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.



Aroma Café
118 N. Neil St.
Champaign, IL
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

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

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

Einstein Bros Bagels
901 W. University Ave.
Urbana, IL
Get bagels here! Einstein Bros Bagels — the best bagels, bagel sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, coffee and espresso, salads and more.

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

108 E Green Street
Champaign, IL 61820


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.

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

301 N. Neil St.
Champaign, IL
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

Seven Saints
32 E. Chester St.
Champaign, IL
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

122 N. Neil St.
Champaign, IL
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.
Monday through Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 4pm – midnight
Friday 2pm – midnight
Saturday and Sunday brunch 10am - 2:30pm

Champaign/Urbana Dining Guide

The Daily Illini Dining Guide

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