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Hamilton Walker's, Champaign, IL

Hamilton Walker's

4.7
4.7
1485 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Hamilton Walker's is the community's gathering place. Founded by three long-time residents of Champaign, this modern steakhouse with a chic 1940's Hollywood vibe is an inviting backdrop for meeting, dining, and socializing; for friends, family, and business; for toasting special events and celebrating life. Our mission is to offer memorable food and flawless service in an extraordinary setting. Stewarded by widely-respected culinarian, Chef Zachary Schweig, Hamilton Walker's never disappoints. The menu-created from the finest premium aged meats, freshest seafood, and hand-selected produce-offers a superior dining experience, presented with Hamilton Walker's signature flair.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (217) 350-0363
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Zachary Schweig
  • Catering
    HAMILTON WALKER'S weaves premium ingredients, time honored recipes, traditional culinary crafts, classic 1940's Hollywood ambiance, and exceptional service into a vivid dining experience for every taste.<br />HAMILTON WALKER’S brings you the flavors we know you will enjoy.<br />Fresh, natural flavors…subtle, elegant flavors...bold, contemporary flavors,<br />intermingled with the rich, traditional flavors of the American Heartland.<br />There is no substitute for experience.<br />HAMILTON WALKER’S<br />The embodiment of style — worldly, cultivated, all-American, timeless, classic.
  • Private party facilities
    Hamilton Walker's offers a private dining room for your special event for up to 50 guests. This room is available Sunday through Saturday nights. Please contact us for further details at gm@hamiltonwalkers.com!
  • Private party contact
    Eric Feltman: (217) 350-0363
  • Neighborhood
    Champaign
  • Cross street
    Park Avenue
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Parking at the Hill Street Parking Deck located at 125 W Hill St, Champaign, IL 61820. 2 hour max. Receive a parking voucher after dining. Due to our generous neighbor, Busey Bank, there is free parking after 5pm behind Hamilton Walker&#39;s as well as their own parking lot.
  • Public transit
    Church & Neil<br />University & Neil
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Black Stallion Estate Vineyards Wine Dinner

    $135.00 per person

    Mar 27 - Mar 28, 2024
    3.27.24 & 3.28.24 Black Stallion Estate Vineyards Wine Dinner at 6PM. Join us for our next wine dinner featuring Black Stallion Estate Vineyards wines. Enjoy the cuisine of Chef Zach's five course menu all expertly coursed with Black Stallion Estate Vineyards wines. Special guest wine speaker will be in attendance speaking in details of the winery and the wines. Retail opportunity at the end of the meal will be available at outstanding prices.

What 1,485 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Illinois

    Best Overall

  • Central Illinois

    Best Food

  • Central Illinois

    Best Service

  • Central Illinois

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Illinois

    Best Value

  • Central Illinois

    Good for business meals

  • Central Illinois

    Good for groups

  • Central Illinois

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Illinois

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Illinois

    Lively

  • Central Illinois

    Most Booked

1,485 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was great

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  2. JulieP

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greatly appreciated them honoring my request for a booth, and when it wasn't ready at the time of our reservation, they asked if we'd like to order drinks (as opposed to going to the bar to wait)--we still had to pay for them, but that was fine with us. They delivered them to us and we didn't mind the short wait. Always love having a classy steakhouse in town to indulge in when I'm visiting--have now been to Hamilton Walkers five times.

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  3. TyrelL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and service! Best steak in town. Highly recommend

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  4. JamesA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Bacon dates and warm bread- excellent! Wild bay scallops very good, just wish they were sea scallops which are bigger. Seafood bisque was excellent. Meatloaf a little dry, but very good. Would love to have more sauce with it. Chef choice- cod was excellent. Garlic smashed gold potatoes and green beans good. Service was very good and servers were polite. Loved the atmosphere. Parking is limited. Wish they had valet. Overall, we would definitely eat here again.

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  5. JoseB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visit, from the time we were seated until we left the staff were friendly and efficient, food was spectacular and looking forward to another visit.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Filet, fresh catch, and scallops were great. Gin and tonic and espresso martini were fabulous. Savannah and all of the servers were wonderful. Only slight criticism was the seafood bisque as thin. Overall, exceptional meal and we will return.

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  7. DustinR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were amazing! Definitely will come back again.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very well staffed for Valentine’s Day! Our water never was empty and always checked on

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  9. Gguthrie

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate there for Saint Valentine’s Day. We’ve eaten at Hamilton Walker’s before, and always thought it was extraordinarily good. I understand that the day we were there was very busy for them, but we had some issues with the food. It seemed that there were too many green peppers in both of our dishes. My wife’s crabcakes were mushy. The dessert that we ordered, a s’mores based concoction, was overly chocolatey and gooey. With this said, we will look forward to our next visit, but maybe not on a very busy day. One thing that always stands out is the excellent service!

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  10. ChefG

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Both steaks were badly cooked (filet was very overcooked and ribeye undercooked with an acrid taste of unburned gas) for my third visit in a row, the "creamed corn" was more of a roasted corn salad, and the crab cake was served over far too much ketchup and mayo dressing. Redeeming factors include friendly service, high quality water, good bread, and refreshing salads. This place seems to get everything right except the cook.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best espresso martini I’ve ever had. Good was delicious and service was great. They were out of prime rib and mashed potatoes at 6:30 on Saturday but

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  12. JAYG

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to celebrate a birthday...only glitch was no mashed potatoes ;(

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always get a little nervous bringing our 18-month old to nicer restaurants. He’s very well behaved but sometimes other guests aren’t so welcoming. This was not the case, the host and our waitress Rose, were so sweet and accommodating. Even the runners consciously thought about placing drinks and food out of reach of our kiddo. Great experience and good food too!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restraunt is one of a kind and the food was so delicious. The waitstaff was so amazing and attentive. Would highly recommend this restraunt to anyone

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, excellent service. Will definitely go back!

