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Owen & Engine

Gastropub and Pub$$$$
Northwest Side, Chicago
135 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • squeak
  • bourbon
  • beer
  • scotch eggs
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  • Eater
    EaterMay 6
    This cult favorite British-inspired gastropub has a much better beer selection and the fish and chips are nearly as good as across the pond, and the burger is easily one of the best in Chicago. Read more
  • Darius B.
    Darius BrightAugust 21, 2013
    This was a very good restaurant, you might a nice wait. Best to reserve a table in advance. Staff is very knowledge on the menu. Tuesday is beer, bourbon, and burger for $15. Well worth it
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 6, 2011
    Try the Full English fry up from our 100 Best list: Hands down, this British pub is putting out one of the best brunches in the city, from the ornate coffee service to made-in-house seasonal scones.
  • Tana B.
    Tana BabcockFebruary 28, 2015
    The Shepherd's pie is AMAZING. Perfect portion, comes with a side salad and is a must when it's single digits in Chicago. If you like Bloody Mary's, try the Red Snapper. It's salty, savory, delicious
  • Chefs Feed
    "Owen & Engine doesn't like a lot of nonsense on their burger, and neither do I. Freshly ground Meyer Ranch beef, caramelized onions, and a housemade roll—awesome!"- Justin Large Read more
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KelnhoferFebruary 17
    Everyone here is so knowledgeable about the food & drinks. It's very unique and hits the spot every time. My suggestion for appetizer = hot chocolate & cinnamon toast
  • Heather F.
    Heather FolsomApril 29, 2013
    Def one of my top 3 fav places for a burger.The pretzel app & cheddar mash are both amazing. For dessert, skip the pudding cake... the goat milk panna cotta was much better. Service was spectacular!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 20, 2013
    When the behemoth Slagel Farm burger on an onion-studded potato bun hits your table, you’ll vow to bring half home. Then you’ll take one bite and realize no one has that kind of willpower. Read more
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SuarezOctober 21, 2012
    Always great craft beer selection! I'd go as far as saying they have the best pretzel in town, and they serve it with rare bits. Absolutely phenomenal! Plus their desserts are fantastic!
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick KimDecember 21, 2013
    wow. amazing beer selection (seasonal!). delectable scotch eggs (as an appetizer for two). phenomenal burgers (with fresh ground beef). and excellent "pot of tea" (served with scones).
  • Sabina K.
    Sabina KajtezovicNovember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    pickle snack (variety of veggies with hints of curry), tea and biscuits (home made marmalade), olives with white anchovies. did i mention true British ales? will be back!
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    Housemade bangers and mash with onion gravy ($15) are made with Illinois-raised pork, while the rotating draft ales hail from both coasts, and of course, Great Britain. Read more
  • AskMen
    AskMenOctober 8, 2010
    On the menu is pub fare such as house-cut chips and meat pie with braised short ribs. The folks behind Fat Willy’s Rib Shack are running the show, so you know the grub will be a solid bet. Read more
  • Kenny U.
    Kenny UgelAugust 13, 2014
    Tuesday special: amazing burger, draft beer, and a shot. You can't go wrong! The burger doesn't need any cheese or ketchup, the flavor stands on its own!
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WMay 13, 2012
    Best fish and chips in the city, the fresh fish is well worth the price. Wonderful cocktail menu as well, and I hear the full service breakfast is awesome.
  • Kelli S.
    Kelli ShivesDecember 7, 2013
    If not fish n chips, the Kale Salad with brussel sprouts and beets and buttermilk dressing is shockingly delicious. Wash it down with whatever is on cask!
  • Grace C.
    Grace ChoOctober 9, 2013
    The burger there is delicious! And btw... If you're sitting at the bar, they give out free whiskey shots at 10:22 pm (celebrating their broken clock tradition)!
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    Beer is a huge part of the experience, no surprise there, and thankfully the servers can discuss the subject intelligently, or defer to O&E's in-house cicerone Read more
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RonanOctober 19, 2013
    You have to try the burger at this place... Unreal. If it's your first time, just order it as is, medium, I promise you won't be disappointed.
  • Josue M.
    Josue MarreroSeptember 25, 2013
    Come for the Monday Burger Special. A burger with a shot and a beer for just 15 bucks. Ask for Shawn at the bar, he'll make you feel very welcomed. Oh, and ask what 10:22 means.
  • Colleen R.
    Colleen RohrerJuly 9, 2013
    Awesome food! Great service. Definitely get the Scotch Egg. Burgers are pretty rare, I would get it cooked one step more than you normally do.
  • Matt C.
