Cullen's Bar & Grill

★★★★☆

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it was myself, my wife and 2year old son on a Thursday night. we sat on the patio. we waited too long to be served and hated the "shoe string " fries, just burned and hard. our server could have cared less and seemed over worked. unlike other reviews, none of the staff was Irish and nothing was very authentic. after the meal, we used an Entertainment Book coupon buy one menu item get one free. we got our son's $4 hotdog for free. upon mentioning it to the manager, he said that that's how they do it, if we got an appetizer, that's what would have been free. Not helpful, almost argumentitive. I will never go back. for a place in a family filled area, with lots of family eating, it was not kid friendly or enjoyable.

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it was myself, my wife and 2year old son on a Thursday night. we sat on the patio. we waited too long to be served and hated the "shoe string " fries, just burned and hard. our server could have cared less and seemed over worked. unlike other reviews, none of the staff was Irish and nothing was very authentic. after the meal, we used an Entertainment Book coupon buy one menu item get one free. we got our son's $4 hotdog for free. upon mentioning it to the manager, he said that that's how they do it, if we got an appetizer, that's what would have been free. Not helpful, almost argumentitive. I will never go back. for a place in a family filled area, with lots of family eating, it was not kid friendly or enjoyable.

Pros: skirt steak frite

Cons: staff and the rest of the food

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Very poorly run restaurant. Bounces employee payroll checks! A joke of a place!

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★★★☆☆

Very poorly run restaurant. Bounces employee payroll checks! A joke of a place!

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Great food! The portions are so huge, but very delicious. They have a great bar selection. The patio is perfect for summer. Great atmosphere and is the perfect Irish Pub. Our service wasn't too good, but she had a lot on her hands so I didn't hold it against her. Definitely plan on going back to try other items on the menu!

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★★★★☆

Great food! The portions are so huge, but very delicious. They have a great bar selection. The patio is perfect for summer. Great atmosphere and is the perfect Irish Pub. Our service wasn't too good, but she had a lot on her hands so I didn't hold it against her. Definitely plan on going back to try other items on the menu!

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Great ethnic atmosphere. Beautiful wooden bar. Great friendly people and wait-staff.

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★★★★★

Great ethnic atmosphere. Beautiful wooden bar. Great friendly people and wait-staff.

Pros: Simply FUN, Economical, Enjoyable

Cons: parking

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This place has a new customer in me! I went during an off time so I could really enjoy the atmosphere, because it does get very crowded at night and on weekends. I had this fantastic creamed spinach and parmesean appetizer with pita bread on the side, a salad with (real) bits of blue cheese in the bc dressing, and this excellent tuna melt that had avocado, 2 kinds of cheese and tomato. Their sandwiches are huge (I took half of everything home for dinner). A cute patio outside and lots of cool photos on the wall make it all a very special place.

PROS: Great food, nice atmosphere
CONS: Parking can be difficult

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★★★★☆

This place has a new customer in me! I went during an off time so I could really enjoy the atmosphere, because it does get very crowded at night and on weekends. I had this fantastic creamed spinach and parmesean appetizer with pita bread on the side, a salad with (real) bits of blue cheese in the bc dressing, and this excellent tuna melt that had avocado, 2 kinds of cheese and tomato. Their sandwiches are huge (I took half of everything home for dinner). A cute patio outside and lots of cool photos on the wall make it all a very special place.

PROS: Great food, nice atmosphere
CONS: Parking can be difficult

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Located right next to the legendary Mercury Theatre this bar/restaurant has alot of charm and personality. Their food is specatular and the portions are hearty. They offer a full line of Irish and American beers. Their walls are lined with photos and origional paintings, many have an Irish theme.The servers were friendly and I also enjoy visiting this thriving and trendy neighborhood.

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★★★★★

Located right next to the legendary Mercury Theatre this bar/restaurant has alot of charm and personality. Their food is specatular and the portions are hearty. They offer a full line of Irish and American beers. Their walls are lined with photos and origional paintings, many have an Irish theme.The servers were friendly and I also enjoy visiting this thriving and trendy neighborhood.

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Cullen's has a great menu of Irish American fare and all the delicious beers you'd expect to see on tap. Cullen's is know for their great outdoor seating area on Southport, next to the Mercury Theater. The inside can get smokey, not the greatest ventilation system. The bartenders and servers are wonderful, friendly and prompt. Great lunch destination if you're out and about in Lakeview or live in the neighborhood.

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Cullen's has a great menu of Irish American fare and all the delicious beers you'd expect to see on tap. Cullen's is know for their great outdoor seating area on Southport, next to the Mercury Theater. The inside can get smokey, not the greatest ventilation system. The bartenders and servers are wonderful, friendly and prompt. Great lunch destination if you're out and about in Lakeview or live in the neighborhood.

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GREAT food, huge selection of beer, and gorgeous wooden bar. this place has tons of atmosphere--but sometimes the wait is ridiculously long. still, if you want a traditional Irish pub, you can't do better than this!

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★★★★☆

GREAT food, huge selection of beer, and gorgeous wooden bar. this place has tons of atmosphere--but sometimes the wait is ridiculously long. still, if you want a traditional Irish pub, you can't do better than this!

Pros: festive

Cons: crowded, parking

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Cullen's has excellent food and a great atmosphere. However, the service is consistently terrible even during times when they are slow. On my last visit, it took the waitress 10 minutes to first come to our table. Then she only returned to bring us our food and our check, and our order wasn't even correct. And this isn't a one time experience, as it is consistently poor. I only return because the food is quite good and reasonable.

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Cullen's has excellent food and a great atmosphere. However, the service is consistently terrible even during times when they are slow. On my last visit, it took the waitress 10 minutes to first come to our table. Then she only returned to bring us our food and our check, and our order wasn't even correct. And this isn't a one time experience, as it is consistently poor. I only return because the food is quite good and reasonable.

Pros: Great food, Great atmosphere

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Next door to the Mercury Theater, this upscale watering hole features an artful tin ceiling and a polite (and mostly Irish) staff that serves pub fare with cloth napkins in a wood-accented setting. Booths line the wall…

 

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