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A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads. While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.
4320 E New York St
Aurora,
IL
US
The friendly staff at Rudy's Place fuels mealtime revelry and poolroom rivalry with a menu of Mexican favorites alongside classic American sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and pizza. Armed with homemade tortilla chips, diners dive into meals with an appetizer of guacamole or wake up palates with a sampler platter salvo of chicken wings, mini tacos, flautas, and breaded bites of alarm-clock parts. Kitchen magicians pack a half-pound of pure Angus beef into each burger, dressing the most ornate patties in barbecue sauce, pepper jack cheese, and onion rings, or in fried jalapeños and chipotle ranch sauce. Within the bready bookends of a philly cheesesteak, seasoned green peppers and onions fresh from the grill court gooey swiss with charred fragments of the Liberty Bell, and across the table tangy green salsa smothers chicken, beef, steak, or cheese enchiladas as beans, rice, and guacamole offer sideline commentary. Smiling barkeeps pour heaping glasses of beer to refresh over-stimulated palates, whisking away savory sensations with amber bubbles from makers such as Sam Adams, Budweiser, Guinness, Coors, and Miller.
900 Hill Ave
Aurora,
IL
US
Ballydoyle specializes in comforting Irish fare and even more comforting Irish ales. Folks will wonder why more meat isn't corned after trying the star of Ballydoyle's sandwiches, the corned beef on marble rye (8.95). Heartier Irish specialties include shepherds pie ($11.95), Bangers and Mashed ($11.95), and Dinny's Irish Fry—an aorta-challenging amalgamation of Irish bacon, Irish sausage, black-and-white pudding, grilled tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, baked beans, two eggs any style, toast, and the keys to Dublin for those that clean their plates ($12.95). Another Irish specialty, boxty ($11.95–$13.95), wraps a homemade potato griddle cake around a variety of fillings, such as vegetables, chicken, and Larry Bird's NBA championship rings. An Irish pub would just be Denny's without an extensive list of draft and bottled beer. Ballydoyle's is one of the only pubs that serves McCaffrey's Irish Cream Ale, making it as delicious as it is exclusive.
28 W New York St
Aurora,
IL
US
For a casual environment and scrumptious American food, stop by The Foundry. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on The Foundry's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. Cheer on your favorite team at The Foundry, a local restaurant with TVs. The Foundry's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months. The Foundry is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group. Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine. During the restaurant's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick). Catering services are also available. Score free parking at the lot adjacent to The Foundry. The menu at The Foundry is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. The Foundry accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
85 Executive Dr
Aurora,
IL
US
Though the flavors of Mexico are front and center at Taco Grill & Salsa Bar, the eatery's chefs also flirt with other cuisines. They pair Mexican favorites such as enchiladas in mole sauce with Cuban-style sandwiches and Tex-Mex tacos served with tomato, cheese, and sour cream. And every dish?from towering nachos to vegetarian burritos?benefits from a healthy dose of house-made salsas that vary from mild to burning hot.
31 North Broadway
Aurora,
IL
US
Munch on tasty pub grub at Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub. Both low-fat and gluten-free options are available here. The drink list at Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). Grab the kids when you head to Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub. At Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy. The restaurant can fill to capacity on the weekends, so don't forget to call ahead to reserve your table. Call Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub for catering if you have a big event coming up. For the nights you just want to stay in and cozy up, order in great takeout or delivery from Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub. With a parking lot adjacent to Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub, you won't get stuck circling the block. Cheap meals don't have to lack flavor as shown by the innovative dishes coming out of Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub's kitchen. Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
1760 N Farnsworth Ave
Aurora,
IL
US
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