Aurora Illinois Restaurants and Dining Guide
Downtown Aurora is home to the Paramount Theatre, a large live performance theater on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Hollywood Casino. There is also the Leland Tower, a former hotel which was the tallest building in Illinois outside the Chicago city limits. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Also located downtown is the main building of Aurora Public Library and a branch campus of Waubonsee Community College.
Downtown Alive, a festival that includes live music and a variety of food booths, is held every Friday night in the summer. Roughly 8,000-10,000 people attend every Friday night. Downtown Aurora also hosts the annual Midwest Literary Festival during the second weekend in September.
Aurora has a wide selection of dining choices, including pizza, mexican, traditional american food, chinese food, burgers, desserts, barbecue, italian, pasta, deli, catering, seafood, steakhouses, ice cream, family fare.
Whether you have a taste for Italian, Mexican, American, Chinese, Indian or just want the best burger in town, Aurora has a restaurant for you! Whether you prefer to dine and play at Walter Payton's Roundhouse Complex, or satisfy your hunger with a premium burger at McCues Bar & Grill, your sure to be satisfied. Maybe you just finished a day with the family surveying the sights and animals at Phillips Park & Zoo and want to refuel. Try Thomas' Barbecue or the Hometown Cafe. Then later you might want to take in some entertainment—Las Vegas-style—at the Hollywood Riverboat Casino in Downtown Aurora, IL.