    Best burger in Chicago, simple but the flavor of the beef is incredible. The burger, beer, and bourbon deal on Tuesdays can't be beat.
  • Jen
    JenApril 16
    Amazing food, service and atmosphere! Try the scotch egg, bubble and squeak, or Cornish pasty.
  • Chirag P.
    Chirag PatelMay 13, 2013
    The best navratan Korma I've ever had. Light on the cream and nice touch of peanuts and tofu.
  • Elliott B.
    Elliott BeierSeptember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Pan Roasted Miller Amish Chicken - With roasted white beets, heirloom carrots, brussels sprouts and an orange demi-glacé. Heck yeah!
  • Chico L.
    Chico LansiriSeptember 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Free shot of bourbon if you are sitting at the bar at 10:22. The clock is stuck at that time so a shot is poured. Don't know it will be fixed.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonDecember 26, 2015
    The burger (with cheese and egg) is delicious...but the bread board is the surprise winner here
  • Di
    DiSeptember 13, 2011
    Pickled veg in little mason jars and the cheese plate are the way to go here. We fight over the piece of honeycomb that comes with the cheese plate. Menu doesn't change often enough.
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineJanuary 16, 2012
    Must-try cocktail: Victorian Pimm's Cup. The best of three Pimm’s Cup variations at this bar, with pink peppercorn tincture and rose water.
  • Dominique C.
    Dominique CruzFebruary 14, 2014
    My New 'Favorite' Spot! Because they serve em', Pot of Perfectly Pickled Pickles+prime beef cheddar burger+S.S. Nut Brown Ale=PERFECTION!!!!!!!!!
  • Chris S.
    Chris ShackletonNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The best burger in Chicago. Great atmosphere and amazing servers and bartenders. My favorite gastropub this side of The Spotted Pig.
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    The roasted half chicken preparation is always great, the steaks are top notch and the burger is one of the best in town Read more
  • Kenney M.
    Kenney MarlattOctober 10, 2014
    The burger is one of the best in the city. No cheese or bacon needed.
  • Elliott B.
    Elliott BeierSeptember 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Sweet Potatoe Pie - With Barber Cheddar thyme crust, housemade lemon marshmallow, and buttermilk anglaise. Heck yeah!
  • Alicia J.
    Alicia JayDecember 13, 2014
    The Tuesday night beer, burger and bourbon special for $15 is awesome. The jar of pickled stuff is great too.
  • Tim O.
    Tim O'BryanFebruary 26, 2015
    One of the best gourmet burgers I've ever had in the city. Amazing combo of flavors, perfectly juicy.
  • Daria M.
    Daria MelnikovaApril 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazingly charismatic place :) They brought me a good tea in beautiful china cup. Even just for that reason, they deserve a good review!
  • Elliott B.
    Elliott BeierJanuary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Pot de Creme - Parsnip pot de creme, with blood orange sorbet pistachio financier, and fried chips.
  • Elliott B.
    Elliott BeierSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Bone Marrow with Escargot - Phenomenal! Dusted with garlic bread crumbs and fin herbs with a roasted lemon.
  • Angeline C.
    Angeline ChenDecember 9, 2015
    Tuesday burger specials are a fantastic deal! Definitely get all the extra toppings to go w your burger
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 12, 2013
    Though oddly located, everything else about this British-style pub is top notch.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    The charcuterie platter is one of O&E's absolute must-order dishes. Read more
  • Kenney M.
    Kenney MarlattAugust 17, 2014
    You can add cheese, bacon or a fried egg to the burger, but it's excellent just by itself.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LAugust 15, 2012
    Tuesdays: burger, bourbon, and beer for $15. Best burger yet in Chicago. Don't use any ketchup.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 16, 2011
    "...what makes Owen & Engine worth a trip to its uncharming, edge-of-Logan-Square location is the craft that Burkhardt applies to everything..." --Phil Vettel, food critic, July 28, 2011 Read more
  • Joy S.
    Joy SeletskyJanuary 21, 2012
    You must try the fish and chips! The tuna melt is a winner too. And loved the saison dupont beer.
  • Nick C.
    Nick CampionDecember 29, 2015
    Burger, brussel sprouts and egg app and toffee dessert were all WOW foods.
  • Heidi B.
    Heidi BeeDecember 22, 2011
    You can't go wrong here. Tea and scones, scotch egg, chowder, and just about everything else is fantastic
  • eddie n.
    eddie niceMarch 26
    Fantastic place to have a gourmet burger and unique drinks
  • Dawn M.
    Dawn McKenzieApril 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome beer list. Fish & Chips are best I've ever had. Flown in daily, lightly breaded & not greasy at all. Tasty.
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