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Publican Tavern

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


American, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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All reviews fish sandwich fries mushroom scramble potatoes warm chicken side salad wings airport food o hare pub burger long layover between flights hour layover special sauce toasted brioche bun pretty tasty chicago airport
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little nervous as I did not have much time before my flight, but seating, ordering and paying was speedy (30 min). Chicken sandwich is very good. Good draft beer selection. Much better than the food court round the corner.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pieroinusa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stuck for hours.... This was a great find for delicious food and a waiter with great wine knowledge!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The O’Hare airport sucks... but this was a pleasant spot to eat in terminal 3. My husband had the beet sandwich. He is usually a meat eater but said his sandwich was very hearty, refreshing, and delicious. His fries were average. I got the turkey...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gandeolson
Reviewed 15 December 2018

Had a really long layover at ORD this week. I am an Admirals Club member so usually just eat in the lounge. But decided to eat in the terminal this time. Got a good seat at the counter that faces the terminal so it was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JDinCoMo
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Right off the bat I’d find another place to eat. Expensive and lame service. Our waitress couldn’t get a simple Coke / Diet Coke drink order even after 3 tries... a $16 burger that doesn’t come with fries? Add another $2 for fries...Really?? Ok the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

I decided to look at reviews and choose a bit nicer place to eat during a 4 hour layover at O'Hare. Publican had pretty good reviews, especially for their food and so I decided to try it instead of a walk-up place I would usually...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ricefun
Reviewed 27 November 2018

We had such a great experience coming through O'Hare on our flight out for Thanksgiving that we sought them out on the way back for a second visit! Two things specifically brought us back: Plamen, an outstanding server who stood out because he clearly genuinely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 26 October 2018

I had a layover here on the way to Scotland and needed a good breakfast. I wanted a place I could sit down and relax in rather than grab a quick breakfast sandwich and eat it on the run, so I opted for this tavern....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank christine102262
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately at O’hare this is the best option I’ve found. The food is acceptable and cooked by chefs that seem to want to make the effort. The service, however, is unbelievably bad. It’s starts at the hostess stand where the woman doesn’t even acknowledge your...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank thomasdZ7787HS
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

My husband usually tells me that I go relatively easy on restaurants and will try to see the positives. Unfortunately I can't do that with this establishment. I travel internationally regularly on business and over the years the standards in airports have improved considerably. However,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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