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Empire Burgers & Brew

48 W Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-5302
+1 630-355-9000
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tots” (7 reviews)
“poutine fries” (3 reviews)
“doughnuts” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 W Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-5302
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was intrigued by the exterior looks of Emperor. I liked the fact that it had a terrace - a nice feature in warm weather - and located by the river. But, then we tried the place. Perhaps that's why the 'Title' I gave my...More

Thank Awad S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a nice lunch here. Our hamburger was cooked just the way we wanted. Our waiter was very attentive. Nice casual atmosphere.

Thank northernerpalmtreelo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy Naperville and the Riverwalk. On one of our Sunday strolls, we stopped by Empire for a drink and some food. I chose their burger and was very satisfied. Done to perfection.

Thank Ted C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly place with great service, food and good views from sky deck. Good drinks too ! Try the the Turkey Burger ... can’t go wrong !

Thank Prietoinc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Second visit to the roof garden top on a perfect Fall evening, just it time to catch the Cubs beating Washington. I had to wait at the bar for 20 minutes for a table to open, but that's was fine. The three bartenders appeared to...More

Thank paokara1940
Reviewed 28 August 2018

good beer list, the food is meh, the service is meh, it's really aimed at the 20 somethings looking to get housed and be seen on a Thursday night. The upstairs is nice during the day though

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Upstairs outdoor bar/patio is now the coolest place to hang out and eat and drink on an nice night (sorry Jimmy's). Craft cocktails are great, craft beer selection is good. Burgers and all apps are fantastic.

Thank ChicagoWineGeek
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I ordered the Key West and was pretty impressed. The service was friendly. They had outdoor seating that looked nice, but it was pretty warm so we asked to be seated inside.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Food was good but service was lacking. One member of our party (6 people) got her food a good 7-10 before anyone else. My husband and I didn't get any salad dressing until after we finished our meals. My mothers fries were cold, so she...More

1  Thank Katelyn L
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I came here with some friends on a Friday night. We sat on the rooftop deck. Was offered water that was in a carafe with no ice. They really need to change this! I ordered the Key West Burger. It was good. Nothing phenomenal. My...More

1  Thank Angela Z
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4 February 2017|
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Response from kmanshouse | Reviewed this property |
Yes, at the dinner hour. After 8:30 or 9, it's more for adults.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 W Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-5302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Naperville
  • Phone Number: +1 630-355-9000
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