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Big Grove Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
1 E Main St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3654
+1 217-239-3505
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (23 reviews)
“burger” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 E Main St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3654
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1 - 10 of 291 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

we were in town and looking for something different and close to where we were at. So, we tried it for the first time. we chose to sit inside. They were not that busy, but the service was so, so. The food was average at...More

Thank N9626BFdavec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hamburgers were very good and the fries. Green beans were a little hard for the wife's taste. Seems to be the way restaurants fix them though. Very nice inside.

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped for brunch and were extremely pleased with all aspects of our experience. We had the Maple Bacon Glazed Donut as our appetizer, it didn’t last long, the combination of flavors were excellent. We had the Hangover Burger and Patty Melt...More

Thank Bfekete
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large bar in the middle of the space plus tables around for seating. Music theme for the decor but also some artistic pieces. The menu offers a variety of choices and our meals were well prepared and very good. Desserts were delicious and ample....More

Thank CDog007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though it was a busy homecoming weekend, our reserved table for ten wasn't rushed. Food was tasty, lots of wine choices by the glass, and all were amazed that this all happened in a place we'd remembered as devoid of good food.

Thank kehoedds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, went at a crowded time so the service was a little slow but overall good food and decent price. Juevos rancheros were really good!

Thank 697paigec
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Limited menu items, expensive hamburgers, more for a bar crowd. Would not go back, Try another place.

Thank sue c
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I was able to order something that wasn't right off the menu, at excellent value and very tasty. Very friendly service and nice outdoor seeting.

Thank PlanningIsHalfTheFun
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The Sunday Brunch was fantastic. We sat outside in the shade and had a wonderful meal, which I was not expecting after the dinner we had once. The service was outstanding and the quality of food was beyond approach. The portion size was just right...More

Thank scottn639
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Outdoor seating was very nice. Margherita flatbread was delicious as was the wine. Loved the indoor atmosphere as well. Location was very quaint.

Thank Jennifer W
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Questions & Answers
19 January 2015|
Response from Jessica G | Property representative |
Hello. We do offer high chairs. Please let us know that you require one when you call for a reservation and we will be sure to have one ready for you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 E Main St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3654
    (Neil Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-239-3505
  • E-mail
At Big Grove Tavern, we celebrate the true sense of the word tavern. The heart and soul of a community, the tavern is a warm and welcoming place bringing together both visitors and locals. Our mission is to source local and farm fresh ingredients whenever possible - not only to create delicious dishes, but to also help support our neighbors. Our name comes from a large stand of trees called, "The Big Grove," which offered shelter from the wide open prairie skies during the earliest days of our community. Now known as Busey Woods, you can still see the remnant of Big Grove in Urbana today. Whether you're from Champaign, Urbana, the University, the surrounding towns or a visitor -ALL are welcome at Big Grove. Eat, drink and think local.
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