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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 good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burgers” (33 reviews)
“sundae” (10 reviews)
“potato skins” (9 reviews)
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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 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

1  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
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

A great little place to enjoy a home away from home style burger or salad or you can enjoy a salad bar too but it's pricey by the ounce. The decor is dated back to the days when the restaurant was home to the local...More

Thank vickey b
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The nostalgia in this place is amazing! I won't give anything away here but if you like antique repurposed items you will love the decor in this restaurant. Friendly atmosphere and staff & the food is great too!!

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Great place for breakfast (favorites are eggs rancheros and their sausage gravy). Excellent lunch choices too with an outstanding salad bar and many sandwiches! Don't miss their eggs cream and malted milks.

Thank John J
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I recently went to the Courier with a couple of friends for drinks and to share an appetizer. We ordered their half-size potato skins, and I have to say while a half-size order was plenty for the three of us to share, I wouldn't have...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We came for breakfast this morning and had the basic and the career. We both enjoyed our meals. Our server was once again fantastic.

1  Thank Sharon D
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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
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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