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The Ribeye

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$$ - $$$
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1701 S Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-7213
+1 217-351-9115
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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, il usa
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always enjoy my steaks and the salad bar at the Ribeye but really wish they would update the decor, it feels so dated.

Thank amyj060
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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182 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ribeye as its name suggests is a place for ribeye steaks. The do not take take reservations except for large parties so expect a long wait especially during the dinner rush. The ribeye dinners start at 8 ounces and go up to 32 ounces in 2 ounce increments. The dinner comes with a baked potato, rice or steak fries,... More 

Thank Ronald Y
Joliet, Illinois
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

we came upon this place a few years ago and were not sure if we should go in, it had a door with no window and was tucked away and only had a small sign, but after seeing the type of people go in we thought it would be OK. Once we were in the service was great, they have... More 

Thank nursemom2700
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 December 7, 2016

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.

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 November 27, 2016

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 

1 Thank mkhmn
Oklahoma city
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 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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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 

Thank ColoradoRhino
Joliet, Illinois
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91 reviews
52 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.

Thank ffmunson
Christiansburg, Virginia
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

Thank Ryan M
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank micks92

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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?