For Reservations, call us at 217-239-3505, or fill out the form below to reserve via OpenTable.

Big Grove Tavern is pleased to serve groups representing the University of Illinois. Due to the specific needs of the University as an organization of the State of Illinois, we request that all parties reserving on behalf of the University of Illinois call the restaurant’s main phone line and speak with the Manager on Duty.

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Big Grove Tavern is located in the heart of downtown Champaign at the corner of Main, Church, and Neil streets. We are in the center of a vibrant downtown community of theaters, live music venues, diverse bars and restaurants as well as the beautiful West Side Park. We are also surrounded by live concerts, dancing, summer park and street events, movies and live stage theater as well the annual, world-acclaimed Ebertfest film festival.

In addition to street parking, we offer two hour discount validations for the Municipal parking deck located across Neil Street, behind the M2 building (through the breezeway). The Hill Street Parking Deck is a 6 level, 600 vehicle parking garage with entrances on Randolph and Hill streets. They accept cash at two different pay stations, and credit card at the exits, so no more scrounging for coins, yellow envelopes on your windshield, clearing off snow, or getting in to a sun baked car. Note: weekends are free!