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Big Grove Tavern

530 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
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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 530 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HollyH (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Busy night as it was Valentine’s Day. All service staff were wonderful and so kind even though they were swamped. The manager Daniel stopped by and our server Tracy checked in just the right amount. We look forward to coming back soon.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day dinner

MollyW (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoyed a bottomless mimosas with our brunch entrees. I had the hotcakes and they were delicious. Great spot for brunch!

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Sunday Brunch was very disappointing. While our party enjoyed the service and the atmosphere, the food was very underwhelming. One of us had a standard breakfast and that meal was good. My wife and I tried a Mexican themed brunch entree that was very much below average. I might go back for drinks, but I will need to see some changes in menu before I would eat there again.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food. Very noisy. Service was good but very slow; seemed understaffed.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Having reservations, two of us were seated promptly, another of our small group joined us soon thereafter. We enjoyed a very tasty breakfast. Cream was not immediately offered with the coffee - that was the only service flaw, so overall very good service. I do enjoy Big Grove and have been there many times prior to this review. Highly recommended!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was OK. Like the APP hummus platter. My husband got the pork belly ramen, too much ramen and the meat was very greasy. Mine was a salad with chicken, normal as it should be.

vipOpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Food mediocre at best. Prime Rib chewy and lots of gristle, the medium
rare seared tuna not even close to cooked correctly. So loud our waitress had to scream the specials at our table. Was looking forward to relaxed enjoyable Friday night after a long week at work. Long time until I try again. Not impressed.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We ordered appetizers and entrees. All were delicious. Service was perfectly time, even though the restaurant was very busy. All cocktails we ordered were excellent.

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The menu is very unique and the food was delicious. We waited nearly an hour for our food even though it wasn't very busy. Our waiter checked in regularly so I think it was truly the kitchen that was behind.