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Crane Alley

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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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115 W Main St, Ste 1, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2722
+1 217-384-7526
11:00 - 02:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Pretty extensive beer selection. If you're there to eat, try the turkey reuben sandwich with sweet potato fries! I like to play a game of 8-ball while I'm there. Great atmosphere and staff.

Thank JoeSaber0
Carol Stream, IL
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We went here for a late afternoon lunch on a Saturday, so we're unable to take advantage of the lunch specials which ended at 2. I had a burger, and my friend had a Reuben. Both were good. If you love beer, looks like a great place to go. The beer menu was long. When you enter the bar and... More 

Thank Linda60188
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We were part of a private party in the loft area. The hosts selected the menu and it was served buffet style. Everything was all very good and the beer selection is fantastic!!

Thank Michelle C
Monument Valley, Utah
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Nice little restaurant with a cool vibe! Went with friends and sat outside. It was such a nice outdoor setting. We enjoyed appetizers and flights. I'd go back for sure

Thank Kara P
Urbana, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We have always had great meals and appetizers. Somewhere different to go. We have always had good service.

1 Thank Paula R
Brownsburg, Indiana
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful time eating outside and enjoying a beautiful day. The food was very good and very tasty. The service was very prompt, pleasant, and polite.

Thank Jeff H
flora il
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We met on a Sunday with family and a dog. Our waiter, Daniel, went totally out of his way for us. Recommendations ....a water bowl for the dog.......total refreshing attitude. The food was wonderful, we all had something different. And it was all delicious, I don't think much went back...lol. Very extensive drink menu with LOTS of beer to try.... More 

1 Thank robbind
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Crane Alley is not a typical pub. They have an extensive variety of brews (beers, ales, ciders...) and an excellent selection of food. The burgers are juicy and tasty. They also have a nice selection of foods for the vegans and vegetarians in the group.

Thank Kris T
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Lots of wonderful food. I usually get the calamari and the wonderful Columbia Roastery blend coffee. I used to play pool here too. I wish all of their seating was padded. I have no problem, but it is hard for some family and friends.

Thank nldesign
Kalispell, Montana
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135 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The restaurant was recommended by a client who lives in the area. Unfortunately, it did not live up to the reviews. A flighty waitress who mumbles, excessively loud music and an echo chamber, and a salad that fell flat - giving this place an average rating is truly generous. The spinach and strawberry salad, for the price, was small (side... More 

Thank nwmontanagirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 W Main St, Ste 1, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2722
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 217-384-7526

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?