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Black Dog Smoke & Ale House

201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (142 reviews)
“cornbread” (73 reviews)
“pulled pork” (69 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
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Reviewed today

Great food, not expensive with great service. The downtown location in Champaign is larger so there is usually less of a wait. The site in Urbana is fairly small and there is usually a wait to be seated.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you what BBQ ..... This is the place!! Not only do you get a perfectly smoked piece of meat, but the sides are to die for.

Thank sds898
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious barbecue with just the right touch of smokey flavor. Huge portions at reasonable prices considering there is enough left over for your next day's lunch. Nice neighborhood feel and friendly staff make this a great place for a casual meal in downtown Urbana.

Thank Gail P
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I've been a few times since this location opened with both family and friends. The food is wonderful, I especially like the pulled pork and Texas caviar, but I'm told the burnt ends are amazing. Since the food is so good, they do run out...More

Thank biogirltraveling
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We came for a Basketball game and stopped here hoping to get a quick meal before the start.....we were very lucky that staff were efficient so that we got seated with only about a 20 minute wait . Beer options were nice and I personally...More

Thank sattelite10
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

There are 2 locations, we visited the one closest to the campus. I love bbq and this was one of the best I’ve had. There were 4 of us and we all tried different things, yet no one had a single complaint. There is a...More

Thank Tiffany T
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Get there early and order the burnt ends. They are simply amazing! But when they are gone they're gone! Also love the twice baked potato casserole and they have wonderful sweet potato fries. Absolutely delicious food and great staff!

Thank 133tinao
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has excellent bbq type food. The restaurant is usually very crowded but the staff handle the crowd extremely well.

Thank Arthurfisk
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped on our way out of town but really wish we hadn’t. Started with the burnt end appetizer. KC burnt ends are chunky cubes of heavenly, smokey goodness. Black Dog burnt ends are just slices of meat and they were extremely fatty. Hoping that was...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 21 October 2017

To beat the crowds, came here in the early evening, and the four of us tried a variety of barbecue and delicious sides. The burnt ends and brisket were moist and tender, with a great bark and prominent smoke ring. The ribs were just the...More

Thank HalibutVA
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1 February 2016|
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Response from Leah B | Reviewed this property |
Don't know you can always check with restaurant...
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6 June 2015|
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Response from tjburgi3 | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations, so if you want to get in, ALL of your party needs to arrive about an hour early. You wont be seated unless ALL of your party is there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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