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The Walnut Speakeasy

€€ - €€€American, ,
214 Walnut Ave, Elgin, IL
+1 847-695-2420
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“wings” (9 reviews)
“fish fry” (6 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
All hours
American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
214 Walnut Ave, Elgin, IL
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1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the atmosphere. Pretty laid back. Beer is good. Wings are awesome@! Nice crowds. Good decor. Smiling and friendly staff.

Thank webster p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A classic Chicago style place to go watch a ball game and have dinner. Everything on the menu is great. Portions are "take home able". Good selection of beers, including classic brands and the foo foo beers. Staff is friendly and prices are fair. One...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a nice, neighborhood corner bar/tavern. The food is fine. My brother loves the mustard custard chicken! I've never disliked anything I've ordered here. I will say that the serving staff is hit and miss - as is if they are open for lunch...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We have enjoyed consistently good food & ample portions after trying many menu items. Good burgers & wraps. Personal favorite is the Mustard-crusted Chicken. Would not recommend the pizza. Good list of craft beers as well as reasonably-priced wines. Cocktails are overpriced. On nights when...More

Thank ljh114
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We love the Walnut Speakeasy for its fun and nostalgic type atmosphere. We admit though, food is sometimes great and other times is just ok. I particularly love when they have chicken pot pie - best I've ever had. The bar is big and well...More

Thank CARA J
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Love to try out the local Elgin places and this is a good choice with a wide selection of food and drink. The beautiful wood-beamed ceiling and decor is wonderful. We like the tall-tables (booths can be a bit snug), burgers are great, service was...More

Thank borodi
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We got there after being at a funeral and just wanted to relax. We arrived at 10:15 and was promptly informed by our server that they closed at 11. Ok no problem, however she treated us like we were a complete hassle even though we...More

Thank jonathan n
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The atmosphere at The Walnut Speakeasy is extra-ordinary. It's a great place to eat or to grab a drink with a friend. I've never been disappointed when I've stopped in. Service has always been excellent. It's always a great day!

Thank GreatOuting1
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Food was pretty good and the ambiance was super cool! Drinks were reasonably priced! We had the chopped steak smothered in cheese and it was good!

Thank Jon K
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here just for late night drinks and loved it! The beer selection and specialty drink choices are great. The food we did not try but looked great! Will most definately return!

Thank Megan D
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.80 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Walnut Ave, Elgin, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-695-2420
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