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Fat Sandwich Co

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502 E John St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-5718
+1 217-328-5035
12:00 - 03:00
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place by accident, but it looked interesting so we tried it. The very polite, overworked, stressed out college boy who was working warned us upon entering that he was alone and backed up with orders. It could take a little while, he said. Well, we had 40 minutes so we took a chance. Bad idea. More... More 

Thank Wendy K
Champaign, Illinois
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163 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

It's summertime and most of the students are away. The the campus is quiet. Restaurants keep minimal staff and some sort of let their guards down. Fat Sandwich company falls into this category. The self-serve ice machine was down, they were out of napkins, and had a roll of paper towels for people to use. It was not very clean... More 

Thank Danno251
Morton Grove, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

WOW at a sandwich. The Fat Luigi! A meatball sandwich with fries and mozzarella cheese sticks on it as well.

Thank Staci W
Marion, Indiana
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Food was fresh and made to order. We ordered 13 sandwiches in all and every one was made fresh and as ordered. Staff very nice and helpful. Dining in or outdoors. Small but good atmosphere.

Thank JoniciaH
Danville, Illinois
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303 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Greasy food mixed together in a dump. What can go wrong????? Nothing try it. Especially after a night of partying. I would recommend. One of a kind!

Thank winks1996
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

My cousin and I were on a trip to Cincinnati and stopped here for lunch on the advice of one of his coworkers. It takes awhile to figure out what you want because there's so much on each sandwich. I don't remember the name of my sandwich, something to do with a sorority. It had jalapeno poppers, chicken bites, something... More 

Thank Joseph B
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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292 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Very bummed because we checked this place out online, wanted the great Fat sandwich experience, were traveling through Illinois, and when we got there they weren't open. I looked up their hours online and nowhere did I see "summer hours" posted. So, I recommend calling ahead to make sure they are open.

Thank plbbob
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982 reviews
739 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

If you're a health freak, I'd advise you to stay away from Fat Sandwich Company. Otherwise, if you're down to coat the linings of your stomach with fatty oils, do a little damage to your cholesterol, and have the capacity to fit clogged arteries once in a while, this place will do just that for you. This menu items here... More 

Thank Tunaidi
Champaign, Illinois, United States
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

It was a very interesting food experience eating here. Definitely not your typical sandwich place. The food is very unhealthy but very good if you want to gain some extra weight. They put all things fried and meaty into your sandwich, so it is best to eat with a couple of friends and a drink. This place will guarantee give... More 

Thank Chang D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

If you like "extreme foods" this is a good place. We have been here a couple times in their slower summer season when the U of I is not in session. We go because our son attends camp there in the summers and he gers a kick out of it. It really is a college joint. The staff is really... More 

Thank STL_Voyagers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 E John St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-5718
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-328-5035

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?