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Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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5157 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4616
+1 630-969-0600
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
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Downers Grove, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been in to Ballydoyle many times but never on a Tuesday and was pleasantly surprised! Friends and I were having a late dinner, our waitress asked if we were staying for trivia so we decided to stay and play. I never knew they had a trivia night. It was really entertaining and they give away great prizes. Great... More 

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Thank Junebugga
Flagstaff, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been going here for a few years. It is always a pleasure to have dinner or late lunch here. Try the ales and the specials that are on the menu you can't go wrong. Eating and drinking here reminds me of the pubs in Ireland and Great Britain.

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Thank Mark M
Joliet, Illinois
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Delightful Irish Pub setting....acoustic music was playing when we arrived. We did go to hear one of our favorite cover bands Hi Infidelity. The setting is definitely better for acoustic then a live full band. Service was excellent as well as the food.

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Thank SharyK27
chicagoland
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Stopped in at Ballydoyle for the first time with my wife who has been trying to get me in the door. I am a fan of stout beer, so I tried Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin Nitro and found it very good. Also had a Guiness and Black, a surpisingly smooth combination. The wife had Irish Chips and I had Guiness... More 

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Thank joshaurora
Illinois
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The beer is always good. The food is traditional bar food with some Irish fare. Friday and Saturdays they have bands play which usually provide great bar entertainment. You can't go wrong for a good time. October is a good month to visit since this Irish pub adds Oktoberfest ales to the the beer line up.

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Thank IllinoisCookie
Romeoville, Illinois
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband was having a birthday and wanted to go here. There was also a classic car show event going on the same evening. So the downtown Downers Grove main street was very busy. We were seated within 15 minutes on the patio. The weather was perfect for eating outside. No humidity. Nice and cool. I ordered the Avocado Chicken... More 

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Thank Bonnietrip62
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Good pub grub. Has classic Irish fare. Live music scheduled frequently. Easy walk from the Metra Station. Nice place to meet up with friends. Friendly staff.

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Thank Craig B
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Fun Irish pub, atmosphere is perfect for a good time. For a more quiet family experience go during lunch hours, just be warned the waitresses dress a little proactively if you're sensitive to that. Try the lunch portion of the corned beef and cabbage for a light meal with an Irish flare, delicious. Great fun on Saturday nights but don't... More 

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Thank BBChicago84
Leesburg, Virginia
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133 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Ballydoyle is awesome! It looks like any pub you'd find in Ireland, with such an authentic feel. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. If you want Irish food (and drink), this is the place to be. If I'd had a bigger appetite, I would've tried it all. This is definitely a place I'll be visiting again! Dana... More 

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Thank Shannon J
Carthage, Illinois, United States
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

We recently returned to Ballydoyle to celebrate our 55th wedding anniversary. Since we couldn't get to Ireland, the folks at Ballydoyle brought a touch of the 'ol sod to us. Since it was a beautiful day, we chose the patio seating and with the authentic storefronts as our backdrop, it was easy to imagine dining in a sidewalk café in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5157 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4616
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 630-969-0600

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