Most Popular Restaurants in Aurora

April 14, 2018 Chanda Heide

Aurora, a suburb of Chicago, is a city predominantly in Kane County and DuPage County, with portions extending into Kendall and Will counties. It is in the outer region of Chicago metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the second most populous city in the state, and the 114th most populous city in the country. The population was 197,899 at the 2010 census, and was estimated to have increased to 199,963 by July 2013.
Things to do in Aurora

1. Jakes Bagels

220 N Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505-2641 Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 630-906-0332
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 96 reviews

Jakes Bagels

Reviewed By Susan T

I've been to Jakes for the second time, my husband absolutely loves this place. I have an everything bagel dog and it's amazing. The people that work there are so friendly.

2. Harner's Bakery Restaurant

10 W State St, North Aurora, IL 60542-1620 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 630-892-4400
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Harner's Bakery Restaurant

Reviewed By jillkaryn - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

We had eaten at this restaurant many times in the past with our aging parents but that was several years ago. We recently dined here as we were visiting the area. The atmosphere was unchanged....very comfortable and inviting. The food was just as we remembered....always reliably tasty! Servers were efficient and pleasant. Was good to visit Harner's again!

3. Portillo's Hot Dogs

2810 US Highway 34, Oswego, IL 60543-8346 Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards American, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 630-554-1000
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Portillo's Hot Dogs

Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.

Reviewed By darrelltloz - Camdenton, MO

You have to watch this operation closely, there are over 30 people filling orders, organized chaos, BUT IT WORKS. Staff is friendly, helpful and courteous, prices are fair and food is served hot and good. They serve an astonishing number of guests every day. I do believe they have changed the flavor of the juice used on the Italian beef, it appears to be less "Italiany" but it's still one of the best beef sandwiches anywhere.

4. Grandma's Table

1700 Douglas Rd, Montgomery, IL 60538-2100 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 630-892-1100
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Reviewed By chgoburbsco - Montgomery, Illinois

Very good food,generous portions. Serves cocktails. All the soups are delicious. Always have a nice dinner salad with meal. Great desserts too.

5. Basil's Greek Dining

4000 Fox Valley Center Dr, E. New York St., Aurora, IL 60504-4109 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 33 +1 630-692-1300
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 225 reviews

Basil's Greek Dining

Reviewed By Abelard1079 - Chicago, Illinois

This is an old-school Greek restaurant that made me miss Chicago's historic Como Inn. The service was perfect; there was a decent beer and wine selection; it was fun to watch flaming Saganaki go to other tables; and our own food was delicious. I don't think I've ever had better grilled calamari. My husband ordered the lamb and I ordered salmon. Both were excellent, but if you're a lamb fan, get the roast lamb! Wow! Portions were good and prices fair.

6. South Moon BBQ

211 N River St, Montgomery, IL 60538-1364 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Barbecue, American, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 630-340-4657
Excellent
52%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
11%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 69 reviews

South Moon BBQ

Reviewed By BigPaPa88

My family went here looking for some good BBQ. We ordered two pull pork sandwiches and the pull pork sliders for the kid. I ordered my sandwhich Northern style which came with dry slaw and sauce.

The kids meals were $5 And came with 1 small slider and some fries. The pull pork sandwiches were $7 and the sides ranged from $2-3, with a cornbread muffin for $1.

For our sides we got fried potato salad and may and cheese.

The sandwiches were dry. There was a hint of smoke, but certainly lacked flavor. We had to add sauce just to add something for taste and add some moisture so we could swallow. The coleslaw was dry, not my liking, but that is more of a preference.

The fried potato salad was decent. It was fried potato chunks with a hot sauce with flavor comparable to BWW's medium wing sauce. The Mac and cheese was said to have a smoke flavor, which it did, but was not to our liking.

The cornbread was pretty good. They offered a few different sauces. We tried the Sweet St Louis and the Sweet hot. They were ok. The Sweet St Louis had a bit of a ketchup taste more than a Bbq sauce.

The cost for 2 adults and 1 child with water for drinks was $28 without tip.

We sat out on the patio which was a nice little place with a view of the river. A fire pit with a nice fire would be a great addition.

Service was ok, waitress did not even though we were there for several minutes becuase she was busy talking with friends in the parking lot. But was still friendly and attentive once she realized we were there.

I wanted this to be so much better, but sadly it wasn't. If your in the mood for BBQ, I would recommend Smokes in Yorkville over this place.

7. Benny’s Place

1158 Douglas Rd, Oswego, IL 60543-9040 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 630-554-3966
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

Benny’s Place

Reviewed By MIguelTerrazas - Aurora, Illinois

Really nice friendly place with good service and very tasteful food, have being here many times and is always being excellent the servers are always very helpful and knowledgeable of what they are serving on the menu and of their specials!

8. The Turf Room

1033 Kilbery Ln, North Aurora, IL 60542-4600 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 33 +1 630-906-9300
Excellent
52%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 237 reviews

The Turf Room

The Turf Room offers an American Eclectic menu that changes with each season. Whether in one of our three dining rooms, lounge, wine bar, or track room, you are assured of a great experience. So relax and enjoy the upbeat atmosphere, friendly service, and most of all the unique Gastronomy!

Reviewed By vagabond116 - Chicago, Illinois

While I do not often award any place 5 stars, not that I don’t really like a place but sometimes after repeat visits things come out very good but not excellent. With The Turf Room and after numerous visits we have never been less than thrilled with the menu, the service and the outstanding food! Whether fish, pasta, steak, pork it is ALL great. Make no mistake this is a special occasion restaurant, so expect to spend some cash. Try it and you’ll be back. Wine selection is very good, very good cocktail menu—it hits at all cylinders. If there is one thing we don’t truly love, it’s the heat and the fireplace. We try to sit back in rooms away from the fireplace, very warm.

9. Naf Naf Grill

4430 Fox Valley Center Dr Ste 101, Aurora, IL 60504-4104 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 630-499-1700
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Naf Naf Grill

One of two established Naf Naf Grill locations. A third is pending (see URL).

Reviewed By ChicagoJanice - chicago

Typically I visit one of the NafNafs in downtown Chicago but was in the Fox Valley area and decided to stop for dinner. Yum...so much better than the assembly line ones in Chicago. Pita falafel was flavorful as was the side Jerusalem salad that is not available in Chicago. Outdoor seating a plus.

10. Ari's Kitchen Co.

362 N Randall Rd, North Aurora, IL 60542-4006 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 630-340-3569
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

Ari's Kitchen Co.

Reviewed By Brenda S - North Aurora, Illinois

This is a small restaurant, open for breakfast and lunch. I know it’s a local favorite, but I just don’t get it. The best part is the owner, who is always waiting tables and making customers feel at home. The food is ok, but not as good as many other restaurants of its kind. It isn’t as clean as I prefer. I was afraid to use the ketchup bottle. The prices are good, and portions are large.

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