Restaurants in Champaign

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Afghan Cuisine Restaurant 723 S Neil St Ste 101, Champaign Afghan • $$
723 S Neil St Ste 101, Champaign

“CU foodies, rejoice! If you are a fan of perfectly balanced aromatics, flavorful potatoes, spicy sauces, and food that is totally filling without feeling heavy, this is what you’ve been looking for. There’s a plethora of vegetarian and vegan friendly options, and my husband and I were so pleased with the spice blends we shouted with joy a couple of times. We started with a potato bolani, a bread stuffed with potatoes, onion, and cilantro which came with an incredible chutney. For $6, we could have filled up on that. For our mains, I got chicken karahi/kadai, and he got the mantu, which are beef dumplings topped with various herbs and yogurt sauce. We traded back and forth so many times, I almost lost track of who ordered what. Also, my husband is diabetic, and our choices had him holding at a 130bg an hour after. Your mileage may vary, obviously, but legume and protein-rich stuff tends to work well for a lot of folks with those dietary issues and he was thrilled he could eat a *little* more than he probably should have. I can’t wait to go back and try everything else. We like trying many cuisines, and Afghan food is our new favorite!”

4.8 Superb87 Reviews
Hamilton Walker's 201 N Neil St, Champaign Steak House • $$$
201 N Neil St, Champaign

“Love this restaurant. We try to dine at Hamilton Walkers every time we come to visit our son at college. Food is always amazing and at a great price point for an upscale dining experience. Fantastic ambiance, service and location. The cocktail shrimp and bacon wrapped dates appetizers are recommended. As are there steaks and fish and meat loaf and garlic mashed potatoes. Really can't go wrong with anything on the menu.”

4.5 Superb225 Reviews
Sakanaya 403 E Green St, Champaign Sushi • $$
403 E Green St, Champaign

“The food and service is excellent! Wait times are usually long and expected due to the quality of food but after waiting over two hours for a table to celebrate a birthday, it would have been appropriate for them to tell us that their liquor license hadn’t been reactivated post COVID before they actually seated us. We would have found another restaurant with alcohol since a birthday celebration. I felt they should have been more forthright. So be aware! They had delicious cocktails and sake pre-Covid!”

4.4 Superb95 Reviews
Baxters American Grille 100 Trade Ctr Dr, Champaign American • $$
100 Trade Ctr Dr, Champaign

“Kenny, our server, made our wedding anniversary meal so very special. The steaks were amazing! Highly recommend the Baxters Salad too. The delicious and beautifully presented complimentary dessert (gooey butter cake) was so very appreciated and the time our server took with us to capture a great photo of the moment meant everything to us! Highly recommend this restaurant!”

4.3 Superb152 Reviews
DD Fish 炙鱼 401 S 1st St, Champaign Chinese • $$
401 S 1st St, Champaign

“I had an amazing dining experience at this Chinese grill fish restaurant. Their signature dish, the grilled fish, was an absolute delight. The perfect combination of traditional Chinese spices and seasonings made each bite a flavorful journey. The fish itself was tender and flaky, practically melting in my mouth. It's definitely a taste of home, and I highly recommend this spot for a comforting meal shared with loved ones or a solo indulgence in delicious Chinese cuisine.”

4.8 Superb29 Reviews


Tenkyu 301 N Neil St Ste 104, Champaign Asian • $$
301 N Neil St Ste 104, Champaign

“Great food and service! David was excellent and attentive. He recommended the Takoyaki-octopus Ball. I was skeptical as I had never eaten something like that, but they were amazing! I would also recommend the Tuna tartar. We got a level 2 spice for the Ramen, (we love spicy foods), but it was SO spicy I couldn't imagine doing a level 3 or 4. In total, we ordered Shiitake Mushrooms, Takoyaki-octopus Ball, Tempura Brussel Sprouts, Creamy Crabby Jalapeño, Tuna Tartar, and Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen. This was more than enough food for 2 people and we spent just as much money as we would ordering 2 entrees at another fine dining restaurant. The inside was gorgeous, but I would agree with other reviews that it was almost too bright.”

4.4 Superb66 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Aspen Tap House 2001 S Neil St, Champaign Sports Bar • $$
2001 S Neil St, Champaign

“Visiting Son from out of town . Great place with great menu choices and prices. Very happy with the service and food. Several screens for sports game viewing! Will look forward to our return visit here.”

4.3 Superb86 Reviews
Texas Roadhouse 204 N Country Fair Dr, Champaign Steak House • $$
204 N Country Fair Dr, Champaign

“I have a food allergy.They ALWAYS make sure my food is correct & take it seriously. Managers are always on top of things as well! Food great. Clean & great environment. Well worth a wait!!!”

