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Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant

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28 West New York Street, Aurora, IL
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch in a city with NO restaurants

Today I had lunch in this city of 200k and found that it was great. They offer lunch specials at reasonable prices. Aurora has fast food and other restaurants but NOTHING for a business lunch whatsoever. At first I went to the nearby casino, and the buffet was closed. So, I walked to Ballydoyle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Michael M
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Aurora, Illinois
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Inside of this joint reeked of bad cheese. The outside was better and it overlooked the Fox River. Only came for drinks: $12.50 Gibson Up, outrageous! Large collection of beers. Beware of the mice who use the railings as their interstate.

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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went to Ballydoyle on a Sunday afternoon for a late lunch. The food was decent, the servers are dressed pretty skanky, so I wouldn't bring kids here, but they were nice and efficient. I love that Ballydoyle hosts the School of Rock kids, but we weren't expecting it during our lunch. It was extremely loud in there, so I... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Today I had lunch in this city of 200k and found that it was great. They offer lunch specials at reasonable prices. Aurora has fast food and other restaurants but NOTHING for a business lunch whatsoever. At first I went to the nearby casino, and the buffet was closed. So, I walked to Ballydoyle and was very impressed. The service... More 

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Lena
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went for lunch and parked a couple blocks away. The walk there was gorgeous, along the Fox river, and then we walked in to the pub. Lovely atmosphere, and a warm welcome. We were nearly alone when we went in, but it filled up quickly. It was lunch time ... we truly enjoyed the fairly quiet Irish music playing... More 

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Oglesby IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I had the best Reuben ever! Huge beer and whiskey list . Great staff, had a bend over backwards waiter named Dale. Interesting decor. Would like to return some evening for the live music and Irish dance. Discovered Crabby's ginger beer-good stuff!!!

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

First time eating here. Staying in town during our trip to Chicago. Outside is eye catching, kinda cool off of the river, inside is not fancy, food was ok, but service lacked a bit. Took awhile to get our drinks, 2 beers and 4 waters, nothing too labor intensive there, but it could have been the fact that the bartender... More 

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Modesto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We just had our daughter's wedding reception here and it was really very nice! The event coordinator, Joanne, was super helpful throughout the entire planning process. The food was delicious and the room we had the reception in was perfect for our 65 guests. We had two servers to serve our guests drinks and they did a fantastic job. Our... More 

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illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The food is excellent, many choices for group events, good music venue, plus outdoor seating on the Fox River! What more could you ask for? PLUS great downtown Aurora location

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch before a play. My wife and I both had Cheeseburgers and fries. They came out quickly and were cooked just the way we wanted them. The bun was nicely toasted and the burger juicy and flavorful. I had a Guinness to start and it was the perfect pour. Just the right amount of foam on the... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I enjoy going to Ballydoyles. I've always received great service and delicious food. This a restaurant you and/or your family must visit.

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Additional Information about Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant

Address: 28 West New York Street, Aurora, IL
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Aurora
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 West New York Street, Aurora, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Aurora

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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