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The Ribeye

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1701 S Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-7213
217-351-9115
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    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
Nothing changes here

We have been eating at the Ribeye for 25 years and I believe it looks the same as it did the first time. The menu is quite limited , ribeyes of any size starting at 8 oz, chicken and shrimp. It has a good salad bar, and each meal comes with a loaf of white or wheat bread. Over the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
2barefoot
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our favorite carnivore spot in town! Always super happy with the meat, perfectly cooked every time we've been. Double baked potato or normal baked potato make a simple yet yummy side. Salad bar could have some more fresh options.... Staff is very friendly. Ambience is a little dated but clean; nothing that takes away from the good food and a... More 

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Thank salehfam
illinois
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been eating at the Ribeye for 25 years and I believe it looks the same as it did the first time. The menu is quite limited , ribeyes of any size starting at 8 oz, chicken and shrimp. It has a good salad bar, and each meal comes with a loaf of white or wheat bread. Over the... More 

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Thank 2barefoot
Thousand Oaks, California
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking distance from my hotel, I tried The Ribeye after a long day's travel. The reviews here are quite accurate which makes me question the star rating... Friendly service, throwback salad bar, simple menu of ribeye, chicken, or shrimp or some combination thereof. My ribeye arrived medium rare, as ordered, and continued to cook on one side as it sat... More 

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Thank GLennox
Monticello il
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here last night and had the best meal ever! It never changes. Why change a good thing? Salad bar was wonderful with all the same items that they've had for years. Cucumber in sour cream, pea/peanut salad, pasta, herring, three bean salad and several others. Twice baked potato is wonderful! Steaks were served on sizzling platter. They have chicken... More 

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Thank Sheila L
Decatur, Illinois
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While in town on business a co-worker wanted to eat here. I had the chicken it was great. My disappointment was with the salad bar. For the prices being charged I would expect better quality. The various pasta salads were very bland. So your safe with just plan salad but don't venture to far past that.

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Thank MsNikki22
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our local favorites! The food is delicious, the staff are helpful and friendly. The steaks are as expected from a steak house-great. The food is delivered to your table on cast iron, piping hot plates. The Tables are covered in cloth tablecloths with cloth napkins. The atmosphere is classic/vintage University of Illinois sports. The salad bar... More 

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1 Thank Geri C
Savoy, IL
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I don't know why I've never reviewed The Ribeye, but it deserves another thumbs up. I live in town and have eaten here dozens of times. It is by far my favorite restaurant of all time. The menu is limited, but they excel at what they do. Basically the entire menu is ribeye steak, chicken, or shrimp. With side options... More 

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1 Thank illini_razorback
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Me & my husband went for our anniversary & for valentines day. The food was excellent. This place is perfect for couples in the mood for the same.

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2 Thank Leah B
USA
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The waiter was excellent. There was a special the night we went for senior citizens. It had a smaller amount of meat which was just right. The salad bar has a nice variety of different salads. The best thing was the twice baked potatoes. They were great!

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1 Thank kidsarefun2
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We were there on a Friday night before a football game. The restaurant is dated, but not dirty. I don't know if our waitress was just overwhelmed, but she was struggling. Forgetting drinks, not bringing refills. Food was good - I had chicken and it was great, my husband had a steak and he said it was "fine." The salad... More 

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1 Thank Hilary L

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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?