We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Ribeye

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1701 S Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-7213
217-351-9115
Website
Today
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 112 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Consistently good steak

The Ribeye is a very good choice for a nice and relaxed steak dinner. I typically show up a little after the rush dinner hour which makes it an quiet and good place for a business meeting. The steak and shrimp is consistently good and you can't beat the salad bar. That alone will fill you up. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
CGH67
,
Leesburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Pontiac, Illinois
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This place was wonderful.....my daughter wanted to treat me for dinner for an early Mothers Day dinner and it was so worth it!!!! The salad bar was out of this world. My rib eye steak was cooked just right. I will go back for sure.....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington, Illinois
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

This was great food, and easy on a gluten free diet. They have ribeyes, chicken, and shrimp. The sides (aside from bread) were gf too. I had a ribeye, thinking going with the restaurant's name would be a smart move. I was correct. Everything (the salad, our server, and the main course) was great. A wonderful Champaign-Urbana establishment. I will... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leesburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Ribeye is a very good choice for a nice and relaxed steak dinner. I typically show up a little after the rush dinner hour which makes it an quiet and good place for a business meeting. The steak and shrimp is consistently good and you can't beat the salad bar. That alone will fill you up. The service is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Okawville
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stopped for dinner on a Sunday evening and were seated promptly. Our waitress, Kristee was excellent and very attentive. We decided on the special "Steak for Two", which was a 16 oz steak, divided in the proportions of our choice - I ordered 10 oz and my wife ordered 6 oz, and each was cooked to our individual liking.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Champaign, Illinois
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ribeye never advertises, but the place is always full. Great beef and salad bar is great. Reasonable prices.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Illinois
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been several times through the years a s it was the favorite of my inlaws. I have never had a bad dinner.....but never left loving it. Though the salad bar looks good, I found most sides including the dressings to be generic tasting. The seating is less than ideal...you may find yourself sitting way too close to a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Champaign, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Although this place is a little pricey for me sometimes, they have really good food! We like to go there on special occasions but their dress code is not formal but rather casual so you can go in your jeans and be perfectly fine. It has a real home like and comfortable atmosphere. I have not had a bad meal... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Farmer City, Illinois
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If a great steak is what your looking for,you can't beat "The Ribeye." In 35+ years,we have ate there many times & it's always top notch. The salad bar is amazing,with much to offer. Really a meal in itself! One thing to mention:This place can be crazy-busy and even then,be prepared to wait a while,especially on weekends & game days... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Hey do you like non-corporate restaurants, do you like great steaks cooked to order, do you like a fresh salad bar? This is the place for you. If you are in Champaign, skip the chain restaurants and have a meal at the Ribeye. You won't be disappointed. My favorite item: Herring in cream sauce from the salad bar.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monticello, IL
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have made this a special occasion stop for years. The salad bar, steaks and chicken are very good. The service is always top notch.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Ribeye also viewed

Champaign, Champaign-Urbana
Champaign, Champaign-Urbana
 
Champaign, Champaign-Urbana
Champaign, Champaign-Urbana
 

Been to The Ribeye? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1701 S Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-7213
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: 217-351-9115

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Ribeye staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?