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Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant

American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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5157 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4616
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Leesburg, Virginia
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127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Shannon J
Carthage, Illinois, United States
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank EmmettK318
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Authentic look and feel. Much of the wood and stage brought from Ireland. Excellent choice of beers and the food is pretty good. But mostly it's a great place to have fun with friends. And the open mic night is about the best around.

Thank Roland L
Downers Grove, Illinois
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to Bally Doyle for many years. The best corn beef and cabbage on St Patty's Day in the area. All sandwiches are generous in size. Love to come and listen to the local bands. However, seating is always tight for a really good band, acoustics are not the best, & I feel the bands are performing for... More 

Thank Adrienne J
Downers Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Especially nice in the summer. Can sit outside and can still hear the entertainment on the inside. Good food with reasonable prices. Been there many times

Thank Mike S
Downers Grove, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I've been going to the Ballydoyle since it opened a dozen years ago. It's always a treat, in food, music, decor, beer and whiskey selections, and it's owner, Phil Cullen. You can tell he loves what he does. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Scott F
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Extensive whiskey, beer and cocktail menu. Very impressive and tasty. I really wish I could say the same about the food. Tried their bacon meatloaf. Don't know what it is made of, but it wasn't like any meatloaf I've ever had. Where was the bacon? Mashed potatoes and green beans were fine. Potato skins were just ok. Crispy. Not as... More 

Thank Kismgby
Darien, Illinois
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

An important guest came into town so we went over to Ballydoyle Irish Pub for lunch... since there were numerous sandwiches of interest we finally - 5 out of 6 of us - chosen unusual one called the Boxn or something like that.... it was a thin large pancake filled with meat, onions, and mushrooms, and then topped with two... More 

Thank Robert C
Chicago, IL
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Great little pub and a good venue for live music. Check on cover on weekends because sometimes pricey for moderate entertainment. Irish jam session on Sundays always worthwhile. Great pint of Guinness and friendly service.

Thank IllinoisHikers
Downers Grove, Illinois
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

They have a nice and lively outdoor area that's fun in the summer and a decent live music scene in the bar. A lot of the food options are really solid, but some miss the mark and the service can sometimes be downright rude. Atmosphere is kinda cool, with rustic, old-Irish wood decor. Guy that owes it, owes a lot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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: 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?