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Big Grove Tavern

4.6
4.6
935 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We celebrate the true sense of the word "tavern". As the heart and soul of the community, our tavern is a warm and welcoming place bringing together visitors and locals alike. Our mission is to provide a warm and welcoming environment that allows us to treat our guests like family while also supporting our community partners. Big Grove is a classic tavern with modern flair. Join us for lunch, dinner and weekend brunches. With Champaign's best cocktails, great wine selection and wide variety of local craft beers, you'll be sure to find something right up your alley. Whether you are from the area or visiting from far away, we welcome all like family at Big Grove Tavern.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Monday- 11:00am-10:00pm Tuesday- 11:00am-10:00pm Wednesday- 11:00am-10:00pm Thursday- 11:00am-10:00pm Friday- 11:00am-11:00pm Saturday- 10:00am-11:00pm Sunday- 10:00am-10:00pm Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday- 10:00-2:30pm

  • Phone number

    (217) 239-3505

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Here at Big Grove we pride ourselves on a thoughtful space that encourages guests to enjoy themselves and feel at home.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (217) 239-3505

  • Neighborhood

    Champaign

  • Cross street

    Neil Street

  • Parking details

    We are conveniently located across from the Hill Street Parking Deck, where we validate parking for 2 hours. The parking deck is located in the center of downtown Champaign and accommodates up to 600 vehicles. You may access the parking deck from Hill Street or Randolph Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 935 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Illinois

    Best Overall

  • Central Illinois

    Best Service

  • Central Illinois

    Best Value

  • Central Illinois

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central Illinois

    Good for Groups

  • Central Illinois

    Healthy

  • Central Illinois

    Great for Lunch

  • Central Illinois

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Central Illinois

    Most Booked

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  1. SS

    SharonS

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We have some favorite dishes here but this time they were not good. Quite disappointing food quality. They might’ve switched suppliers. I did not even want to box the leftovers.
  2. JF

    JimF

    Algeria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic, staff was attentive and gave great suggestions, will definitely return
  3. MH

    MichelleH

    Mississippi

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We are traveling through Champaign on our way to a wedding in Chicago, and picked Big Grove Tavern because they were open late enough and near our hotel. We were delighted with our find - the food and drink were very good and well priced. Especially nice wine list - not overly long, but we’ll chosen options. The service was outstanding - our server Katie couldn’t have been more helpful, and Jonathan (I think) behind the bar was also noteworthy. I wish we were closer to this place - we’d be regulars!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious.
  5. S

    Sara

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Nathan, was so great! The food was amazing and the place is just super cool.
  6. MT

    MerryT

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were a group of 6 total and chose to sit outside because it was such a lovely evening. They have definitely made the patio a beautiful an charming place with flowers, etc. Five of us were seated and the sixth was arriving by Amtrak train from Chicago that, unfortunately, arrived almost 2 hours late. This didn't phase our servers at all (wish I had gotten their names), they continued to take care of us and bring appetizers and drinks until our late arriver was finally seated. All the food was excellent!. All in all, we were delighted with the food, service and ambiance. Thank you Big Grove!
  7. E

    Explorersoflocaleats

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful Friday evening to arrive early and get an outside table. The service is very attentive no matter where you sit and the food never disappoints.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinners were top notch!!! Would highly recommend and go back!!!
  9. TV

    TonetteV

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice lunch date with hubby nice for a lunch or dinner
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brian, our server, was very attentive and provided great service. We hope to return soon. The food was delicious, the right temperature, and had several different choices.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place was packed for graduation weekend, food was great and our server Trisha was amazing! Stopped by numerous times to make sure we didn’t need anything and always made sure our drink glasses were full
  12. a

    abbym

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Went for Mother’s Day brunch to treat my Mom. Our truffle fries came without truffle oil. My entree came without eggs on top like it was supposed to. I ordered a mimosa and was brought something completely different. Waitress barely came to check on us so I would have to go find her when something was wrong. Nothing was comped off of the bill either. Very disappointing meal.
  13. JG

    JenniferG

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    It was Mother’s Day, so I do understand that it was a lot busier than usual. Our meals did not come out at the same time (one 10 min after everyone else) and one was not made correctly. Most of the food was dry and not very hot. Service was still great…We know it was not the waiters fault. I have been here once before and was very impressed. I will be back, I just will not be back for a holiday meal.
  14. D

