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Public House

) #1 of 49 Restaurants in Woodstock ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Soups
101 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098-3258
+1 815-337-6060
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“soups” (26 reviews)
“fish tacos” (14 reviews)
“pasta” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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101 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098-3258
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great service and food. We split the beef stroganoff was perfect for two. Food is always tasty and service exceptional.

Thank Carrie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought the menu was small, the drinks expensive for what you get (not even sure if there is any alcohol in their 'special sangria') not impress with the food. just an ok place to go eat

Thank gracieIllinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been here several times this summer for breakfast. The lobster Benedict and Italian omelette have been my favorite. My wife and father in law like the corn beef hash.

Thank David K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant chatty server, good menu choices though they were out of a couple things, and a pleasant though somewhat loud interior. The outside patio area looked nice but we sat inside and there was a table of 8 nearby who clearly were unaware of how...More

Thank WillyinWI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Woodstock for a day and found a fine eatery right on the historic square. Housed in the basement of the former courthouse built in 1857, the Public House was guilty of exceptional food. I had the seafood diablo, a spicy mix of lobster,...More

1  Thank markmillieramon
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The ambience and decor are the best part of this restaurant. We had the BBQ pork and a Fajita salad. The portions are not generous. The pork came with a countable number of fries, but tasted ok. The fajita salad was boring, and again, not...More

1  Thank ladymacdeth
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that your visit to the Public House left you feeling this way. We strive to make every guest experience with us a great one before they leave. As mentioned, we do have a scratch kitchen and would have been happy...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Nice setting in town and based on reviews we were looking forward to giving it a try. We both had soup and salads which is where we were a little disappointed. My soup didn't appear until waiter was reminded. Love chicken noodle soup, but this...More

Thank retireerock
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for giving us a try we truly appreciate it. We are sorry to hear that your service was spotty and the soup salty, we are always happy to provide another item if you don't like the one your receive. Please do...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

Enjoyed a nice dinner on the outdoor patio. Food and drinks were both very good. Liked the setting on the patio with a view of the square. Nice variety of food and drink options as well.

Thank Nancy W
PublicHouseWoodstock, Manager at Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us.

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Well my last review, back in September was 5 stars. We loved the outdoor seating, the food and the service (Annette). We still loved the outdoor seating but the rest was off a bit…where’s Annette? A few things: My wife is Gluten free and on...More

1  Thank Traderjoey
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

First we had dinner, dumplings as starter and chicken breast, dumplings were especially nice. Good selection of local beers which we searched through further in the bar. Their Tennesse Mule is nice and Brad, the barkeeper is good fun.

Thank mrsorso
PublicHouseWoodstock, Public Relations Manager at Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, we hope you will visit us again in the near future.

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Questions & Answers
30 November 2016|
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Response from PublicHouseWoodstock | Property representative |
Yes, we would be happy to help you out with this. Please call and ask to speak with a manager and they will be able to process your request. 815-337-6060
7 December 2015|
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Response from PublicHouseWoodstock | Property representative |
Yes, we do have several gluten free options. When you come in ask your server and they should be able to let you know what is available.
Tim C
31 January 2015|
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Response from PublicHouseWoodstock | Property representative |
Yes, the main entrance is level and the dining room is also level. It's only when you want to get to the bar area that there are steps. We will be happy to answer any questions and you are welcome to call and ask for me... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098-3258
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +1 815-337-6060
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Owners Brian & Kathryn Loprino, veteran restaurateurs opened their first Public House Restaurant in 2003. By holding true to their creed - Exceptional Food - Great Spirits! They opened an additional location in 2008 serving Crystal Lake.
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