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Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant

28 W New York St, Aurora, IL
+1 630-844-0400
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“corned beef” (14 reviews)
“boxty” (10 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
28 W New York St, Aurora, IL
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place has an Irish-themed rustic interior decor that just didn't seem well put together. The food tries to be Irish but ends up being as authentic as Tex-Mex is Mexican. Ok grub, ok drinks, nothing to write home about.

Thank Alex B
Reviewed yesterday

The food and drinks were great. We went with friends for an Anniversary celebration. The wait staff was courteous, friendly, and attentive without being intrusive. The biggest surprise was the bag of donuts dessert.... served in a paper bag. Thought it strange. My idea of...More

Thank smyder99
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Easy to find, parking all around. Large venue. I had a large salad which was very good. Wife had fish and chips, (fries). Tasty. Good beer and whiskey selection.

Thank NewtonJames
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in before a show at paramount theatre 🎭. Grabbed drinks and appetizers at bar. Beer selections very good, food good. Great Irish pub atmosphere

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here after seeing a play at the Paramount theater just around the corner. It was well within walking distance, and since it was raining that really helped. The service was good and the food was pretty good, just what you would expect for...More

Thank Thomas_H181
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were excited to eat here recently after seeing Riverdance at the nearby Paramount Theater. We visited on a Sunday night. The restaurant wasn't very busy. We waited quite a while to be served drinks and much longer for our food. Our group of four...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had tickets to the Paramount, so thought we'd drop in to another local restaurant, but they were packed with no way of getting us in prior to the concert. Turned out fine - we thought Ballydoyle looked a little ragged, but that's it's coat...More

Thank Mike16Chicago
Reviewed 10 April 2017

In keeping with the spirit if the Irish, we ordered a meal before we went to see Riverdance. The food was ok. I had a salad..yes, a salad. I didn't want to eat too much for fear of being uncomfortably full at the theater.It was...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were at the Hollywood Casino for some early evening gambling. About 8:00pm decided it was time to eat. We looked what was available inside the casino and decided to go to Ballydoyle. Boy were we happy we did. Great food, beer, music, and service....More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Service was slow, the food was not good at all. My cornbeef sandwich was cold, and soggy. The appetizer, cornbeef bites, where overpriced and cold in the middle. They never even came until ten minutes after the meal arrived Unfortunately not what I was hoping...More

Thank Lisa C
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Do they take reservations
19 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, 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 W New York St, Aurora, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: +1 630-844-0400
  • E-mail