Square Celt

3.9
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154 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Brunch
  • Outdoor Eating
Square Celt Ale House & Grill is conveniently located across from the Orland Square Mall in Orland Park. 30 beers on tap (including craft, Irish imports and domestic), signature cocktails, wine on tap or bottle/glass.) Irish & American cuisine including in House Smoked Meats, Burgers, Fish & Chips, Corned beef and much more! 250 seats indoors and 250-seat beer garden equipped with full bar. Open for lunch, dinner and late night, Sunday Brunch buffet. Weekly events including trivia, live music and great daily deals.
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3.8
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3.9
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3.9
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Waiter was rude and condescending. Fish and Chips was 1 piece of fish for $18.00. Worst restaurant I’ve ever been to.

MP
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Would be better if smoking wasn’t allowed on the patio.

E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good burgers and sandwiches! Too hot to sit outside! Hope to try again!

SJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Square Celt really needs to up the quality of its food. Great place to hear music, hang out with friends, but our group of 10 went to dinner elsewhere because
No one likes the food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

When we arrived service wasn’t very good because they were short staffed. The food took forever and the mimosas had more orange juice than bubbly but we were compensated for the appetizer coming out with the food we spent a lot of money for food and drinks and the drinks for the price were terrible as far as alcohol content. Great atmosphere and once more staff showed up they were excellent i plan to go again maybe minus the drinks this time. But great place to celebrate any occasion.

g
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The weather was warm and so everyone was sitting outside. There were only 2 servers so there were long waits for drinks and food. They tried their best though.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Service was outstanding. Food not so good.

Out of 4 people in the group 3 were disappointed in their food. Fish n chips was over cooked and rubbery. Other meals were ok at best.

If you are going for good service, and bar items you will be happy otherwise I would pass if you are going for the food.

GJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our only issue was the buffet line could have been organized better but it was quick and delicious and our server was great

K
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We used to love this restaurant as a immediate and large extended family, so much so that my 10 year old son chose it for his 10th Birthday. We arrived monday and there was a baby shower in the main dining room. We had previously set a reservation for 10 which they were rude and not prepared for. We sat down and I almost felt bad for our waitress. We had 10 ppl and 3 kids were included in that number. Mon-Thursday is Kids Eat Free however the food was uneatable will a rancid smell and taste. Also our bill reflected the full price for the "Kids Eat Free " meals. We also had a reservation for 6:15 and ordered right away. Our food did not arrive until 7:15 and most meals tasted fine but as previously mentioned, the kids meals were way off. Drink refills were completely no available and requested more than 3x before receiving. We also asked for a Birthday ice cream/cake offering and the check. The check came (incorrect) but the birthday celebration did not. My 10 year old son was very hurt as it was a big birthday with his grandparents and cousins and nothing ever came. We finally just sang happy birthday without a candle or dessert and went home at 7:45pm. THIS WAS UNACCEPTABLE AND DISGUSTING TO DO TO A CHILD. In the past my family has held 2 showers, several family celebrations and regular outings there but I seriously doubt we will EVER be back. SHAME ON YOU SQUARE CELT for accepting a reservation and not having the staff to handle it....

SG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was a fun brunch. The food was good. The options were amazing. We will definitely be coming back!!

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time outdoors, despite the rain and hail. Room to move tables under canopy and still enjoyed the warm weather. Despite being only table outside, our waitress never forgot us! Look forward to going back.

L
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I loved the ambience. The service wasn't great but also not bad. The food was very good for the price and the amount. Don't order the sangria, it was pure ice!
I will return again in summer because they have a very cute outside area.

PL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My family was in town for the Easter weekend and we went to Square Celt for the Saturday Brunch. We sat in the bar and the room is nice. Lots of TVs but not the sound from the TV which was nice. Music playin was good. They were short on servers and the bartender did everything. His attitude was kind and patient and did a very good job considering the circumstances.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Shelby called to confirm my reservation and since it was a nice warm night asked if I would also like to sit outside and they would accommodate my reservation for the inside a couple hours after. Waitresses were amazing. Food equally amazing. We watched a final four game after cocktails outside then watched the band. Love it there!!!!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Apps where absolutely amazing. Main course was Mac ad cheese and grilled chicken... absolutely tasteless. Will def go back for drinks and apps... nothing more

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

I brought my sister for her birthday and she loved it!! Thanks again for a great experience.

SS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were a group of six. Four of us had the all-you-can-eat fish fry; the other two had the salmon. We were all very happy with our meals; the price was reasonable ($14 for the fish fry); and the service was very attentive.

HB
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

We went on a Monday afternoon for the advertised corned beef and cabbage. There were 4 adults and 6 kids. The corned beef was overcooked. The cabbage was raw. The kids ordered a steak which was overcooked. A burger which was overcooked and chicken strips which were all overcooked!! We were the only customers in the restaurant and the service was terrible. You would think our waitress was the cook and waitress. So disappointing.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

We had to wait around 10 minutes before someone came to the hostess stand. We were also charged $8 for the children’s buffet after my nephew had a few bites of a donut I had then fell asleep. Seems kind of insane to charge a 3 year old a full buffet when he had four bites of a donut.

