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Public House, Temecula, CA

Public House

3.9
3.9
174 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
"Full bar and limited menu available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays."

Right in the heart of Old Town Temecula, Public House is your spot for good times. We've got happy hours, weekend entertainment, fantastic food, and craft cocktails that hit the spot. Plus, we're the place for your corporate or private shindigs. Come hang out with us at Public House Temecula – where it's all about the fun, the flavors, and the good vibes.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 18 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 11:30 am–10:00 pm Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (951) 491-1772
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    This versatile venue is perfect for hosting private events, whether they be corporate gatherings, weddings, or special occasions. We offer customizable menu options and buffet packages to suit your specific needs and preferences.
  • Area
    Temecula
  • Cross Street
    Main Street and Front Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 174 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for brunch

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Hot spot

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Lively

174 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My family and I went to public house for Mother’s Day and it was not super busy at all. We each got various alcoholic beverages and everyone’s drinks were very watered down and on top of that we had huge gaps of receiving our foods so no one was able to eat at the same time unless we wanted our food getting very cold. Some foods were not cooked all the way either. The time from our first plate to the last person receiving their food it was at least 30 minute gap so we all ate at different times. I was really looking forward to taking my family somewhere nice and everyone was disappointed and we didn’t get to enjoy any of it

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  2. LA2019

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent and it was great to have live music but we were seated close to the speakers and it was a bit too loud

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious! Service was wonderful. Too crowded. It was difficult to get around the tables to go back and forth to the buffett. So very very disappointed drinks weren't included. Especially coffee. My fault for not reading the fine print. But to charge for black coffee and oj. Very surprised.

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  4. SashaH

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I made a reservation for Mother's day at 10am and it was $60/person for a buffet style brunch outside on the patio area. We were sat right next to the stage where there was a small country band...it was pretty loud. When sitting us, the hostess informed us there was a 1 hour and 20 minute limit for our brunch. Half of the food wasn't set up, eggs were cold, sausage was only cooked on one side and the desserts were partially in the sun melting. At almost 11am, more food came out which was frustrating because of our time limit. The salads were set up and had flies flying around them. I let our waiter know and he tried to fix things but we just ended up leaving and eating somewhere else. It was such a bummer start to my Mother's Day.

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  5. Kathryn

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Probably the worst dinning experience we have ever had. The service was nearly nonexistent and food subpar. We waited over an hour for my 85 year old mother’s meal — so disappointing when we were trying to celebrate her for Mother’s Day. Accessibility for those with mobility issues was abhorrent at this place of business. If you really want to get a peek at how this establishment is run, go into their kitchen/inside (what used to be a dinning room) area — the place is disgraceful. The health department should probably make a visit but if I were you, I’d take a hard pass.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Didn’t know they had a DJ for Sunday brunch so it was about louder than anticipated. Service was slow, took an hour to get our food and it was cold.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great! Food-excellent! Service- excellent!. My only complaint was that the music was so loud that we couldn’t talk to each other. But the band was good.

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  8. jenniferb

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I made reservations for our party of 6. When we arrived there wasn’t a hostess so I asked a waiter for assistance. After we sat down, no one came to check on us or take our drink order. After 30 minutes of no server, we asked the bar tender for help. He came over and took our drink and then food orders. My meal was wrong (I asked for scrambled eggs and not poached). I was told it would just take 5 min. After 20+ minutes, I finally got my meal. All of the people in my party were done eating. Sadly the meat portion of the eggs Benedict was literally one bite. Pretty pathetic. When we got our bill I thought they would make it right with a discount or something but they didn’t. They even charged us for something we didn’t order. The wait staff was definitely lacking. I would not go back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Josh was an amazing server! He was extremely attentive and kind.

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  10. TracyW

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was slow in the beginning, hostess's not professional looking at all but biggest complaint is how extremely loud the music was in the middle of the day. I felt like I was at a club which made it very difficult to have conversations with the other 6 people at the table. I asked twice if they could turn it down a bit but was ignored by management.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Public House was super understaffed and because of that we got terrible service. We didn’t get our food for an hour and 15 minutes after we ordered. The food was also very underwhelming and not worth the price at all. The ambience was lively and vibrant, still wouldn’t recommend though.

