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Black Dog Smoke & Ale House

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$$ - $$$
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201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a pork rib sandwich with fries and a locally brewed IPA on tap. Good stuff! Would go back in a heartbeat if I ever return to Urbana. Fast and friendly service too.

Thank Dale J
Yale, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time with family before a football game at the U of I! Will definitely go back again!

Thank Simpson5762
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here mid afternoon on a Monday and they ran out of burnt ends already...had to get my burnt ends and went back with husband and daughter just before noon the next Friday. Was so happy to get my burnt ends-brisket combo platter! The burnt ends are really moist and juicy with just the right amount of smokiness. Even after... More 

Thank honeybee1214
Fenton, Missouri
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll have a wait to get seated as the accommodations are not plentiful. You get to write your own party's name and number of guests down and the hostess lines them off as they are seated. You may have to stand outside. There are 4 place tables with tall chairs in front, and then a row of booths lining the... More 

Thank Glenn K
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my daughter back to the U of I and wanted someplace different to eat. Found great reviews for Black Dog Smokehouse in Urbana and was not disappointed. Burnt ends were particularly good as were the ribs, baked beans, and chipotle coleslaw. Another nice touch…they have eight sauces to choose from and they bring them to the table warmed!

Thank danamcl
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such great BBQ. The burnt ends are so tender with dark crust - amazing. Also recommend the smoked salmon. Ribs were fall off the bone, good even without sauce. Great selection of sauces. Pit beans were a rich, smoky side I'd recommend.

Thank McLenahan
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174 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

1st time here. Expect a wait (be sure to sign in) on busy times. This was a bar now a restaurant with really good barbeque. Yum. I have been to the larger one in Champaign. I like this one...menu is the same. Enjoy which ever one you pick.

Thank Ed V
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very good BBQ, sides are also tasty.Very good service but go early as the line gets pretty long. Ribs are outstanding and pulled pork is very tasty.

Thank JimE65
Urbana, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Loved the food. Tried the Champaign location and it was excellent. Also the Urbana location before the new one was built.

Thank Jory J
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great food and very friendly services!! You have to go on down time unless you are up for a wait! But trust me, the food is really worth the wait

Thank 299gp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 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: 201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana

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