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The Celtic Knot Public House

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626 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507 (Formerly Celtic Knot)
+1 847-864-1679
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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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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san francisco
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
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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365 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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203 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My daughter chose the Celtic Knot for her rehearsal dinner. We reserved a private back room that accomodated 30 people and hired a small Irish band. It was a blast! Oh, and the food is excellent too! We will be back!

Thank Denise B
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The fries are perfect. Let's start there. The pickles on the side are perfect as well. I had the Irish blt both times, bacon was exceptional, bread fresh and crisp, and did I mention the fries? Not too loud, lots of seating, attentive and mannerly barkeep. Party of six the first time; two nights later we decided the simplest solution... More 

Thank Phil C
Vineland, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Have been visiting Evanston for the last 15 years, with my 2 sons in Northwestern, now living in Chicago. Always search out Irish pubs, due to my ethnicity. Have to say I have only been here for lunch, not for dinner, and never for a wild time watching Celtic football, so take all that in consideration.....Have visited authentic pubs in... More 

Thank jennygirl57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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