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“Loved the blue cheese dip, homemade chips and the reuben”

Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 169 Restaurants in Downers Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Chicago, IL
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved the blue cheese dip, homemade chips and the reuben”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

The bleu cheese dip was really something special. The corned beef on the reuben was excellent. We went for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and it was mostly families.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great Irish Pub”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Live music, good pub food and fun atmosphere. Try to go when the weather is nice and sit on the outdoor patio.

Visited May 2013
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Darien, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice place for some good music”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

A group of us stopped in here to meet some friends, and it was a pretty average bar. The service was good and we lucked out that night as they had some good live music going on (and 5 bucks for cover was not too bad, either).

Visited April 2013
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Middleton, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“fantastic service, fun local spot”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

My family & I were looking for a casual, local restaurant while staying in the area for a long weekend and found Ballydoyle. Our server was fantastic - she recommended her favorites, and guided us on our menu choices based on our personal tastes. She was friendly & attentive. I was a little disappointed in my steak boxty, but was compelled to try it. The rest of my family loved their meals. We did not stay for the live music, but it looks like a great place to spend an evening with friends.

Visited March 2013
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Tampa, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good, traditional Irish pub”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

This place is great. Nice traditional Irish pub "feel", very lively bar area, plenty of tables in back if you want to sit down with a group or for dinner, and excellent live music in the front bar area. The only negative is that it gets shoulder to shoulder busy when there's a good band, but I guess that says wonders for how popular this place is. For me, it can get a little TOO crowded on weekend nights (no available chairs in the bar area). But overall, this place is great.

Visited March 2013
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