May 18, 2022
We definitely prefer all our patrons to enjoy the atmosphere and experience at the Pub while eating & drinking, but sometimes you gotta eat at home. Though we've never been much of a "to-go" type of place, we can still accommodate! Effective now our DoorDash menu has been expanded to include several new items; it is still limited in offerings but does provide the option for online ordering and delivery. Of course our full menu is always available for customer pickup - just take a look at our Menus page, give us a call at 847-277-7400 and place your order.
May 11, 2022
Our outdoor "bistro" sidewalk seating is now officially open for the season, and just in time for the (very) hot weather!
May 8, 2022
Happy Mother's Day to the most special people in the world! Today we have a special Mother's Day Brunch at our Fork & Cork expansion, along with our usual Sunday/weekend specials. Details can be found on the right side of this page.
May 4, 2022
This coming Sunday we'll be having a special Mother's Day Brunch at Fork & Cork (very similar to our Easter brunch). Details can be found on the Fork & Cork page.
May 1, 2022
We are unfortunately a bit short staffed today so our Fork & Cork expansion side will not be open... however the Pub side WILL be featuring the same Sunday Brunch! See the right side of this page for more info.
April 27, 2022
Our Fork & Cork expansion side offers its own unique "Chef's Choice" weekly food specials, starting every Wednesday (coincides with the Pub Burgers Wednesday and other specials). Info will always be listed on the right side of this page.
April 22, 2022
Our completely revamped menu is live, and our MENU PAGE is fully updated! Check out all the offerings, which include new entries along with the return of some old favorites. Enjoy!
April 20, 2022
By this Friday we should have our revised & expanded Pub food menus ready to go. A few old favorites return - along with several new items - getting our full offerings back to pre-2020 days! Stay tuned for details.
April 15, 2020
Just a reminder that the Pub is OPEN on Easter Sunday for regular service and dining. Per our prior message (below) our expansion side Fork & Cork is hosting a special Easter Sunday brunch that runs from 11 AM - 5 PM.
April 13, 2022
Looking for a place to have an Easter meal? Fork & Cork will be hosting an all day Easter Sunday brunch, featuring our current Sunday brunch menu plus a special brunch buffet option! No reservations required. Additional info is posted on the right side of this page.
April 12, 2022
Tonight in The Loft from 6 PM - 9 PM we are featuring a politial meet & greet with several candidates for various positions in Illinois and Congress. A little more info can be found here on the McGonigal for Congress website.
April 8, 2022
For our Premier League fans, this coming Sunday (April 10th) the Pub will be opening at 10:30 AM for the Manchester City - Liverpool match.
April 5, 2022
Better late than never... our Fork & Cork expansion finally has its own page on this (very old) website. Clicking on the dropdown menu option to the left or Fork/Cork on the main menu above gets you there. As we do with this website we'll always keep it updated, and more content will be added as we expand specials and other offerings.
April 2, 2022
We're bringing back a very limited "Late Night Menu" for Saturday evenings, offered 10 PM - Midnight. Perfect snacking items that will usually coincide with our Saturday entertainment. Offerings will change and expand as necessity permits. Check out our Late Night Menu page for current info.
April 1, 2022
This is not an April Fools joke - Starting this Sunday (April 3rd) our Fork & Cork expansion will be open permanently from 11 AM - 5 PM featuring an "All-Day Brunch" and full bar service! Click here for the full menu.
March 31, 2022
We're currently experiencing some issues receiving DoorDash online orders. We are working to get this resolved, but in the meantime DoorDash will be unavailable. We apologize for this inconvenience, but keep in mind TO-GO orders for customer pickup are always available and includes our FULL menu choices. Give us a call at 847-277-7400.
March 30, 2022
Our weekly food specials for both the Pub and Fork & Cork start every Wednesday, which also coincides with our popular Burgers Wednesday. Be sure to check out this page and our Facebook page for the updates.
March 21, 2022
Starting today and over the next week this page will be updated sparingly, but we encourage all our patrons to visit our Facebook page for event & specials announcements. Have a great spring break everyone!
March 20, 2022
Once again, THANK YOU everyone for a wonderful weekend! Spring break has arrived and our St. Patrick's Day celebrations have come to an end. Our regular service, menus and daily specials are back in effect. Our expansion Fork & Cork will be closed today and tomorrow, reopening on Tuesday March 22nd.
March 18, 2022
THANK YOU to all our wonderful patrons for making St. Patrick's Day a fantastic experience, and clearly our biggest one in a few years! As a reminder we have two more days of celebrating; please visit our St. Patrick's Day page for details.
March 17, 2022
Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit! Please view all important operational notes & scheduling for today's celebration at the Pub; they are listed on our St. Patrick's Day events page and on the right side of this page. Sláinte!
March 15, 2022
The Ides of March are sentimental for our McGonigal family... on this day back in 2006 loving wife and mother Mary McGonigal passed away from ovarian cancer. Though she did not live long enough to see the Pub, we know she would have been proud. We also dedicated our second level to her.
March 12, 2022
Fork & Cork is open today 12 PM - 11 PM for lunch, dinner, drinks and fun (view that menu here)! Tomorrow (Sunday) an experimental BRUNCH menu will be offered in our expansion side from 11 AM - 5 PM. Click here for that menu.
March 11, 2022
Tomorrow morning (Saturday March 12) the Pub will be opening slightly early for the Six Nations Rugby match - Ireland vs. England (10:45 AM) - and we'll also be showing Manchester United vs. Tottenham at 11:30 AM. $4 Heineken 20oz drafts along with other Saturday specials that will be posted on the right side of this page.
March 9, 2022
Today is our TWELVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY and it's been quite a journey to say the least! It doesn't seem like it was that long ago when we were finishing our touch-up painting and opening the Pub doors for the first time. The crazy challenges of the bar/restaurant business does take its toll over the years in too many ways, with or without a worldwide pandemic. Having said that, we've managed to persevere and stay put, plus recently expanded to include great new options at neighboring Fork & Cork. The owners don't take credit... our success is ALL due to our excellent staff, great community and awesome patrons! From the bottom of our Irish hearts, THANK YOU for your incredible support. The big celebration starts later next week!
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