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1701 S Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-7213
217-351-9115
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Today
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Most recent review
Nelson

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Robert N
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Champaign, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Champaign, Illinois
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

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Illinois
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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Champaign, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

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Farmer City, Illinois
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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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.

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Monticello, IL
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This venue is known for their steaks and salad bar. They offer varying sizes of Ribeyes and great sides. The salad bar is known as one of the best in East Central Illinois. The decor, though unintended, makes you feel like you are back in the 80's. Quality of the service and food is very good but the ambiance needs... More 

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Manteno
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My wife and I were in the area for a concert at a nearby winery and stopped off at this restaurant after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. The place opens at 4PM on Saturday so we get there at 3:20PM and the parking lot already had people waiting. We were able to get around 3:40PM inside and put our... More 

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Danville, Illinois
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Made reservations at the Ribeye for a Friday night and good thing we did it was very busy! We got sat down quickly and waitress was super. Salad bar was loaded with choices can make a meal with the bar alone. Steaks came out on a super hot metal pan and still cooking. Had mushrooms and fries with the steak... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My family visits Champaign (my hometown) and visiting The Ribeye is always on our list. The service is excellent, friendly but not over bearing wait staff. They are knowledgeable and easy to understand and very courteous. the salad bar is the best ever, try the peanut and pea salad and the carrot salad, my personal favorites! The steaks are cooked... More 

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?