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Papa Bear Family Restaurant

££ - £££
American, Diner
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2340 N Farnsworth Ave, Aurora, IL 60502-9730
+1 630-851-1055
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06:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 06:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Papa Bear for breakfast before our visit to the Premium Outlet Mall. It was our first time. Food was excellent, and served steaming hot. Service extremely good, and timely. Will definitely go there again!

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Thank opal w
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

So great we went back twice! Traditional,family run diner/restaurant with excellent service and superb cooks! Packed on both occasions and for good reason. Extensive menu and the choice is almost overwhelming but you arrive on empty and leave fully satisfied! It's the real deal and i'll be back!

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Aurora, Illinois
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stop here before our rounds of golf. The reason being that, we get waited on quickly, The food comes out of the kitchen in a timely manner and the food & service is good, And the caveat is, you get your choice of breakfast potatoes! Ya' can't beat that!

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Thank 332Rich
Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Hubby and I stopped here after shopping at the Chicago Premium Outlets which is practically across the street and it definitely hit the spot! He got the gyro sandwich, fries and a salad I had the cheese omelet with hash browns and pancakes (2). Generous portions and very tasty! The omelet looked much larger than 3 eggs. Prices were average/reasonable.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome pancakes and eggs. Setting is nice and quiet and will come back.this was the best breakfast I have had in a long time. Staff is very friendly here as well.

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Thank bpm904218
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

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 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 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 

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Thank Ted R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 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 

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Thank Anita F
Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 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.

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Thank larryd6578
Montgomery, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
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?