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Farren's Pub & Eatery

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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308 N Randolph St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3516
+1 217-359-6977
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in Champaign & you're craving a burger, you have got to try this place!!! The portions are huge, definitely American portions but works well for leftovers. The fried Portillo mushrooms are delicious, I always get them as an appetizer (you should too). Every burger I've had is great, especially the motherload. It's an up-charge for fries instead of... More 

Thank camilamills11
Champaign, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice out of the way place. It can be hard to find and you may have to wait but it is worth the effort.

Thank Leta S
Champaign, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

i can give this Excellent * 100. just surprised that their Landlord who is Thai has made their lives hell. they need to expand. Rauner are you listening?? ok forgot.. Rauner is our governor. so i invite him to try the BEER.. the German style BEER is Awesome. i will also pay for Rauner's breakfast and also the other poor... More 

Thank Anirudh K
Champaign, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Amazing food and atmosphere. You won't starve! Portions are hearty and delicious great for anyone trying to feed a teenage boy!. We've always had great service here and leave with food. Right downtown with convenient parking and close to nightlife.

Thank champaignil
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Their burgers are really next level. While the atmosphere is a bit murky, the service makes up for it. They also have Czech pilsner on tap, which pairs superbly with the burgers!

Thank George G
Champaign, Illinois
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great place for lunch if you want the best burgers in Champaign/Urbana. Quite enough to carry on a conversation.

Thank Scott N
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

New restaurants pop up downtown Champaign and they come and go quickly. Farren's is always good! My son llikes the Fire burger but beware it is really hot and he loves spicy food. Another son and husband love the Spicoli burger. This time I had the Elaine salad and it was very large. Should have taken half home but I... More 

Thank JBombs18
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Farren's is a great little burger place in the heart of downtown Champaign. It doesn't have an extensive menu and it hardly resembles an Irish or British pub. Honestly what goes for pubs in this country is a mere shadow of what a real pub is like on the other side of the pond. Nonetheless this is a no frills... More 

Thank Iryce B
Paris, IL
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Our group of 3 ate here for a business lunch. Service was prompt for as busy as this place was. Large variety of sandwiches. We will return.

Thank Barbara and Dav... D
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Ordered the Green Chile burger and was incredibly disappointed with the lack of flavor and zero spice it had to offer. They typically cook their burgers medium-well??? I should have known when they passed this information on to me. You'll have better luck at Five Guys. If these are the best burgers in town, I have to say your burger... More 

Thank Sean N. P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 N Randolph St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3516
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-359-6977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?