Tommy Nevin's Irish Pub

★★★☆☆
  • 1450 Sherman Ave

    Evanston, IL 60201

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  • 847-869-0450

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This is the worst place to eat, drink, and just try to be merry! We went to this pub with a 30+ group from work and were seated in the dinning room at 3 seperate tables (with our backs to 1 large table) and as we were talking and laughing we were asked to move our party to their outside patio, just after we all ordered our dinners (this took thier waite staff 45 long minutes to finally place). We moved our party outside to then get carded, and yes we had a few under 21 (not drinking but enjoying the celebration with the rest) but as this was not a problem in the dinning room it somehow became one when we were moved...long story short, we where told that we couldn't go back into the dining room (it had been cleaned quickly...the only thing that was quick by the way), and we could not all sit and eat the meals that we ordered in the area that they had suggestly moved us to, but yet we were expected to pay for all the food and take it to go! They are the most unprofessional and rude pub I have ever been to. There are plenty of bars in Evanston that welcomed our group (and the plethora of money that came with us), and they will welcome yours too...don't waste your time on this place, food is average at best, the drinks take a long time to get, and the manager of this place is unbelieveably unprofessional and rude...it is not worth the long wait time nor the money..go next door to Prairie Moon where they have great food and fast service.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst place to eat, drink, and just try to be merry! We went to this pub with a 30+ group from work and were seated in the dinning room at 3 seperate tables (with our backs to 1 large table) and as we were talking and laughing we were asked to move our party to their outside patio, just after we all ordered our dinners (this took thier waite staff 45 long minutes to finally place). We moved our party outside to then get carded, and yes we had a few under 21 (not drinking but enjoying the celebration with the rest) but as this was not a problem in the dinning room it somehow became one when we were moved...long story short, we where told that we couldn't go back into the dining room (it had been cleaned quickly...the only thing that was quick by the way), and we could not all sit and eat the meals that we ordered in the area that they had suggestly moved us to, but yet we were expected to pay for all the food and take it to go! They are the most unprofessional and rude pub I have ever been to. There are plenty of bars in Evanston that welcomed our group (and the plethora of money that came with us), and they will welcome yours too...don't waste your time on this place, food is average at best, the drinks take a long time to get, and the manager of this place is unbelieveably unprofessional and rude...it is not worth the long wait time nor the money..go next door to Prairie Moon where they have great food and fast service.

Cons: terrible customer service

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Escape from the rich, fratty vibe of bars closer to campus at Nevin's, where you can get a great beer and enjoy conversation among a slightly older customer base. The fries are good, too.

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★★★★☆

Escape from the rich, fratty vibe of bars closer to campus at Nevin's, where you can get a great beer and enjoy conversation among a slightly older customer base. The fries are good, too.

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12/12/08 my friend and I were seated for lunch at Nevins and she ordered Albacore Tuna on a bed of lettuce with 9 points. That's what was on the menu, what she received was tuna with noodles (tuna casserole) with fruit around it, there were no 9 points and very llittle lettuce. She sent it back. The jerk of an owner came over and argued with her about there being no noodles in the dish and that the 9 points were mixed in and whether she ate it or not she would certainly have to pay for it. He said he would only take it back if something was wrong with it. Well there was something wrong with it. It WAS NOT WHAT WAS LISTED ON THE MENU. SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH THE DISH! I don't know who died and left him owner but we will never go back to be left paying for an ill prepared dish that did not resemble anything on the menu. BEWARE OF THE OWNER...HE"S really an A.

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★☆☆☆☆

12/12/08 my friend and I were seated for lunch at Nevins and she ordered Albacore Tuna on a bed of lettuce with 9 points. That's what was on the menu, what she received was tuna with noodles (tuna casserole) with fruit around it, there were no 9 points and very llittle lettuce. She sent it back. The jerk of an owner came over and argued with her about there being no noodles in the dish and that the 9 points were mixed in and whether she ate it or not she would certainly have to pay for it. He said he would only take it back if something was wrong with it. Well there was something wrong with it. It WAS NOT WHAT WAS LISTED ON THE MENU. SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH THE DISH! I don't know who died and left him owner but we will never go back to be left paying for an ill prepared dish that did not resemble anything on the menu. BEWARE OF THE OWNER...HE"S really an A.

