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Philo Tavern

$$ - $$$, American,
101 W Washington St, Philo, IL 61864-9002
+1 217-684-2117
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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Bar, American, Pub
$$ - $$$
101 W Washington St, Philo, IL 61864-9002
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We always enjoy dining at the Philo Tap. The food is good, the prices are reasonable, and the service is attentive. My husband really enjoys the salad bar which includes quite a few options besides just lettuce salad. I really like the steak sandwich and...More

Thank Sehler
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Went to the Philo Tavern for dinner after an Illinois football game. Nice, small town tavern feel. Food was good. Nothing absolutely amazing, but good. Friendly staff and attentive. Had part of a tenderloin and a chicken sandwich. Both were cooked well.

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Great prime rib and twice baked potato on Saturday. Salad bar is also great! Best prime rib around...what we don't eat Saturday night we warm up and have with eggs on Sunday morning... Delicious!

Thank kimlew
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

If your anywhere near CU you must go! Prime rib on Saturday night is excellent as are the Ribeyes. My favorite, from the old menu, is the garlic butter grilled shrimp. It's no longer on the menu but just ask. The twice baked potato is...More

Thank 133tinao
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

A nice local eatery! The menu is not extensive but there are interesting weekday specials. This Wednesday it was Beef Tips and Noodles (check out the photo). The BLT salad was large, fresh and good and served in a giant bowl. It's a full meal....More

Thank Jill J
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We have eaten at the Philo Tavern a few times. Each time we've tried something new and loved it. If you can, go on a Friday or Saturday. Their fish on Friday is so crispy and tasty. I don't know how the french fries are...More

Thank mlrich24
Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you are in central Illinois by the UofI and want good food and a friendly place to go come to the Philo tavern. Special vary from baby back ribs to prime rib dinner to die form. Every Friday night is fish from Cod several...More

Thank Scott N
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This was a hidden gem of my University of Illinois days, with an outstanding Prime Rib Night on Saturdays. As it's been a number of years since we graduated, we went back for a visit and were so glad to find that nothing had changed....More

Thank gswedberg57
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Hubby and I try to go for bar food on Saturdays, so we'll drive somewhere just for that. Happened that we chose Philo Tavern and really enjoyed the atmosphere of small town friendliness and exceptional bar food. Great food choices & drink choices. We look...More

Thank Babsil30
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Great service, delicious food, and a small salad bar. Worth the 20-minute drive from Champaign-Urbana for something a little homier. Somewhat limited menu but everything is good. My father-in-law always orders the frog legs when he visits. I guess they're hard to find. Wouldn't know;...More

Thank KatrinaOlson
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Bar, American, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Washington St, Philo, IL 61864-9002
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Philo
  • Phone Number: +1 217-684-2117
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