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Black Dog Smoke & Ale House

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” (142 reviews)
“cornbread” (73 reviews)
“pulled pork” (69 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 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious barbecue with just the right touch of smokey flavor. Huge portions at reasonable prices considering there is enough left over for your next day's lunch. Nice neighborhood feel and friendly staff make this a great place for a casual meal in downtown Urbana.

Thank Gail P
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I've been a few times since this location opened with both family and friends. The food is wonderful, I especially like the pulled pork and Texas caviar, but I'm told the burnt ends are amazing. Since the food is so good, they do run out...More

Thank biogirltraveling
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

We came for a Basketball game and stopped here hoping to get a quick meal before the start.....we were very lucky that staff were efficient so that we got seated with only about a 20 minute wait . Beer options were nice and I personally...More

Thank sattelite10
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

There are 2 locations, we visited the one closest to the campus. I love bbq and this was one of the best I’ve had. There were 4 of us and we all tried different things, yet no one had a single complaint. There is a...More

Thank Tiffany T
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Get there early and order the burnt ends. They are simply amazing! But when they are gone they're gone! Also love the twice baked potato casserole and they have wonderful sweet potato fries. Absolutely delicious food and great staff!

Thank 133tinao
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has excellent bbq type food. The restaurant is usually very crowded but the staff handle the crowd extremely well.

Thank Arthurfisk
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped on our way out of town but really wish we hadn’t. Started with the burnt end appetizer. KC burnt ends are chunky cubes of heavenly, smokey goodness. Black Dog burnt ends are just slices of meat and they were extremely fatty. Hoping that was...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 21 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 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 19 October 2017

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

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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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