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Black Dog Smoke & Ale House

201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (131 reviews)
“cornbread” (69 reviews)
“pulled pork” (63 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
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Reviewed yesterday

The location is very easy to find. We went around 6 at night on a Tuesday and had a minimal wait for a table for two. The restaurant has a fun atmosphere, being the old train station. I had the brisket sandwich and my companion...More

Thank 771donaldl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have eaten here a couple of times and think they have great food. Only been during the day and early evening, and during those times the noise level is decent, can carry on a conversation easily. Casual atmosphere, friendly staff, great food.

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a ride from Indiana to check out this well reviewed barbeque place to find it was a little freestanding building that we drove past and had to turn around. I have to say in positive note: our waitress was fantastic. She hooked us...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in town for business and was told to visit Black Dog for food BBQ. It was definitely good eats!! The pulled pork was dry, but the brisket was delicious!! They had a variety of different sauces you can order from mild to ghost...More

Thank chipr68
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I tried two sandwiches barbecued pork and fish. We can't affirm the hype, food was OK.

Thank Eunice B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to black dog a few times now, each time I take someone different so they can try it. The food never disappoints, the smell of the place instantly makes you hungry!

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heard about the Black Dog from one of those places to eat websites. Exceeded our expectations. We had a bout a 10 minute wait, be sure to put your name on the white board because that's how they seat you. Best pulled pork taco's we've...More

Thank DukelyFlukely
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here while on a business training. Menu selection was good and many different types of sauce. The service was also very fast.

Thank gduffie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the food here - the steak is just awesome. I have not met anyone who has been here and didn't like the food. The staffs are also very warm and friendly. I would recommend anytime!

Thank Austin D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It did not live up to its reputation. I went early as the restaurant is very small. Even early the place was almost full. The beer menu was average. I had the ribs. You can get 2 sauces. Pass on the corn bread as it...More

Thank tachyonbb
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1 February 2016|
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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