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Lil' Porgy's

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101 W University Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-1738
+1 217-367-1018
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible16%
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“steak fries” (7 reviews)
“rib tips” (7 reviews)
“lemon shake” (4 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
101 W University Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-1738
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

Only tried it once, but might go back for the benefit of the doubt, however this trip was just barely average BBQ. We had the rib/chicken combo. Both meats were a little tough, though cooked through. The meat was stacked on top of the bread...More

Thank 2whips
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Little porgys is one of those places that always remind me of home. The delicious vinegary fall off the bones ribs and fresh cut fries....the lemon shakeups, the small of deliciousness for a very good price. But now it's bad. Watered down sauce. Smaller portions....More

Thank Shaquala M
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

I love Barbecue and this place is right up on my list of good places. I've had the burnt beef tips and they were wonderful. Pulled pork is my go to at any new place. It's was really good, not the best I've ever had,...More

Thank TravelerGirl4271
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Fantastic taste, of grill and barbeque!! The lemonade shake-ups are excellent!! Always busy. The atmosphere inside is clean with lots of places to dine in.

Thank Colleen L
Reviewed March 26, 2017

This is the little BBQ place you see at University and Vine But never have stopped for a meal. The family decided on a Sunday afternoon to do lunch there. There is a new special each day of the week and the special includes steak...More

Thank cyclonesdan
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

The people were awful. Didn't want to talk to me. Didn't want to explain anything to me. He food was even worse. Tasted like ketchup on some boiled pork. No smoked flavor at all. There are better options.

1  Thank Josh D
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Lil Porgys has been around for a long time in C-U and I stopped going years ago due to the strong political atmosphere different than my own but things have changed. I have now gone back 3 times to an inviting friendly informal atmosphere. The...More

Thank karen a
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Fantastic daily specials. Great simple sauce options. Keeps the pretentious hipster college town BBQ demands out of the equation and just delivers great sloppy smoky slow cooked meat. Haven't had anything here I didn't like and I've tried just about all of it. This is...More

Thank clsrsly
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here for over 20 years. I enjoy the seasonal specials. The main Item I buy here is the half chicken. The flavor is very good.I think I have seen larger Robbins than the chicken I was served last time I was there.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Lil Porgy"s is on our short list of gotta have when in town. They never disappoint and have always had excellent food.

Thank Rick D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W University Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-1738
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 217-367-1018
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