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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a popular place. The energy level is high and the food is interesting and we'll prepared. Don't expect a quick or quiet meal. Do expect good food and great service.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in to have the Corned Beef Hash, only to be told that they were out of Corned Beef. What a disappointment, it was Graduation Weekend, they should have been prepared. I ordered the Courier Breakfast, which is two eggs and hash browns with meat,...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has such a cool reputation, so I was looking forward to a meal here with a friend, an ex-Urbana native who missed eating here. What was supposed to be a warm reunion meal was spoiled due to several factors, including the hostess and...More

Thank Ice0123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The grilled salmon, buffet salad bar, and atmosphere was top notch!!! Great amount of food for the price. You won't leave unsatisfied!! I still have to go back for a Malt.

Thank sexyptamomx3
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Lunch Thursday, April 5 - Arrived 11:55 and got the last available table without waiting. I had the Sledgehammer (cross between cheese steak and French dip), and wife had the cheeseburger. My sandwich was fantastic, while hers was just a hamburger (and overcooked). She had...More

Thank cosmoaction
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Love this place! The salad bar is amazing, the cookies are out of this world, everything is great, but the buffalo chicken wrap is my absolute favorite. I definitely recommend it to everyone.They have a very friendly staff and the owners are WONDERFUL!!! If you...More

Thank ler7890
Reviewed 24 March 2018

The building is beautiful and we were looking forward to a delicious lunch after reading positive reviews. We all ordered different entrees and we were all disappointed. The sandwiches here honestly looked and tasted like they came from an elementary school cafeteria. They claim that...More

1  Thank mkj50
Reviewed 3 March 2018

get the fried cod.... it's amazing! Also, the Reuben is delicious! The coffee is premium. Have a piece of pie with that, although if you get there too late, pie selections may be limited. They now take credit card, which is very convenient, considering that...More

Thank 941lilys
Reviewed 27 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
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Kathy Y
14 April 2018|
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Response from cosmoaction | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it is accessible. I didn't check the side door entrance.
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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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