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Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant

££ - £££
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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28 West New York Street, Aurora, IL
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Aurora, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An excellent place to catch dinner before catching a show at the Paramount, just get there early to get a table. Great food, good beer selection, excellent whiskey selection, and great place to listen to live music on weekend nights. Everything you'd expect in a Irish pub, you really must check it out.

Thank prop630
United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Their Bag O' Donuts are FABULOUS!! Dip them in their yummy icing and they just melt in your mouth. You have to eat the whole bag!

Thank SherrieLou
Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not kidding when I say this is one of the biggest restaurants I have ever been in. It's hard to tell from the outside, but this place is massive. When we arrived, the hostess brought us to our table and we walked and walked through several sections until we arrived at our table. The restaurant is located right by... More 

Thank Elizabeth A
Aurora, Illinois
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of thefFood is adequate, salads are great. Seldom is the service good and food orders have been messed up multiple times. If you have to be out at a certain time plan an extra hour. Really. Prices make your own decision. Not the best dining experience in this town. They need to get their game up.

Thank Mauree G
Leland, Illinois
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had always REALLY enjoyed cocktails and snacks at this pub and was really looking forward to trying dinner before a show at the Paramount. Huge disappointment! The seating and service were top notch. Never waited for a thing. My 6'4" husband ordered the $13.99 Sheperd's Pie. It looked like a child's portion! At best, this was a $4.99 Sheperd's Pie.... More 

Thank LoJo517
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want some good authentic Iris food? This place serves delicious Shepard's Pie, fish and chips and a variety of other great foods. Servings are average and dinner prices are high, but lunch portions are just right and the prices are pretty good. Large selection of beers and of course Guiness. Nice atmosphere and pleasant servers.

Thank Janice D
Aurora, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The food and service were excellent. The atmosphere was perfect to have a lunch meeting with my client.

Thank Shadowz85
Shorewood, Illinois
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My husband and I have eaten here every December for the last few years before seeing a holiday comedy show nearby. Each time, there has been great entertainment: one year it was Irish dancers and this year it was a woman playing guitar singing Christmas songs, which makes for an enchanting atmosphere. We love the food selection here, especially the... More 

Thank MelissaWP
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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453 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere at this historic, large Irish pub on a Friday fun day!!! First, the friendly bartender remembered us from our prior visit this summer and she was so welcoming and offered great service!! Second, the food was hearty and perfect for a cold winter night. The added fun was the band that started after our dinner and it rocked... More 

Thank CzechMate2010
Aurora, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered 4 different entrees. All of the food was just okay--nothing really fabulous. It's a fun and interesting restaurant atmosphere, but it was pretty dead on a Sunday evening.

Thank forgetthisnonsense

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 West New York Street, Aurora, IL
  • 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?