Publican

restaurants / American

Lonely Planet review

Set up like a swanky beer hall with urbanites young and old sitting across from each other at long communal tables, Publican specializes in oysters, hams and fine suds – all from small family farms and microbrewers. So you’ll know your pork shoulder is from Dyersville, Iowa; your orange-honey turnips from Congerville, Illinois; and your oysters from Bagaduce River, Maine.

Many locals think the weekend brunch is the best around – Publican does indeed know its bacon.