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Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant

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5157 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4616
630-969-0600
Today
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: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Musical Evening

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
Coffeecup1390
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Chicago
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  • Late Night
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Chicago
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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New Lenox, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The reuben is one of their specialties and for a great reason, it is a solid sandwich. The meat is not greasy, fat, grisly or dry. It was perfect. I will definitely eat here again.

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Downers Grove IL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ballydoyle has great music. A bit too loud if you're there to visit or talk with friends. I would not recommend this place for children, too loud, too crowded for kids. The food is real Irish food which is hard to find. Service was slow but it was crowded, needed more staff that night.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great local place for hearing up and coming bands with great food and great beers in an autentic feeling Irish pub.

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Devils Tower, Wyoming
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you are looking for live music in the area Ballydoyle is a good option. Forget about the fact that the room wasn't designed for live bands, the good acts that play there make it work sonically for the patrons just fine. And there are some good bands coming through. The place can get pretty crowded so if you're claustrophobic... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Bartenders and owners are cocky and poor. In 2 separate visits they took my seat while I went to the bathroom. Today I ordered a 10 oz Wobble. I waited the typical 10 min as the bartenders caught up on their daily bar duties. Too bad customers get in the way. Then they served the 10oz beer with an inch... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Downers Grove is really becoming a destination for beer. This is the best place for the international stuff. The food is good too. Great place for life music or just dinner with the family.

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Downers Grove, IL
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Stopped by for a late lunch and drinks with friends. Food was good and outdoor seating a plus. Service was a bit slow and servers a bit inattentive and we had to ask for silverware & napkins. Have been there before and things were better, but I still maintain an average rating.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Go to Ballydoyle's for lunch! They have a pick two for around 6 dollars and the food is very good. I especially like the meat loaf and the corned beef sandwich. Their selection of draft beers is the best in downtown Downers Grove and their price for a pint is very competitive with the brew pub across the street. It's... 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?