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837 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
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- Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Monday: 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
- Tuesday: 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
- Wednesday: 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
- Thursday: 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
- Friday: 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
- Saturday: 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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4.6 of 5.0 from 104 reviews
price range:$26 to $50
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The Publican Reviews
Porcetta is must order
by Steve C.
Pretty amazing place for meats. I never thought I'd have a thing for 'raw meat', but it's amazing. The charcuterie plate is the way to go.
by Ramsey M.
If you don't get the spice pork rinds, why the hell bother coming?! Deliciousness.
by Brady D.
With clients last night and had a fun time sharing lots of amazing dishes. Big hits were the pate with lovely berry jam and amazing bread, the country rib - incredibly tender, and the suckling pig!
by Holly M.
The Pork Belly dish is like braises candied bacon. Sweet and savory. A must have!
by Jonathan L.
Try the Feijoada (via @Foodspotting)
by Brad M.
Leg.of. vennison is awsome, brussel sprouts good too, three hams and charcuterie a must have.
by Sumit B.
Good food but as a San Franciscan I feel this place is overrated. Get the crab pasta. They also cure their own meat in a nearby butcher shop.
by john a.
Best lox I've ever had. Pork rinds, sirloin steak, pumpkin cheesecake.
by Rosemary M.
Bacon with maple syrup is amazing
by Victor M.
Bloody Mary's are great. Love the pickles!
by Nicole E.
Amazing meats , sandwiches and try the Ribollita soup and the Lamb meatball sandwich
by Fadia K.
Duck hearts were amazing!
by Joe S.
Start with some fresh oysters from the east coast, then try the maple sausage corn dog, rock crab scramble, or duck confit. And as always, don’t forget the popular syrup-braised pub bacon.
What amazingly awful service...waited 25 mins when we had a reservation, and then our waitress checked in with us once during a five course meal. Not worth it.
by Sean G.
This might be the best meal I've ever had. Order the chicken and ham chops - unreal. You won't regret it.
by Matt K.
Stay for dinner, or stand near the bar area for a drink and snacks. Both are amazing, but keep an eye on the beer prices. Their curation of gems from far and wide can warrant hefty bills.
by Nick H.
Try the "Taste of Three Hams"
by Tim J.
This place is a beer enthusiast's dream come true - the Devil's Reign is a sweet local brew. Go family style & share the Scrapple, Blood Sausage, & Country Pork Pate for drunch.
by Sabina B.
The food was beyond good...I was slightly skeptical at first but once the waiter gave a recommendation I was more open. The duck and beef were phenomenal! Slightly pricey, but worth ever penny!
by David G.
The brunch was definitely over rated
by Ashley H.
Pricy but worth it!
by Rafael R.
Opt for the side of hash browns. They are magically delish.
by Rudy M.
Wine poached eggs are where it's at
by Oz O.
Fantastic bloody Mary!
by Héctor G.
Finally I found a place where I can say "well, there is too much meat in my sandwich"! Love it!
by Efe S.
The bathroom is amazing
Spicy pork rinds.
by Jennie C.
MUSSELS. Get the mussels. Charcuterie plate is ok. Opens at 3:30pm.
by Jennie C.
The best fries I've ever had in my life. No BS.
by Dan D.
Being your earplugs for brunch - they attempt to drown out the already loud room with even louder music. Cannot even hear my server. Fail.
by Mandy B.
Paul Kahan's temple to pork and oysters still serves some of the best food in the city.
by Serious Eats
Get the bacon.
by Kent R.
Brunch was excellent.
by Michael H.
"Publican": Person in charge of a Pub.
by Diego P.
The bacon here is no joke, it's a must-try! The oysters tasted so clean and fresh, some of the best I've ever had.
by Rachel R.
Amazing service and food... The place has a familiarity and easiness to it... Greatly recommended
by Miguel H.
Try the Brisket, Egg And Cheese Breakfast Taco (via @Foodspotting)
Try the French Toast With Ham And Pechay With Mustard Vinaigrette (via @Foodspotting)
Try the Maple Bacon (via @Foodspotting)
The Red Wine Poached Eggs is a perfect representation of the dining experience at The Publican: unique, unpretentious, and undeniably satisfying.
Don't pass up the porchetta as a main course and the potted pork with cherries as an appetizer. Pure pork perfection!
by Sarah R.
Put the menu away. Get the suckling pig and farmhouse chicken and the vacherin for dessert. You're welcome
by Pranav A.
by Alex K.
Try the Spicy Pork Rinds - Sorry for the shot, bag got moved as I snapped. Not spicy, more cheesy,like a dusting of flavoring from a dorito, but no one cared. They were awesome. (via @Foodspotting)
by Glenn D.
Try the Fried Perch - Tasty as all hell. What they call a Marie Rose sauce, I just called yummy. (via @Foodspotting)
by Glenn D.
Try the Halibut Crudo - Like sashimi but not, raw yes but cut & served differently. Basil & lime & chile oil made an amazing drizzle. (via @Foodspotting)
by Glenn D.
“Charcuterie Plate” FTW
by ChatChowTV G.
Leave your gingham at home. It's like wearing red to Target.
by Megan S.
The pork rinds. Just get 'em. Oh. And some oysters. Yeah. Oysters, too.
by Suzanne P.
They should make their items order-able from my smart phone by adding them to the app "appay biz". That way, I can order ahead using "appay"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by George W.
by Matthew L.
Great brunch place although waits are understandably long. Had the braised lamb which was excellent but hands down, the best thing on the menu was their maple syrup-braised bacon!
by Suli C.
