Aurora Illinois is home to some of the best local restaurants, bars, pubs, and breweries in the entire Chicagoland area. While most people might be searching for the “Signature Rooms” in the area, which sits atop the John Hancock Building, but if you’re like us over here at downtownaurora.org, you also love to find the local gems that provide amazing food and amazing drinks in an awesome atmosphere.
Four (4) Awesome Places to Eat & Drink in Aurora, IL
This list won’t touch on the most popular places in the Fox Valley, but it will highlight some of the great local places that we highly recommend you visit if you have some free time on your hands.
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Two Brothers has become a popular local name in the craft beer sector. In addition to providing some of the best craft beer in the country, Two Brothers also has some local places where you can eat and drink some of their best recipes. One of their locations is in Aurora on N. Broadway. While we really enjoyed their pub burger, we also like to read reviews and feedback from local customers on Google. Here’s a great review:
This place is freaking awesome inside. It’s shaped like a big donut! The middle is like a Biergarten. There are concerts too! All the beer I tried of there’s was good, food was decent too. This is my new go to spot! – Zach Z. on Google
Located in a quiet shopping center near the Fox Valley Mall, just a half mile from the corner of Rt 59 and Ogden Ave, and next to United Healthcare and 1st Family Dental of Fox Valley, the Pomegranate Restaurant is a great local gem that provides amazing diner food that we love to frequent during breakfast, brunch, and lunch hours.
One of our writers, Chris, highly recommends the veggie quesadillas.
When visiting the local area, this little taco shop is a must. Aurora is home to some great authentic mexican restaurants and taquerias. Juquilita Tacos is a quiet place that provides amazing at a great price. Despite misspelling their own name on their website, we highly recommend visiting this for some great tacos. Here’s what one local reviewer Google reviewer;
The food is very good – among the best I’ve found in the 3 yrs I’ve been in this area. Tortas, tacos and burritos are all very good. This is not a place to dine in despite the fact that there are tables there because it is cluttered. This is very much like a place you’d find in Mexico if you were to go off the “strip” of tourist places. What it lacks in atmosphere is more than compensated for by great food at reasonable prices.
The salsa are great, both red (hot) and the very tasty green.
De King’s Tavern
A great local place to belly up to the bar and have a drink. It doesn’t get much better than the friendly staff and great tasting (and affordable!) tap beer available at De King’s. If you look through the numerous 5 star reviews on Google, you’ll notice people mentioning the great staff, clean atmosphere, pool table, juke box, and one person even calls it the “perfect hole in the wall bar”. That’s a great compliment. Swing by and have a PBR next time you’re in town.
Those are four amazing places to eat and drink in the Aurora area. Aurora is a big town that’s home to hundreds of amazing places to eat and drink and these are four that recently stood out to us. Feel free to share your favorite places and we might include them in our next write up – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.