with the fish and chips. Stuffed, will come back again next time through the city.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend & I love this place! Not too expensive & never too busy!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the service too. The pretzel bites were so good

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vipGaryWG
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and very pleasant atmosphere. Good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Affordable and great food

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Outdoor seating in the middle of a Chicago winter was tough and really detracted from the food. But what we got was good.

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TaraS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Wait staff is amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant I’ve been to in a long time. I’m pretty sure this is my first and will likely be my last Opentable review, but I can’t help but to try to spread the word about this place! Amazing service, delicious food and relatively inexpensive drinks compared to any other place in the city ($9-11 cocktails instead of $14-18 that is typical). We got the pretzel appetizer as well as the sweet potato fries, which were both just absolutely phenomenal. The clam chowder was good and the Moscow mule and the other grapefruit cocktail I had were fantastic. Huge fan of this place, can’t wait to come back with all of my friends!

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ElishaT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Did outdoor door. They have heat lamps. Service was good and they still have happy hour. Down side is the train tracks above, but that is beyond their control.

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Orlandofoodie
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Thank you to Chef for the brownie and ice cream for my birthday!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Love the weekday lunch option! Our server (I think Katie) was amazing! I would definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Elephant and Castle. The food, the drinks, the atmosphere, and the staff. The butter chicken is fantastic

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LaKynneM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. The food and drinks were amazing as well. Our server did a wonderful job of informing us of drink specials and we were impressed with the quality of the mimosas and bloody mary’s at such an unbelievable price! Truly enjoyed this dining experience.

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, fantastic food! Will certainly be back for a lot of English premier league soccer games

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food ain’t have no seasoning.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish and chips is the best. The service was great.

MS
vipMarciaS
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great cocktails, delicious food, fair prices.

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You can order delivery directly from Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave. using the Order Online button. Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave. also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave. also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 345-1710.

Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave. is rated 4.7 stars by 272 OpenTable diners.

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