4.2 Good164 Reviews
Punch! Bar & Lounge Located in the Hyatt Place, 217 N Neil St, Champaign Cocktail Bar • $$
Located in the Hyatt Place, 217 N Neil St, Champaign

“Came back to town over the holiday break and this is hands down the best cocktail bar in town! Such cute ambiance, and a very extensive drink menu. Pictured below - the pisco sour”

4.3 Superb83 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Neil St. Blues 301 N Neil St #106, Champaign American • $$
301 N Neil St #106, Champaign

“My boyfriend and I love trying new places and this was our choice last night. It was very good! I had the fried catfish, collard greens and french fries, he had the creole fettuccine pasta and we shared the Philly cheesesteak egg rolls as an appetizer. The egg rolls were so good, they came with a sweet n sour sauce you wouldn’t think would go together, but wow, it was a great mix. His pasta was cooked perfectly and with so many good flavors in the sauce and in the shrimp, I tried a bite and my tastebuds were dancing. The catfish was fried to perfection with a delicious light and crunchy breading which paired great with the collard greens. Not everyone had the talent to make good greens and well they do! We didn’t try the dessert because we were full from the generous portions served for dinner but it all sounded good. The staff was extremely friendly and our waitress was great too. We will be going back they had so much too choose from that sounded so delicious.”

4.3 Superb82 Reviews
Big Grove Tavern 1 E Main St, Champaign American • $$
1 E Main St, Champaign

“Good upscale bar and grill. Had the hickory burger, but the kitchen did not cook it enough. The burger was still really good. The service was very good. Looks like they have a wonderful large patio for when the weather is warmer. Central location with lots of metered parking that are in force through 9pm and parking garage nearby.Parking: Meters say they are in force through 9PM”

4.2 Good111 Reviews
GG HotPot 久香火锅 505 S Neil St Ste 7, Champaign Hot Pot • $$
505 S Neil St Ste 7, Champaign

“Tried this place by request of my 4yr old. Was VERY tasty! Ziwen was helpful and explained how everything works to a group of 6 novices. Looking forward to going back!”

4.3 Superb45 Reviews

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The Himalayan Chimney 134 W Church St, Champaign Indian • $$
134 W Church St, Champaign

“The food was amazing. I've never been here before but I'll definitely be coming back. I'd love to try entry naan they have on the menu. The plain ones were amazing.”

4.1 Good114 Reviews
Hickory River Smokehouse 3514 Fields S Dr, Champaign Barbecue • $$
3514 Fields S Dr, Champaign

“Went to the new Hickory River in West Champaign tonight for the first time. Honestly, I didn't even realize that they had built one out there. It was excellent food as always, and the atmosphere was also very well executed. Staff was friendly and helpful. Definitely returning, and if you're out and about, it's more than worth the visit.”

4.1 Good73 Reviews
Golden Crab - Boiled Seafood & Bar 902 Meijer Dr, Champaign Seafood • $$
902 Meijer Dr, Champaign

“The food here is really good. The portion size is great. They aren't great about getting refills on drinks but I think that is just because they get really busy at times and not a lot of help.”

4.1 Good69 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano 2235 S Neil St, Champaign Italian • $$
2235 S Neil St, Champaign

“The food is always delicious. Sometimes, things are a little bit spicy in ways I'm not expecting, but they are always able to adapt a dish to be less spicy if I ask. The service is good. Sometimes, it's hard to find your server if you happen to need something, but even with a party of 10, our water glasses were always full (which shows that the waiter stopped by regularly). I'm still not sure about the remodel. I liked the quiet coziness of the prior decor, but it's growing on me. The only complaint I can offer is that one cannot get a small side salad. It would be really nice to be able to add some leafy greens without getting a meal sized salad.”

4 Good152 Reviews
Outback Steakhouse 2402 N Prospect Ave, Champaign Steak House • $$
2402 N Prospect Ave, Champaign

“The bartender is top notch. We sit at the bar when he’s on shift. We go when he’s on shift. Jarrett (not sure on the name - terrible I know) goes above and beyond. He’s such a nice guy and does amazing work as a server and bartender.”

4 Good99 Reviews
Golden Harbor Authentic Chinese Cuisine 505 S Neil St, Champaign Chinese • $$
505 S Neil St, Champaign

“Wow. Overwhelming huge and gigantic vegan and vegetarian menu. Best and most authentic Asian food I've had in the USA. BEST. Dishes are labeled when they come out, and placed on a giant turntable to share with everyone. Also meat, fish, you name it. Place your own order and wait for the fun to arrive! Got the tofu spinach dumpling starter, fried General Stop tofu, fried eggplant with basil (my favorite) and okra, and jalapeno bok choi. STUFFED. Bring friends, bring Tupperware!!Vegetarian options: Giant GIANT dedicated vegetarian menu!!”

