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Black Dog Smoke & Ale House Restaurant

201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burnt ends” (131 reviews)
“black cod” (117 reviews)
“pulled pork” (64 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Their brisket and burnt ends combo platter is always a winner! We arrived just before 5pm and they had told us burnt ends would be available in 15 minutes. Love the casual atmosphere! A good place to get local beer, too. Ask for the day’s...More

Thank honeybee1214
Reviewed 4 days ago

We got take out since the restaurant was packed (it was also Illini game day) but I had the rib tips and they were great. The crust on the meat is delicious on its own, then they give you optional sauces. Some are regular, some...More

Thank tommissmio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to this location of Black Dog for years. Generally the food is good but this visit was disappointing. We both ordered from the “special” menu. I had a shrimp poor boy which tasted good what there was of it. When I...More

Thank lmm54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking to try something new for lunch while in Urbana. This place popped up on my web search. Wow!! It was great! I got the lunch special, 3 tacos. Plus some sweet potato fries. Excellent! Good selection of local draft beers, too,

Thank Cathy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun atmosphere and great service, very tender meat, we had little kids and they were accommodating to our needs

Thank Carol Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new restaurant in downtown Champaign is way cool. Very nice atmosphere to complement some of the best bbq in town. Wait time isn't all that bad if you avoid obvious bad times.

Thank David L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We fully enjoyed our BBQ dinner at Black Dog Smoke and Ale House. They've got a good diverse menu of BBQ food. The ribs were delicious along with the beans and macaroni and cheese. They also have a wide array of barbecue sauces so it...More

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good foodWaited 50 minutes but it was a football weekend the brisket was good the burnt ends were gone-nice selection of craft beers

Thank 1741Gayle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out on business and looking for something special. Hotel recommended this gem! Helpful waitstaff helped me with the menu ( both beer and ribs). Enjoyed the daily special of beef ribs and local brew. Order came promptly, and wow! Didn't need the sauce, as the...More

Thank Wjthomps63
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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...
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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