Dining Come In!

Downer and StolpDowntown Aurora is where you can eat, drink, and play all year long.

Discover distinctive dining hot spots, award-winning theater, majestic river views, and family-friendly museums.

With more than two dozen restaurants, discover dining in downtown Aurora.

Address: 222 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora
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Got a sweet tooth! Look no further than Amigos on Galena Boulevard just west of Rt. 31 in downtown Aurora. Lots of frozen treats to please anyone.

Phone Number: (779) 206-5278
Address: 134 W. Downer Pl.
Aurora
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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. Visit the Aurora Tap House Facebook page!

Phone Number: (630) 892-9220
Address: 28 W. New York St.
Aurora
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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.

Monday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Tuesday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Wednesday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Thursday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Friday: 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM

Saturday: 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM

Sunday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Phone Number: (630) 844-0400
Address: 83 S. LaSalle St.
Aurora
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“The beautiful Calla Lily tea room is located in Historic downtown Aurora. The Calla Lily Victorian Tea Room serves the Chicagoland area making your event something more then just a tea party. Come for just lunch or plan a party with us.

We want you to know just how special your occasion is to us, even if the occasion is simply “Just because.”  We serve the freshest foods and highest quality teas. You simply pick the date, pick your menu and leave the rest to us.  We love creating personalized packages to fit every budget!” – https://callalilytearoom.com/

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Wednesday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Thursday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Friday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Phone Number: (630) 892-8100
Address: 6 E. Downer Pl.
Aurora
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“An ice cream shop passionate about rich flavors and fresh ingredients.” A new ice cream shop in downtown Aurora. It’s officially called Charlie’s Silver Spoon Creamery in homage to the Silverplate building that it is housed in at the northeast corner of Downer Place and Stolp Avenue. The shop serves up about a dozen small batch, homemade ice cream flavors.

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Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 11 AM to 8 PM

Wednesday: 11 AM to 8 PM

Thursday: 11 AM to 8 PM

Friday: 11 AM to 10 PM

Saturday: 11 AM to 10 PM

Sunday: 12 PM to 7 PM

Phone Number: (630) 340-4074
Contact Email: info@charliescreamery.com
Address: 126 N. Lake 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!

 

Monday: 11 AM to 10PM

Tuesday: 11 AM to 10 PM

Wednesday 11 AM to 10 PM

Thursday: 11 AM to 10 PM

Friday: 11 AM to 10 PM

Saturday: 11 AM to 10 PM

Sunday: 11 AM to 10 PM

Website Address: Dairyqueen.Com
Phone Number: (630) 892-2856
Address: 40 W. New York St.
Aurora
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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.

 

Monday: 3 PM to 1 AM

Tuesday: 3 PM to 1 AM

Wednesday: 3 PM to 1 AM

Thursday: 3 PM to 1 AM

Friday: 3 PM to 3 AM

Saturday: 3 PM to 3 AM

Sunday: 3 PM to 10 PM

 

 

Website Address: doughballspizza.com
Phone Number: (630) 844-5205
Address: 29 W. New York St.
Aurora
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Endiro Coffee: A better menu, better coffee, better locations, and better careers. Enter the world of Endiro. A world that sees an end to child vulnerability. Enjoy lunch on their patio along the Fox River Trail or waffles on the deck, and read more about their mission HERE.

Monday: 7 AM to 9 PM

Tuesday: 7 AM to 9 PM

Wednesday: 7 AM to 9 PM

Thursday: 7 AM to 9 PM

Friday: 7 AM to 9 PM

Saturday: 7 AM to 9 PM

Sunday: 10 AM to 6 PM

 

Phone Number: (331) 256-6683
Address: 31 N. Broadway
Aurora
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Mexican cuisine! It is open Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 8 pm.

Phone Number: (630) 819-0260
Address: 33 W. New York St.
Aurora
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Gillerson’s Grubbery is the place to grab a burger along Restaurant Row in downtown Aurora. Visit the Grubbery for good foods and craft brews. Stop by for dinner or drinks. Whether it’s tater tots and a seasonal or a juicy burger with bacon and blue cheese, you’ll be glad that you stopped in this neighborhood gastric pub. Hungry?

Kids eat free on Sundays!

