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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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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took my daughter back to the U of I and wanted someplace different to eat. Found great reviews for Black Dog Smokehouse in Urbana and was not disappointed. Burnt ends were particularly good as were the ribs, baked beans, and chipotle coleslaw. Another nice touch…they have eight sauces to choose from and they bring them to the table warmed!

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Thank danamcl
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such great BBQ. The burnt ends are so tender with dark crust - amazing. Also recommend the smoked salmon. Ribs were fall off the bone, good even without sauce. Great selection of sauces. Pit beans were a rich, smoky side I'd recommend.

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Thank McLenahan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

1st time here. Expect a wait (be sure to sign in) on busy times. This was a bar now a restaurant with really good barbeque. Yum. I have been to the larger one in Champaign. I like this one...menu is the same. Enjoy which ever one you pick.

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Thank Ed V
Paxton
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good BBQ, sides are also tasty.Very good service but go early as the line gets pretty long. Ribs are outstanding and pulled pork is very tasty.

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Thank JimE65
Urbana, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the food. Tried the Champaign location and it was excellent. Also the Urbana location before the new one was built.

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Thank Jory J
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and very friendly services!! You have to go on down time unless you are up for a wait! But trust me, the food is really worth the wait

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Thank 299gp
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place Awesome food and pleasant staff Love the new restaurant location downtown too. But you have to be quick if you want certain food as they do run out since they are always busy. The potato casserole is the best. Very reasonably priced.

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Thank Karla H
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought here by a local. The place was packed which always bodes well. The food selection was great and I chose the rib combo with pork and beef ribs. Their sauces were unique and delicious. Very happy with the dining experience.

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Thank Steve S
Lodi, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tripadvisor did not disappoint. I had the combination plate with pulled pork and beef brisket and it was delicious. Barbeque sauces were vey good too. The only negative I have is the noise - it is quite loud, but that wasn't really an issue for me as I was dining alone.

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Thank RFDRacing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Black dog never goes wrong. Love their BBQ just as much as the sides! Perfect place for enjoying dining out and not spending a lot.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?