Illinois is home to the city of Aurora, a city with a population of over 100,000 people that is the home of such fabulous restaurants as Reuland's Deli and Domo 77, and familiar bars like Saddle Up Saloon and Ballydoyle Irish Pub. When you're planning a party bus trip to Aurora Illinois, you'll want to know the very best places to have dinner and drinks. You can count on this list from Party Bus Chicago to point you in the right direction. These are our fave picks in the zip codes of 60502, 60503, 60504, 60505, 60506, 60507, 60568, 60572, 60598, and 60599!
Domo 77 is your source in Aurora for the freshest and most delicious sushi, steak, and seafood. This Japanese steakhouse has great rooms available for group events, and the menu is nothing short of delectable. Our favorites are the stuffed portobello mushrooms, and the filet mignon is also to die for. Lobster tail or nigiri sushi are also excellent choices. They've got distinctive menus for lunch and dinner, a separate sushi menu, and a special menu just for parties.
Address: 4097 Healthway Drive
Sovrano's made Citysearch's Top 10, and they won the place of first runner-up in Everest College's 2009 Best Pizza cook off. They've got every crust you could ever crave, from thin crust to double the dough, from pan pizza to stuffed crust, and even a thin crust stuffed pizza! Now that's unusual. Everything is handmade and as fresh as can be. Pizza's not all that you'll find here--they also have delicious salads, pasta, sandwiches, chicken, and shrimp. Daily specials too, to help you go light on your wallet! Delicious and affordable. You can't beat that.
Address: 1276 North Lake Street, Suite C
You may be familiar with Reuland Food Service for their world class catering, but did you know that their deli offers more than twenty different salads, hot veggie sides, delicious soups, fantastic deli sandwiches, and entrees that will satisfy even the heartiest appetites? The best part is that on a busy day, you can get in and get your order in less than fifteen minutes. For a fast and satisfying lunch in the Aurora area, Reuland Deli is our top choice.
Address: 115 Oak Avenue
If you're in the mood for some Mediterranean fare that's generous and incredibly delicious, Seven Fortunes is your best bet. We love their fabulous tabouli, baba ghanouj, and of course their shwarma and ghallaya are two of the best choices as far as main entrees go. The rice is perfectly fluffy and seasoned just right. The atmosphere is relaxed, and the restaurant is nicely decorated. Very comfortable seating, and service that is reminiscent of welcoming family diners from ages long past. Highly recommended for a quick lunch or a cozy dinner.
Address: 49 West Galena Boulevard
33 WEST TRATTORIA
This is one of the newer additions to the Aurora landscape, but 33 West Trattoria is an Italian restaurant that should definitely stick around for a very long time. They've got a full bar for drinks before or after your meal. Though the selection of wines by the glass is a small list, there are very good choices which pair nicely with the entrees on the menu. The decor here is classy and modern, with polished cherry wood flooring, and lots of natural light bringing life to every nook and cranny. We recommend any of their delicious soups, and the best entree is the pork chops with polenta and vegetables. Perfectly cooked and so delicious! 33 West Trattoria is a great place for a romantic dinner or a business lunch.
Address: 31 West New York Street
HOLLYWOOD CASINO AURORA
Much more than just a bar or nightclub, Hollywood Casino Aurora is a complete entertainment destination. It's the largest casino complex in the Aurora area, with over fifty thousand square feet of space packed with slots, video poker machines, roulette tables, and more. There's live entertainment to keep you and your party on your toes, and of course there are plenty of great places to drink and dine while you're there. You can also join their special clubs and participate in promotions that will add more value to your night and help you go a little easier on that checking account! Great place to party with a group!
Address: 49 West Gallena Boulevard
SADDLE UP SALOON
We love the atmosphere at Saddle Up Saloon. Most country western themed bars are dark, but this one is filled with lots of natural light and subdued lighting in the evening. They've got an incredible three buck menu all night long that really helps you to save cash! The music is a nice mixture, not just country--there's plenty of top 40, rock, and retro tunes to keep you dancing all night long. And line dancing lessons? You can brush up on your skills nightly at 7:30PM. You and your friends will have a blast here.
Address: 4440 West Ogden Avenue
BALLYDOYLE IRISH PUB
Love a great Irish pub? Ballydoyle Irish Pub is your best choice in the Aurora area. It's the only pub that serves McCaffery's Irish Cream Ale, which is something that you've got to taste to believe. There's always great live music to keep you entertained, but the main draw here is the extensive menu and delicious food. All your authentic Irish favorites are here, and the atmosphere is equally genuine, making you feel like you have stepped directly into your favorite Irish pub in the heart of Ireland itself! Don't miss this pub. It's our personal favorite.
Address: 28 West New York Street
If you are a connoisseur of martinis, you'll definitely want to try the Martini Room. A classic dry martini is always a good choice. The ladies always love a good cosmopolitan, and those with an olive craving will want to go with a dirty martini. There are of course a lot of specialty martinis on the menu that will quench even the most unique thirsts! We love the classy decor, with the dark and sophisticated atmosphere that martini drinkers love. Just kick back and enjoy the upscale vibe. No matter what you order here, you're sure to love it.
Address: 29 West New York Street
TAVERN ON THE FOX
If you're seeking a cozy tavern in Aurora where you can relax with a good stiff drink, Tavern on the Fox is it. You'll recognize it by the familiar green and white striped awning. There's always great live entertainment here; really talented bands who know how to fill the space with excellent music. This tavern is family run, and you can tell the difference in the quality of the service. If you're in the mood for some homecooked food, try their unbelievable prime rib sandwich. Talk about mouthwatering!
Address: 24 North Broadway