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Amigos
222 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora
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Ice cream, Dessert, Snacks

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.

(779) 206-2578
Antojitos La Mina
50 N. Lincoln Ave.
Aurora
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Mexican Restaurant
Photo by Fernando C. via Yelp

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!”

(630) 844-9908
Ballydoyle Irish Pub
28 W. New York St.
Aurora

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
Dairy Queen
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!

Dairyqueen.Com
(630) 892-2856
Doughballs Pizza Palace
40 W. New York 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.

Endiro Coffee
29 W. New York St.
Aurora
Cafe

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.

 

Gillerson’s Grubbery
33 W. New York St.
Aurora
Burgers, pasta, salads, appetizers
Restaurant/Bar

 

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!

 

http://gillersons.com/
(630) 340-3719
Hollywood Casino
1 W New York St
Aurora

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
Jake’s Bagels and Deli
220 N. Broadway
Aurora
Business

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!

Jimmy John’s
160 S. River St.
Aurora

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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.


53 N. Broadway
Aurora

The Aurora Regional Fire Museum is located in Aurora’s old Central Fire Station. Open to the public regular hours, the museum features a variety of interactive exhibits designed to educate and inspire.

The museum’s primary exhibit, “Getting There, Getting Water, Getting Rescued ” traces the evolution of the tools and technology used by firefighters. Visitors can pass a leather fire bucket from the early 1800s. See the horse stalls and the “real” fire horses. Discover what was found under the floor boards of the old central fire station. Marvel at the strange looking Vajen-Bader smoke mask. See and hear how modern fire apparatus clears the streets with sirens, air horns and devices that change traffic lights green. Watch vintage film clips of firefighters and fire engines on one of five video touch-screens. All this in addition to five pieces of fire apparatus on display in a fully restored 1894 fire station.

The fire museum is a perfect day out with the family. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

630-892-1572
ARFMinfo@aol.com
David L. Pierce Art and History Center
20 E. Downer Pl.
Aurora
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One of the oldest buildings in downtown Aurora is home to both the Aurora Historical Society and the Aurora Public Art Commission. The David L. Pierce Art and History Center at 20 E. Downer Pl. is a three-story limestone-faced structure that was restored and reopened to the public as a museum in 1996; it was renamed in honor of the former mayor in 2003.
Each floor is filled with art and history. The first floor houses a gift shop with plenty of Aurora-themed items; the second floor is home to “Aurora Story,” an eclectic look at Aurora’s past through vintage, iconic relics; and the third floor features rotating exhibits hosted by Aurora Public Art.
It is free to visit the museum. Donations are appreciated.

Hours are Wed-Sat, Noon to 4 p.m. and First Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m.

SciTech Hands On Museum
18 W Benton St
Aurora
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SciTech is science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) represented in hundreds of hands-on exhibits in the old Aurora post office at 18 W. Benton St. in downtown Aurora.
SciTech is science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) represented in hundreds of hands-on exhibits in the old Aurora post office at 18 W. Benton St. in downtown Aurora.

Come explore over 200 interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) exhibits which inspire education and imagination. SciTech sparks young minds of all ages to discover the world around them.

SciTech features several indoor exhibits plus a seasonal outdoor park overlooking the Fox River.

SciTech participates in First Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Downtown Saturdays.

http://scitechmuseum.org
(630) 859-3434

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