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Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant

€€ - €€€American, Irish,
28 W New York St, Aurora, IL
+1 630-844-0400
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“corned beef” (17 reviews)
“fish and chips” (17 reviews)
“boxty” (10 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
28 W New York St, Aurora, IL
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1 - 10 of 180 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location, terrible parking, decent food and entertainment. Great for pre show meal at the Paramount Theatre.

Thank Rob N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great—definitely get the Irish chips! Good atmosphere. The live music was very entertaining and not too loud to have a discussion.

Thank Kay D
Reviewed 7 October 2017

My first 1 star review. Server not aware there was non-alcholic beer on the menu, forgot a beer glass which after 10 minutes I got from the bar. Now the worst part, the food. I ordered corned beef and cabbage. What came was 2 rectangular...More

Thank 7huskie6
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We went here on the Sunday before labor Day and had a wonderful time Sat outside and had a couple of appetizers which were very good. Very reasonable cost wise, excellent service and ample street parking. We are from Aurora and try to support local,...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Went with friends after attending a show at the Paramount Theatre (about two blocks away). Walking in you think you are in Ireland in a large pub. It is well done. The types of beer and whiskeys available is high (at least 50 each). If...More

1  Thank LenEvanston
Reviewed 7 September 2017

One of the very few good places in Downtown to eat & drink. Enjoy the music & riverside location. Depending on the server, depends on how quickly yuo can get service, but this also depends on whether there's a show at the Paramount or some...More

Thank cbransby1
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This place in in an historic venue,and uniquely decorated. They have a stage for live performances and plenty of seating. The food is great and portions are large. Its a bit costly, but worth the visit.

Thank nurturehope
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I have been to Ballydoyle's many times and it doesn't matter what time of day it is or what day of the week, busy or not, the service is awful. I've walked out at least twice because no one would even acknowledge that my group...More

Thank Colleen E
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I swear that our waitress could read our minds. Asked me if I wanted something before I even opened my mouth to ask for it. I had a salad with kale and Brussel sprouts, very creative and yummy. My girls had the chicken pot pie...More

Thank Penelope2013-16
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I loveeeed the food here! Just delicious! And the place looks awesome! Love it!! Even the bathrooms are something you have to visit! The decorations are great and you can enjoy live music! Buuuuuuut! Even though we have a great time...we got the laziest waitress!!...More

Thank ivy_ivy00
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18 April 2016|
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Response from Ty S | Reviewed this property |
I am not certain because I have never had a problem being seated immediately.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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 W New York St, Aurora, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: +1 630-844-0400
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