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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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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sundae” (10 reviews)
“potato skins” (8 reviews)
“sandwiches” (24 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
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1 - 10 of 288 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 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

Thank Steph T
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Courier Cafe is an Urbana institution. I have breakfast here once a month, alone if my friends are busy. Opens early, with good breakfasts, and a varied menu. I haven't had lunch here, but it is probably fab. GREAT for a classic milkshake on a...More

Thank vast-archive
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Courier Cafe was pretty good in college, but that was many years ago. On a recent visit we arrived during a gap between breakfast and lunch which exists for unknown reasons. Why is there a 30 minute turnover time between two meals? Is the kitchen...More

1  Thank AandE_G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My husband and I stopped for lunch on a Friday afternoon. It looked just like it used to years ago - a good thing in my estimation. My husband had a ribeye sandwich and steak fries and I had a hot beef and cheese sandwich...More

Thank jodyt821
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Barb T
31 August 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
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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