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Underground Barrel Room and Grill

717 S University Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901-2830
+1 618-490-1586
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
717 S University Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901-2830
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Best food I have had in Carbondale. Try the scotch eggs, the even better the soft pork bun starters. This is actually enormous go food with a delicious beer. Try the scratch beer on tap, it changes but we had a sour which was really...More

Thank Benny1965
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The Underground, provides a great selection of creative delicious menu items. The bar offers an incredible range of cocktails. The staff is incredibly friendly and great this place has a great atmosphere! They even utilize local sources and create wonderful dishes. Highly recommend!

Thank Bankerwilly
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

This place got new owners and redid their menu. The food is one of a kind,uses LOCAL ingredients and has so many things made from scratch that you won't find anywhere else. Come hungry and try it ALL!!! They even added vegan food. There is...More

Thank Mama B
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Great menu with great drink specials. The Thai Chicken Boneless Wings are addictive. Love the atmosphere and service is very good too.

Thank Sunseekingteachers
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Even though first impressions might leave you skeptical, it is just right here! Great service, great food, fun people and a reason to return to Carbondale. Bartender made a specialty drink for my wife when the were out of lemonade vodka. Stop in and settle...More

Thank davidandelises
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch on Friday. Great service (Thanks, Jordan!). All in our party of 5 really liked the food. Highly recommend the buffalo chicken mac n cheese. A little tricky for us to find; so glad we went!

Thank K L
Reviewed February 19, 2018

My bff and I came here on a Thursday and had half off drinks, we had 2 drinks for a grand total with tip $5. LOVE CARBONDALE. Friendly staff, fast service and not very crowded. I would definitely come back.

Thank Kami1129
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Have lived in the area 40 years, but had never been to this establishment.It seemed like they had lots of regulars at the bar. It's close to the university, and attracts a younger crowd. The menu had a large variety of choices, the food was...More

Thank CarK49
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

I came in here looking for some beers other than domestics. Which I was in luck. Plenty of options in can/bottle. The bartender was very friendly. It was between lunch and dinner so it wasn't busy. The few that were in there were nice and...More

Thank Kyle C
Reviewed April 30, 2017

The Underground Barrel Room actually has good food, but the atmosphere takes the place down to a 2 out of 5. There are about 4 parking spaces at the place, so you can either park around the block or walk there. This might work for...More

Thank AandE_G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 717 S University Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901-2830
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: +1 618-490-1586
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