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Black Dog Smoke & Ale House

201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (133 reviews)
“cornbread” (71 reviews)
“pulled pork” (66 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
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1 - 10 of 521 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We just enjoyed a quick family lunch with daughter's family, following a recommendation from our hotel. The blackened ends sandwich with one of the hot barbecue sauces rivaled barbecue we've enjoyed in Nashville. Sweet potato fries was our side of choice and were spot on...More

Thank macbryanmary
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited this place twice in the last two months for lunch! Both the times we ordered different dishes, We had company with us both the time. We all enjoyed the food very much.

Thank Manisha201412
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a friendly casual place for some surprisingly good barbecue. We had the burnt ends and pork ribs which were smoked to perfection. They come without sauce but you get a choice of sauces served on the side. My personal preference is to have...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 1962, then lived and worked there for four years, then returned annually to cover events as a sportswriter for newspapers in St. Louis and Chicago and to attend meetings as a member of my fraternity's...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the smoked salmon sandwich - AWESOME. Food served promptly. Sit at the bar - front row seat to watch the cook. He OWNS that kitchen.

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. I know there's two of them, but Urbana has been the place to go for ease of seating. Don't get me wrong. The place gets packed at peak hours (spent 1.5 hours in line during the U of I Parents Day)....More

Thank RockyRoadz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After reading the amazing reviews, my boyfriend and I were looking forward to picking up our food, taking it back to our hotel room, and enjoying some REAL smoked barbecue. Reviews can be very deceiving. We had the cornbread appetizer, "smoked" bbq salmon, pulled pork,...More

Thank Lara B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The location is very easy to find. We went around 6 at night on a Tuesday and had a minimal wait for a table for two. The restaurant has a fun atmosphere, being the old train station. I had the brisket sandwich and my companion...More

Thank 771donaldl
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here a couple of times and think they have great food. Only been during the day and early evening, and during those times the noise level is decent, can carry on a conversation easily. Casual atmosphere, friendly staff, great food.

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We took a ride from Indiana to check out this well reviewed barbeque place to find it was a little freestanding building that we drove past and had to turn around. I have to say in positive note: our waitress was fantastic. She hooked us...More

Thank Karen M
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2 February 2016|
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Response from Leah B | Reviewed this property |
Don't know you can always check with restaurant...
6 June 2015|
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Response from tjburgi3 | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations, so if you want to get in, ALL of your party needs to arrive about an hour early. You wont be seated unless ALL of your party is there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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