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Papa Bear Family Restaurant

2340 N Farnsworth Ave, Aurora, IL 60502-9730
+1 630-851-1055
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  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“fries” (3 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
“outlet mall” (5 reviews)
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American, Diner
$$ - $$$
2340 N Farnsworth Ave, Aurora, IL 60502-9730
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We have been here several times when we have been in the area. We found it as we had got off the exit from the Interstate a few years back. Now we stop here purposefully to dine when we are near. The food is great...More

Thank kelmae
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

This is your basic something for everyone diner. Great breakfast and lunch. The soup is always perfect, burgers are great and the staff is pleasant and efficient. It’s also easy on the wallet.

Thank Jennifer N
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Papa Bears is very nice, the food is awesome and the staff is friendly. Very clean with a relaxing atmosphere. Prices are reasonable. The bathrooms are spotless. Also plenty of truck parking.

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Papa Bear is a Marywood icon, as its presence pre-dates most of its immediate surroundings. It is a solid choice with its standard diner faire, and good service. It is worth the stop in if you are going to the outlet mall or just passing...More

Thank josephhW4044VI
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Stopped in to the Papa Bear when on a client trip with my partner for lunch - the service and staff were very pleasant and the restaurant was nice and clean. The restaurant had both a breakfast and lunch menu with a pretty good range...More

Thank ViktorTrue
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I have enjoyed the food there for decades, breakfast lunch or dinner, It is sad the neighborhood has gone downhill but dont let that stop you, fast friendly service and generous portions

Thank David H
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Unplanned stop. Really looking for breakfast fare in the evening. Service was friendly, quick and good. Decent food. Eggs well prepared. Bacon good. Would come again

Thank terishalo
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The food overall is alright, breakfast food is definitely what you should go for though, expecially the skillets. I wish they would update the interior design though, it makes the place look quite dated.

Thank pablo d
Reviewed 31 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!

Thank opal w
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...More

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7 March 2016|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do! And thbreakfast specials are always top notch, and well served.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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