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This pub is so cute! The food is pretty decent, in a Friday's-generic type of way. They have beer pong tournaments every Monday which is pretty cool. The dark wood panneling and rich leather upholstery really do call to mind authentic Irish food. The service is good and there is quite a nice selection of beers. I'd recommend it for anybody who wants generic tasting food, but is loathe to go to Friday's.

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★★★☆☆

This pub is so cute! The food is pretty decent, in a Friday's-generic type of way. They have beer pong tournaments every Monday which is pretty cool. The dark wood panneling and rich leather upholstery really do call to mind authentic Irish food. The service is good and there is quite a nice selection of beers. I'd recommend it for anybody who wants generic tasting food, but is loathe to go to Friday's.

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We went to dinner on one evening and we were seated at a table. The lady comes and says that the other person is your server and he will come and take your order. He never showed up at the table. Finally the other girl who is not the server tried to take our order. Every time we had to order we had to wave at some one to come to the table. At the end of the meal we asked the waiter to call the manager to ask why we were not being served. The manager just comes over and says I would appreciate if you stop being rude to my staff. The only thing we asked the staff was to get us some food and we were not happy with the service so we wanted to speak with the manager. He did not come and ask what the issue was and try to resolve it. He was just rude. I had been to this place, but will never go again

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to dinner on one evening and we were seated at a table. The lady comes and says that the other person is your server and he will come and take your order. He never showed up at the table. Finally the other girl who is not the server tried to take our order. Every time we had to order we had to wave at some one to come to the table. At the end of the meal we asked the waiter to call the manager to ask why we were not being served. The manager just comes over and says I would appreciate if you stop being rude to my staff. The only thing we asked the staff was to get us some food and we were not happy with the service so we wanted to speak with the manager. He did not come and ask what the issue was and try to resolve it. He was just rude. I had been to this place, but will never go again

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This place is GREAT, absolutly LOVED it!!! The food and beverage choices were great as well. A must try when in Evanston!!

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★★★★★

This place is GREAT, absolutly LOVED it!!! The food and beverage choices were great as well. A must try when in Evanston!!

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OK - we've given this place three tries now....hoping it would get better, as there really are not many pub style places to eat in South Naperville/Plainfield. Wow, we've now been disappointed 3 times. To start, I really can't believe it to be that difficult to make a good burger. This place has over cooked our burger twice....so much for trying again. The appetizers were OK the first time, not soo good the 2nd and 3rd time. The building is great, new....family atmosphere, but so far the food has stunk all three times we tried.....3rd time is not a charm here.

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★★☆☆☆

OK - we've given this place three tries now....hoping it would get better, as there really are not many pub style places to eat in South Naperville/Plainfield. Wow, we've now been disappointed 3 times. To start, I really can't believe it to be that difficult to make a good burger. This place has over cooked our burger twice....so much for trying again. The appetizers were OK the first time, not soo good the 2nd and 3rd time. The building is great, new....family atmosphere, but so far the food has stunk all three times we tried.....3rd time is not a charm here.

Pros: Nice new pub in the South Naperville/Plainfield area - nice building, tvs, etc.

Cons: Food stinks

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WARNING: Nevins Pub is under new ownership who is not kid friendly. We have been going to Nevins for years, especially when there is live music. The last time we went, the owner rudely told us that "this is not Chuck E Cheese". Now it's just another average bar that serves average burgers.

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★★★☆☆

WARNING: Nevins Pub is under new ownership who is not kid friendly. We have been going to Nevins for years, especially when there is live music. The last time we went, the owner rudely told us that "this is not Chuck E Cheese". Now it's just another average bar that serves average burgers.

Pros: Fresh Guinness

Cons: New Ownership

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Tommy Nevin's Pub may be one of the best Irish bars in the city. When I was in college, my friends and I would go there almost every night for pints and darts. Highly recommended.

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★★★★☆

Tommy Nevin's Pub may be one of the best Irish bars in the city. When I was in college, my friends and I would go there almost every night for pints and darts. Highly recommended.

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Who would have thought Irish food would be good? Certainly not me, but everything I had at Tommy Nevin's was great! It's not the nicest restaurant on earth, but the lighting was nice and the food was good so what do you want?

