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Big Grove Tavern

516 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
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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

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Phone number
(217) 239-3505
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
At Big Grove Tavern, we offer private dining for your convenience. We have three private dining rooms available which can accommodate small intimate dinners or events of up to 100 guests. A buy-out of the entire restaurant is available for larger groups. Our private dining coordinator will help you plan events ranging from business/pharmaceutical meetings, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners, baby showers, or birthday and anniversary celebrations.

Depending on the number of guests attending your event, banquets are presented cocktail style, family style or buffet style. Visit our website to submit a private dining inquiry-
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Private party contact (217) 239-3505
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Cross street
Neil Street
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 516 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
Dined 4 days ago

Started of good the crab cak were awesome. We all had the prime rib and it wasn’t very good.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 4, 2018

The food, service and ambiance was lovely. It was a bit pricey.

DebD (Nashville)
Dined on December 30, 2017

Our server was amazing. The champagne in the endless mimosa was awful. They will have to do better with that. The food was great!

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
Dined on December 24, 2017

We were the last table of the day, Christmas Eve, and the snow was really coming down. Though we were the only ones left, they did not hurry us at all, but everyone remained super-friendly, patient with our indecisiveness and they kept the kitchen open until we had everything we wanted. They made all the dishes and drinks we asked for, including a key lime brulee at the end of our meal. My father loved his steak (medium), and I consider him a picky eater. My avocado toast was fresh and balanced in flavors. My son ordered the gumbo dish and did not leave anything behind. We had great food and wonderful service. The holiday music was tasteful, not obnoxious. We will definitely return, with or without a holiday.

vipamee (Chicago)
Dined on December 24, 2017

I love Big Grove. It's a gem of restaurant that consistently serves delicious, often interesting, food in a town not known to do either. The portions are more than ample, the wine list is reliable and the service is always efficient and pleasant. But it's the food quality and welcoming atmosphere that brings us back again and again. The people at Big Grove care about what they do and the restaurant experience reflects it. That, to me, is an unsung part of what makes going to restaurants special. It's getting harder and harder to find, though, as every business person and their cousin jumps on the restaurant bandwagon. Yet BGT continues to please and impress every time we go.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on December 23, 2017

Great Bar food and nice place to go for drinks and chill. Nice sitting at the bar and to be able to look out on to the busy stree .

Kadeez14 (Indiana)
Dined on December 18, 2017

Spectacular service! Our table was ready and waiting for us upon arrival and our server was extremely polite and prompt. The menu offered so many delicious choices and the atmosphere was sophisticated and chic but comfortable to almost any taste. We were there for a business meeting but I will certainly return for the next brunch or date night.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
Dined on December 9, 2017

Don't go. It isn't worth the mediocre, over alter food.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
Dined on December 9, 2017

The waitress was a little awkward but nothing too bad. The restaurant was strange because it was huge but there weren’t that many people there, made us feel out of place. Really good buffalo chicken appetizers and overall food was good.