Best food in Champaign

Check out the top food in Champaign, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Maize Mexican Grill
1. Maize Mexican Grill
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12 local reviews
60 East Green Street, Champaign
Closed · Opens Thursday 11:00 AM
+1 217-355-6400
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Bobbie
This is a wonderful authentic Mexican food restaurant but seating is very limited. Visit outside of typical…
Stacy
It's more like a taco stand. Really small, but the best Mexican food you will find in the C-U area.
Justine
Armando + his staff have brought C-U the greatest Mexican food I've ever had in my life.
1. Maize Mexican Grill
1. Maize Mexican Grill
host-0host-1host-2
12 local reviews
60 East Green Street, Champaign
Closed · Opens Thursday 11:00 AM
+1 217-355-6400
Bobbie
Bobbie
This is a wonderful authentic Mexican food restaurant but seating is very limited. Visit outside of typical lunch and dinner hours or get it…
Stacy
Stacy
It's more like a taco stand. Really small, but the best Mexican food you will find in the C-U area.
Justine
Justine
Armando + his staff have brought C-U the greatest Mexican food I've ever had in my life.
2. Big Grove Tavern
2. Big Grove Tavern
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15 local reviews
1 East Main Street, Champaign
Closed · Opens Thursday 11:00 AM
+1 217-239-3505
BarRestaurantFood
Craig
Just across the street. Source of locavore food, a favorite for drinks or dinner. Also, lunch, Sunday brunch…
Amanda
This wonderful farm to table spot serves great food all the time, but I particularly love their Sunday brunch…
Francesco
One of my favorite restaurants in town. Great organic/local food, and a regularly changing menu.
2. Big Grove Tavern
2. Big Grove Tavern
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15 local reviews
1 East Main Street, Champaign
Closed · Opens Thursday 11:00 AM
+1 217-239-3505
Craig
Craig
Just across the street. Source of locavore food, a favorite for drinks or dinner. Also, lunch, Sunday brunch. Sidewalk seating.
Amanda
Amanda
This wonderful farm to table spot serves great food all the time, but I particularly love their Sunday brunch.
Francesco
Francesco
One of my favorite restaurants in town. Great organic/local food, and a regularly changing menu.
3. Cowboy Monkey
3. Cowboy Monkey
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12 local reviews
6 Taylor St, Champaign
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 217-398-2688
BarRestaurantFood
Ashley
One of the best beer-gardens in the area. It's great for bigger groups, and has decent bar food, solid beer…
Craig
Great place to go in the warm months for outdoor drinks and food. Music year around.
Jenna
Live rock music, DJ's, food from April-October on their insanely huge patio
3. Cowboy Monkey
3. Cowboy Monkey
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12 local reviews
6 Taylor St, Champaign
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 217-398-2688
Ashley
Ashley
One of the best beer-gardens in the area. It's great for bigger groups, and has decent bar food, solid beer list. This place gets crazy on…
Craig
Craig
Great place to go in the warm months for outdoor drinks and food. Music year around.
Jenna
Jenna
Live rock music, DJ's, food from April-October on their insanely huge patio
4. Dos Reales Mexican Restaurant
4. Dos Reales Mexican Restaurant
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5 local reviews
1407 North Prospect Avenue, Champaign
Closed · Opens Thursday 11:00 AM
+1 217-351-6879
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Shannon
Casual restaurant for Mexican food and margaritas! I also suggest the Horchata (drink), which pairs well with…
Penny
Delicious, authentic Mexican food - locally owned!
Shayla
Authentic Mexican food, never disappoints.
4. Dos Reales Mexican Restaurant
4. Dos Reales Mexican Restaurant
host-0host-1host-2
5 local reviews
1407 North Prospect Avenue, Champaign
Closed · Opens Thursday 11:00 AM
+1 217-351-6879
Shannon
Shannon
Casual restaurant for Mexican food and margaritas! I also suggest the Horchata (drink), which pairs well with spicy food!
