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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burnt ends” (133 reviews)
“cornbread” (71 reviews)
“pulled pork” (66 reviews)
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11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
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Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

My son and I enjoy two beef brisket platters with amazing sides that included a smoked baked sweet potato, mac and cheese, apple sauce. Brisket was high quality and their choice of sauces was incredible. We tried Georgia peach , hot Georgia peach, Carolina red...More

Thank U2898BWjamesm
Reviewed October 10, 2016

There was so much hype built up around this place that we never expected to be so disappointed. We actually gave it 3 tries and it almost seemed to get worse each time. The meat was always so dried out and the beef isn't blackened--...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2016

My son lives in Manhattan and is always bragging that his restaurants are much better than ours - except for BBQ. During every trip here he insists on a visit to Black Dog. Better food for half the price. A great selection of beer and...More

Thank djoncich
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

If you go during peak dinner hours, expect a wait but the food is always worth it! I am a pescatarian so I get the salmon or catfish but my husband has had pretty much everything else on the menu. They have a good diversity...More

Thank kris4913
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Black Dog Smoke and Ale House is small, has long waits for a table and has an old-world feel to it; every second you wait is rewarded with awesome food and service. The server was very attentive, the food is not only great BBQ but...More

Thank madcheddar
Reviewed September 19, 2016

This is a place that you may have to stand in line to get seated but it is worth the wait. They have opened another restaurant so the wait may not be quite as bad. Our family has eaten at this restaurant many time and...More

Thank Sabrina H
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

This food was fantastic. I had the ribs and pulled pork platter, with fries. They were smoked to perfection and the rubs were delicious. My daughter had the BBQ nachos and I of course tried them. The chips were unlike any chips I had ever...More

Thank Marty M
Reviewed September 17, 2016

This is usually a crowded place, and that's part of the fun. Every dinner combo is excellent. Pulled pork, ribs, burnt ends are all great.

Thank Chilin S
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Good place for smoked BBQ. Can get crowded at times so be prepared to wait for a table at busy times.

Thank GChitown
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Been here several times EVERYTHING is delicious try the new location in downtown Champaign though the ambience is much better and sitting is faster due to the larger restaurant. The burnt ends are so good and the pulled pork is also good. Try their green...More

Thank Valerie G
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February 1, 2016|
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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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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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