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The Ribeye

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1701 S Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-7213
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All 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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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food is pretty good. The atmosphere is... We'll, it isn't fine dining. They could use a remodel. Not my favorite place in town. To be fair, many of our friends love it. Bit on the pricier side.

Thank Dwkerux
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to eat at The Ribeye because of the great reviews. Not disappointed. In fact, we expected a good meal and had a great meal and a great time! Denise, our sever, was fantastic and so patient when all four of us kept changing our orders (adding onions, switching baked potatoes to twice baked, etc). Pleasantly surprised by the wine... More 

Thank Lisa S
Bloomington, IL
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

:Loved the old school steakhouse concept with a salad bar that had about anything and everything you would ever want.... the rib eyes were not that great to be honest. Disappointed. Twice baked potato well worth the up charge. The drinks were made well--we enjoyed Ameretto Stone Sours.. Didn't have dessert . Server was great.

Thank MIchelle I
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we crave a great steak we head to The Ribeye without hesitation! By far the best in our area. We've taken friends and family there for years. Besides great steaks,the salad bar is fantastic! Highly recommend you check it out!

Thank micks92
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ribeye is a C-U institution. My family has been going here for decades and it's always a winner. Most recently, we were there for Father's Day 2016. If you go, order what they are known for -- a ribeye steak with a baked potato and at least one trip through the salad bar. To me, steak and potatoes truly... More 

Thank NJIllini
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Ribeye COMES IN Sizes FROM 4OZ Child Size Up To 32OZ Fresh cut. I had the 10oz,great flavor,tender,served on cast iron plate that kept the steak and potato hot until the end of the meal. Very nice salad bar,wanted to go back several times to try everything. 2 small fresh baked loaves of bread that came with meal were... More 

Thank Curt S
Urbana, Illinois
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Understand that this is a steakhouse. It doesn't pretend to be anything else! The menu is limited, and that's a good thing. Sure, you can get shrimp here, but why would you? Stick with the namesake ribeye. The salad bar is awesome. I really like their pea salad, and my husband favors the pickled herring. I always get a cinnamon... More 

Thank Cello12345
Olney, Illinois, United States
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We stayed overnight in Champaign and had two places recommended for supper, we googled The Ribeye and turned out it was right behind our motel! So we walked. We were seated right away. Salad bar was great! Lots of choices. I had chicken and shrimp both very good. Hubby had steak. He loves super thick steaks so he would have... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Great steaks, but on Friday nights before a foot ball game at the university, they bring the team...better get your salad off the salad bar pronto or you will have to wait a while for it to be FULLY RESTOCKED!! We are talking LARGE and still growing young men between the ages of 19-22. This has happen to us two... More 

Thank AVN_24
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This place has been around for years and still retains it quality. Service is excellent and the steaks are done to perfection. Their salad bar is quite good too.

Thank Marion M

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Restaurant Details

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