The Publican

The Publican

845 W Fulton Mkt, Chicago, IL
(312) 733-9555 serving: West Side, Near West Side
open:Mon-Thu: 3:30pm-10:30pm Fri-Sat: 3:30pm-11:30pm Sun: 10am-2pm (brunch) & 5pm-10pm

Sidewalk Score: 9 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, New American, Mastercard Accepted, $$$, Discover Accepted, Visa Accepted, American Express Accepted, Certified Green Restaurant(R),

The Low Down


When to Go: Every day but Sunday, the restaurant serves an edited menu of oysters (as in plump, salty and smoky Hog Islands from California) and ham-based dishes (think pork rinds) from 3:30pm to 5pm prior to dinner service.

Where to Sit: Those looking for a bit more privacy should grab one of the booths with swinging doors. If you're in a hanging-out kind of mood, score one of the stand-up tables at the front of the restaurant.

What to Drink: If beer's your thing, this is your place. There's 100 bottled ales, lagers, stouts and ciders, plus 10 beers on tap.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

Pork, fish and beer get their due at this restaurant from a celeb chef in the Fulton Market district.
by Jennifer Olvera at Citysearch

In Short
The Fulton Market restaurant stirs attention on the simple fact that its sisters are Blackbird and Avec, and no wonder: It's another production by executive chef Paul Kahan. A wall of windows welcomes diners to this…
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Family style dining. Not very good.
By rwachsman at Menuism

Family style dining. Not very good. (1) Pork rinds: <none> (2) Chicken and sausage: <none> Read More

sooo tasty!
By nickwall at Citysearch

the Publican is easily one of the best restaurants i have eaten at. i have visited many many times and talked with most of the staff and have eaten... Read More

What is all the hype? Not impressed at all
By kwakey at Citysearch

I was excited to try this place after taking a look at all the great reviews. However, after having incredibly slow service by our server as well ... Read More

Amazing food with a few hiccups
By miss_delicious at Citysearch

I was REALLY looking forward to having dinner at the Publican. I know brunch is supposed to be their forte but the dinner menu had me a 'sucking pi... Read More

Great food and Service
By Concrete Expert at Citysearch

Great food. Read More