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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 - 9:00 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

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
    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
A Good Choice for Steak

My wife and her family , as well as I enjoy dining here. This is a Ist Choice for the U of I Illini athletics people. The food is idea, salad bar above average, and Service standards superior. We would recommend for any family celebration, or just dinner for two. The have a Dinner for Two Special... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
James P
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Savoy, Illinois
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

This was one of the best salad bars I've seen in a long time. It could have been a meal in itself! The steaks were perfectly done and very tender. The shrimp were as advertised, lightly breaded and large! The service was excellent.

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Savoy, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife and her family , as well as I enjoy dining here. This is a Ist Choice for the U of I Illini athletics people. The food is idea, salad bar above average, and Service standards superior. We would recommend for any family celebration, or just dinner for two. The have a Dinner for Two Special that is pretty... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I went here with some friends that invited me and it was well worth it. The salad bar was loaded with a wide variety of things. There is most definitely something on it for everyone. The ribeye is the only choice of steak you have and it is one of the better steaks I have had. Besides ribeyes they also... More 

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Illinois City, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Was not impressed at all with the 8 ounce ribeye. The service was excellent. Salad bar was good. The outside and inside of the building is dated. Nothing stood out above any chain steakhouse that would make me want to go back again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It's not a good sign when I would have gotten a better steak from Lonestar. Way too expensive for the quality, especially when considering there limited menu which would make you think they specialize in something. Sadly their namesake is nowhere near a specialty by any standard.

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Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a ideal place for date night I like mid week not so full as on Friday and Saturday Service and food is 5 star,sald bar to die for, ice cold sald plate.

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Allentown
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stopped in based on Trip Advisor recommendations and we're not disappointed. They serve three things here, Ribeye, chicken, and shrimp. We had the ribeye and shrimp in our party of three, and it was all delicious. Fresh baked bread and an awesome salad bar topped it off. If you are looking for good fresh food, at a price that... More 

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Troy, IL
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This restaurant was around the corner from our hotel so we thought we would give it a try. It was like walking into my grandparents house in the 70s. Dark wood, metallic veined mirrors, spot lights, and multiple levels were overwhelming. The menu is very limited and the drinks were disappointing. I had the chicken and it was excellent and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Since this was close to and highly recommended by the hotel, how could I not try a place with a name like the Rib eye?!? My first impression was that the place was odd...no bar, kind of spread out in several small rooms causing a weird vibe. But that was quickly overcome by phenomenal, friendly service and fantastic food. First... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My spouse and I have been here once before and just loved it so we took a 21/2 hr ride to revisit. The food both the shrimp & rib eye were great and the salad bar is filled with just about anything you would want to go with lettuce, we will be making more trips to eat here. If going... 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: Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?