Penny
Penny
Delicious, authentic Mexican food - locally owned!
Shayla
Shayla
Authentic Mexican food, never disappoints.
5. Golden Harbor Authentic Chinese Cuisine
5. Golden Harbor Authentic Chinese Cuisine
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10 local reviews
505 S Neil St, Champaign
Closed · Opens Thursday 11:00 AM
+1 217-398-8988
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Bobbie
They have the largest selection of menu items I've ever seen posted floor to ceiling along one wall. Pick what…
Emma
This place has authentic, delicious Chinese food. It is always made fresh, so sometimes there's a bit of a…
Justine
They have the best Chinese food you'll find anywhere in the country.
5. Golden Harbor Authentic Chinese Cuisine
5. Golden Harbor Authentic Chinese Cuisine
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10 local reviews
505 S Neil St, Champaign
Closed · Opens Thursday 11:00 AM
+1 217-398-8988
Bobbie
Bobbie
They have the largest selection of menu items I've ever seen posted floor to ceiling along one wall. Pick what you want to order, pay at the…
Emma
Emma
This place has authentic, delicious Chinese food. It is always made fresh, so sometimes there's a bit of a wait, but it's worth it. You will…
Justine
Justine
They have the best Chinese food you'll find anywhere in the country.
6. Common Ground
6. Common Ground
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10 local reviews
300 South Broadway Avenue, Urbana
Closed · Opens Thursday 8:00 AM
+1 217-352-3347
Grocery or supermarketFoodStore
Brian
VERY popular organic food co-op. For the most part you can find anything you want that's organic: bulk foods,…
Rachel + Tomas
Local food co-op with an excellent selection, full deli, and bakery.
Jenna
Awesome grocery store for organic, whole food, alternative items
6. Common Ground
6. Common Ground
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10 local reviews
300 South Broadway Avenue, Urbana
Closed · Opens Thursday 8:00 AM
+1 217-352-3347
Brian
Brian
VERY popular organic food co-op. For the most part you can find anything you want that's organic: bulk foods, veggies, grains, meats, even…
Rachel + Tomas
Rachel + Tomas
Local food co-op with an excellent selection, full deli, and bakery.
Jenna
Jenna
Awesome grocery store for organic, whole food, alternative items
7. Riggs Beer Company
7. Riggs Beer Company
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6 local reviews
1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana
Closed · Opens Thursday 3:00 PM
(217) 718-5345
FoodPoint of interestEstablishment
Emma
A little out of the way, but family-friendly and cozy for a brewery. This place lets you bring in food from…
Jen
Traditional german-style beers. Playground on site for kids. Often has food trucks. Friendly, family-owned…
Amanda
The newest brewery in town and they're quickly making an impact! They have rotating food trucks on site during…
7. Riggs Beer Company
7. Riggs Beer Company
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6 local reviews
1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana
Closed · Opens Thursday 3:00 PM
(217) 718-5345
Emma
Emma
A little out of the way, but family-friendly and cozy for a brewery. This place lets you bring in food from anywhere, and hosts local food…
Jen
Jen
Traditional german-style beers. Playground on site for kids. Often has food trucks. Friendly, family-owned spot. Ample parking. Indoor and…
Amanda
Amanda
The newest brewery in town and they're quickly making an impact! They have rotating food trucks on site during lunch and dinner times.
