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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 31 May 2022 via mobile

Nice pub atmosphere with pleasant service and good food. We had the lobster rolls with fries. Good mix of lobster and seasonings.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022 via mobile

Lovely neighborhood go to spot for a voluminous beer selection and tasty food. I generally order the lobster roll sandwich which is very delicious! Food: very good Service: courteous and professional Cost: fair Decor: Chicago sports bar theme.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 14 September 2021

Went there recently. The fried shrimp was over cooked. Dark dark brown, and dry. Used to be a pretty good restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 2 April 2021 via mobile

Our experience was for carry out. The service was pleasant and attentive and the food quality excellent. An item was received without one menu component described. Upon return to report the missing component, the bartender immediately recognized me and noted the missing item, doubling the...portion as an apology. Well-handled. The portions are modest and the prices high for what was received. Certainly no complaints about quality, but at the price, the portions were meager. Our menu experiences were with the Jambalaya, Beyond a Burger, chocolate malt, abd Granny Sauced apple pie. Although we did not eat-in, the atmosphere appeared friendly and inviting. There is a large bar that appears to be well-stocked. The menu is a bit beyond normal pub expectations, which is great.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 17 February 2021

Horribly high prices for what you get. I had shrip tacos. It showed up in about 45 minutes. Waiter could not have cared less. It was cold with only 4 tiny shrimp in each one. My son had the shrimp Po Boy with only 4...mini shrimp and tons of lettuce. We were extrememly disappointed. I say it's a pass.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 25 February 2020

Poor Phil is definitely not poor with these prices, especially the drinks!!! Over $100 for two people, drinks, apps, quesadillas!!!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

Very good service with excellent Lobster rolls. Large beer selection with good atmosphere. Our group had a fantastic evening with great service.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 2 January 2020

When we return to the Chicago area and visit family in Oak Park, we always try to make it back to Poor Phil's! The tables and floors are clean and the service is great. The beer selection on tap and bottled is far more than...adequate too. Any place that has Hacker-Pschorr on tap with a slice of lemon ready to go is okay by me! The various things you can eat there, especially where seafood is concerned should not leave you wanting either. The food is a little pricey but has always been very good and uniquely tasteful. There are multiple TVs with sports for viewing throughout. The padded bench styled window seats provide a good vantage point fun for people-watching inside and out. When it's warm outside, you can enjoy your food and beverages al fresco with the intermittent faint sound of the Green Line or Metra a block away. For the ladies who appreciate muscular features, be sure to visit the ladies room at least once for the wall art. That's all I am going to say about that subject (wink, wink). Poor Phil's is always enjoyable and worth the time and money!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 16 October 2019 via mobile

Just wanted a no fuss, quick, tasty breakfast without spending big bucks! Food was hot, service was right on cue....not too little-not too much. Fit the bill just right:)

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 7 October 2019

Love the outdoor dining, as well as indoor. The fish & chips taste great, especially with malt vinegar. Their creamy cole slaw is excellent, and we love starting with their Garlic fingers (crab) or lobster bites - yummy !

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 20 September 2019 via mobile

We sat outskirts de because the weather was perfect. Our waiter came over right away with water and introduced himself. The atmosphere is very casual and the sidewalk area was very clean. We ordered quesadillas and a burger. Both were very good. I definitely would...go here againMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 September 2019

This place needs a lot cleaning. It's very dirty. Food ok at best. Very poorly run. Bad habits. Dirty floors.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 17 August 2019

Poor Phil's has been in this location for years and has a nice casual atmosphere. Lots of space to eat outside if weather permits. Typical Pub Food; burgers, fish, etc. I did have the fish and chips and had to keep picking bones out -...a disappointment. Also had a huge burger that had the works on it with fries that could have been crisper. Prices are on the higher end of the scale. Breakfast is served during the week starting at 7 am and on weekends start at 8 am (I believe). I had a great pecan waffle one morning with plenty of hot steaming coffee and the next day Texas French Toast made with cinnamon raisin bread it was very, very tasty. Everyone is friendly and helpful.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 30 July 2019

Ordered a waffle at breakfast - inside was raw dough. Sent it back, the second came out the same way. They refrigerate the mixture and when cooked the outside looks good but the inside is uncooked. Just don't order the waffle : (

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 9 July 2019

I am no longer a customer after 15 years. I gave them 2 more chances to clean up their act (literally) and get the food right - they failed on both return attempts. I only wish I didn't run out of there last time so...fast (I had to run home to the bathroom) so I could have take pictures of the dried out double-fried shrimp (like they refried someone else's order) and the rotten lettuce on my po'boy.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Poor Phil's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4