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Black Dog Smoke & Ale House

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$$ - $$$
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201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2706
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Black dog is by far the best BBQ I have ever had. Have eaten at number 1 BBQ in St. Louis and other BBQ hot spots. Black dog always blows them out of the water. Everything is great here. I'm a sucker for the burnt ends, Cuban and smoked turkey

Thank cfd08
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tasty BBQ. Burnt ends are the best but they run out quickly. Usually available from 11am and from 5pm. Decent sweet tea. Not really a romantic date place :) but fun for a couple who have been around the block a few times.

Thank WoltersWorld
Paducah, Kentucky
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful BBQue! Fast and delicious service. My husband and I both had pick 2 combo platters. We both had beef brisket. With smoked turkey and ribs. Served on baking sheets to hold everything! Casual and fun atmosphere. Very reasonably priced. Several beers on draft. Not your typical choices which is nice. Local brews and IPAs. Mixed drinks available to. Highly... More 

Thank TravelerGirl4271
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, beers and service. Can't beat Black Dog! Urbana location is a little small but wait times never seem too long.

Thank Erinsak
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262 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard to say what my favorite BBQ is when I eat at Black Dog. This time I had the pulled pork and my husband had a 1/2 chicken. Both were equally delicious! The sides are innovative and flavorful. I think the potato salad has to be my favorite side. The service is very good, too. You can expect a... More 

Thank Psyprof51
Dyer, Indiana
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are from out of town and this is where the locals go for a reason! The food is excellent. We both had the Saturday special, spicy bacon wrapped meatloaf sandwich with chipotle cole slaw. It was a large portion, most and very flavorful. Burnt ends were also excellent. The place is busy but worth a little wait. Food prep... More 

Thank Team3D
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried the burnt ends, smoked Amish turkey and pulled pork. Very tender! Tried the mild Georgia Peach sauce (yummy), Texas sauce (DH liked), Lexington Dip (kinda thin) but tasty, Carolina Vinegar (ditto) and Milo's Mustard sauce which was too hot for me but DH liked. We both had the Twice Baked Potato Casserole (OMG YUM) and Pit Beans. Got there... More 

Thank Bellbrat1971
Urbana, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

is offered when it is 'supposed to be', on Mondays of course. And, they are as tasty as any one finds in New Orleans.

Thank kathleenharper709
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Had a pork rib sandwich with fries and a locally brewed IPA on tap. Good stuff! Would go back in a heartbeat if I ever return to Urbana. Fast and friendly service too.

Thank Dale J
Yale, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Had a wonderful time with family before a football game at the U of I! Will definitely go back again!

Thank Simpson5762

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?