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Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant

5157 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4616
630-969-0600
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Ranked #31 of 146 restaurants in Downers Grove
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Downers Grove, Illinois
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 reviews 8 reviews
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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Grayslake, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Too noisy, too rowdy and too expensive. We went here a few times when it first opened and we have not been back.

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Chicago,IL.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

They have extensively remodeled the outside of their restaurant since they opened years ago. The south side of the restaurant looks like a street in Ireland. Inside looks as close to an old Irish pub as is possible to get in the USA. Tasty, authentic Irish cuisine is available. Irish beers on tap and on the weekends have Irish folk... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We really like Ballydoyles for a fun evening with good pub grub, great beer, and good companionship. We really like to dine on the patio.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I had placed a negative review for Ballydoyles Pub re: the bill was incorrect and slow service. The owner or manager emailed me and explained the error in their system and apologized and offered and sent a gift certificate to me. Every establishment makes a mistake, by responding to a customer is a giant step on having me return and... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

We enjoy this bar on the week-ends when there they schedule live music venues. Excellent Irish stew!

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Food - OK, nothing special Wait Staff - OK- nothing special, definitely not friendly Drinks- overpriced Atmosphere - loud, hard to hear conversation I think this place has had it's run and now is to be avoided. Many other restaurants in the area with a much better value. Have been going there occasionally since it opened but now probably won't... More

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