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Hamilton Walker's, Champaign, IL

Hamilton Walker's

4.8
4.8
1518 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 19 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

  • Robert Mondavi Winery Wine Dinner

    $125.00 per person

    May 29 - May 30, 2024
    5.29.24 & 5.30.24 Robert Mondavi Wine Dinner at 6PM. Join us for our next wine dinner featuring the iconic wines from Robert Mondavi Winery. Enjoy the cuisine of Chef Zach's five course menu all expertly coursed with Robert Mondavi Winery 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 1,518 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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

    Hot spot

  • Central Illinois

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Illinois

    Great for fine wines

  • Central Illinois

    Romantic

  • Central Illinois

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Illinois

    Lively

  • Central Illinois

    Most Booked

1,518 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
    This was our second year in a row celebrating our wedding anniversary at Hamilton Walker's. The food is high quality, the drinks are great and the service is excellent. The prices are not bad at all for the experience. Our drinks were always refilled as needed and the service was quick. Our server was very personable and cared about our experience. They also comped our dessert for our anniversary, which was very kind! We are only in Champaign for a couple of years, so we are taking advantage of this great restaurant while we live near it! Thanks HW for the great experience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great server, great host, great GM, great staff, oh and food was delicious. Not an every month venue but a couple times a year worth the money!

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  3. ShozoS

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thank you for hosting our memorial event. The food was wonderful and our waitress did a fantastic job looking over us all!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined late on a Sunday night at the end of a very busy weekend for the staff-both Mother’s Day and graduation weekend for UIUC. Service was attentive but food was slow coming out, but that was understandable due to the crowd they accommodated all weekend. All wait staff we encountered were professional and still smiling at the end of what was a very busy day for them. It was our first time dining here and we would definitely return.

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  5. Shutterpeg

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the service and the food were fantastic! Natalya did a wonderful job of taking care of us all evening. We ordered a variety of items from the menu, including the twin petite filets, the salmon, and the meatloaf. All were prepared to perfection! We love several of the optional sides, including the garlic green beans and the garlic smashed potatoes. The s'mores dessert is fantastic and will satisfy any sweet tooth!

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  6. Drgayle

    St. Louis

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my husband for his birthday dinner and everything was perfect. The key lime macha pie was incredible.

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  7. RobinB

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful from beginning to end! Simply perfect - service, food, presentation. Highly recommend!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great date night and late birthday. Rose did a great job making our experience wonderful. Our meal was delicious and the cocktails were perfect. Nathan does a terrific job. Kudos to HW🍸

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great. It was a great meal and the food was very good

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. I had the twin petite filets with the gold smashed garlic potatoes. My husband had fried fish. We shared a crab cake appetizer. We each had a drink. The bill was $125. We couldn't afford to eat here often, but it was a nice treat!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! Absolutely the best restaurant in town. I highly recommend it to anyone.

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  12. JamesC

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mussels app is by far my new favorite app on the menu. Extremely delicious and you get a lot of mussels! My steak was delish as always and the two cocktails I got were perfect.

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  13. Mamajoansie

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is good. However, like many Champaign-Urbana restaurants, it is overpriced. I don't mind paying top dollar for steak or a glass of wine. I realize restaurants jack up a glass of wine to be close to what a bottle costs. but the $20 cheese plate must have cost them 75 cents. Three very small pieces of cheese, the largest one being truly tasteless. Also like every restaurant in Champaign, the salads are doused with dressing. The steaks, cocktails, and service were excellent.

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  14. Olivia

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall ambiance was just perfect for our anniversary dinner. The wait staff was so attentive and made sure we were well taken care of. Very impressed with everything.

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  15. SuzieC

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time here, food and service were absolutely excellent

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  16. Stacie

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was wonderful from our server, Jackson, to our delicious meal and ambience! Highly recommend!

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  17. DZMAY

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is wonderful. Food is spectacular. Noise level a little too much can’t really have a conversation without screaming. It could’ve been that the room was filled with mostly men talking very loud. But still enjoyed the time.

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  18. Shane

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Place, food was very good, however it was pretty noisy in the table sitting area. I would recommend this place for a fun night out, however I will reserve a booth for a more intimate setting next time, as a large 10-12 person table was seated right next to us and for paying over $200 for dinner, drinks, and desert it was not the most ideal for a couple.

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  19. LeslieS

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hadn’t been here for a few years & loved being back - remembered everything we loved. Crab cakes, steaks, the spinach salad, just to name a few along with good service!! I feel like there was one side we used to get that changed but I can’t remember what it was!? I love the Illini wall- very impressive. Love Hamilton Walkers!!

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  20. RichH

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hamilton Walker's never disappoints. Steak was excellent and the sides were great. I highly recommend it for a true steakhouse experience.

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  21. Drgayle

    St. Louis

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. Love this place. A must go to restaurant.

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  22. Shutterpeg

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Zac and manager Nathan make a fantastic team that can't be beat in Central IL.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is always excellent, from the hostess station to the servers, from the owner or manager circulating to the servers refilling water glasses. The food is very good, and the value for it is notable in this time of high prices. We love taking our college kid in for a great meal.

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  24. JulieR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Service was top notch! We will definitely go again.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was simply ok. Nothing special. The steak wasn’t seasoned well. The crème brûlée slightly burnt. The bacon dates were excellent though. Our server provided great service.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maya was excellent! Food was incredible! Will definitely be back!

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  27. ColtenC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent the waitress was very polite and friendly would definitely recommend you have a go at Hamilton Walkers I know I will again

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  28. Joek

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant. We try to dine at Hamilton Walkers every time we come to visit our son at college. Food is always amazing and at a great price point for an upscale dining experience. Fantastic ambiance, service and location. The cocktail shrimp and bacon wrapped dates appetizers are recommended. As are there steaks and fish and meat loaf and garlic mashed potatoes. Really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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  29. Kimberly

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I have had in a very long time! My fillet was cooked perfectly, although two others with me indicated their steaks were just slightly over temp. Delicious salads and yummy mushrooms, too. It was our first experience here; but with the delicious food and excellent service we experienced, we will definitely return!

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  30. MikeK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding in every way definitely eat here if you are in Champaign

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  31. Figley

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We make it a point to stop here on our way through the area (we are from the Columbus, Ohio area). The food is always great and service is the finest we have found in many years. Quality people make for a quality product and a quality dining experience: HW has it figured out.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server Nick was great and GM Nathan always consummate host

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  33. BrendaD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress, Maya, was very informative, attentive and kind. The overall atmosphere was very pleasant, food excellent and service superb.

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  34. Joann

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at Hamilton Walker’s! The food was absolutely delicious - we got the crab cakes for an appetizer and the red wine BBQ chicken for myself and the Angus steak burger for my husband. All of it was just delicious! The servers were very friendly and polite, especially the young gentleman who was at the front and greeted us. Great food, great service, great ambiance-overall would recommend and definitely coming back again!

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  35. JulieP

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  37. TyrelL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  38. JamesA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  39. JoseB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    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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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    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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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 4.8 stars by 1518 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 19 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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