4 Good84 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Basil Thai Kitchen Market Place Shopping Center 2000 n 61820, 2000 N Neil St, Champaign Thai • $$
Market Place Shopping Center 2000 n 61820, 2000 N Neil St, Champaign

“Great food. They also know how to explain their foods and help you choose if you are unfamiliar with Thai food.Kid-friendliness: They actually have a kids meal option. It comes with a juice instead of soda.”

4.1 Good18 Reviews
Ko Fusion 30 E Main St, Champaign Asian Fusion • $$
30 E Main St, Champaign

“I've been to kofusion previously and liked it a lot but I am not entirely crazy about their new location. The ambience is decidedly different at this new location - it almost seems too upscale for the cu community. Though I think their sushi and sashimi is pricey as opposed to some of my favorite LA and Seattle spots, I wanted to take my new-to-sushi experience brother and sister-in-law so we attempted to visit Wednesday night, arriving at about 8:20pm only to be told the kitchen was closed and that they were at last call for the bar. Being from places where one doesn't even go out until 7:30-8pm, I hadn't realized they closed so early and that's entirely my fault, but just now I checked the hours and learned Wednesday night closing time is 8:45pm. I'll remember that next time I go back, IF I bother to go back.”

3.8 Good130 Reviews
Sushi Kame 39 E Green St, Champaign Japanese • $$
39 E Green St, Champaign

“We got the teriyaki-chicken dinner box. It was pretty good and filling. I would’ve liked more chicken then rice but besides that I really enjoyed this meal. The price was a little high but I would still come back.The setting was a little small and not like the pictures from other reviews.”

3.9 Good18 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Red Lobster 1901 N Prospect Ave, Champaign Seafood • $$
1901 N Prospect Ave, Champaign

“I ordered Shrimp your Way - 3 Choices. I ordered shrimp scampi, Walt's shrimp, shrimp Alfredo. It was delivered and I got shrimp scampi and a shrimp skewer with rice and French fries. I called and they issued me a full refund that will be within the next 2 weeks. I am disappointed that this happened, but very happy with their customer service.”

3.8 Good72 Reviews
Sam's Club Cafe 915 W Marketview Dr, Champaign Cafe • $$
915 W Marketview Dr, Champaign

“New customer to Sam's Club.Good deal on Michelin tires, installation was great, lifetime rotation/roadside assistance program is great, tire/auto personnel are super friendly and also great. All around very positive experience.Thank you”

3.8 Good10 Reviews
Penn Station East Coast Subs 906 W Town Center Blvd, Champaign Sandwich Shop • $$
906 W Town Center Blvd, Champaign

“Not sure if they're under new management or what, but our last few visits have been great. We've had a few incidents in the past with cold fries and a dirty atmosphere, but they've really stepped up their game! The food was hot and the tables were clean. The staff was also really helpful and polite.”

3.7 Good59 Reviews
Naya Indian Cuisine 212 E Green St Ste #104, Champaign Bar & Grill • $$
212 E Green St Ste #104, Champaign

“Naya has a great atmosphere and wonderful staff. They were very attentive and were a good time. The Naya pizza was delicious, and the two appetizers were a great addition. Definitely going to come back and try their brunch menu!”

3.7 Good64 Reviews
Oishi Hibachi Steakhouse 2501 N Prospect Ave, Champaign Asian • $$
2501 N Prospect Ave, Champaign

“You're going to have a hard time finding a better hibachi place. and I've been to a ton of hibachi places. This is definitely tied for my favorite of all time. Seriously, this is consistently one of the best. And although I always come here for the hibachi, the shrimp on fire roll probably one of the best sushi rolls you will ever have as well.”

3.7 Good68 Reviews
Just Yolkin' 2501 Village Green Pl, Champaign Breakfast • $$
2501 Village Green Pl, Champaign

“Just Yolkin has amazing food and an even better staff. Everyone there makes you feel so welcome and it has such a family feel. My family and I are regulars there now - to the point that today, our son was fed up with his highchair the manager, Rae, came and scooped him up so we could finish eating. He had so much fun walking around with her, “helping” with some plates, and saying hi to the rest of the staff. That’s not an environment you find just anywhere and we are so grateful for this place! PS the sweet bites are as good as they sound and this is easily the best place to get bacon in town!!”

