We greatly appreciate our generous restaurant sponsors and encourage you to join us in patronizing them, not only during the festival but throughout the year. They are our subjective favorites among the many great restaurants in the Champaign-Urbana area. For a more complete list, check out the links at the bottom of this page.



Big Grove Tavern
1 E. Main St.
Champaign, IL
Offering the very best on fresh farm-to-table new American cuisine, with a wide selection of house cocktails, Midwestern craft beers and carefully curated wines.
11am - 10pm Monday - Thursday
11am - 11pm Friday - Saturday

Boltini Lounge
Neil St.
Champaign, IL
Boltini has quickly become de rigueur for downtown folks. Intimate seating and a beautiful interior soothe you as you peruse the best-chosen list of liquor in town. DJs every night of the week and a well-trained, informed staff. Light Fare available. Outside seating. 4pm – 2am daily.

Cowboy Monkey
6 Taylor Street
Champaign, IL
Cowboy Monkey is more than just a watering hole! We have some of the best food in town including appetizers, salads, sandwiches, fish tacos, and many other gourmet dishes. Starting April 2006: full lunch menu and beer garden.
Open 11am – 2am

Garcia's Pizza in a Pan
313 N Mattis Ave
Champaign, IL

108 E Green Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Great Impasta
156 C Lincoln Square
Champaign, IL
Downtown Champaign’s favorite pasta restaurant with over 50 variations of pasta made fresh daily. Excellent wine selection, fresh seafood specials, and a relaxing atmosphere. Free parking.
11am – 9pm Monday – Thursday
11am – 10pm Friday – Saturday
Closed Sunday


2 E Main St
Champaign, IL
Upscale sports bar. Newly remodeled bar and grill in downtown Champaign. Pool tables and dart boards. Open daily 11am-2am. Food served until 12am on weekdays and 1am on weekends. Beer garden opens April 2006.

Jupiter's Pizzeria & Billiards
30 Main St
Champaign, IL
Located in downtown Champaign, Jupiter's offers the perfect formula for a good time: beer, pizza and billiards! Our pizza was voted, “Best Pizza in Champaign-Urbana” in 2001. We offer traditional thin crust pizza as well as gourmet specialty pizzas for the more adventurous. Enjoy our fine selection of domestic, imported and microbrewer beers. Open daily until 2:00 am.
Open 11am – 2am

Champaign/Urbana Dining Guide

The Daily Illini Dining Guide

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