Food & Drink in Aurora


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  • Colonial Cafe and Ice Cream
    Today, Colonial Cafe & Ice Cream may have seven full-service family-friendly restaurants, but when it started in 1901, it was only a single small ice cream and dairy store. Now guests can settle into breakfast, lunch, and dinner at each of the eateries –and still enjoy the ice cream that put them on the map. They have garnered particular attention for their signature dish, the Kitchen Sink Sundae, which features two whole bananas, six scoops of ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry), whipped cream, chocolate, and chopped almonds with a cherry topper. It’s served in a large dish shaped like a kitchen sink with a S-pipe as the handle. And when diners finish it, they receive a bumper sticker that reads, “I Ate a Colonial Kitchen Sink.” While ice cream reigns supreme, their breakfasts have also earned praise. They were voted “Best Breakfast” by the Elgin Courier News, Aurora Beacon News, and Naperville Sun. Favorites among the regulars include the stuffed very berry French toast and cinnamon roll French toast. Come dinnertime, they continue serving comfort foods including fresh baked meatloaf and a mac and cheese bacon melt, as well as sandwiches such as the pot roast French dip. The restaurant has also earned plaudits for its popularity with its littlest diners, grabbing the "Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant" designation in the Kane County Chronicle Reader's Choice awards.
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    1961 West Galena Boulevard
    Aurora, IL US
  • Basils Greek Dining
    The premier destination for a delightful menu, Basils Greek Dining in Aurora is one of the area's highest-rated restaurants. The incredible food will have you visiting again and again. Thanks to its outdoor seating, Basils Greek Dining is a great option when the Illinois weather is cooperating. Also, most people can agree that the restaurant is defined by its old-world theme. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Upon arrival, see if you can try the gyros or the braised lamb, as they'll both make a good impression. For those watching what they eat, the robust menu does feature items that are gluten-free, low-fat, and vegetarian. WiFi's available if you're trying to get some work done, and in addition to its quick service (take-out is available), the restaurant also offers delivery, and can even cater an event for you. Or, if you just want to pop in for a beverage, the restaurant does have a pretty decent selection at its bar. Specializing in both lunch and dinner, Basils Greek Dining is a tasty choice when you're in the mood for unique international cuisine, and want to break away from the usual Chinese/Mexican/Italian fare. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby. Would you rather ride there? Bicycle parking is also provided.
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    4000 Fox Valley Center Dr
    Aurora, IL US
  • Subway - The Oakhurst Center
    When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business. Today, Subway restaurants number over 34,000 around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.
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    444 N Eola Rd.
    Aurora, IL US
  • 7-Eleven-Frontenac Street
    In 1927, The Southland Ice Company’s icehouses were one of the few refuges from the searing Dallas heat and marauding bands of tumbleweeds. That same year, the company’s employees realized the frigid temperatures could also preserve items such as milk and eggs. Soon, as more items and services such as gasoline were gradually added to the operation, the company expanded to stores called Totem’s. To account for the boom in popularity, the stores were kept open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and to reflect these new hours, the store name was changed to 7-Eleven. Today, 7-Eleven has nearly 50,000 locations in 16 countries. The stores are now open 24/7 and sell everything from iconic Slurpee and Big Gulp drinks to coffee, hot dogs, baked goods, and signature 7-Select products. The store’s involvement in the community matches its commitment to convenience, with generous charity donations and a pledge to the safe sale of age-restricted products.
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    600 S. Frontenac St.
    Aurora, IL US
  • Fox and Hound Group
    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.
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    Yorkshire Shpg Center
    Aurora, IL US
  • Quiznos
    If you are in search of a good meal that won't leave you broke, then look no further than Quiznos on E New York St. Whether you are stopping in for the good quality, lightning-fast service, or both, you will never leave this restaurant unsatisfied. There's no particular required attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, while the prices may be low, you can bet that the ingredients will be fresh. In fact, you should easily be able to enjoy a good meal for $9 or $10 here, and can probably get in and out for $5 if you try. In addition to its quick service (take-out is available), the restaurant also offers delivery, and can even cater an event for you. One of the better quick-service franchises in the area, a Quiznos sandwich will always be mmmm, toasty. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.
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    3015 E New York St
    Aurora, IL US

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