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Philo Tavern

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Philo €€ - €€€ , American,
101 W Washington St, Philo, IL 61864-9002
+1 217-684-2117
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
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Bar, American, Pub
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
101 W Washington St, Philo, IL 61864-9002
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1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great prime rib and twice baked potato on Saturday. Salad bar is also great! Best prime rib around...what we don't eat Saturday night we warm up and have with eggs on Sunday morning... Delicious!

Thank kimlew
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

If your anywhere near CU you must go! Prime rib on Saturday night is excellent as are the Ribeyes. My favorite, from the old menu, is the garlic butter grilled shrimp. It's no longer on the menu but just ask. The twice baked potato is...More

Thank 133tinao
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

A nice local eatery! The menu is not extensive but there are interesting weekday specials. This Wednesday it was Beef Tips and Noodles (check out the photo). The BLT salad was large, fresh and good and served in a giant bowl. It's a full meal....More

Thank Jill J
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We have eaten at the Philo Tavern a few times. Each time we've tried something new and loved it. If you can, go on a Friday or Saturday. Their fish on Friday is so crispy and tasty. I don't know how the french fries are...More

Thank mlrich24
Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you are in central Illinois by the UofI and want good food and a friendly place to go come to the Philo tavern. Special vary from baby back ribs to prime rib dinner to die form. Every Friday night is fish from Cod several...More

Thank Scott N
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This was a hidden gem of my University of Illinois days, with an outstanding Prime Rib Night on Saturdays. As it's been a number of years since we graduated, we went back for a visit and were so glad to find that nothing had changed....More

Thank gswedberg57
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Hubby and I try to go for bar food on Saturdays, so we'll drive somewhere just for that. Happened that we chose Philo Tavern and really enjoyed the atmosphere of small town friendliness and exceptional bar food. Great food choices & drink choices. We look...More

Thank Babsil30
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Great service, delicious food, and a small salad bar. Worth the 20-minute drive from Champaign-Urbana for something a little homier. Somewhat limited menu but everything is good. My father-in-law always orders the frog legs when he visits. I guess they're hard to find. Wouldn't know;...More

Thank KatrinaOlson
Reviewed 4 November 2015

I do not live in the area and was told to stop in. Never had frog legs before and they were excellent, my wife had there steak, she said it was tender and could cut it with a fork. I will have to stop in...More

Thank Kenneth O
Reviewed 17 May 2014

I hadn't been to the Philo Tavern in a few years and had heard they weren't as good as in the past. However, to my surprise it was up to it's original standards. When we arrived it was packed. The wait was not too long,...More

Thank Loves_2_Ride
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, American, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 00:00
Thursday
10:30 - 00:00
Friday
10:30 - 00:00
Saturday
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Washington St, Philo, IL 61864-9002
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Philo
  • Phone Number: +1 217-684-2117
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