Lodging Information    General Information

We greatly appreciate our generous restaurant sponsors and encourage you to join us in patronizing them, not only during the festival but throughout the year. They are our subjective favorites among the many great restaurants in the Champaign-Urbana area. For a more complete list, check out the links at the bottom of this page.
Boltini Lounge
Neil St.
Champaign, IL
Boltini has quickly become de rigueur for downtown folks. Intimate seating and a beautiful interior soothe you as you peruse the best-chosen list of liquor in town. DJs every night of the week and a well-trained, informed staff. Light Fare available. Outside seating. 4pm – 2am daily.
Chevy's Fresh Mex
103 West Marketview Drive
Champaign, IL
Chevys south-of-the-border fresh mex food and festive atmosphere have been voted best Mexican by dozens of publications. For adults, there are fresh fruit margaritas; for kids, a variety of bargain meals (which all include ice cream-filled desserts) and tortilla dough to play with before dinner arrives. A tortilla maker in the middle of the room adds the bonus of tasty live entertainment. The menu includes fajitas, carnitas, shrimp dishes and crab enchiladas, all reasonably priced and served with fresh salsas.
11am – 10pm Monday – Thursday
11am – 11pm Friday – Sunday

Cowboy Monkey
6 Taylor Street
Champaign, IL
Cowboy Monkey is more than just a watering hole! We have some of the best food in town including appetizers, salads, sandwiches, fish tacos, and many other gourmet dishes. Starting April 2006: full lunch menu and beer garden.
Open 11am – 2am
Garcia's Pizza in a Pan
  313 N Mattis Ave
Champaign, IL
108 E Green Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Great Impasta
114 W Church St.
Champaign, IL
Downtown Champaign’s favorite pasta restaurant with over 50 variations of pasta made fresh daily. Excellent wine selection, fresh seafood specials, and a relaxing atmosphere. Free parking.
11am – 9:30 pm Monday – Thursday
11am – 10:30pm Friday – Saturday
  4pm – 9:30pm Sunday
2 E Main St
Champaign, IL
Upscale sports bar. Newly remodeled bar and grill in downtown Champaign. Pool tables and dart boards. Open daily 11am-2am. Food served until 12am on weekdays and 1am on weekends. Beer garden opens April 2006.
Jupiter's Pizzeria & Billiards
30 Main St
Champaign, IL
Located in downtown Champaign, Jupiter's offers the perfect formula for a good time: beer, pizza and billiards! Our pizza was voted, “Best Pizza in Champaign-Urbana” in 2001. We offer traditional thin crust pizza as well as gourmet specialty pizzas for the more adventurous. Enjoy our fine selection of domestic, imported and microbrewer beers. Open daily until 2:00 am.
Open 11am – 2am


Champaign/Urbana Dining Guide

The Daily Illini Dining Guide