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Black Dog Smoke & Ale House

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201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burnt ends” (145 reviews)
“cornbread” (75 reviews)
“pulled pork” (70 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I LOVE the burnt ends & sauce. Husband loves the burger with brisket meat on top. Wonderful eats. Slaw is not their thing, but the BBQ is the best.

Thank Phyllis G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great smoked meats!! Love the burnt ends, it’s all good!! My son always wants to go to Black Dig when he comes home to visit!!!

Thank ks B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here recently with my nephew. I have lived in Alabama for 40 years and he grew up in North Carolina. Being from two major BBQ states, we were somewhat skeptical about a BBQ joint in Urbana, Illinois. I am happy to report that...More

1  Thank Lee Ann W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eat their twice, everything was good. Get their early as I was told sometimes they run out of some meat choices.

Thank rocinante1960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went for lunch based on a recommendation by a friend...be sure and ask what other kinds of sauce they have...we're not fans of North Carolina Sauce we're fans of Kansas City sauce and they do have a Salinas sauce that is...More

1  Thank 681GregC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was supposed to be going to the Black Dog Smokehouse in Champaign but Google seemed to think I should go to Urbana. Once I got there, I didn't mind at all. The staff was very friendly and the service was pretty quick. My daughter...More

1  Thank JinaM53
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great BBQ at a reasonable price, love the brisket! They have a excellent selection of sauces, sweet, hot, ect. I also enjoy the sweet potato fries.

Thank greg m
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Impossible Burger was smoked & yummy... sweet potato fries perfect! The TexSalad was good, look out for the jalapeños! Raspberry Marguerita & Stout beer were perfect. Just passing thru, glad we found this place!

Thank Kay A
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is an excellent bbq place. I tried their famed burnt ends and really liked it. The urbana one is older but also smaller. If you want to try the burnt ends the champaign one might be your best bet. I also liked their sauce...More

Thank Soumya G
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Really love this small BBQ joint. The cornbread was insane. I absolutely loved it. Had a wonderful smoke flavor to it. I had the combo platter with ribs and pulled pork! Very very good. Highly recommend!

2  Thank Bob A
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Response from Leah B | Reviewed this property |
Don't know you can always check with restaurant...
June 6, 2015|
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Response from tjburgi3 | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations, so if you want to get in, ALL of your party needs to arrive about an hour early. You wont be seated unless ALL of your party is there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
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