Publican Quality Meats

825 W Fulton Market (at Green), Chicago, IL 60607, United States
Open until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
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Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
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  • sandwiches
  • gyros
  • pork belly
  • burgers
  • lamb meatballs
  • tuna muffaletta
  • lively
  • healthy food
  • spicy food
  • great value
  • casual
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  • beef
  • crab
  • chicken
  • fried eggs
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  • Time Out Chicago

    Ganji’s massive miche is crusty and cakey; his cranberry-walnut loaf makes the world’s best toast. The best part of this great bread? We hear PQM also sells some meats to go with it. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · April 17, 2012
  • Chicago magazine

    Ask for a number as soon as you walk in or you might wait forever while others chow on tuna muffaletta.

    Chicago magazine · April 2, 2012
  • Chicago magazine

    Meat has never been more persuasive than it is here.

    Chicago magazine · April 10, 2012
  • Renaissance Hotels

    The delicious pork belly sandwich, topped with shaved apple, watercress, purple onions, yogurt and fresh mint, challenges you to find a better lunch in Chicago.

    Renaissance Hotels · August 24, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    The arctic char tartine at Publican Quality Meats is one of the 100 best things we ate this year. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · December 20, 2013
  • Katie

    The BEST almond milk Chai lattes!

    Katie · May 16, 2012
  • Brad C.

    Get the charcuterie plate!

    Brad Chmielewski · February 10, 2012
  • Mike F.

    On top of the butchery, check out the groceries like olive oils, vinegars, and rare tea cellars teas.

    Mike Fishman · February 8, 2012
  • Barry M.

    These guys have the best beef jerky outside Texas. Ask for a sample!

    Barry M · October 14, 2013
  • Pooneet K.

    Awesome place for sandwiches, their Tuesday burger specials, and their selection of random deliciousness to take home to cook. Which now include the stuffed dates from avec for just $1.50 each!

    Pooneet Kant · June 4, 2013
  • Katie

    The 'Better than a Gyro' will rock your world and change your life. Try it!!

    Katie · April 11, 2012
  • Emily J.

    Chicken parm was great.

    Emily Jurlina · August 8, 2014
  • Chicagoist

    In addition to meat, PQM stocks a wide variety of boutique and gourmet grocery products. No visit to the store is complete without scarfing down at least two of their excellent sandwiches. Read more

    Chicagoist · August 1, 2014
  • Rex F.

    Amazing free samples while you wait. Can't go wrong with the Porchetta sandwich or pork belly "gyro" sandwich

    Rex F · January 25, 2014
  • Andrew V.

    They sell pleasant house bakery savory pies in the freezer... Yes

    Andrew Violette · August 15, 2013
  • Réjane P.

    Tinka's Tofu sandwich: fantastically mouth-watering.

    Réjane Pierre · July 16, 2013
  • Karen W.

    Be sure to visit the restrooms downstairs so you can see the meat aging room and the knife wallpaper.

    Karen Wilson · June 27, 2013
  • Josh H.

    San Bitter has been discontinued. Publican has some. Mix it with Cel Ray and you will be very happy!

    Josh Harris · June 18, 2013
  • Lindsey S.

    Order the cornmeal cookie. Better yet order 6. It's one of the most amazing cookies I have ever eaten.

    Lindsey Susick · May 3, 2013
  • Wendy A.

    On Saturdays, they have a huge roasted, juicy porchetta on the counter. Buy slices either to take home or put on a sandwich. Delicious!

    Wendy A. · November 10, 2012
  • Ben M.

    PB&L sandwich

    Ben Mundt · November 1, 2012
  • Jason W.

    I almost proposed to my pork belly gyro. Don't ignore the pickles if you get a sandwich.

    Jason W · March 19, 2012
  • Riley B.

    Lamb meatball and turkey sandwiches are amazing. Tied with Birchwood Kitchen for best lunch in the city.

    Riley Bandy · February 14, 2012
  • Pamela R.

    Private events here will make your Meeting really special

    Pamela Ramirez · 1 week ago
  • Honghui Y.

    Nice brunch but wish I had gotten a sandwich instead

    Honghui Yu · March 1
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Publican Quality Meats as it was featured on Unique Sweets for bringing back a childhood favorite with their amazing pub pops, one push of this frozen pop and you'll be hooked Read more

    TV Food Maps · February 23
  • AFAR Media

    A primo sourcing grounds for picnic provisions or a casual cafe meal, Publican Quality Meats' sleek counter beckons with house-made salumi & sausages, as well as artisan cheeses & homemade breads. Read more

    AFAR Media · January 27
  • Allison K.

    Picked up some pork belly from here for Christmas and it was the best cut we have ever had!

    Allison Kaminski · January 4
  • Brian C.

    Great sandwiches! The menu changes every so often. Communal seating, so if you don't want to sit next to strangers bring friends. FYI Return of the Gyro is awesome.

    Brian Christie · November 8, 2014
  • krach89

    I tried Beatrice sandwich! It's really good

    krach89 · October 24, 2014
  • Mark B.

    Great selection of interesting grillables

    Mark Brouch · September 8, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Publican Quality Meats as seen on Unique Eats Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 3, 2014
  • Paul G.

    The Parm #2 is a very tasty sandwich, don't be fooled by the size it's extremely filling. Great service here too.

    Paul Gallagher · August 30, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Jared Van Camp, chef of Nellcôte, eats here on his nights off. He loves the 'Nduja. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Jess P.

    Pork belly gyro was awesome!

    Jess Page · August 22, 2014
  • Adam Z.

    The sandwiches are great. Better eaten there than taken out.

    Adam Zadikoff · August 6, 2014
  • Chicagoist

    A stop here must include a sample of the housemade pimento cheese dip or the Butcher's daily cheese plate, offering one selection for $6 or three for $16. Read more

    Chicagoist · August 1, 2014
  • Chicagoist

    The braised pork belly, with its succulent, melt-in-your-mouth goodness, made me forget the lamb completely. Read more

    Chicagoist · August 1, 2014
  • Cedric A.

    Shaved beet salad is tasty. Half chicken with the sausage and fries will fill you up. Great beer selection. And - pork belly, son. You need to order this. Succulent.

    Cedric A. · June 4, 2014
  • Jordan B.

    What's good? Everything! Eat your pickle, it's spicy.

    Jordan Bouvier · March 20, 2014
  • Justin K.

    Best lunch spot in the city. The smoked fish is always great and maybe the best chicken parmesan sandwich in AMERICA!

    Justin Kawa · December 15, 2013
  • Julia S.

    Little gems, charcuterie, pork rinds, chicken, done

    Julia Schweizer · November 22, 2013
  • Fadia K.

    Everything I've tried is amazing! Try the soups! The lamb meatballs and gyro are delicious! Enjoy

    Fadia Kader · November 20, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    Everything at Paul Kahan's butcher shop is worth trying, from the incredible house-cured meats to the crusty bread.

    Serious Eats · November 20, 2013
  • David B.

    So good--creative and bold sandwiches and soups. Highly recommended

    David Bloomberg · November 15, 2013
  • Liz J.

    The hot charcuterie plate is enough food for 2-3 people

    Liz Jensen · November 12, 2013
  • Justin K.

    Smoked fish is always great and their chicken park is top notch

    Justin Kawa · October 25, 2013
  • Jennie

    Great place to get a beer while you're waiting for The Publican to open.

    Jennie · August 28, 2013
  • Andrew V.

    The double beef sandwich is awesome.

    Andrew Violette · August 15, 2013
  • Magaly R.

    Veggie tartine ufffffff mmmm délicieux !!!

    Magaly Reyes · July 3, 2012

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