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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%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (33 reviews)
“sundae” (9 reviews)
“potato skins” (9 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I had their Courier Burger w/ fries and they were very good. I received a rather larger portion and the price was very reasonable. Everyone working there was very kind

Thank barbdc2017
Reviewed 31 August 2017

After graduating from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1962, I joined the sports staff of the Champaign-Urbana Courier. It was a great small-town newspaper, very competitive with its rival Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, with such legendary figures as editor Bob Sink and sports editor Bert...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Looked to be a local favorite by the customers coming in - I can see why. Decor was antique, tastefully done. Staff was friendly, food was excellent and home made (try the tomato soup), large portions, fresh ingredients. We had soup and a half sandwich...More

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 3 August 2017

A group of friends and I went and ate here after a book sale. There was a big menu with LOTS of choices! I grabbed a Monkey Stuff, a soda, and split a Cub Reporter with a friend. It was really good! It reminds me...More

1  Thank Steph T
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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