Saturday, December 8, 2018

Gillerson's Grubbery in Aurora, Illinois Serves Up Great Food with Local Flare

Lunch at Gillerson's Grubbery in Aurora, Illinois enjoying comfortable bar favorites with a twist.

Lunch at Gillerson's Grubbery in Aurora, Illinois enjoying comfortable bar favorites with a twist.

Before our afternoon at the theatre at historic Paramount Theatre in Aurora, we decided to stop for a little lunch. My husband noted that Gillerson's Grubbery uses a number of local providers and are big supporters of the local community, so we knew we had to check it out. Well, they have burgers too.... so there's that!


Gillerson's Grubbery in Aurora, Illinois featured special Wizard of Oz windows during the musical's run at the Paramount Theatre.
We aren't in Kansas anymore! Love the Wizard of Oz windows!
However, I was not expecting to find that Gillerson's Grubbery had totally gotten into the spirit of the Wizard of Oz! The windows were absolutely AMAZING!

Emerald City window at Gillerson's Grubbery in Aurora, Illinois
Following the Yellow Brick Road to Gillerson's Grubbery.
Gillerson's Grubbery is a fun, relaxed spot featuring bar favorites that are really kicked up a notch with some interesting twists. I personally am a huge fan of build-your-own-burger options, so I was thrilled this was an option. As I crafted my burger, I kept checking with the server to make sure that I did not make an unpalatable creation. My finished burger consisted of the black bean burger, red onion, tomato, braised mushrooms, avocado and roasted garlic aioli. My burger was delicious as were the fries! The meal was huge, so one to bring leftovers home from.

Delicious craft your own black bean burger at Gillerson's Grubbery in Aurora, Illinois
Sign me up for the black bean burger! Delicious!
My daughter, the burger connoisseur for those that have not been reading for awhile, went with the Grumpy Patty Melt which consisted of a steak burger, pickles, both american and swiss cheese and grilled onions. Normally, the Grumpy Patty Melt is served on marble rye but my daughter chose a brioche bun. She also had tater tots. We did visit on a rather chilly day, so tater tots were a welcome comfort food!

The Grumpy Patty Melt with tater tots at Gillerson's Grubbery in Aurora, Illinois.
The Grumpy Patty Melt with tater tots! 
My husband went with the Hodgepodge which is a rather interesting dish. The Hodgepodge includes fries, carnitas, fried Wisconsin cheese curds, chimichurri and garlic aioli. Talk about an indulgence! The Hodgepodge is pretty fun! My daughter enjoyed stealing a few of the cheese curds. A great treat!

The Hodgepodge at Gillerson's Grubery is quite the indulgence!
The Hodgepodge is quite the indulgence!
Gillerson's Grubbery also has a nice selection of craft beer including some local options. Overall, Gillerson's Grubbery has great food with a local vibe. We enjoyed our visit and look forward to returning during a future Aurora adventure.

If you are also considering going to a show, check out my post about the Paramount Theatre.

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Gillerson's Grubbery in Aurora, Illinois Serves Up Great Food with Local Flare

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