Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave.

4.7
292 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.
What 292 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.5
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CST2000
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good beer, good food, nice overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing affordable food and really great service. I can’t wait to go again.

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ValerieZ
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinners all around! Gluten free version of bangers and mash was delightful. Some cheesy leek pies for the vegetarians, a juicy burger for the birthday person. Our server was perfection.

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RobertaR
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they were great! We had about an hour in which to settle in and eat and leave - and it worked out very well.

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KimKB
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the entrées we had were delicious: fish & chips, butter chicken, Shepherd’s pie, and pie flight. Tried Bangers appetizer = very good. Waitress friendly. Good pour.

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GoodFoodwithGoodFriends
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We have a "true" Brit in our family. He was amused at the US version of a British Pub. Well-done, but didn't quite hit the mark.

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KateD
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The service was great, but the food just wasn't tasty. The dip that came with the pretzels was sort of runny and not particularly cheesy. The potato pie was less of a pie and much more of a soup. It was super runny and the cheeses promised were not ooey-gooey, they had all become part of a thin soup and just didn't really taste like much. I ended up not eating it at all. The staff were kind enough to take it off the bill, though. My companions really enjoyed their salmon, but their green beans were somewhat overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast and our waitress was great. Food was fantastic and we were in and out quickly!

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Pooka
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had reservations for outdoor table but found it was really hot in the blazing sun. They were able to accommodate us indoors which was much more comfortable. We had a sweet waitress who made sure we did not feel bad about moving inside.

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KarinaR
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was outstanding! I've been here many times before and love it every single time I go.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Experience

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wine2dine
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had reservations but showed up early and were seated right away. Service was good and restaurant was attractive. We chose standard pub food, pretzel bites for appetizer, which was wonderful, then Shepard’s pie, which was ok, not great. I’d eat there again if in the area, but was not the best pub fare I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pretzel bites with bacon and beer cheese were phenomenal!! Could of eaten two plates of them between me and my wife. Fish and chips and Shepard’s pie were also quite delicious!

JF
JakeF
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good food, server was super nice and accommodating. Great experience!

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vipMarcia
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Old Fashions with Bullet Rye
Shepherd Pie, Steak and Mushroom Pie are wonderful. Also Cod fish terrific.

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vipAlfredoV
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary service, food, music, ambient, deserts, etc..... One of our absolute favorite places to enjoy dinner with loved ones!!

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vipBdines
Chicago
237 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A tad pricey for what it is, but the menu options definitely don't disappoint. Fresh and yummy, and they're consistent. Service is terrific.

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vipRDCjr
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellant. It was a little noisy from time to time since we were outside but it was still a great spot.

SM
SarahM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly and helpful staff! food was such a good price and portion

CM
CourtneyM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our time here. Great attentive staff and great food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff are fantastic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Weekend getaway, first night, date night success! Also our server was awesome!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic wait staff. Always incredibly helpful and told us about the menu. Never had to wait. The atmosphere of the restaurant was warm and welcoming. The food was fantastic. This is definitely going to be a repeat spot for me and my family.

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JackieC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thé food was great and the server was super helpful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This bar took back to Europe.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Our server was amazing and the decor makes it Such a cool place to eat! The Shepard’s pie was amazing!!

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vipAmeera
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was amazing and the food was fair. I would go back for the service alone.

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kushalt
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dessert was awesome

LW
LisaW
Chicago
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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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Chris
Chicago
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
Chicago
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
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

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
Chicago
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
2 reviews
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!

FAQs

Elephant & Castle - Chicago Wabash Ave. does offer 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 292 OpenTable diners.

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 bookings at the moment.