    Disappointed

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    The Big Grove was super cold inside. The food that came was not correct and had to be remade. The menu was really lacking and didn't even have an Omelet or anything like that for breakfast. I ordered scrambled eggs and they came hard fried and pancakes were cold not even warm. We just sucked it up and dealt with it. Don't believe we will be going back for brunch again.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner before a concert
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great job and service was awesome!
  17. CC

    ColleenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch on Sunday. Food outstanding! Reminds me of a place you’d dine in downtown Chicago. The place was full, 45-minute wait without reservations. I highly recommend using Opentable if you know you’re going a day or two in advance. Second time we’ve been here. Outside & inside. Gotta say, though, best churros ever!!!
  18. B

    Bill312

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The blue cheese encrusted ribeye, shrimp and grits, and margaritas were great. Our waitress, Taron, was personable and took good care of us. We had a great time. However, I was surprised no one atleast acknowledged it was our 34th wedding anniversary, which I mentioned when I made the reservation on Open Table.
  19. DA

    DavidA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best brunch I have had in months! Sat outside--very pleasant.
  20. B

    Bebe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Servers need to be more present! Be more kind and energetic
  21. EK

    EKing

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had the appetizer nachos and the spinach salad. Both were delicious.
  22. p

    pattyu

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - always visit it when in town for EbertFest! And great location near the Virginia theater.
  23. C

    Champaign

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for Easter Sunday Brunch and they accommodate us in every way they could!!
  24. KE

    KimE

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Easter brunch. Everything was wonderful. Food and drinks and server. I will come back again.
  25. W

    Williams

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, drinks were great and our bartender that waited on us by the windows last night is always great. Be back soon
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server Garret (spell check) was amazing! The food was so good.
  27. JM

    JanelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place was amazing, food excellent. Wings were my favorite.
  28. BB

    BobB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Upscale Pub food. Nice servers. Upbeat and busy, families, groups, young professionals. Still quiet enough you can have a drink and a conversation.
  29. GV

    GarryV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the service was great, food came quickly.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food was too greasy.
  31. P

    Phall

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both food and service were great! A little pricey (I paid $20 for a medium-sized salad with steak). Great atmosphere and menu selection--from drinks to appetizers to meals.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Mom’s weekend
  33. NS

    NatalieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 Recommend!! Loved the little popcorn bowls in the bar!
  34. TD

    TonyaD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. I would recommend this restaurant.
  35. MR

    MelissaR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Moms Weekend UIUC
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Bone-in ribeye was very under-seasoned. Home style Chicken was dry and overcooked. Service was decent.
  37. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fabulous and our waitress went above and beyond for us. The food was delicious and served in a timely matter. Would love to come here for brunch (and dinner) again!
  38. KK

    KathleenK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We always love Big Grove Tavern! It's got a nice, modern, relaxed vibe and the service is always great even on a busy weekend like Mom's weekend. The food is very yummy! Only complaint: Big Grove you haven't changed your menu in about 2 years! Time for some new dishes for people like me who visit you regularly.
  39. O

    Outdoorgirl

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great service. Burgers were good but not cooked properly. We ordered 3 medium and one medium rare. We got 3 medium rare and one rare. We were all so hungry and just ate the burgers but had stomach aches after we ate.
  40. RS

    RobertS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent meal and service. Only negative was I had made a reservation and when we were seated, they sat us in the corner right next to the kitchen and bathroom entrance. The restaurant was practically empty when we arrived and there were plenty of areas to sit.

FAQs

Big Grove Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 935 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Big Grove Tavern

1 E Main Street Champaign, IL 61820

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Neil Street

  • Neighborhood

    Champaign

  • Hours of operation

    Monday- 11:00am-10:00pm Tuesday- 11:00am-10:00pm Wednesday- 11:00am-10:00pm Thursday- 11:00am-10:00pm Friday- 11:00am-11:00pm Saturday- 10:00am-11:00pm Sunday- 10:00am-10:00pm Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday- 10:00-2:30pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We are conveniently located across from the Hill Street Parking Deck, where we validate parking for 2 hours. The parking deck is located in the center of downtown Champaign and accommodates up to 600 vehicles. You may access the parking deck from Hill Street or Randolph Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (217) 239-3505

  • Private party facilities

    Here at Big Grove we pride ourselves on a thoughtful space that encourages guests to enjoy themselves and feel at home.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (217) 239-3505

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