Dining Directory

Ballydoyle

Ballydoyle is situated along Restaurant Row in downtown Aurora and offers the best in comfort food and live entertainment. The friendly Irish pub and restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Enjoy mac and cheese bites at the bar or a vegetable boxty out on the deck that overlooks the Fox River. It’s a great place to get away from it all.

630-844-0400
28 W. New York St.
Aurora
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Diary Queen, Aurora

 

Stop by Dairy Queen on Lake Street near downtown for some classic soft serve ice cream. A staple for years, Dairy Queen is a perfect treat after dinner or after a show. Now open year-round!

Dairyqueen.Com
(630) 892-2856
126 N Lake St
Aurora

Doughballs Pizza

Doughballs Pizza is a great place to pick up a quick slice of yummy New York style pizza. Or call ahead and pick up a pie to eat in or go. A handful of tables offers the chance to sit and relax.

40 W. New York St.
Aurora

Gillerson's Grubbery mural

Gillerson’s Grubbery is the newest addition to Restaurant Row in downtown Aurora. Visit the Grubbery for good foods and craft brews. Stop by for dinner or drinks.

 

http://gillersons.com/
Restaurant/Bar
33 W. New York St.
Aurora
Burgers, pasta, salads, appetizers

Hollywood Casino Outside

 

Try award-winning steak at Fairbanks or treat yourself to a bite from Take Two. Hollywood Casino Aurora boasts some of the best casino dining options in the Chicago area. They offer a variety of choices, each with its own unique experience. From a quick bit to eat at Take Two between spins on the slots, to a truly fine dining experience at Fairbanks Steakhouse, Hollywood Casino Aurora dining can’t be beat.

Hollywoodcasinoaurora.Com
(630) 801-1234
1 W New York St
Aurora

At Jake’s the bagels are made from scratch and steam-baked daily. Because the bagels are steamed and not boiled they’re soft both on the inside and out. Not only are the bagels homemade right in the shop, so is everything sold at Jake’s. With 15 different kinds of bagels and over 10 flavors of cream cheese, and a featured flavor of the month, there’s sure to be something to please everyone’s taste buds!

220 N. Broadway
Aurora
Business
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dining jjs

Jimmy John’s sandwich shop is located on the ground floor of River Street Plaza. Dine in or get quick delivery. Enjoy a river view in the rear or an enjoyable lunch on the front patio.

160 S. River St.
Aurora
(630) 892-1900
118 E Galena Blvd
Aurora
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La Quinta food 02

La Quinta de los Reyes is a fine Mexican restaurant located on the northwest corner of New York and Broadway. Famed for their fresh table-side salsa and guacamole, La Quinta is a stand out in downtown Aurora. The two-story building boasts lots of room and an outdoor patio. Live mariachi music and karaoke adds to the festive ambiance.

630-859-4000
36 E. New York St.
Aurora
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Las Islas, Aurora

Seafood is at its best at Las Islas Marias, a Mexican seafood restaurant in downtown Aurora. The decor is a must-see (look for the shark!) and notable events can be found on their Facebook page.

15 S. Broadway
Aurora

Leland Legends

Leland Legends focuses on the Blues and good food. Stop by for a burger or a beer. Located in the historic Leland Tower on Stolp Avenue and Galena Boulevard, Leland Legends is open for lunch and dinner.

1 S. Stolp Ave.
Aurora
Restaurant
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dining chinahut

Dine in, carry out, or deliver. Noodles! Veggies! Tofu! And more. New China Hut #3 is a great choice for lunch or dinner in downtown Aurora.

140 S. River St.
Aurora

River's Edge Cafe

Want to grab a coffee? Or a quick muffin? Or meet friends for lunch? Come to River’s Edge Cafe in downtown Aurora and enjoy the quaint atmosphere and great food and drinks. The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch. A full menu of coffee drinks is available, as well as teas, bottled and canned beverages, and more. Try a frittata or a power muffin in the morning, or a panini or chicken salad wrap for lunch. You’ll always be welcomed with a smile at River’s Edge Cafe. Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1  p.m. Saturday. Check their Facebook page for daily specials. Outdoor seating is available on the rear deck overlooking the Fox River.

630-897-3343
14 W. Downer Place, Suite 18
Aurora
Cafe
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Spizzico Pizza, Aurora

Spizzico Pizza sits just north of Restaurant Row on the southeast corner of New York and Lake Streets in downtown Aurora. Call Spizzico and pick up your hot pizza and order of fries just 10 minutes later. Spizzico sells a large one-topping pizza for only $7.99. Italian Ice and wings are also on the menu.

630-844-8100
33 N. Lake St.
Aurora
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dining subway

In a hurry? Grab a quick bite to eat at everyone’s favorite sandwich shop. Subway sandwich shop is located on the ground floor of the parking garage at Downer Place and Stolp Avenue in downtown Aurora.

(630) 801-4848
5 E. Downer Pl
Aurora
Fast Food, American
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Popular among locals, Taqueria El Tio boasts $1 tacos on Mondays and a full menu for lunch and dinner. It’s conveniently located across from the Santori Library on River Street.

630-844-6603
81 S. River St
Aurora
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Tecalitlan, Aurora

Review from Yelp: “This place is probably one of the best Mexican place I’ve ever eaten at. The staff is sweet, and the restaurant itself is nice and clean. They start you off with chips and salsa which is ridiculously delicious! The salsa is spicy, but so so good! Once you start eating the salsa you won’t be able to stop..we asked for seconds and the lady was more than willing to give us more.”

35 S. Broadway
Aurora

The Web Tavern

The longest bar in town! Visit this old-time bar and take in the nostalgia of a tin ceiling and friendly patrons. It’ll soon become your favorite neighborhood hangout.

(630) 892-9220
134 W Downer Pl
Aurora
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torresmania

 

Enjoy authentic Mexican food at Torresmania #3 just east of the river. A cozy booth awaits you for lunch or dinner. Rated 4 1/2 stars on Yelp!

630-301-6266
3 S Lincoln Ave
Aurora
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Tortas Guadalajara

630-844-3292
5 S. Lake St
Aurora

Two Brothers Roundhouse is an Aurora destination. Passion for beer, love of food, and appreciation for great architecture flourishes in the walls of this historic 70,000 square foot facility.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Two Brothers Roundhouse is the oldest limestone roundhouse in the United States. As with their beer and food, the live entertainment has a local flair. Whether it be a wedding, reunion or corporate event, Two Brothers has a variety of spaces for friends and family to gather.

630-264-BREW (2739)
205 N. Broadway
Aurora
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chef u samba
A little piece of Brazil in downtown Aurora. Visit U Samba? for a delicious taste of Brazilian comfort foods.
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630-897-3903
Restaurant
37 W. New York St
Aurora
Brazilian Restaurant