Champaign Bars and Restaurants


Maize Mexican Grill has a quality and authenticity that's simply unbeatable! This is a fantastic place if you want real Mexican food, not Taco Bell! Be sure to try their chicken, asada, and pastor tacos, as they're some of the best we've ever had. They have amazing tostadas and carne asada as well! However, you can't go wrong with any of their lunch or dinner options. They use the freshest ingredients and it really shines through!
60 E Green St
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone number (217) 355-6400


Cheese and Crackers is an impressive deli in Champaign. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about everything here, which comes in handy with their amazing variety. This isn't just a deli, it's a chocolatier and seafood market as well. Not to mention they have over 300 cheeses here! You're sure to find something you like, so be sure to visit this establishment for lunch.
1715 W Kirby
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone number (217) 615-8531


We're all familiar with the American version of Chinese food, but Golden Harbor is serving up something different! This delicious establishment is serving up some of the best Chinese food we've ever had. With lunch specials that have large portions, you can feel good about spending your money here. Be sure to try the crispy tofu, broccoli chicken, and basil chicken! You can't go wrong with any of the options here.
505 S Neil St
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone number (217) 398-8988


Escobar's is serving up Latin American flavors with a twist. It's not too often you find an authentic Latin American restaurant, but when you do, it's certainly one to add to your rotation. This establishment is serving up scallop nachos, phyllo wrapped lamb, coconut crusted shrimp, mango rum cheesecake, as well as lemon curd pie. With all of these amazing options, it's no wonder why this restaurant is top rated again and again.
6 E Columbia Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone number (217) 352-7467


Are you a fan of Thai food? You certainly can't go wrong with a visit to Thara Thai! They're known to have affordable lunch and dinner options with large portion sizes. This is some of the best Thai food in the city, with menu options that include panang curry, mock duck, as well as green curry and pad thai. Be sure to try their thai iced tea if you're never had it before, as it's a delicious concoction that's sure to quench your thirst.
912 1/2 W Bloomington Rd
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone number (217) 378-1986


World Harvest Foods has an amazing selection of delicacies from around the world. It's part deli, part grocery shop, which makes it a convenient place to get a bite to eat. This is certainly the best international store in the area, so you can't go wrong with a visit! They have lots of different cheeses, as well as soups and sandwiches at their deli. Be sure to try their hummus and tabbouleh, as it's amazing!
519 E University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone number (217) 356-4444


Sam's Cafe may look unassuming from the outside, but you can't go wrong with a visit to this Mediterranean diner. They have the best breakfast in the area for a price that you'll surely agree with. The breakfast special comes with coffee, and it's a fantastic deal. They have a great Lebanese menu for dinner during Thursday and Friday nights, making this a great spot for some adventure to your taste buds!
115 N Walnut St
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone number (217) 352-7102


Cravings is serving up the Chinese food that we all know and love! You can't go wrong with lunch from Cravings, considering their lunch menu is one of the most affordable in town. The locals love this restaurant because you can get everything from general tso's to sushi, and it's all of amazing quality. Be sure to consider this establishment for a meal the next time your stomach is grumbling!
603 S Wright St
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone number (217) 328-2538


Taco Motorizado is an amazing food truck that stays between Bradley and Prospect. If you've never had tacos from this street vendor, you're certainly missing out on some of the most authentic Mexican food in town. Not only do they serve delicious tacos, they also have a menu of tortas and tamales. The chicken tacos seem to be the crowd favorite here, but you can't go wrong with their chorizo, either! Support local business by eating with Taco Motorizado.
Bradley and Prospect
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone number (217) 372-0129


Be sure to start your meal off with one of Boltini Lounge's famous cheese plates! This is a chic restaurant with an ambient energy that will have you coming back for more. The crab cakes are one of the favorite appetizers, and the warm bread they serve you with before each meal is fantastic. They serve a large selection of martinis here, so you can't go wrong stopping by this establishment for an after work drink.
211 N Neil St
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone number (217) 378-8001

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