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Windy City Express

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410 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2632
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Mahomet, Illinois
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to get lunch! Everything is great and they have daily specials. I am especially addicted to the catfish..... They have a great lemon pepper seasoning which adds to the fish and chicken strips. Prices are reasonable and you get a lot of food. Everyone is always very friendly.

Thank illini8456
Champaign, Illinois
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Definitely not good for you, but the food tastes good. I think the least appealing thing about this place is the layer of oil you have to wipe from your lips/face while and after you're eating. You'll feel gross. However, they have one of the best Italian beefs around. We probably grab food here once every couple of months when... More 

Thank clsrsly
Danville, Illinois
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305 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Windy City is in a old Wendy's restaurant building. Kind of ran down and dirty. The food is really good though. Burgers, gyros,and catfish were all delicious. Soft drinks were even good.

Thank winks1996
Homer, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I absolutely LOVE the shrimp dinner. 6 large shrimp with the best seasoning ever! Fries are plentiful too.

Thank Vicki W
Sun City West, Arizona
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This place is close to where my daughter lives and we've walked here to eat several times when I visit her. They have polish sausage too, if I remember correctly. I either get the hot dog with everything (no catsup!) or the gyros and potato fries (which stay nice and warm while eating the pita sandwich!). Meals always nice and... More 

Thank NanStan2016
Urbana, Illinois
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

I ordered the vegetable sandwich with gyro sauce, delicious . He ordered tilapia dinner, crispy crust on outside and moist on the inside. Pleasantly surprised both dishes 2 thumbs up. Food cooked to order. I am not a fast foodie but this place a step up in fast food.

Thank Eunice B
Danville, Illinois
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305 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Good food. Good price. Kind of a dump and not the cleanest. With that said I still go there and get burgers. Can't complain

Thank winks1996
Tolono, Illinois
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Awesome Fish and Chicago Dogs. Owner/Manager is very nice. Good service even in the weird lobby in the old Wendy's

Thank Kyle H
Urbana, IL
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

My hubby and I enjoy getting carryout here about once a month. I love the Philly Cheesesteak and he loves the Catfish dinner. The fries are greasy so we usually order fried okra as a substitution. There is a nice variety of food, however, if you're in a hurry, go elsewhere. Food takes awhile to make but it's worth it.

Thank momcat63
Champaign, IL
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

I stopped at Windy City Express Sunday for the first time. I asked the person on the other end of the intercom if they served Chicago Dogs, and they replied yes. I was informed that the Chicago Dogs were on special two Chicago Dogs, Fries and a Drink for $4.99, so I ordered the special. When I got home I... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 410 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2632
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
Former location of a Wendy's Hamburger, now a great alternative fast food small regional chain called "Windy City Express"

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?