3.7 Good77 Reviews
LongHorn Steakhouse 2101 N Prospect Ave, Champaign Steak House • $$
2101 N Prospect Ave, Champaign

“I'd like to say Longhorn isn't really a place for steak in my experience of eating the food. LolBut, I love the Parmesan crusted chicken and the ribs. So delicious ?”

3.7 Good92 Reviews
Nando Milano 204 N Neil St, Champaign Italian • $$$
204 N Neil St, Champaign

“Food was so yummy. Service was so lovely. Could not have had a better experience! The dish pictured is the best thing I've ever tasted! Super vegetarian friendly.”

3.5 Good81 Reviews
Great American Grill 1501 S Neil St, Champaign American • $$
1501 S Neil St, Champaign

“Ok, so it's a hotel restaurant. You might expect the food and service to be somewhat of an "afterthought" and average at best. On the contrary. Both are quite good. Have been here on three different occasions and have never been disappointed. The food is fresh and delicious. The portions generous. Service is efficient and always delivered with a smile. The American Grill is a great option for lunch or alight dinner!”

3.2 Average5 Reviews
Panda Express 2000 N Neil St, Champaign Chinese • $$
2000 N Neil St, Champaign

“The service and food was amazing, I'm definitely going to come here again, I ordered Orange Chicken it was the best Orange Chicken I have had in my life, I recommend that you go here!!!”

2 Poor4 Reviews
Kung Fu BBQ 510 E John St, Champaign Barbecue • $$
510 E John St, Champaign

“Customer service is above and beyond. Super friendly and helpful staff. Our server Fruia (?) went as far as going with me outside in the snow to assist me with parking. The manager also showed me the proper way to eat soup steamed dumplings. Food was really tasty and reasonably priced.”

3.2 Average26 Reviews
Houlihan's 1902 S 1st St, Champaign American • $$
1902 S 1st St, Champaign

“I love Houlihan’s the one near me closed and I constantly miss it. They had an amazing spinach and artichoke appetizer with Lavosh crackers and a stuffed chicken entree that I’ve tried to recreate at home tons of times. Always got speedy service and the restrooms were clean.”

3.4 Good65 Reviews
It's Just Wings 1905 N Prospect Ave, Champaign Chicken Wings • $$
1905 N Prospect Ave, Champaign

“Stopped here for dinner on a trip out west. I had the biggest, juiciest, bacon cheeseburger that I ever had in my life. Absolutely a monster. Also of note was great service. The restaurant manager came around to all the tables to ask how things were going. Just a real great evening. If I lived in the area I would be a regular.”

2.9 Average15 Reviews
Brothers Bar & Grill 601 South 1st Street, Champaign Bar & Grill • $$
601 South 1st Street, Champaign

“Brothers had moved. I greatly enjoyed the cleanliness, sitting setup, the games, and pricing. Excellent style all around. This is now a serious contender for one of the best bars in the area. Feels like a resort. I wish Brother's all the best in their future endeavors.Parking: Why are you driving to a bar? Walk here.Wheelchair accessibility: Excellent accessibility for persons with limited ability”

2.5 Average12 Reviews
Moki Sushi 2017 S Neil St, Champaign Sushi • $$
2017 S Neil St, Champaign

“Good sushi, friendly staff. It can get expensive, if you aren't eating what you order. Coming in for lunch we spent a total of $35 for two people to eat. Again, good food, good and friendly service. We will come back.”

3.2 Average42 Reviews
Smoothie King 1912a Round Barn Rd, Champaign Juice • $$
1912a Round Barn Rd, Champaign

“I'm new to the smoothie world but I must say I've had 6 smoothies so far and I've only had 1 bad one and it was at the Orland Park, Illinois smoothie king. The staff at the Champaign location is Always polite and fast& its a nice thick smoothie (not a cup of watery mix) The smoothies are Great there.”

3 Average34 Reviews
The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect.® 1811 Moreland Blvd, Champaign Bistros • $$$
1811 Moreland Blvd, Champaign

“Bartender was a little shy but that's okay because the drinks made up for that. Nice and cold and delicious. This area in the hotel has a very soft mood setting. Lights are dem, no major music, tvs not blaring, 5 seats at the bar, then some open table with a few booths.Very clam and relaxing. Makes for a good time to wind down at the hotel.”

2.4 Poor30 Reviews
Smoothie King 1904 S Neil St Suite 101, Champaign Juice • $$
1904 S Neil St Suite 101, Champaign

“New management is a game changer. The Smoothies come out quickly and the service is out of this world compared to previous employees I’ve encountered. If you had a bad experience before this will change your mind!!”

2.5 Average37 Reviews

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