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Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant

5157 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4616
+1 630-969-0600
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“corned beef” (9 reviews)
“boxty” (3 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
5157 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4616
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been several times in the last 6 months. We really enjoy the food and the service has been great. We have actually found we like it better at lunch when it is less noisy than in the evening when there...More

Thank dave G
Reviewed 16 May 2017

A group of eight friends met for dinner on a Monday night. They put us in our own room which was great. I think our server was Ryan, he was helpful, informative, and attentive. I had the Irish cider which was wonderful. I had the...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This pub offers a great menu and a fun environment. Overall the service is pretty good but not the best I've ever had. They have a pretty good beer selection, if they give you the most updated menu. We were given and all their menu...More

Thank Scubagirlj18
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were at an art exhibit across the street at the library in Downers Grove and I'd seen this place pop up on my GPS. It was across the street, so we went in. interesting decor to say the least! Great Irish selections, and I...More

1  Thank cooley25
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This was second choice on a night out with friends (the other place was closed due to an unexpected situation in the kitchen!) and so we weren't quite sure what to expect. Beer selection was good. Waitress seemed distracted and disappeared for a while a...More

1  Thank Chuck C
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I must admit I dont go there for the food...mainly the atmosphere (drinks) and live music. Great atmosphere. you will not be disappointed visiting and hanging out at Balldoyle for a pint. Ballydoyle is a local 'treasure'-and locally owned too. Live music is a bonus.

1  Thank Tina K
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Came in for a sandwich today. Tried the corned beef, wasn't very impressed. Took almost an hour just for lunch. The place wasn't that busy. Great Irish theme throughout. Would go back for beer and to hang out. Not so sure about eating there again...More

1  Thank Mp44222
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Sunday night after concert at the Tivoli in Downers Grove we walked over to this Irish Pub. The live band was setting up what a treat. After studying the menu we had to ask; "What is a boxty". If you go to this place and...More

1  Thank Ed V
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We got here on a Saturday night around 5 o'clock and there was no trouble getting a seat whatsoever. Our server came pretty fast and they kind of have a committee system for servers. One will take your order another will bring food and other...More

1  Thank punmaster1965
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I have been in to Ballydoyle many times but never on a Tuesday and was pleasantly surprised! Friends and I were having a late dinner, our waitress asked if we were staying for trivia so we decided to stay and play. I never knew they...More

1  Thank Junebugga
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5157 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4616
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 630-969-0600
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