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Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant

5157 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4616
630-969-0600
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English first
Milwaukee
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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We chose to eat dinner at Ballydoyle in order to secure a decent table in front of the moderate sized stage and our arrival around 6 PM just barely got the job done. Our lone choice was a table on stage right. Our server Kevin, took great care of us for 7-1/2 hours, through dinner and beers. Dinner was a... More

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West Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great service! Really good food. Ryan was our waiter and gave us great service! Good food and great Jamison flights of whiskey.

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Aurora, Illinois, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

While the food is average and the drinks are common enough, the staff is very friendly and accommodating. Some specialty beers make appearances which is nice. Very laid back place, but when the band hits the stage look out! It turns into quite a party sometimes and you'll have a blast joining in or just observing. Check the website before... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I used to live here, especially on the weekends with their live music. I loved the Irish bands they had but they don't have them as much anymore, which is a bummer. They have decent food and good drinks. The staff is always nice and accommodating. The Downers Grove one is the best one of the 2. It's a nice... More

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Woodridge, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you lucky enough to be here when there is live music so much the better. Have eaten here twice and look forward to going again.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Had lunch here on weekday. I have never been served a corned beef sandwich that consisted of two slices on one half and six dice sized pieces of corned beef on the other before. Really horrible food. Fries arrived with at least a tablespoon of salt. Service not great although place was near empty. Plenty of other good places in... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Typical pub fare done great. Luis was wonderful. Burgers are great and they will actually cook them rare for me. Their Guinness , which is very temperature dependant was smooth. They pour a nice point.

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you do not drink beer or enjoy loud 'music', stay out of here. There are lots of other, better places around Downers Grove for food.

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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I want to go back, again and again! Everything surprised me, and all for the Best! The food! - what I expected was good, but typical over-large menu, lots of it "not-so-fresh", from frozen - you know , good but ordinary "pub" good - I was so Wrong! What I got was absolutely tremendously fresh, made with care and expertise... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

this place is awesome to see first rate bands! Can't comment on the menu,, never ate there, but i bring a lot of people (out of towners) here, for great beer,& music.

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