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“Great food, great music, great scene”
Review of Cowboy Monkey

Cowboy Monkey
Ranked #3 of 11 Nightlife in Champaign
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Been going to Cowboy Monkey for a few years and they always have consistently great food quality and music scene. They also have a nice outside patio area to sit and chill!

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

great food menu...try the tacos...fun staff. very energetic in outdoor patio area when weather is nice. Great live music venue most times of the year. Great for taking clients out on the town on Thursday or the weekend.

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Our waitress was wonderful and just love hanging outside listening to music. Great food, great drinks, great service every time.

Thank Lori B
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

We went here with family after a wedding, they had a great blues band playing... candy something... A good time was had by all

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Reviewed 15 June 2007

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Cowboy Monkey may have a quirky name, but it's a decent choice for casual dining in Champaign's vibrant downtown entertainment district.
Tucked away on Taylor Street, the Monkey may be a little hard to spot
the first time, but on summer evenings it is THE place to be. It offers live entertainment and a good assortment of beers, wines and other alcoholic beverages, but also has a pleasing assortment of appetizers and more solid fare like quesadillas, tacos, sandwiches and salads. Dining there recently, I went for the fish tacos with lettuce, cabbabe, tomatoes and citrus tartar sauce; the tacos arrived
with small pieces of batter-fried cod slathered with the sauce, with the toppings on the side; for the price I paid, I really expected there to be more food. My dining partners, however, enjoyed more appropriate portions with their sandwiches. The interior is small so most of the action happens outside, but smoking in Champaign now can occur only outdoors so you may end up inhaling more secondhand smoke than you'd like. If you aren't terribly hungry and want a good place to hang out with friends for happy hour or on a Saturday night, though, the Monkey is definitely the place to be.

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