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The Ribeye

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1701 S Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-7213
+1 217-351-9115
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4:00 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
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Used to be a Cliff Hagen's Ribeye back in the 70's. Still the same solid menu of Ribeye steaks, potato, loaf of bread and salad bar. Not fancy, just a good steak and popular with us townies.

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Thank abmartin55
Decatur, Illinois
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132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'd think that a place called the Ribeye would have great steaks. Well, you'd be partially right. The steaks are not anything to cheer over but they are adequate. Thinner than the usual steakhouse. The salad bar is okay. The atmosphere is older decor and even older patrons. Not a place to party, for sure. The food is adequate and... More 

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Oklahoma city
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great old fashioned steak house with solid steaks and sides and a stellar salad bar. Service was perfect with Brian as my waiter. I've been through Champaign a few times and try to visit this place each time. I'll keep The Ribeye on my FAV list and visit when I can.

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Thank KCLOZ
Colorado
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

This was a very nice family restaurant. The setting is open and it is an obvious local favorite. For good reason, the steak was good and cooked to the right temperature, the salad bar is well stocked and fresh, and the service was great. Very attentive servers. The only downside, as a business traveler, was no lounge. So you eat... More 

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Thank ColoradoRhino
Joliet, Illinois
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

With people from work. The place is an old 1970's steak house. The staff was friendly and all about work. No new people here! The salad bar was superb. Cold, fresh, and inclusive of all types of stuff. The steak wasn't the best I've ever had but was good. I would go here again.

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Thank ffmunson
Christiansburg, Virginia
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Really good steak! Friendly staff. Nice salad bar and bread, too. Definitely a place to check out if you enjoy a good ribeye.

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Thank Ryan M
midwest
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Whether you're a Townie or a Visitor. If it's a great steak you're craving go to The Ribeye on South Neil Street. And don't stop at the great steak. The twice baked potatoes is to die for and the salad bar is top notch! My problem, the salad bar is soooooo good,I can never finish my steak! But....dinner the next... More 

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Thank micks92
Gifford, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The ribeye is one of our favorite places. The staff is excellent. The salad bar is the best. Never give five stars but this place is a 5 star.

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Thank stagecoach02
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Great place to get unlimited salad bar..and great steaks! The wait staff is terrific! Not on the path of busy in town restaurants! They were busy but in a relaxing way!

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1 Thank bjjjbj
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Location is nice. Great alternative to a chain restaurant. Great cuts of meat, and service. Establishment is a little dated, however that is the atmosphere created. It's definitely a steakhouse only locals know about.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
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
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: +1 217-351-9115

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