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  12. noel

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Dislike that they had all high tops. Wasn’t a fan of the DJ. The music was fine but it made it hard to have a conversation. Most in our party enjoyed their food but my poached eggs tasted vinegar-y.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was terrible, bathrooms were very bad, the servers were rude, food was super mushy and took 55 min for a BLTA,

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great food and pretty fast service. The fries were soo good. I would go again for sure!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. The kitchen was backed up and the food took a while to come out. However, Angie was superb. The place was super busy and she was serving and making cocktails, but she managed to make time to connect with every table and everyone. Thank you, Angie for a job well done.

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  16. ChristianM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    For $35 thought the steak and shrimp would have more food. Our server was great but with live music had a hard time talking to each other and ordering

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  17. SaturdayNW

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I have visited this location many times and have always loved it. This particular visit was not a good one. I made reservations prior to coming and we still had to wait 10 minutes for our table. We were a party of 6 and celebrating 2 birthdays. We finally sit at our table and then proceed to wait for 35 minutee before and staff acknowledges us. I had to go up to a hostess and let them know a server never came. The hostess then came and brought the table water. After, waiting another 5 minutes a server asked if anyone has helped us and we said no. So she then said she was not our server but she would help us. She was pleasant, but not sure how she did not know who our server was. She took our drink orders and food. We waited another 25 minutes before our drinks arrived. One of the drinks had to be sent out. We ordered a lemon drop martini. There was no sugar around the rim and it tasted sour and almost no alcohol in it. We did send it back. When our food came one of the orders was clearly wrong. She ordered a well done burger and it was clearly entirely red. We did address it and she did remove it from the bill. Overall I was very disappointed, most of the group had never gone to The Public House and I was so excited to take them there. It has always been my favorite place to eat in Temecula. The date we visited there was something just not right.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time and Public House and it was an overall great experience. The food was great, service was great, and the live music was fun. I highly recommend the poke stack! This place does get very loud so it might be hard to have conversations with others.

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  19. PamG

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We used to love the Public House for their great food. No more. We had 10 people for breakfast and not one of our meals were good. Most of us were not able to even eat them. Service was slow and it took 30 minutes to get a cup of hot water. We won’t go back.

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  20. xctraveler

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a return visit. We enjoy the patio environment with plenty of heat for the cool evening. Service is relaxed and we never felt rushed, and we made it to our entertainment on time. food is excellent and well seasoned.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was an $85 person Valentine's Experience that we prepaid for. They didn't say that we'd be sat next to bikers smelling of gas at the bar eating burgers. First course was two small frozen bran cakes or a two shrimp cocktail. The Steak and Lobster was a tough sirloin and a 2 oz lobster. The "experience" dessert was 4 white chocolate (cheap) not dark chocolate strawberries. This was a HUGE rip off meal. RIPPED OFF

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  22. DavidC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals ever and the band was great! We would definitely do it again.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food leaves a lot to be desired. Fries were soft and didn’t even taste like potatoes. Burger had really thin patties was soggy and fell apart. Pasta dish was all cream and no salt. Drinks tasted like juice, and wine was skimpy. Prices way too high for this sub par food. Table next to us returned their steak. I honestly don’t know how these basic foods were could be messed up. After tip and tax it cost $80. Definitely not worth it. Live band aspect is cool but loud.

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  24. Foodies

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Customer service was great, friendly and attentive. The food was delicious, we had the Brussels sprouts, hummus and goat cheese sandwich with chicken. The food was good and nutritious.

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  25. ChrisK

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress was not very attentive. Plates were never cleared from the table. Love music but it was extremely loud. For being such a small restaurant, the music can be toned down. Great taste in music

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Just beware of bad service on the weekends when it’s busy.

