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Emerald Loop

#193 of 7,936 Restaurants in Chicago}
€€ - €€€American, Irish,
216 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-4331
+1 312-263-0200
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (15 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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216 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-4331
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here one evening with a couple of friends not familiar with "Irish Fayre" but the Bangers & Mash went down well and the Fish & Chips was excellent. We ate outside as it was a warm evening, and the patio area was very...More

Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We appreciate you stopping in, and we're glad you could share Irish food with your friends. Thanks for the wonderful recommendation. Hope you'll be back our way soon. Thanks, Kevin V., Owner

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for an early dinner. I had the shepards pie, which was very good and nice size dinner portion. My wife had Mac and cheese, which was also nice dinner size. She said it was very good. We shared a pretzel appetizer, which...More

Thank Bob G
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Glad our menu delight you and your wife at dinner, Bob! The shepherd's pie and mac 'n' cheese were both great choices, and we're glad they were made to your liking. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to our staff -- we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What to say? Fantastic food. Phenomenal drinks. Friendliest wait staff. Great job of blending Ireland and Americana food!! Definitely would go back

Thank remko b
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, Remko. What can we say? Thanks for supporting us. It's our pleasure to provide fantastic food and drinks with friendly service. Looking forward to the next time you make it back our way. Thanks, Kevin V., Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was looking for a nice little place for a drink and snack and stumbled upon Emerald Loop. The location seemed nice due to having cute outdoor seating and availability. My husband and I were instantly seated. Our server came quick and seemed to be the...More

Thank verbeea1
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Definitely sounds like there was some miscommunication here. I'm sure the server simply misunderstood how you were supposed to be charged, and I apologize for that. I'll be sure to review this circumstance with the team. Hope you might give us another shot to show...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed a bite before departing to the airport. Food quality and service was fine. Located in historic building that Al Capone hung out in.

Thank 123rmt
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you found us right before you left! It's awesome our food was satisfying, and we're glad our history intrigued you, too. Hope you'll be back next time you hit Chicago! Until then. Kevin V., Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Liked the exterior of the restaurant so I decided to try it. Enjoyed an exceptional sandwich. A mushroom reuben; what a great idea. Grilled rye with thousand island dressing, sauerkraut, cheese and mushrooms. Friendly service in a warm cozy atmosphere. Would be worthy of a...More

Thank bk1313
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words! We do not have a mushroom reuben on our menu - so I hope it was Emerald Loop you stopped thru! Otherwise if it wasn't the Loop you came to be sure to stop by soon. All the best,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a 4 night stay in Chicago needed to get my Irish Pub night in. Was excited to find the Emerald Loop close to my hotel with decent reviews so made my reservations and gave it a try. Food was very good and portion sizes...More

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Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

While it's great to hear that you were pleased with everything from our service to our dishes, I'm disappointed that the music left such a damper on your visit. Saturday nights are definitely a time when people come to us looking for an upbeat environment,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This bar was across the road from our hotel and we did visit on several occasions during our trip. Saturday unlimited brunch for $12 was great value. The staff were great and managed to find the Liverpool match for my husband. Great selection of food...More

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Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm thrilled you found us during your travels, Angie! It's awesome you made it in a handful of times during your short stay. It was our pleasure to find you the match on TV, too. Hope you'll be back for brunch again next time you're...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Emerald Loop is an old-fashioned Irish pub, the kind you would expect to find on the far South Side of Chicago, in the Beverly neighborhood. But here it is, at 216 North Wabash Avenue, in Chicago's loop, a stained glass accented Irish bar with an...More

Thank Taylor B
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The detail in this review is awesome, Taylor, and I'm grateful for the time you took in writing such thorough feedback. Whether it's for fish and chips or some tomato bisque, we hope we'll get to serve you lunch again soon. Until then, Kevin V.,...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Staying at the Wyndham and this is one of there recommendations. This was a nice Irish pub with good not great food. I had the Irish Breakfast and wife had a burger. The sausage on the breakfast and the eggs were good could have done...More

Thank Tallcop
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's good that you enjoyed the eggs and those side salads, but I wish you were more impressed overall. Still, I'm very thankful for your feedback and will be keeping all of it in mind moving forward. I hope we get to see you and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-4331
  • Public Transportation: CTA bus (134, 135, 136, 145, 146), Red Line train (State & Lake), Brown Line train (State & Lake), Green Line train (State & Lake), Purple Line train (State & Lake), Orange Line train (State & Lake), Pink Line train (State & Lake), Metra train (Millennium station), Cabs plentiful
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-263-0200
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In downtown Chicago, locals and tourists have a place to call their own: Emerald Loop Bar & Grill. Our American Irish roots are infused in everything from our hospitality to our atmosphere, but our menu was designed with everyone in mind. That means you can find everything from Irish classics to American fare, and even some surprises in-between. Best of all, we’re fully stocked on the best craft beer and cocktails you can get your hands on. So, whether you’re stopping by for our lunch specials, happy hour deals, or even a private celebration in our event space, we’re here to make sure you have everything you need at your fingertips.
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