FV
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great brunch! Fresh and loads of selections! They ran out of plates so we had to wait for round 2. Service was marginal at best. Wonderful value especially with a BOGO!

LB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love to go to Square Celt when there is a band playing that I want to see. I prefer the warmer weather so I can be outside in the beer garden. They have a beautiful beer garden. My friends and I got there before the band started and it was super loud with everyone talking, it gets much worse with the music. However, the food is excellent and the entertainment never disappoints!

JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

I requested a high top table close to the stage for 10 people. I was given a corner booth that was furthest from the stage. There is no real dance floor. Not an ideal venue for a band.

AV
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We had great food, service, and the band Maggie Speaks was all great!

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been here several times, but it was my friends first time and they absolutely LOVED it and plan to visit again in the near future.

m
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

It was trivia night which was fun my friends food was over cooked but other than that we had a great time

D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Good food and nice atmosphere. The service was a bit slow, but still friendly. I would go back again.

G
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Some friends and I made reservations at 11:45a for Sunday brunch. Because we made the reservation so early, the restaurant wasn’t nearly as crowded as I hoped. The hostess was super friendly and we were seated almost immediately. Once we got to our table, we waited 20 minutes (not an over exaggeration) before our waitress came over to take our initial order. Our intended 1.5-2 hr visit turned to 3 hrs because we literally never saw our waitress. In the entire time we were there she visited our table 4 times but was miraculously able to get the other tables in her section in and out before us. When we looked for her, she was constantly in a whole other section talking to and hanging around other patrons (which i can only assume were friends or relatives) We had to ask a bus boy to hunt her down so we could get our check. I’ve never received such poor service.

J
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Came to watch the Bears game. Food and service were good. Had to send back the nachos as they added peppers but we had ordered them without. (Food sensitivities) Bears game was turned on late.

S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Great food, good value, fun atmosphere. Fantastic fish & chips and burgers are the bomb!

KD
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Table WAY too small for party of 14.
Thank goodness only 12 sat down.
Server could have been friendlier.
Great drinks and music.

D
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

I normally enjoy the food at this place. I just didn’t enjoy the cheese curds as well as my meal. All you can eat fish. I had one serving. It was served to me and had an horrible fish smell. Once started eating it, I feel it was possibly old and/or over cooked. My wife’s prime rib had to be old and tasteless.

f
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fun place, good food and service. Interesting drink specials .

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Service here is horrible every time I come here and it hasn’t gotten better even after talking to numerous managers at each visit. It’s a shame bc the food and atmosphere are amazing.

Server needed more training on how to have customer service. She brought wrong order, order items where missing, and not attentive.

MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We had a 6:30 reservation for outside dining. When we arrived we were told that there was a private event on the patio. We could not be seated until 7:00. It was suggested that we sit in the bar until 7:00. The hostess took down our name but had no idea we had a reservation. After 7:00, she started seating people on the patio. I had to remind her of our reservation. She was having difficulty finding our table. At that point, a women with an Ipad who probably had the reservation information stated that our reservation was for 6:30. So, I guess she was implying that we were late. I informed her that we were there on time but they couldn’t seat us. No apology was provided. The waitress was great and so was the food but the process of getting a table with a reservation was vey annoying.

s
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Brunch is a very good value, but the service of the wait staff needs much improvement.

M
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Let me start by saying that our group went here on a recommendation from a friend who has never had a bad experience here. A co-worker says the same, has used it for many family get-togethers.
This was our experience.
We arrived at 6 p.m., the time of our reservation. There wasn't a hostess stationed up front so we waited. And waited. Eventually I peaked my head into the restaurant and caught the eye of a waitress walking by to serve a table. She then walked back without approaching us. Finally a man came up front but told us he didn't work there. He was getting crayons for his kids and said we should seat ourselves.
We wanted to sit outside so I approached a server to ask if that was ok and it was. I then made a point of stating that we had an Open Table reservation and wanted to make sure it was acknowledged that we honored the reservation.
We chose a spot on the patio and waited again. I finally asked if we could have menus. It was 7 p.m. before we were served our drinks and two glasses of wine were given to the wrong people. It took another 10 minutes to get the correct order. No apology offered.
When the food arrived it was up to us to make sure it was placed in front of the correct person. The server just basically handed it out at one end of the table essentially NOT serving.
Also, there were two guys sitting at the outside bar smoking and the breeze was carrying to our table. I asked the server about the smoking and she said they were permitted to smoke in that area. I believe that is against IL law.
I consider myself to be a decent tipper as I know servers work hard. But this was unacceptable. No apology for the slow service (if you're understaffed then say so). But they were not that crowded. No apology for the wine mix up. No sign at the entrance to let you know you should seat yourself. I left $1.
The Open Table reservation was not acknowledged so I had to call back the next day to get that corrected.
Will not return.

AK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love sitting outside, but the one thing that ruins it is the smoking.

N
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place for happy hour and food was on point. Service was pleasant and I would definitely come back again

DJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

The service here is horrible. Each time I think it will be better, but then it’s not. I will find other places with better service from now on.

BS
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went with friends for are final good bye as we move to Florida. We love this restaurant. The food is great the atmosphere wonderful and the overall vibe is fantastic. We will miss it.

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