Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery, Springfield

4.0
#11 of 14 in Breweries in Illinois
It all about the freshest and best in local beer, great food and top service. This all happens at Obed and Isaac's Microbrewery & Eatery. Directly across the street from the President Lincoln's home and neighborhood.
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  • We've stopped here a half dozen times while crisscrossing the country. NEVER had better beer (and we try a lot including in our hometown "beer city USA" Grand Rapids MI where there are a lot of excell...  more »
  • Stopped in here on a Saturday night and sat in the bar area. Quick, friendly service. The bartender offered us a free sample of the beers we were wondering about. The beers were great. We also had the...  more »
  • Sitting outside on a beautiful September evening we were looked after by very friendly waiting staff. We had some very simple yet very tasty food. My wife had the succulent grilled salmon with rice an...  more »
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  • The food here is not good which is surprising considering the owners own a catering business. I have eaten here several times and the food often comes out overcooked. Unfortunately the last time I ate there the lamb burger gave me food poisoning. I gave it two stars instead of one because the beer garden setup is good and I like some of their beer. Beware if you are going to eat here though. If you want awesome food for great prices go to Boone's Saloon instead. That place always has amazing food.
  • Awesome brewpub located Downtown Springfield in a huge house near the Lincoln house. There is a bar area where you can enter and check in for a table. We were told there would be a 40 minute wait but it was much less. A nice forever changing beer menu is available and beers are usually five bucks. We had a waiter name Shane who was awesome. I suggest trying the Horseshoe. It is a Springfield specialty, but all of their plates are generous and will fill you up. We will be coming back here again just for a meal.
  • The Kitchen sink pie (AKA shepherd's pie) and the double Belgian beer I had to accompany it was excellent. My son got the chicken and waffles which he thoroughly enjoyed and my wife also had the kitchen sink pie along with a seasonal holiday beer. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  • Overall a solid, popular place to eat. I thought the service itself was solid and the venue was new with an old exterior. The beer was good and unique (I had a coffee beer). For beer nerds, this would be a place to visit if you were in Springfield. Now for the food, I ordered a medium rare burger but was given a medium well burger. That was probably the biggest negative, as the burger itself was still pretty solid. The bread was soft, the vegetables (tomato/lettuce/pickles) were fresh and had a great crunch to each bite. I ordered the asparagus side dish. I like my roasted vegetables to have a crunch to them as well. However, this dish had soggy and overcooked asparagus. It was tolerable to eat, as I had just finished the triathlon, but obviously not my favorite. My wife had a chicken caesar salad which was probably our best dish. They did a solid grilled lettuce where there was a just a touch of char on the fresh romaine lettuce and it was really good! We also had the scotch eggs which was a solid dish without anything wrong with it. I gave this 4 stars because I love beer, but the food could have been improved. I would give this place another chance and if you're in town feel free to check it out. Maybe you'll get slightly better food than I :).
  • We stopped in on a Saturday around 1130a. By noon it was very busy but it was due to it being Bradley U parents day. We sat at the bar and the service was great. We enjoyed the shrimp and andouille jambalaya which was a sweet variety. Enjoyed the beers and the bartenders were very friendly even though they were busy. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere.

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