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The Celtic Knot Public House

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Irish, Pub
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626 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507 (Formerly Celtic Knot)
+1 847-864-1679
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fairly quality experiance with wait staff,bar and beverage options, nothing less than pretty decent ambeiance in all aspects of the this space.QUITE allight to experiance for folks who are hesitant to try a place like this.

Thank Ezra S
Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beer specials about $3 and the Malbec was good also. Had appetizers here before. I will go again. It is across from the Hilton and Library.

Thank Bill W
Pontiac, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to The Celtic Knot for dinner and stayed for the band. The salmon salad, fish and chips and the cheese platter were delish! The band was super too, just wish there was room for dancing. We will return!

Thank Q3788GOkathleenm
san francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

When we fly east it's always a challenge to find an open restaurant late at night. Well, Evanston is a college town - but even so, this is a great late night spot - I think they close at 2 or 3 am. On a cold night - wonderful pea soup and Guinness beer! Great bar and pub food.

Thank pittsburgh_joe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The back room here, while small, has a nice atmosphere for a small party. Food is OK, basically pub food, and the bar is nothing special, but they do good hors d'oeuvres for parties, and the service is excellent.

Thank John R
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

When I live din Evanston I never went here. My bad. Since moving away I return periodically and Celtic Know is a friendly bar and restaurant that makes you feel comfortable. My fav is the Irish breakfast (eggs, black & white pudding, bangers, rashers, beans). I am a sucker for this dish. They do it well. I always sit at... More 

Thank LorenzoLorenzo
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We remember the place opening so we popped back to see how they're doing. They're thriving! Food is good reliable standard Irish fare, but the corned beef and fish and chips are worthy of mention as exceptional.

Thank hogiebear33
North Tustin, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

If you've ever been to Evanston, you know most places close up by 10 (and stop serving food at 9). We were at a bar and they stopped pouring at 10. Suggested we walk to the Celtic Knot (good suggestion). If you're looking for a late night place for some food (the late night menu is mostly bar food but... More 

Thank MDHNorthTustin_CA
Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The food is consistently good, and a nice variety. My partner loves the variety of meaty meals. And the beer selection is good (from what I'm told -- I don't drink beer). The fish and chips are good - that is my usual selection, or a burger. The wine selection is decent but could be a bit more interesting.

Thank Karen M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great, authentic, Irish pub, drink and food. You will not be disappointed. I will come back when in the Chicago area. Don't miss this one. Would post a photo of the fish and chips but I ate them to fast.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Irish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507 (Formerly Celtic Knot)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-864-1679
The Celtic Knot Public House is a locally owned and independently operated pub and restaurant located steps from hotels, Northwestern University and public transport in downtown Evanston.

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