**** (4 stars)
It doesn’t look like much on the outside. Well, actually it doesn’t look like much on the inside, either, although it does have the usual pub appointments. And a free popcorn machine!
It’s also not particularly Irish, although there are a few dishes and brews that nod in that direction.
That all said, we really liked all the food we had. We started with guacamole (which must be Irish, since it’s green). It was obviously freshly made, chunky, and served with a mound of super fresh tortilla chips.
The chef’s salad with balsamic dressing was good, and the Chicago dogs were authentic right down to the green sport peppers and green relish (both obviously Irish).
Perhaps the best item was the chili, which was thick and rich and surprisingly spicy.
On nice days there is a large outside seating area under the trees along the river, which is really lovely.
Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub
400 N McClurg Ct
Chicago, IL 60611