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Black Dog Smoke & Ale House

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201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

1st time here. Expect a wait (be sure to sign in) on busy times. This was a bar now a restaurant with really good barbeque. Yum. I have been to the larger one in Champaign. I like this one...menu is the same. Enjoy which ever one you pick.

Thank Ed V
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good BBQ, sides are also tasty.Very good service but go early as the line gets pretty long. Ribs are outstanding and pulled pork is very tasty.

Thank JimE65
Urbana, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the food. Tried the Champaign location and it was excellent. Also the Urbana location before the new one was built.

Thank Jory J
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and very friendly services!! You have to go on down time unless you are up for a wait! But trust me, the food is really worth the wait

Thank 299gp
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place Awesome food and pleasant staff Love the new restaurant location downtown too. But you have to be quick if you want certain food as they do run out since they are always busy. The potato casserole is the best. Very reasonably priced.

Thank Karla H
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought here by a local. The place was packed which always bodes well. The food selection was great and I chose the rib combo with pork and beef ribs. Their sauces were unique and delicious. Very happy with the dining experience.

Thank Steve S
Lodi, Wisconsin
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tripadvisor did not disappoint. I had the combination plate with pulled pork and beef brisket and it was delicious. Barbeque sauces were vey good too. The only negative I have is the noise - it is quite loud, but that wasn't really an issue for me as I was dining alone.

Thank RFDRacing
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Black dog never goes wrong. Love their BBQ just as much as the sides! Perfect place for enjoying dining out and not spending a lot.

Thank Emily C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service, atmosphere, food and drinks! ! It revives the hole in the wall quest for a quality meal served in a small business with its own uniqueness mostly found by word of mouth.

Thank A N
Urbana, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I like the laid back vibe of this place. I was finally able to try the most raved about burnt ends sandwich, which I would agree its yummy.

Thank mmispr911

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana

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