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“Good Irish good and a great and interesting pub to visit”

Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 190 Restaurants in Downers Grove
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Ballydoyle is a great tradition Irish pub with very good fare and an incredible pub atmosphere. Looks of wood furnishings in multiple rooms (and even an old confessional ;) ), live music and good drink. Great place to enjoy a good old Irish Pub.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank caddy1071
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We stopped in here on Ash Wednesday for a quick bite to eat and the wait staff was efficient and the burgers and corn beef sandwich was delicious, but a bit pricey.

It seems the place is well worn and I am sure that is part of the look of this Irish Pub. Not sure if we would return for a meal again since the inside just looked so worn and the menus had items scratched off by using a sharpie!

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Ballydoyle is a favorite, we've been there multiple times and the service is always great. This time we stopped for an early dinner. I tried the chicken pot pie which was perfect for a cold afternoon. If you don't like crowds I recommend to visit in the afternoon when you can still enjoy the Irish atmosphere without the noise. If you are looking to party checkout their event calendar, guaranteed to have a good time!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Early dinner, service was very friendly, not very crowded since it was earlier in the day but had live music which was nice. Ordered Ruben sandwiches, shepherds pie and fish and chips. All the food was amazing and filling! Pomegranate mule was very tasty and hubby enjoyed a black and tan. Will definitely be back for more Irish food!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

We had an excellent server. She was very welcoming, courteous, & attentive. The $15 fish fry was okay, but overpriced. (The place a few doors away only charges $11.) We each got two pieces of Harp battered cod. It was tasty, but nothing to rave about. The fries were disappointing because they put corn starch on them to make them crispy. Just not necessary. They only give you a very small container of coleslaw. It's the same amount as the tartar sauce! Shouldn't be so stingy. The cocktails were good, but $3 more than the place just a few doors up the street. Not worth a return visit when it's much cheaper to drink & dine up the block.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank llomonte
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