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Best Corned Beef & Cabbage

Niko’s Red Mill Tavern in Woodstock was our March Facebook fan poll winner for Best Corned Beef and Cabbage.

Top 5 local spots for corned beef and cabbage, ranked.

Details are subject to change at any time – always call ahead! 

1. Niko’s Red Mill Tavern, Woodstock

  • Generous portion of tender, juicy corned beef atop cabbage, served with boiled red potatoes, celery and carrots, soup or salad, and horseradish.
  • Friday-Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.
  • Reservations: Recommended for parties of 6+ (815.338.6455).
  • “We operate and act like family here. And when cooking for family, your heart goes in it. The combination of atmosphere and food done right makes for the recognition that was paid to us.”


2. Parkside Pub, Huntley

  • Corned beef brisket, plated with cabbage, boiled potatoes, carrots and soda bread.
  • Week of St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Reservations: Typically first come, first served; may take reservations upon special request (847.669.8496).
  • “We start by ordering two or three top-brand briskets and prepare them as if we were going to plate for St. Patrick’s Day … then we choose the best of the best.”


3. Doyle’s Pub, Richmond 

  • Slow-roasted corned beef “round” (a leaner cut) over a wedge of steamed cabbage along with celery, carrots and baby red potatoes, rye bread, butter and homemade horseradish sauce.
  • Week of St. Patrick’s Day. Bagpiper plays on the holiday.
  • Reservations: Not on the holiday (815.678.3623).
  • “We serve more than 1,500 pounds of corned beef during the holiday weekend.”


4. D.C. Cobb’s, Woodstock 

  • Corned beef and cabbage served with red potatoes.
  • Week of St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Reservations: Recommended (815.206.5580).
  • “We make everything from scratch. Our chefs start with whole brined beef briskets and slowly simmer them in our blend of herbs, spices and vegetables.”


5. Liquid Blues, Woodstock 

  • Large portion of corned beef and cabbage, red potatoes, carrots, Swiss Maid Bakery rye roll and horseradish.
  • Weekend of St. Patrick’s Day. Live music Saturday.
  • Reservations: Recommended for parties of 6+ (815.337.7254).
  • Slow-simmered corn beef with Great-Grandma’s secret bouquet garni and spices. Bakery-fresh rye roll, real horseradish and generous portions.”

Details are subject to change – always call ahead! Ranking based on Facebook fan votes. Subscribe to our Facebook Events Page to cast your vote in our polls. 


Niko's Red Mill Tavern
Niko's Red Mill Tavern, Lake Avenue, Woodstock, IL, United States
Parkside Pub
Parkside Pub, Huntley, IL, United States
Doyle's Pub
Doyle's Pub, Mill Street, Richmond, IL, United States
Liquid Blues
Liquid Blues Ltd, North Benton Street, Woodstock, IL, United States
D.C. Cobb's
D.C. Cobb's, Main Street, Woodstock, IL, United States

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