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The Courier Cafe

111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
+1 217-328-1811
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burgers” (33 reviews)
“sundae” (10 reviews)
“potato skins” (9 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

get the fried cod.... it's amazing! Also, the Reuben is delicious! The coffee is premium. Have a piece of pie with that, although if you get there too late, pie selections may be limited. They now take credit card, which is very convenient, considering that...More

Thank 941lilys
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Simple and delicious food, and surprisingly affordable for its price. The sandwiches are really delicious and make a generous lunch. If you don't feel like eating much, grab one of the dessert items, and share with your friends. The milkshakes, are by far the best...More

Thank elady802
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Truly an amazing place, full of history. Food is always good and the service never disappoints. The owners are really sweet people too! Coming here is a must if you’re in town!

Thank murielbrumley143
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This building is historic and has a great atmosphere. Bit small but the service and staff are excellent. Great salad bar with a lot of items to choose from. Their cod sandwich is amazing. I would have to say i have never had a bad...More

Thank cplot
Reviewed 20 December 2017

I went here this week for breakfast and honestly it is the best breakfast in town! The Denver omelette is great that my friend had and just simple scrambled eggs, bacon & biscuits(to die for!) were done to perfection. All for under $7.00 dollars. They...More

Thank newarknancy
Reviewed 23 November 2017

As a UIUC alum I've been to the Courier many times over the years, and try to stop in whenever I make it to town. The star of the show here are the loaded potato skins aka "skinny dippers", which are amazing. The burgers are...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I went to high school in Champaign and have visited many times throughout the years, as I still have family in the area. This has been a favorite, as they have great food (for all three meals) including one of the best salad bars around....More

1  Thank Lee Ann W
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Went for a couples dinner after an outting on the town all day. Have to rave about the skinny dippers (loaded potato skins) they are amazing but beware its a huge plate! Courier burger has amazing flavor and pesto grilled cheese was my dates delight...More

Thank Shadowhorse01
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Had dinner after giving a talk at the university. Staff was reasonably attentive, but sometimes barged into the middle of conversation to ask how everything was going. . . Good food for a good price. I would go back again just to try the milk...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Whether you choose from their fabulous salad bar, want a sandwich or dinner, you'll be happy with the choices at the Courier. I happen to love their chees omelet for breakfast. Nice antiques on display, good food at reasonable prices & friendly service.

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Barb T
31 August 2015|
Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so .But... There sister restaurant to the north does..ad far as l know that would be named Silvercreek Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 217-328-1811
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