Where to Eat in Batavia: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Christa Meece

Batavia (/bəˈteɪviə/) is a city in DuPage and Kane counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. A suburb of Chicago, it was founded in 1833 and is the oldest city in Kane County. During the latter part of the 19th century, Batavia, home to six American-style windmill manufacturing companies, became known as "The Windmill City." Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a federal government-sponsored high-energy physics laboratory, where both the bottom quark and the top quark were first detected, is located in the city.
Things to do in Batavia

1. Tusk Thai Cuisine

102 N River St, Batavia, IL 60510-2354 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 630-406-6995
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Tusk Thai Cuisine

Reviewed By Elizabeth B - Batavia IL, United States

Our family has been going to this restaurant so often, we are considered regulars!!! That's with good reason as we have been to so many Thai restaurants and always comment afterwards that Tusk is better!!
The dining room is small but most places like this are small.

2. Graham's Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream

302 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2770 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating +1 630-232-6655
Excellent
68%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

Graham's Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream

Reviewed By CubFan1948 - Chicago

A nice little comfort stop in Geneva. The gelato was great, creamy and delicious. The portion size was huge for whatever we paid. The coffee and drink choices were ample. They have a nice choice of sandwiches and salads at great prices. The outdoor area is really nice on a summer or early fall day.

3. Bien Trucha

410 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134-2104 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 630-232-2665
Excellent
70%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 372 reviews

Bien Trucha

Reviewed By Cord-69 - River Forest, Illinois

Had lunch at Bien Trucha on a Sunday afternoon. It was not very crowded and I was seated immediately with no reservation. Water, chips and refried beans come right away and are complimentary. Both are delicious, but the chips are the very fattening deep-fried variety. I got a sample of salsa for 50 cents which was very smoky and rich. The traditional guacamole was enough for two people and was mild with large chunks of avocado. I had the bien trucha tacos (4), which were delicious. Each was about 2.5 bites. Overall, this was the best Mexican lunch I have had in the Chicago suburbs.

4. Batavia Creamery

4 N Island Ave, Batavia, IL 60510-1929 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible +1 630-482-3729
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Reviewed By deanalang - Batavia, Illinois

Great place to come for Ice cream' It's fresh and delicious..Service is fast and friendly. It seams to be the most popular place to go,. Although we do frequent The Creamery several times during the year, it seams to be the special gathering place in the summer with it's nice outdoor seating.

5. Dimples Donuts

328 E Wilson St, Batavia, IL 60510-2663 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast +1 630-406-0303
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Dimples Donuts

Reviewed By Batholemew - Plainfield,IL

I stopped for a few donuts after driving by the Naperville location too many times. I just wanted a few donuts, and ended up having a third. I thought the donuts were simple, tasty, and what a donut should taste like. I also thought for fresh bakery donut, they were fairly priced at .99 each. I will bring my daughter back.

6. 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!

7. Gaetano's

15 E Wilson St, Batavia, IL 60510-2600 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 630-406-3009
Excellent
72%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Gaetano's

Reviewed By Gerry S

We had dinner with our son at Gaetano's last week - the food was delicious and the service was great. Michael, behind the bar upstairs, made a fabulous cocktail and the wine selection was quite diverse, while not overly expensive. The preparation of the calamari was exquisite, unlike any I've had before. We came from Naperville for this dinner and it was well worth the drive.

8. All Chocolate Kitchen

33 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2232 Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available Italian, American, Cafe Breakfast, Dinner +1 630-232-2395
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 239 reviews

All Chocolate Kitchen

Warm place for coffee, chocolates, plated desserts,all occasion cakes & pastries made to order, authentic italian gelato, soup & savory bites. Life size Chocolate sculptures made by celebrity Chef A.Roby are on display in the store.

Reviewed By TravelerChicagoarea - Geneva, Illinois

I've always enjoyed the gelato here and frequently purchase truffles and other things, just don't try to get a coffee drink here if the place is the least bit busy. The staff that works the coffee/ food end is completely disfunctional. They move like they are stuck in molasses and yet still manage to bump into each other . It would be comical if it weren't so darn annoying . I finally walked out after a 15 minute wait in which time they had managed to serve only 4 customers who were ordering ordinary things like lattes and cookies

9. Preservation

513 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2729 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch 630-208-1588
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 159 reviews

Preservation

It's a cafe and wine bar in downtown Geneva, IL

Reviewed By Monica R - McPherson, Kansas

I was delighted with the patio of Preservation, just the sort of cafe atmosphere my friend and I were looking for on a Saturday evening in Geneva. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. We ordered food that sounded delicious on the menu. Unfortunately, while it was good, I can't say I was blown away by it. I'm more than happy to visit again on future trips through town.

10. Lumes House of Pancakes

1902 W Fabyan Pkwy, Batavia, IL 60510-1215 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 630-761-9676
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

Lumes House of Pancakes

Reviewed By Dave S - Batavia, Illinois

I visit Lumes regularly, and have never had a bad meal there. Eggs or pancakes, it's consistently good. The have excellent servers, and the hosts are friendly.
The atmosphere is quiet, allowing for conversation over breakfast. They never let my coffee cup get empty. Not open for dinner.

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