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Farren's Pub & Eatery

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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308 N Randolph St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3516
+1 217-359-6977
11:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Springfield, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is hidden by a parking garage, but it's worth finding. Simple menu. Good service. Tasty burgers. Great for game night.

Thank Gary G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling for work and very much enjoyed the Spicoli burger and fries. Great service and great food. Highly recommended.

Thank Gary F
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chicken sandwich was good, but the tortilla chips were not well-matched. All of the food comes with tortilla chips or the option of other sides for an upcharge. The onion rings were delicious. Expect sandwiches (like burgers) and some salads, but not much else.

Thank Trevor H
Champaign, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Farren's is one of my favorite local restaurants. Fairly small and simple with a bar across front of restaurant. Very popular so be prepared to wait for a table. They have a number of regular menu offerings and daily specials but their burgers are incredible! They have several specialty burgers, my favorites are the "spicoli", and the "green chile cheeseburger".... More 

Thank BeachBarDweller
Mt Zion, IL
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a mid-afternoon meal at Farren's after an University of Illinois football game. All four in the group enjoyed a hamburger or sandwich with fries or another side. Really good cheeseburger with a blue cheese sauce. Good bar & grill feel in a somewhat hidden location but activate your GPS and its easily found. Had a great time with... More 

Thank JimMtZion_IL
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden in the midst of this college campus town is simply the home of the best burger I've ever had. These burgers are of good size and extremely tasty. The burgers are fresh and handmade. The beer is cold and the service is friendly. You can't leave Champaign, IL without trying a burger & beer at Farrens!

Thank BigMoWal
Champaign, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Excellent burgers Price is reasonable.parking is accessible a good value for the price. Good starting place for a fun evening in Champaign

Thank K8328TBrichardp
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Best little hidden secret ever shared. Went for lunch, shared the mac & cheese for appetizer, and all 4 in our party ordered burgers, some w/ onion rings, others had fries. Everything was unbelievably good. The service was fantastic as well, all around. Even on an attempt to flag our server & missed, the other guy was right there to... More 

Thank Susan T
New Holstein, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

It is a very hard spot to find at first! We had to turn around and found how isolated behind the thai restaurant it is! The ambience of the place was great! You kind of feel special knowing about it! We were seated at the bar. The waiters/waitresses aren't assigned to tables, they just help everyone. We were given menus... More 

Thank timmy2003
Champaign, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Farren's is like a local secret. It's tucked away, the burgers are solid, and they have good beers on tap. The servers are friendly. It's a small place, so keep it to parties of four or lower for ease. (They can accommodate more; you'll just have to wait.) It might not be the best first date night, but it can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 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: 308 N Randolph St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3516
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-359-6977

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