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Papa Bear Family Restaurant

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2340 N Farnsworth Ave, Aurora, IL 60502-9730
+1 630-851-1055
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We frequent Papa Bear for breakfast. The food is excellent and there's plenty of it. The skillets are really tasty. There are enough choices to suit everyone. They accommodate special requests too. The staff is very friendly and efficient. We have found their prices to be a bit less than similar places in the area - always a plus. Patrons... More 

Thank sharonv418
Libertyville, Illinois
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

After reading mixed reviews of this restaurant, my wife and I checked this place before we decided where a group of nine would eat. We decided to take a chance, contacted the others, and were very pleased with the decision. The atmosphere was reasonably nice and the wait staff was friendly and attentive. The food was very good and plentiful.... More 

Thank Ted R
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Great breakfast to get you ready to do major shopping at the Outlet Mall. The food is tasty and the selections are great. the pancakes are delicious and the skillets are huge. Large enough to share. Staff is friendly and very efficient. This is a place you need to visit. This is the place to stop if you are on... More 

Thank Anita F
Geneva, Illinois
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656 reviews
551 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

This was a wonderful experience. It is conveniently located across from the outlet mall off of I88. The service was excellent and the food was very, very delicious. I had a greek omelet and my husband had polish sausage and eggs (one of the specials). Both were very tasty with fresh ingredients. They also have a lunch and dinner menu.

Thank larryd6578
Montgomery, Illinois
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Not my first visit here I should have reviewed this place before. Great breakfast anytime, great lunch. They've had the same cook for at least 15 years and he is fantastic.

Thank Dave R
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This restaurant has good quality food, at a very reasonable price. Their breakfasts are fantastic! Have never had a dad meal or experience here.

Thank Robert C
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Overall, this is a great establishment. The service was fantastic, and the prices are superb. You get HUGE portions. My one complaint: the pulled pork sandwich was awful. It was dry and/overcooked. :( Based on other reviews and seeing other diners' orders, your best bet is breakfast.

1 Thank Heather P
Clarkston, Michigan
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508 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Nothing fancy but my breakfast was fantastic. The pancakes were excellent. The whole meal was excellent. Service was fast and friendly. Prices were very fair. Give this place a try.

1 Thank JeffreyTravel
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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174 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We stopped here for lunch after reading about it here on Tripadvisor. We like cafe style places Papa Bear was a good choice. The soups were very good and the meals were plentiful and tasty. All the waitstaff were courteous too.

1 Thank Randy R
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Played some hockey for a short stint for a team in the area, and I ate at this place pretty much every night. Great food, at a great price, and the service was amazing. Nothing but good things to say about this place

1 Thank njsfinest3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2340 N Farnsworth Ave, Aurora, IL 60502-9730
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: +1 630-851-1055

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