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Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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28 W New York St, Aurora, IL 60506-4121
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love the fact there is a running countdown timer until the next st patties day. We loved the food. I had beef stroganoff which is different then any I had before. The mashed potatoes were amazing. Craving it right now actually. We were dining there before going to the haunted house below. There was live music which was nice in... More 

Thank Lovetoexplore08
Eureka, IL
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Ballydoyle is a great place to go for food and or drinks while you are in Aurora. They have many selections of different beers to choose from. The atmosphere is really unique. The outside beer garden overlooks the Fox river and is fantastic to sit at and watch the activities along the river.

Thank 31jason
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food at this restaurant is truly authentic, try it you won't be disappointed! This restaurant has live music and a realy Irish decor!

Thank Hawaii95
Hinsdale, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always go here for dinner before going to the Paramount for a performance. The food is always delicious, especially the hamburger, corned beef, and the chicken sandwich. The donut holes for dessert are incredible. Thursday they had a small special menu in honor of Momma Mia at the Paramount. There was an item called the Shredder Salad that was... More 

Thank Susan T
Plainfield, Illinois, United States
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here before a show at the Paramount theatre. We ordered the fried pickles and they were the best I've had! I had the burger with an egg on it and it was to die for! My daughter had a Ruben and omg the corned beef!! So good! A must try!! The blue cheese salad dressing was incredible on... More 

Thank Michelle W
Aurora, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We went here before a show at the Paramount Theatre. It was nice that it was close to the theatre. Food was good and servers were very nice. Only problem we had was that we sat out on the deck and had trouble with bees.

Thank kafrhit
Aurora, Illinois
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We have been here multiple times. Food is ok, nothing special. Service is hit or miss. We have been when we had great service and other times where we walked out for getting no service after sitting at a table for a hour. They are a great meeting place, with good bands.

Thank J M
Westmont, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Great Irish Pub in the area. Stage with a band most weekends but too bad they charge cover to get in. Great drinks and Irish atmosphere there. Good service and the food is of Irish fare but also salads and sandwiches. Very good.

Thank annurbaniec
Aurora, Illinois
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Excellent variety--salads, sandwiches, burgers, standard entrees. For the less adventuresome, you can't lose with their fish & chips with some malt vinegar. The burgers are great, and the boxtys are DELICIOUS. the vegetable boxty is tasty, too, and the Beef & Guinness Stew can't be beat--except maybe by their corned beef on rye. Ballydoyle has the best corned beef on... More 

Thank suzyq228
Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Typical bar food in a bar setting. Fun place to hang with friends. Food is okay -- not high end but still tasty. Good burgers.

Thank Carole L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 W New York St, Aurora, IL 60506-4121
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: 6308440400

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