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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
11:30 - 01:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Evanston, Illinois
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
A TripAdvisor Member
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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32 reviews
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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181 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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
Mt. Vernon
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Really enjoyed this place. The staff were particularly friendly and prompt. The food was just really good. The kids are not back at NU, so the crowd was light. Will return there next time in Evanston

Thank jameshT196QE
Wilmette, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Wow - I felt like I was back in Ireland! The atmosphere, the music, the food - outstanding. I loved listening to the musicians playing traditional Irish music - awesome! Thank you for creating a longing to return to this charming restaurant.

Thank Eileen020
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the Celtic Knot on a Friday evening and had no problem getting a table. The place was half full which I don't understand because our meal was very good. I ordered a turkey burger topped with grilled onions and mushrooms without the bun and a salad. My husband had a regular burger, and my son had their chicken... More 

Thank Moonsusie
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I've been here several times, service has been good and food is delicious. Atmosphere is very much like sitting in an Irish or Scottish pub. Now, if only they had haggis (my favorite from my time in the Highlands)!

Thank Kasandra I
Washington, Dc
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We met a friend and sat outside for dinner last week. The menu was extensive but we managed to order three fish and chips and one pork chop, all of which were great. On tap beers and hard cider came in two sizes. Our waitress was great and left us with a pitcher of water when we were done with... More 

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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, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?