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The Courier Cafe

111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
+1 217-328-1811
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“potato skins” (9 reviews)
“sandwiches” (26 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch Thursday, April 5 - Arrived 11:55 and got the last available table without waiting. I had the Sledgehammer (cross between cheese steak and French dip), and wife had the cheeseburger. My sandwich was fantastic, while hers was just a hamburger (and overcooked). She had...More

Thank cosmoaction
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place! The salad bar is amazing, the cookies are out of this world, everything is great, but the buffalo chicken wrap is my absolute favorite. I definitely recommend it to everyone.They have a very friendly staff and the owners are WONDERFUL!!! If you...More

Thank ler7890
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is beautiful and we were looking forward to a delicious lunch after reading positive reviews. We all ordered different entrees and we were all disappointed. The sandwiches here honestly looked and tasted like they came from an elementary school cafeteria. They claim that...More

1  Thank mkj50
Reviewed 3 March 2018

get the fried cod.... it's amazing! Also, the Reuben is delicious! The coffee is premium. Have a piece of pie with that, although if you get there too late, pie selections may be limited. They now take credit card, which is very convenient, considering that...More

Thank 941lilys
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Simple and delicious food, and surprisingly affordable for its price. The sandwiches are really delicious and make a generous lunch. If you don't feel like eating much, grab one of the dessert items, and share with your friends. The milkshakes, are by far the best...More

Thank elady802
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Truly an amazing place, full of history. Food is always good and the service never disappoints. The owners are really sweet people too! Coming here is a must if you’re in town!

Thank murielbrumley143
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This building is historic and has a great atmosphere. Bit small but the service and staff are excellent. Great salad bar with a lot of items to choose from. Their cod sandwich is amazing. I would have to say i have never had a bad...More

Thank cplot
Reviewed 20 December 2017

I went here this week for breakfast and honestly it is the best breakfast in town! The Denver omelette is great that my friend had and just simple scrambled eggs, bacon & biscuits(to die for!) were done to perfection. All for under $7.00 dollars. They...More

Thank newarknancy
Reviewed 23 November 2017

As a UIUC alum I've been to the Courier many times over the years, and try to stop in whenever I make it to town. The star of the show here are the loaded potato skins aka "skinny dippers", which are amazing. The burgers are...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I went to high school in Champaign and have visited many times throughout the years, as I still have family in the area. This has been a favorite, as they have great food (for all three meals) including one of the best salad bars around....More

1  Thank Lee Ann W
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Kathy Y
14 April 2018|
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Response from cosmoaction | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it is accessible. I didn't check the side door entrance.
Barb T
31 August 2015|
Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so .But... There sister restaurant to the north does..ad far as l know that would be named Silvercreek Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 217-328-1811
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