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★★★★☆

Who would have thought Irish food would be good? Certainly not me, but everything I had at Tommy Nevin's was great! It's not the nicest restaurant on earth, but the lighting was nice and the food was good so what do you want?

Pros: good food, easy parking

Cons: can be noisy

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Nevin's changed drastically, it can no longer be called an Irish Pub, since there aren't anymore Irish people, and TVs interfere with conversation, but it still maintains it's character by maintaining it's regular characters. It feels like Bennigans, but it's still one of the best places to hang with the locals.

There's improvements lately, notably the bartenders. There was a time when you had better luck getting served if you waited out your turn for a beer at another bar. The staff are excellent now, although trying to get served at a table in the pub still takes forever. Another improvement is the glass chiller, in the past, you'd often get served a beer in a hot glass straight from the dishwasher.

The food is okay, and there's some good drink specials, like cheap monday drafts. This place gets unbearably loud on crowded nights because of the tin ceiling.

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★★★☆☆

Nevin's changed drastically, it can no longer be called an Irish Pub, since there aren't anymore Irish people, and TVs interfere with conversation, but it still maintains it's character by maintaining it's regular characters. It feels like Bennigans, but it's still one of the best places to hang with the locals.

There's improvements lately, notably the bartenders. There was a time when you had better luck getting served if you waited out your turn for a beer at another bar. The staff are excellent now, although trying to get served at a table in the pub still takes forever. Another improvement is the glass chiller, in the past, you'd often get served a beer in a hot glass straight from the dishwasher.

The food is okay, and there's some good drink specials, like cheap monday drafts. This place gets unbearably loud on crowded nights because of the tin ceiling.

Pros: locals, specials, bartenders

Cons: drunk locals, loud when crowded, slow table service

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Not a bad club to hang at and have a cold one for an hour or so when in Evanston. It started out featuring a lot of local rock , folk and alt. rock bands, but that's all changed now and that has tapered off dramatically. They club itself is wood-paneled and nice looking. They even have Karaoke now, do you believe that. I guess they are trying to get familys to come in and have their kid practice for the American Idol tryouts.

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★★★★☆

Not a bad club to hang at and have a cold one for an hour or so when in Evanston. It started out featuring a lot of local rock , folk and alt. rock bands, but that's all changed now and that has tapered off dramatically. They club itself is wood-paneled and nice looking. They even have Karaoke now, do you believe that. I guess they are trying to get familys to come in and have their kid practice for the American Idol tryouts.

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Most of these reveiws are right, ABOUT THE OLD NEVINS TWO YEARS AGO. I like to think I am open minded, so after eeing huge changes I decided i would give it another try. The character filled music venue, gone, televisions everywhere, and worst of all, Servers in plaid miniskirts. Nothing about this place lives up to its traditional irish friendly heritage. Im disgusted. Evanston doesnt want a Irish Sports bar Hooters look a like.

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★☆☆☆☆

Most of these reveiws are right, ABOUT THE OLD NEVINS TWO YEARS AGO. I like to think I am open minded, so after eeing huge changes I decided i would give it another try. The character filled music venue, gone, televisions everywhere, and worst of all, Servers in plaid miniskirts. Nothing about this place lives up to its traditional irish friendly heritage. Im disgusted. Evanston doesnt want a Irish Sports bar Hooters look a like.

Pros: if you want sports

Cons: spotty service, terrible food, plaid miniskirts

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This place serves a great pint of beer. 20 oz pints and the food is terrific. It just feels like a pub is supposed to feel. Next door is a live music venue but it doesn't interfere with the mood of the pub side. outdoor cafe looks nice too.

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★★★★★

This place serves a great pint of beer. 20 oz pints and the food is terrific. It just feels like a pub is supposed to feel. Next door is a live music venue but it doesn't interfere with the mood of the pub side. outdoor cafe looks nice too.

Pros: Great beer, Great food, Nice atmosphere

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Fun place to hang with friends and listen to music. Good beer selection, good Irish food.

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★★★★☆

Fun place to hang with friends and listen to music. Good beer selection, good Irish food.

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An Evanston institution, this congenial pub is a favorite among Northwestern students and professors. Opt for communal seating in the pub, complete with roaring fireplace or in the mellow dining room, with forest-green…

 

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