8. Esquire Lounge Inc
8. Esquire Lounge Inc
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11 local reviews
106 North Walnut Street, Champaign
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 217-398-5858
BarNight clubRestaurant
Lena
A great neighborhood bar with indoor and outdoor seating, affordable drinks and food, and free peanuts!…
Jenna
The Esquire is a bar with bar food, peanut shells on the ground, tons of regulars, and usually has the sports…
Kayla
Pool tables, late night bar food, inexpensive and low key
8. Esquire Lounge Inc
8. Esquire Lounge Inc
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11 local reviews
106 North Walnut Street, Champaign
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 217-398-5858
Lena
Lena
A great neighborhood bar with indoor and outdoor seating, affordable drinks and food, and free peanuts! Family-friendly until 9:00 p.m., and…
Jenna
Jenna
The Esquire is a bar with bar food, peanut shells on the ground, tons of regulars, and usually has the sports game on. Cheap food and cheap…
Kayla
Kayla
Pool tables, late night bar food, inexpensive and low key
9. Merry Ann's Diner (Downtown)
9. Merry Ann's Diner (Downtown)
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6 local reviews
1 East Main Street, Champaign
+1 217-531-1160
BakeryRestaurantFood
Emma
This 24 hour diner is a local gem. There are three locations (though I'd avoid the campus location once school…
Julie
Need a late-night bite after the bars close? This diner is open 24 hours complete with all your diner basics…
Craig
Open 24 hours. Friendly staff. Good, inexpensive diner food. A nice place for eggs and 'browns.
9. Merry Ann's Diner (Downtown)
9. Merry Ann's Diner (Downtown)
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6 local reviews
1 East Main Street, Champaign
+1 217-531-1160
Emma
Emma
This 24 hour diner is a local gem. There are three locations (though I'd avoid the campus location once school starts) and has a variety of…
Julie
Julie
Need a late-night bite after the bars close? This diner is open 24 hours complete with all your diner basics. Honestly, I only eat here…
Craig
Craig
Open 24 hours. Friendly staff. Good, inexpensive diner food. A nice place for eggs and 'browns.
10. Miga
10. Miga
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7 local reviews
301 N Neil St, Champaign
Closed · Opens Thursday 5:00 PM
+1 217-398-1020
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Craig
Spectacular Asian fusion food from an amazing chef, right within the building. Do not leave town without…
Justine
Delicious Korean fusion food in downtown Champaign. Great for date nights or weekends.
Beckie
Never had a bad bite of food from Miga! Sushi/ Asian Fusion
10. Miga
10. Miga
host-0host-1host-2
7 local reviews
301 N Neil St, Champaign
Closed · Opens Thursday 5:00 PM
+1 217-398-1020
Craig
Craig
Spectacular Asian fusion food from an amazing chef, right within the building. Do not leave town without trying this!
Justine
Justine
Delicious Korean fusion food in downtown Champaign. Great for date nights or weekends.
Beckie
Beckie
Never had a bad bite of food from Miga! Sushi/ Asian Fusion
11. The Courier Cafe
11. The Courier Cafe
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7 local reviews
111 North Race Street, Urbana
Closed · Opens Thursday 7:00 AM
+1 217-328-1811
CafeRestaurantFood
Sophie
Excellent food for all appetities with great prices in Urbana, IL.
Charlie
Historic local restaurant with good food.
J
Made from scratch food for any meal
11. The Courier Cafe
11. The Courier Cafe
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7 local reviews
111 North Race Street, Urbana
Closed · Opens Thursday 7:00 AM
+1 217-328-1811
Sophie
Sophie
Excellent food for all appetities with great prices in Urbana, IL.
Charlie
Charlie
Historic local restaurant with good food.
J
J
Made from scratch food for any meal
12. Art Mart
12. Art Mart
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5 local reviews
1705 South Prospect Avenue, Champaign
Closed · Opens Thursday 7:00 AM
+1 217-344-7979
BakeryCafeBar
Beckie
International food, great deli, perfect place to pick up a nice gift, kids games and toys section, delightful…
A
Expensive but convenient. Sells high end food, coffee, and household items
Maggie
Artisan made coffee, food, and gift items!
12. Art Mart
12. Art Mart
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5 local reviews
1705 South Prospect Avenue, Champaign
Closed · Opens Thursday 7:00 AM
+1 217-344-7979
Beckie
Beckie
International food, great deli, perfect place to pick up a nice gift, kids games and toys section, delightful wine selections, kitchen goods…
A
A
Expensive but convenient. Sells high end food, coffee, and household items
Maggie
Maggie
Artisan made coffee, food, and gift items!