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  27. TiaE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and staff were great! The band was extremely loud for the venue. I couldn’t talk to my husband during our anniversary dinner. Also the chairs are mostly high tops so it’s not idea for shorter people, people with very long legs or any lone with larger hips.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a reservation at 7:45pm on a Friday night and got seated within a couple minutes. We were unaware of the live music. The band music was way too loud so if you’re looking to have a conversation with someone this is not the place for it. Sitting right by someone and talking you can barely hear them speak so that was a bit frustrating. The vibe was fun but the constant yelling to just talk made us want to leave the restaurant. We had been sitting for more than 10 minutes before even getting water. Then after another 10 minutes our server came to take our order. We ordered 3 drinks and food. The drinks also took more than 10 minutes to get out. No one in the group liked their drink. Not enough alcohol and just didn’t taste good overall. 2 drinks were made extremely sour and the mojito was made too sweet. For food I ordered the ahi salad which was a big portion and the dressing was really tasty. The ahi was a bit overcooked but still a decent amount in comparison to the spring salad mix. The Parmesan fries were cut and tasted more like potato wedges. They were not fried crispy enough so they were too soft. However they had a good amount of seasoning on top. The buffalo chicken flatbread was good. The ranch sauce that was requested on the side tasted more like a tartar sauce. The peach heat rolls were yummy and they gave a large amount of sauce. The ceviche was not seasoned well at all- don’t order it. It lacked salt, spice, and sour flavors - everything that a ceviche should have. The portion was also too small. Overall experience was not great. Waiting too long for simple service. We had to ask multiple times for water refill & napkins because they would forget to bring it (or maybe they didn’t hear us because the ambience was way too loud). There was a point that the band took a break. They played music in the background but it would’ve been nice if the music was at a lower volume as well because it was still difficult to hear conversations at your own table.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered a bunch of appetizers to share, drinks & dessert. Everything was excellent. Even brought out a special birthday float for my niece. Very nice evening. Will definitely be back.

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  30. CarynC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely noisy from live music and speaker musix, to the point that you cannot hear each other even if you shout. Also, there is no indoor seating or front patio seating to get away from the music, so people should know that. Food was average. Service was good.

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  31. JonP

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was awful. Dinner took over 3 hours due to service neglect. I want to like this place but this experience on New Years Eve will keep us from going back.

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  32. MilinR

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food selection to choose from. Food tasted amazing and service was pleasant a s friendly. One of our favorite places to dine in Old Town.

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  33. Nbswissdude

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very accommodating venue and the server was very helpful with the kids. Initial drinks were prompt. Table of nine everyone’s food took forever to come out and adults food was cold. Glad we came but will not come back. Server was kind and helpful.

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  34. AshleyW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated 15 minutes after our reservation time, our server was inattentive & it took us 45 minutes to get drinks. My cocktail tasted very watered down & I was very disappointed that I spent $14 on it. We decided to ask for the bill & eat elsewhere given our poor experience. I also reserved a table indoors & was told there was only a table available outside, directly next to the live music which was so loud I couldn't talk to the other person I was with. I probably will not be coming back.

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  35. RosaB

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    No one took our drink order for over 1/2 hr we had to go get it ourselves. They gave away our reservation and did not have a table for us. They rushed us to take our order. The food was mediocre and super loud with a country band could not hear our conversation with friends. Very bad night

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  36. DanaM

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our play ended earlier than expected so they were nice enough to change our reservation to an earlier time...They also made sure the heaters were by us so everybody was warm enough. Service and food was excellent as always

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  37. MagnoliaI

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an 11:00 a.m. reservations, but we got there a few minutes early. Service was a bit slow as no one came to our table to even offer us drinks. Our waiter eventually got to us, and we gave him our drink and food order at the same time. Food was delicious. However, we had to ask for coffee refills, and that took a while to get as well. There was a large group that day, but it seemed like there was only one wait staff servicing quite a bit of tables. We also noticed a few staff just milling about, setting up tables, organizing water glass, seating people but not enough wait staff. The ambiance was great and energetic, and, again, the food was good. We may go back, but there are so many other places to try in Old Town Temecula.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2 of us went for dinner. We had 3 appetizers, the jalapeño egg rolls, the goat toast with chicken and tomato addiction. All three were great. The Goat toast was our favorite. We have a great time, staff was super friendly, the DJ was playing great music and we ended up staying late for the fun crowd that had gathered. We will be back

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Chilaquiles meat was burnt and bitter. Food took forever to come out.

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  40. LisaS

    Nevada

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I had a reservation and got seated and given water. And then sat there for 40 minutes...not a single server helped us or took our order. No one even made eye contact with us. There was tables next to us getting their orders taken and we couldn't even order drinks. We finally got up and left and went to 1909 and within 2 minutes had our coffees and ordering our food.

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FAQs

Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 491-1772.

Public House is rated 3.9 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Public House

41971 Main St, Temecula, CA 92590

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Main Street and Front Street
  • Area
    Temecula
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 11:30 am–10:00 pm Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (951) 491-1772
  • Private party facilities
    This versatile venue is perfect for hosting private events, whether they be corporate gatherings, weddings, or special occasions. We offer customizable menu options and buffet packages to suit your specific needs and preferences.
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