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 11 AM to 10 PM

Wednesday: 11 AM to 10 PM

Thursday: 11 AM to 10 PM

Friday: 11 AM to 12 AM

Saturday: 11 AM to 12 AM

Sunday: 9 AM to 3 PM

Website Address: http://gillersons.com/
Phone Number: (630) 340-3719
Address: 1 W. New York St.
Aurora
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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.

Website Address: Hollywoodcasinoaurora.Com
Phone Number: (630) 801-1234
Address: 220 N. Broadway
Aurora
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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!

Monday: 5:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Tuesday: 5:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Wednesday: 5:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Thursday: 5:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Friday: 5:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Saturday: 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Phone Number: (630) 906-0332
Address: 160 S. River St.
Aurora
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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.

Monday: 10 AM to 9 PM

Tuesday: 10 AM to 9 PM

Wednesday: 10 AM to 9 PM

Thursday: 10 AM to 9 PM

Friday: 10 AM to 9 PM

Saturday: 10 AM to 9 PM

Sunday: Closed

Website Address: jimmyjohns.com
Phone Number: (630) 844-2334
Address: 110 E. Galena Blvd.
Aurora
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A local bakery found on East Galena.

Phone Number: (630) 897-2741
Address: 118 E. Galena Blvd.
Aurora
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Pick up cakes, bakery items, doughnuts, delicious flan and dos leches cake out of their eye-popping, lip-licking display cases. La France welcomes you with an elegant ambiance and delicious, sweet treats. Enjoy quality-crafted custom cakes or a dessert after dinner in downtown Aurora. They offer indoor and outdoor cafe seating.

Phone Number: (630) 892-1900
Address: 50 N. Lincoln Ave.
Aurora
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Yelp review: “This place is really good! It is casual and perfect for my college life stature of living! I got two tacos for 3 bucks, and later realized they had a special: 5 tacos for 4 dollars!!
The tacos are amazing because they are completely handmade, fresh, and steaming when served on a foam plate. You can tell all of the ingredients are cut up and freshly served. I am very satisfied my new favorite spot!”

Phone Number: (630) 844-9908
Contact Email: info@laminaaurora.com
Address: 36 E. New York St.
Aurora
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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.

Phone Number: (630) 859-4000
Address: 140 S. River St.
Aurora
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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.

Phone Number: (630) 966-2626
Address: 9 S. Stolp Ave.
Aurora
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“The popcorn shop will offer 40 different flavors and plans to add vegan flavors as well. Hours are noon to 7 p.m Tuesday through Saturday.”

 

Address: 5 E. Downer Pl.
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.

Phone Number: (630) 801-4282
Address: 101 S. LaSalle St.
Aurora
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Photo by JP P via Yelp

Facebook review: “My favorite place for tacos. Great portions. Pastor and Lengua tacos are awesome! Mi lugar favorito para comer tacos. Las porciones son excelentes! Los tacos de Lengua y al Pastor de lujo!”

Phone Number: (630) 859-2947
Address: 81 S. River St
Aurora
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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.

Phone Number: (630) 844-6603
Address: 35 S. Broadway
Aurora
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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.”

Phone Number: (630) 892-8059
Address: 3 S. Lincoln Ave
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!

Phone Number: (630) 301-6266
Address: 5 S. Lake St
Aurora
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Tortas Guadalajara

Enjoy authentic Mexican food at Tortas Guadalajara.

Phone Number: (630) 844-3292
Address: 14 W. Downer Place, Suite 18
Aurora
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Want to grab a coffee? Or a quick pastry? Meet your friends at Tredwell Coffee in downtown Aurora and enjoy the quaint atmosphere and great coffee. The cafe is open Monday through Saturday. A full menu of coffee drinks is available, as well as teas, bottled and canned beverages, and more. Check their Facebook page for daily specials. Outdoor seating is available on the rear deck overlooking the Fox River.

Phone Number: (630) 844-1418
Address: 205 N. Broadway
Aurora
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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.

Phone Number: (630) 264-2739
Address: 37 W. New York St.
Aurora
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A little piece of Brazil in downtown Aurora. Visit U Samba? for a delicious taste of Brazilian comfort foods. Find daily specials and a warm welcome at U Samba? along downtown’s Restaurant Row.
Click here to see what Yelp is saying about U Samba?
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 4 PM to 9 PM
Wednesday: 4 PM to 9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM to 9 PM
Friday: 11 AM to 10 PM
Saturday: 11 AM to 10 PM
Sunday: 11 AM t0 5:30 PM
Phone Number: (630) 897-3903
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