Roundhouse Restaurant Scores With Good Food, Local Beers

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Roundhouse Restaurant

While in Aurora, Illinois, enjoy lunch or dinner at Two Brothers Roundhouse, a 70,000-square-foot entertainment complex with a restaurant, microbrewery, more than a dozen bars and much more.

Built in 1856, the structure is America’s oldest limestone roundhouse and was originally built with 22 stalls to house and repair locomotives. The deteriorating structure was redeveloped in 1995 by NFL Hall of Famer Walter Payton. In 2011, it was purchased by Two Brothers Brewing Co. and now thrives as a tourist destination and nightspot.

The menu at the Roundhouse features both traditional pub food and upscale cuisine.

“We hand-trim our steaks on a daily basis, and we grind up the trimmings into ground tenderloin to make our signature pub burger, which is very good,” Rybinski says. “We smoke our own ribs and make our own real mashed potatoes too. One popular appetizer is our jalapeño shrimp wrapped in paper-thin prosciutto. It’s delicious.”

The menu also includes seafood, barbecue, pork chops with mashed sweet potatoes, prime rib, decadent desserts and some creative drink options

On Sundays, the Roundhouse serves brunch from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., including waffles, omelets, eggs Benedict, french toast and a create-your-own bloody mary bar.

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  1. Gabe Nanni

    February 11, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    America’s Historic Roundhouse filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in in February 2011. It was purchased by Jim and Jason Ebel, the Two Brothers of Two Brothers Brewing Company in Warrenville, in June. Please see the attached link for any questions.

    http://WWW.TwoBrothersRoundhouse.com

    • Jessy Yancey

      February 13, 2012 at 9:02 am

      Gabe,

      Thanks for sharing this information. We’ve updated the site accordingly and apologize for any inconvenience.

      Jessy Yancey, editor
      ilfbpartners.com

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