Billy Barooz Pub & Grill

2521 Village Green Pl, Champaign
(217) 355-8030

Recent Reviews


Great sports atmosphere. Yet far enough away from campus to get a seat. The food was great and the whole party enjoyed their meals. The sweet potato fries are very good with the added cinnamon on them. Great find! I-L-L

Tiara Shedd

Our waitress was amazing. I believe her name is Raining. She was kind, attentive, and down to earth, went above and beyond. Food was good. Nachos were huge and super delicious. The grilled Asparagus was good too but an order consisted of just 5 stems, sadly. Atmosphere was comfortable. Will definitely go back and definitely recommend. Mostly thanks to our wonderful waitress. (Went for my brother's bday and he got a big brownie ice cream bowl with all the toppings:)

B Michelle

Came in for dinner to celebrate a family member. Maya was our server and she made this experience magic and memorable. She was so kind and gave our table so much genuine care and attentive service. We will be back, if not only to see Maya again!


I went to Billy Barooz for lunch today. I had a Buffalo Burger and broccoli for a side. My burger was cooked rare, the exact way I ordered it and the broccoli was excellent, not over cooked. The server was great. It was an excellent experience.


The service was incredibly slow. I was there with four people including myself, and when food finally arrived two people's food was cold and another had pizza with cheese that wasn't fully melted. The food tasted good but isn't worth the wait. Scrolling through other reviews it seems like this slow service is typical, at least during dinner. If the service was fast or even respectable I'd give it four stars, but sitting hungry for 30+ minutes after ordering food is ridiculous, especially for the food to show up cold or unfinished.TL;DR - Awful waits for alright food, and sometimes food is cold or unfinished.


Weren't given specials because restaurant failed to type them out. Chili was cold when served. Service and cost was fine. Don't plan to go back.

Tam Petersen

Food was really delicious but I had to wait over 5-10min for my own food after everyone else received their meal. The waiter was friendly and apologetic. I would definitely go back.

Andy Ehrlich

This is our go-to place for my work group. Great staff, food is excellent, and a wide selection of beers and drinks. Like anyplace else, it does get busy around the usual lunch/dinner times, but otherwise they are very much on top of things.

Kei Shavar

This was my first time here and it was great. Customer service was awesome and the food was delicious. I tried the shrimp and crab nachos. I also had the salmon penne pasta???


Ate here as part of a large group of co-workers while we were in the area. We were actually all able to be seated together - close to 30 of us. And the service was quite prompt for such a large group. Our waitress handled our tables and several other tables and did a great job for handling it mostly by herself. I had the chicken parm and it was good - you get a lot of food.

Vida P.

I called an hour before they closed while I was outside the restaurant. I watched the phone ring. An employee answered the phone and promptly hung up. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Carol Cronin

Great cocktails and food! Our waitress was Kate and she was wonderful. Excellent service, loved dinner on the patio.

The Borg Cooking Show

A bit slow on the service, but the burger was worth the wait. Plenty of TV's in the joint, so I could see myself enjoying some brews and sports here

Jocelyn B. S. Cullers

Hear me out: Sweet potato fries and tartar sauce. Billy Barooz has the BEST sweet potato fries because they are delicious but also because they're crinkle fries. More surface area for frying is just better. But then I dipped them in the tartar changer!This photo is what's left of the panko-crusted cod sandwich, which was FANTASTIC. It was an actual piece of fish, not a mish mash of fish mush like a fish stick. The veggie condiments were even good with ripe tomatoes and bougie pickle sandwich slices that I'm pretty sure are Claussen kosher dill slices.Our server, Rae, was super nice and remembers my Mom from past visits and her usual order. I definitely recommend BB.

Tom Mysliwiec

We had about 12 of us gather for lunch. They were very accommodating in making a reservation and having the table set up. The food was fantastic, and the menu had plenty of choices to meet everyone's needs

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