Public House of Woodstock is located in the Old Courthouse in the Historic Square of downtown Woodstock. The Old Courthouse was built in 1856, and after coming close to demolition in 1973, it became a historical building and a part of the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Brian and Kathryn Loprino opened Public House in this location in 2014, and the restaurant has been a smash hit ever since. Known as one of the best restaurants in the Woodstock area, Public House believes in great food and exceptional service. They use only the freshest ingredients available and all of their servers are well versed in food, drink, and service. Public House of Woodstock serves lunch and dinner, and they offer a regular menu as well as a menu full of specially prepared dishes. The menu offers a variety of different dishes that can satisfy anyone’s tastes or mood. From casual items like sandwiches and wraps to heartier dishes like steaks and pasta, Public House guarantees you leave satisfied.
Public House’s décor features actual jail cells patrons can dine in. There are also bars in many window openings to give other diners an interesting jail themed experience. Their video gaming slot machines are located in a private cell like area, where their guests can try their luck on dozens of games. The location was built out this way so that it would resemble the Cook County Courthouse. The decor itself is known to bring in a large crowd as diners love the way it brings the history of the old courthouse to life.
101 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098
Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-9:00pm *Extended Bar Hours*