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The Courier Cafe

111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
+1 217-328-1811
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“sundae” (10 reviews)
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“sandwiches” (26 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant food is diner food, maybe a touch above. The portion sizes are large. The menu is much more extensive than a diner and everyone in our group enjoyed their food. The staff seem friendly and service was fast. There is much history to...More

Thank AfishnamedArthur
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For this couple this is the place to go. May be a shake and buger sometimes we share.No worries staff is Great price are also fair

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Love the place. Great for dining in and takeouts. Relatively low prices and high-quality food. Family and kids friendly. They do not serve alcohol - consider take-out with your own drinks.

Thank Victor K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were in Urbana -Champaign in May 2018 because of our son’s commencement. We were not familier with US breakfast however coffee and omlettes were very delecious. Good decoration and very good service.

Thank MedarOkte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a popular place. The energy level is high and the food is interesting and we'll prepared. Don't expect a quick or quiet meal. Do expect good food and great service.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to have the Corned Beef Hash, only to be told that they were out of Corned Beef. What a disappointment, it was Graduation Weekend, they should have been prepared. I ordered the Courier Breakfast, which is two eggs and hash browns with meat,...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This place has such a cool reputation, so I was looking forward to a meal here with a friend, an ex-Urbana native who missed eating here. What was supposed to be a warm reunion meal was spoiled due to several factors, including the hostess and...More

Thank Ice0123
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

The grilled salmon, buffet salad bar, and atmosphere was top notch!!! Great amount of food for the price. You won't leave unsatisfied!! I still have to go back for a Malt.

Thank sexyptamomx3
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Lunch Thursday, April 5 - Arrived 11:55 and got the last available table without waiting. I had the Sledgehammer (cross between cheese steak and French dip), and wife had the cheeseburger. My sandwich was fantastic, while hers was just a hamburger (and overcooked). She had...More

Thank cosmoaction
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Love this place! The salad bar is amazing, the cookies are out of this world, everything is great, but the buffalo chicken wrap is my absolute favorite. I definitely recommend it to everyone.They have a very friendly staff and the owners are WONDERFUL!!! If you...More

Thank ler7890
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Kathy Y
14 April 2018|
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Response from cosmoaction | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it is accessible. I didn't check the side door entrance.
Barb T
31 August 2015|
Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so .But... There sister restaurant to the north does..ad far as l know that would be named Silvercreek Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 217-328-1811
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