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Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant

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5157 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4616
630-969-0600
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant or Pet Kennel?

Figured we would try this restaurant for dinner. As we were seated outside in their patio, the table next to us had a yelping little poodle. Don't get me wrong but I am all for rescue or help dogs in training but not a spoiled little dog in ribbons which barked at every passer by coming down the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
John T
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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Figured we would try this restaurant for dinner. As we were seated outside in their patio, the table next to us had a yelping little poodle. Don't get me wrong but I am all for rescue or help dogs in training but not a spoiled little dog in ribbons which barked at every passer by coming down the alley way.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Authentic pub. Good food and great atmosphere . The service was good and the food came to us quickly. Had Shepard's pie and salad and Harp!

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CHICAGO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere with excellent live music. Very friendly staff who work very hard to keep your glass full.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

after 72 years on this earth I have to admit that nothing...absolutely nothing...influences my restaurant/bar experience more than rude service. Sitting at Ballydoyle while my wife/daughter participate in painting class. Bartender is what I would call passive aggressive. Doesn't want to be here. So she pretends to be friendly, but never a really engages customers. Says the right things, but... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I went to Ballydoyle for a quick lunch with colleagues before a work event. The atmosphere is really nice and they have seating available outside which works well on a beautiful day. I had the Avocado Chicken Sandwich which was delicious. The bread was fresh and the chicken was cooked well and the avocado was perfectly ripe. I look forward... More 

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Bloomingdale, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I used to go to the Ballydoyle in Bloomingdale, and was so sad when they closed. When I heard of this one, I was super excited. But the food isn't anything compared to the other location. Potatoes soup was borderline flavorless. The corn beef bites were just gross. Smothered them in spicy mustard to make them edible. My husbands corn... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

You must try the corn beef bites. They are so good. The fish and chips rock as well and you can listen to free music most nights

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Unfortunately I was not very pleased with my visit here! I have visited Ballydoyle often in the past and have always had good food, but as I stated in the heading, poor service has always been the drawback! It is unfortunate that the poor service cannot make up for the good food since if the service is poor, the food... More 

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A fun evening for a cold Chicago night, we attended the once-a-month Thursday night "Singer, Songwriter Showcase" at Ballydoyle's in Downers Grove. Local talent at various levels --- enjoyed The Jalopyz (www.youtube.com/The Jalopyz). Different groups can be showcased each month. The music was a bit too loud for the size of the room. Visit www.ballydoylepub.com for upcoming showcases. Home made... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A great place for a weekday lunch. Check out the choose two combo. Their meatloaf sandwich is very tasty and not greasy at all. Chopped salad has a nice vinagerette dressing. Great selection of local, USA and European drafts at 5-6 dollars a pint. Restaurant was actually dismantled in Ireland and shipped to Downers Grove. Very much like Weatherspoons décor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5157 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4616
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: 630-969-0600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?