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“great food, hard to get in lunch time” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Dog Smoke & Ale House

Black Dog Smoke & Ale House
Ranked #1 of 97 Restaurants in Urbana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Champaign, Illinois
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“great food, hard to get in lunch time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

if you gor for lunch do not go between noon -1:00 unless you want to wait a long time.the seating is very limited. the food is excellent.
I get bbq sancwhich with the baked casserole dish and cole slaw on the side. beers are quite pricey. lunch value excellent. sweet potato fries are great too

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Illinois, USA
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Excellent Everything!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

I've been here several times and have had excellent food and excellent service every time. The BBQ just can't be beat. If you arrive early, you must try the burnt ends. I've always had the BBQ till last week when I tried the Texas burger and it was fabulous too. The french fries are better than McDonalds. Just go. People start lining up outside before it opens and the place is small. Best to go early or after the lunch crowd.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great food, great beer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

We stopped at the Black Dog with some friends in the middle of a Saturday afternoon. This is a very small restaurant, so does not take many customers to fill the tables and make others wait. Amazing, every table was occupied in the middle of the afternoon, but we only had to wait for maybe 10-15 minutes.
Service was fast and friendly.
Choice of beers was extensive. I had a Dragon's Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout by New Holland Brewing Co that was exquisite.
My wife and I shared a smoked salmon bbq sandwich and a smoked polish bbq sandwich. Both were delicious. We had their trademark sweet potato fries on the side, which were okay but nothing particularly special.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RLNielsen
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Osceola, Indiana
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“BBQ and a cold drink”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

You know its a good place when the waitress tells you up front what they are already out of before you order. Get there early if you want to make sure your favorite BBQ option is still being served. Great selection of beers. I had the pulled pork and twice baked potato, both were fantastic.

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Thank Bryan B
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Birmingham
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Beer, Food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

These guys offer a really friendly and welcoming night out.

The BBQ is exceptional and the ribs to die for. The Hot Georgia Peach Sauce fantastic and the starters included Smoked Almonds and Texas Caviar, both really good. There is a great choice of beers too. Staff very friendly and helpful.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Diane2510
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