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“We love ribs and this place was well worth it!”

Black Dog Smoke & Ale House
Ranked #1 of 101 Restaurants in Urbana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
Reviewed December 3, 2016

A bit hard to find in the dark (yes, it's in what looks like the old train station) but SO good. Beautiful renovation job to the station, with lots of gorgeous wood detail. Very open feel with large bar, large tv, booths, and chairs. We ate plenty - racks of pork ribs, sweet potato, sweet potato fries, green beans with tomatoes and bacon, very tasty small cornbread.

Katelin worked with us and was terrific. In fact, from the moment we arrived, we were greeted warmly and treated well.

The meat was perfect and so well seasoned you really didn't need one of the different kinds of sauce.

Try it!

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed November 29, 2016

The food is very good. The staff is hyper-friendly. Not too pricey but medium cost. The Urbana, IL location is on the smaller side, with not much seating. The Black Dog looks very much like a bar from the outside and does have a large bar inside. Perhaps not a family location but certainly a couples or friends place.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed November 24, 2016

Went with 5 others, we all had something diff. I had burnt ends, they was good, but we got the left overs of the ends, they only have so many orders and we arrived when they only had 3 orders left. All in all a great place. We will return..

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We were seated immediately at the bar. The order came out quickly and tasted great. They have a nice Beer selection. The brisket, burgers and fries are wonderful.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

Great food...Great atmosphere..Great prices! It is our favorite place to eat at in Champaign. Their meat is fresh. They smoke it themselves.

Date of visit: September 2016
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