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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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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burgers” (33 reviews)
“sundae” (10 reviews)
“potato skins” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
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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1 - 10 of 295 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 22 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
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Went for a couples dinner after an outting on the town all day. Have to rave about the skinny dippers (loaded potato skins) they are amazing but beware its a huge plate! Courier burger has amazing flavor and pesto grilled cheese was my dates delight...More

Thank Shadowhorse01
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Had dinner after giving a talk at the university. Staff was reasonably attentive, but sometimes barged into the middle of conversation to ask how everything was going. . . Good food for a good price. I would go back again just to try the milk...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Whether you choose from their fabulous salad bar, want a sandwich or dinner, you'll be happy with the choices at the Courier. I happen to love their chees omelet for breakfast. Nice antiques on display, good food at reasonable prices & friendly service.

Thank Marlys50
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Excellent restaurant - desserts are killer good, as is all the food. Great food, service & you learn the history of the building & contents. HIGHLY recommended.

Thank Leslie C
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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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