Indoor decor is odd and unsettling, but great beer selection. Going to the toilet is an experience all its own.
by Meredith M.
Great oysters, pork belly, steak, and other meats. Beer list and service are top notch. Can be loud and crowded. Sneak a drink in at aviary before or after.
by Jeff W.
Try the Squash Cake (via @Foodspotting)
by kiki's BFF
Try the Blood Sausage (via @Foodspotting)
by kiki's BFF
Try the Honeycomb Tripe (via @Foodspotting)
by kiki's BFF
The oven baked sourdough pancake was no joke. This place is goooooooood!!!
by Thomas C.
Pork rinds and the rillettes with peach jam are a must to start. Suckling pig has an amazing North African flavor with cumin, pomegranate seeds, and yellow beets.
by Veronica H.
Best Gimlet in town
by Katie S.
Tried everything. Winners: pork belly, fish stew, and waffle for dessert. Mmmmmm.
by Becky J.
The ham chop and beets
by Nguyen D.
Try the meat ;)
Platters of gleaming, fresh oysters, piles of juicy porchetta and a ribeye steak dry-aged for 60 days are extraordinary, and even better paired with beers from Publican’s world-class beer list.
by Renaissance Hotels
Save a horse, eat a pig. More importantly, don't forget to order a craft brew.
by Morgan M.
Try the Weisswurst & Pretzel (via @Foodspotting)
by Aaron E.
Seriously: turn the heat on. Freezing. It's winter.
Excellent Belgian Beer selection here.
by Royal Flesh Tattoo and Body Piercing
It's been said before, but Get The Pub Bacon.
by Samay G.
Don't miss out on the maple glazed bacon.
by Katherine B.
Awesome restaurant! So much deliciousness.... #drool
by elizabeth f.
Rice was drowning in excess oil from the pork belly bibimbap.
by Grace C.
Amazing beer selection, and even better brunch!
French fries + eggs. That's all you need to know... brinkmagonline.com
by BRINK Magazine
"They make really pretty food here." -Jamie
By far the best beef sirloin, hands down!
by Sid D.
French fries + eggs. That's all you need to know... www.brinkmagonline.com
by BRINK Magazine
Be careful or you'll end up with a case of porkinsons disease.
by Crystal H.
Publican bacon 4.75/5. Zucchini bread with ricotta 4.5/5 smoked sablefish 4.25/5 eggs jean-something 3.5/5
by Kenneth T.
Try the Broccoli Rabe - #local grown, served w burrata, breadcrumbs & salsa criolla #foodiechats. (via @Foodspotting)
by Lynn A.
THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO LOVE!!
amazing pork rinds!
by Dick H.
Went here for brunch this past weekend and would absolutely recommend it. Not only was the selection very diverse, but the cocktails and bacon blew me away.
by Baird Warner Concierge
This small town Hoosier boy had his mind blown. We will return with larger appetites. Hard to give a recommendation as the menu changes by season. Go with an open mind and make bold decisions.
by The Quest For Zest
one of the best chicken dishes in the city. country ribs (more like pork chop), daily pickles, fried eggs & fries, brussel sprout salad. outstanding beer/wine selections. house made yogurt at brunch.
by s p.
Seriously overrated. Bad service. The ribs have a good flavor but are too tough and the frites are way too salty. Pork rinds are good tho. That's about it. Had to ask twice to get a refill on coke.
by Sarah C.
Oysters are some of the best I've ever had - super fresh. Farmhouse chicken was tender and amazing - we got the half portion and the serving size was still very generous for the two of us.
by Christina B.
Try the anchovies and a pint of fresh draught :-)
by Jeff F.
Get the roasted chicken and split with a friend. It's huge, and some of the best around. Then go family style on charcuterie plates and pork rinds.
by Lisa W.
Get the bloody Mary. Amazing!!!!!
by Jamie B.
Get the Porchetta! So good!
by Jared S.
Rhubarb trifle with basil ice cream - absolutely genius combo of favors!
by Lindsey T.
Basil ice cream is fun
by Kathy T.
The maple-braised bacon is so delicious. Want to find out the secrets behind this dish? The recipe is featured in "The Better Bacon Book" for iPads. http://oapub.co/9a4d0f5d
by Open Air Publishing
The Maple-Braised Bacon is so delicious. Want to find out the secrets behind this dish? The recipe is featured in "The Better Bacon Book" for iPads. http://bit.ly/foursq_bacon
by Open Air P.
Sunday brunch is ridiculously good. Had the waffle, red wine poached eggs And pork shoulder. Drink prices are crazy good. Best bloody mary Ive had outside of Louisiana.
by Heather M.
Once you taste the housemade ricotta and the thick slabs of “Publican bacon” (not the strips that come with the omelette but the top-shelf stuff), you'll be back for brunch every Sunday.
by Time Out Chicago
This place is the tits.
by Rob S.
Go for the country ribs - take that tip to the bank i'm a New Yorker ;)
by Brad H.
Great food, wonderful service, an American version of a beer hall..will definitely go back!
by David D.
French fries: awesome, French fries with egg?: super awesome, muscles a definite & oysters a super definite!!!
by Kristina S.
Paul Kahan blends lambic with white beer, candy sugar and spices (such as cardamom and microhops, or juniper and rosemary) in kegs once a week, and serves lambic doux in the shared jugs.
by Time Out Chicago
Get the pecan sticky bun, fo sho.
by Bradley K.
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