Where to eat

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.

Dining

Aroma Café

118 N. Neil St.
Champaign, IL
217-356-3200
Aroma Café and Kitchen features organic coffee and a wide variety of sandwiches and wraps, as well as other tasty treats that make it easy to grab and go.
7am - 10pm Monday - Friday
8am - 10pm Saturday - Sunday
www.aroma-cafe.com

Bacaro

113 N. Walnut St.
Champaign, IL
217-398-6982
Located in the heart of downtown Champaign, Bacaro offers a seasonal dinner menu as well as a seven course tasting menu with supplemental wine pairings.
5pm - 11pm Tuesday - Sunday
11am - 2pm Friday Lunch
www.bacarowinelounge.com

Big Grove Tavern

1 E. Main St.
Champaign, IL
217-239-3505
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
www.biggrovetavern.com

Einstein Bros Bagels

901 W. University Ave.
Urbana, IL
217-344-7520
Get bagels here! Einstein Bros Bagels — the best bagels, bagel sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, coffee and espresso, salads and more.
www.einsteinbros.com

Garcia's Pizza in a Pan

313 N Mattis Ave
Champaign, IL
217-352-1212

108 E Green Street
Champaign, IL 61820
217-359-1212
www.garciaspizzainapanchampaign.com

Guido's

2 E Main St
Champaign, IL
217-359-3148
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. 
www.guidosbar.com

Hamilton Walker's

201 N. Neil St.
Champaign, IL 
217-350-0363
A modern steakhouse with a 1940’s Hollywood vibe offering an inspired menu—created from the finest premium aged meats, freshest seafood, and hand selected produce, and expertly prepared with the highest quality ingredients and flavorful seasonings. Our mission is to offer memorable food and flawless service in an extraordinary setting.
www.hamiltonwalkers.com

Jupiter's Pizzeria & Billiards

30 Main St
Champaign, IL
217-398-5988
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
www.jupiterspizza.com

Nando Milano Trattoria

204 N. Neil St.
Champaign, IL
217-954-1439
Nando Milano Trattoria is the place to experience an authentic slice of Italy and her wonderful cuisine in a casual trattoria setting. Enjoy our house-made specialty pastas, breads, and desserts made with artisanal ingredients. Indulge in our extensive wine list with wines from every Italian region.
5pm - 10pm Monday - Thursday
5pm - 11pm Friday and Saturday
4pm - 9pm Sunday
http://www.nandomilanochampaign.com

Miga

301 N. Neil St.
Champaign, IL
217-398-1020
Miga is a modern restaurant and bar lounge in Champaign serving American cuisine with Asian flair.
Sunday - Thursday 5pm – 9pm 
Friday - Saturday 5pm - 10pm
Sunday brunch 11am - 2pm
www.miga-restaurant.com

Seven Saints

32 E. Chester St.
Champaign, IL
217-351-7775
If you are looking for the complete experience, you'll find it here. Conveniently located on University just east of Walnut Street, Seven Saints offers a great selection of salads, unique sliders, soups and gourmet sandwiches all day long. But don't forget to check out our specialty entrees available at night. We also have an amazing array of liquors, beers and wines to complement your meal.
Open 11am – 2am daily
www.sevensaintsbar.com

V.Picasso

122 N. Neil St.
Champaign, IL
217-351-9463
V.Picasso is a rustic wine bar featuring vintages on tap and farm-focused cuisine made with local ingredients, grown and raised for us by Willow Creek Farm.
Tuesday through Sunday 4pm – midnight
Friday 2pm – midnight
Saturday and Sunday brunch 10am - 2:30pm
www.vpicaso.com

Steak 'n Shake

1709 S. Neil St.
Champaign, IL
217-352-5001

2010 N. Prospect Ave.
Champaign, IL 
217-398-1606

Famous for steakburgers and milkshakes
www.steaknshake.com

 

Champaign/Urbana Dining Guide
www.visitchampaigncounty.org

The Daily Illini Dining Guide
www.dining.illinimedia.com