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  16. KateR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every single thing was delicious and service was on point! Never had to ask for anything, it just was taken care of but without intrusiveness. At one point I saw 8 servers in the large room we were in - they clearly work hard to make sure your experience is a great one.

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  17. BethM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this spot. Can be dressy or casual. I like the lounge area for the activity But might be quieter in the back. Love Nathan, so hands on! And chef makes appearances too!

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  18. RogerE

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you can be seated in Steve’s area, I recommend it. He was excellent!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for restaurant week. The food was amazing and service was great. It was our first trip and will definitely be going back.

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  20. KylaS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was very good, will definitely be going back.

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  21. Mary

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect Bailey was great server Good drinks, food ambiance

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  22. RichardL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    HW is always a great place to eat, share an appetizer, or have a cool cocktail.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Roland and his team were fantastic! Great service by all.

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  24. Lisa

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for restaurant week and really loved it! The food was great, and the service was excellent.

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  25. StephenF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent. Diversity in the menu is better than the past, but still needs improvement. As start, add baked potatoes.

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  26. rpratten

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good deal for Restaurant Week and the service was awesome.

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  27. JohnG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service. Outstanding cocktails.

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  28. Cynthia

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent prix fix 3-course dinner for Restaurant Week. I had the salmon, and it was amazing. Would highly recommend taking advantage of this great deal.

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  29. Cameron

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The salmon was great. Sirloin was tough. prime rib very fatty. Service was slow. room very pretty.

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  30. RichardG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food but took a long time to receive the meal

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  31. Zdiner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Kyle, was wonderful! The entire team gave outstanding service. We enjoyed the restaurant week menu, it was a good value and delicious food. The atmosphere is quiet and comfortable.

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  32. JosephineH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding restaurant- staff are exceptional, food was delicious and drinks are innovative and refreshing. If you are in Champaign for work or pleasure I highly recommend the dining experience at Hamilton Walkero!

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  33. AnthonyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food good to excellent Service excellent My only complaint was they forced us to eat in the bar instead of the main dining room despite my having made reservations a week before event. Noisy, cold, and too close to the bathrooms- if they didn’t have room in the main dining room they should have informed me of this and I would have changed my 23 anniversary plans

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  34. ElizabethB

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing dinner here. Savannah provided excellent service. Everything was fantastic, from the warm bread with herb butter to the Caesar salad and entrees. I had the Dijon glazed salmon on top of a corn mixture and my husband had the 7 ounce filet. The salmon was melt in your mouth fabulous. The filet was excellent also, and we got a side of the green beans which were also very good. The Cabernet wine on the daily specials list was very enjoyable. We dined early and sat in the lounge, we were the only ones there as it was 4:30, so it was quiet and peaceful. I highly recommend you dine here!

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  35. LaurenB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time here was AMAZING! Our waitress Avery did such a great job! I have celiac disease she was very happy to help me with making sure I can eat safely without having to worry! They even have gluten free bread!!! Ashley also made sure our drinks were always full! What a wonderful experience! Will be back for sure!!!

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  36. MindyS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time and everything was excellent from start to finish

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  37. Harry

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Two diners. Bread, drinks, and our Appetizer were great. Our server Savannah was exceptional! Diner 1: Delicious but the filet, while tasty, was not hot. Diner 2: While the steak fries were plentiful and hot, the fried cod was a small portion, overcooked, and mostly breading.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service was great as always! One of our favorite places in Champaign.

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  39. danielleN

    Cancun

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was nice to get out of town and try a different nice restaurant. The place had more of a sports bar feel than 1800’s ambience. The temperature of my steak was incorrect and they forgot my soup. Overall, we were slightly underwhelmed for the final ticket price. My husband described his rib eye as well seasoned and melt-in-the-mouth.

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  40. JamesC

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious as always. Had a great time for my fathers 70th birthday.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hamilton Walker's using the Order Online button. Hamilton Walker's also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Hamilton Walker's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (217) 350-0363.

Hamilton Walker's is rated 4.7 stars by 1485 OpenTable diners.

Hamilton Walker's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Hamilton Walker's

201 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Park Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Champaign
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Parking at the Hill Street Parking Deck located at 125 W Hill St, Champaign, IL 61820. 2 hour max. Receive a parking voucher after dining. Due to our generous neighbor, Busey Bank, there is free parking after 5pm behind Hamilton Walker&#39;s as well as their own parking lot.
  • Public transit
    Church & NeilUniversity & Neil
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Zachary Schweig
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (217) 350-0363
  • Catering
    HAMILTON WALKER'S weaves premium ingredients, time honored recipes, traditional culinary crafts, classic 1940's Hollywood ambiance, and exceptional service into a vivid dining experience for every taste.<br />HAMILTON WALKER’S brings you the flavors we know you will enjoy.<br />Fresh, natural flavors…subtle, elegant flavors...bold, contemporary flavors,<br />intermingled with the rich, traditional flavors of the American Heartland.<br />There is no substitute for experience.<br />HAMILTON WALKER’S<br />The embodiment of style — worldly, cultivated, all-American, timeless, classic.
  • Private party facilities
    Hamilton Walker's offers a private dining room for your special event for up to 50 guests. This room is available Sunday through Saturday nights. Please contact us for further details at gm@hamiltonwalkers.com!
  • Private party contact
    Eric Feltman: (217) 350-0363
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