Black Dog Smoke & Ale House

BBQ Joint
201 N Broadway Ave (at Water Street), Urbana, IL 61801, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.3/10

Based on 239 votes

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    Tyler C.
    "Get the burnt ends with sweet potato fries and Georgia Peach sauce!"(28 Tips)
    Drew G.
    "Best cornbread you'll ever have."(11 Tips)
    Tim B.
    "Sweet Potato Fries FTW! Pulled Pork sandwich also rocks."(12 Tips)
    Megan H.
    "Get the Burger with brisket!"(13 Tips)
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  • barbecue
  • burnt ends
  • sweet potato fries
  • cornbread
  • brisket
  • sandwiches
  • ribs
  • pulled pork
  • sauce flight
  • lively
  • authentic
  • beer
  • great value
  • casual
  • family-friendly
  • good service
  • chicken wings
  • gluten-free food
  • baked beans
  • burgers
  • Eli H.

    Burnt ends if you can get them

    Eli Hickox · 6 days ago
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  • Michael W.

    Ribs, burnt ends, perfect sauces, delectable sides. Get a combo platter and enjoy the best BBQ in Illinois.

    Michael Wayne · 3 weeks ago
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  • Xin N.

    The burnt ends is excellent. Corn bread and sweet potato fries are must-have sides!

    Xin Niu · 3 weeks ago
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  • Tim

    Try the Pulled Pork and the Baked Beans are to die for

    Tim · June 4
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  • Christine O.

    Brisket is the shit 😉

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  • Josie T.

    Burnt ends are the best. But you have to be there within 30 mins to get it

    Josie Tsai · April 6
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  • Joey W.

    Yeah, you are obligated to try the burnt ends if they are available. You might not get another chance for a bit... Great beer selection too! Get there early like everyone else said...

    Joey Wheeler · April 6
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  • Mindy P.

    Great brisket sandwich!

    Mindy Pierce · February 1
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  • Meagan C.

    Carolina burger

    Meagan Conrath · January 18
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  • Pauly C.

    Burnt ends and corn bread. Don't forget about the burgers.

    Pauly C · December 21, 2014
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  • Brandon P.

    Pullex pork and mac & cheese are the Best!

    Brandon Pruitt · December 15, 2014
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  • Greg M.

    Burnt Ends and beef brisket combo. Great beer selection too.

    Greg M · December 6, 2014
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  • Shane B.

    If you get there early enough, I recommend the Burnt Ends! The twice baked potato casserole, and black dog cornbread is great as well.

    Shane Beebe · December 5, 2014
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  • Azad A.

    Hot Mustard Sauce. Hot Polish. Whiskey Flights. Rib Tips. Full Ribs. Burnt Ends. Beer. Everything.

    Azad Amir-Ghassemi · November 17, 2014
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  • John H.

    Brisket. Brisket. Brisket. Best Brisket in Illinois. Don't screw it up by ordering something else.

    John Hankus · November 8, 2014
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  • Chris N.

    Great ribs. Go with the Carolina Red sauce.

    Chris Nixon · October 17, 2014
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  • Chris N.

    Ribs and the Carolina Red Sauce,

    Chris Nixon · September 29, 2014
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  • Patrick M.

    Sandwhich's, beer, specials

    Patrick Martin · September 10, 2014
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  • Patrick M.

    Everything.

    Patrick Martin · September 10, 2014
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  • Frank S.

    Everything is good, but my favorites are the pulled pork, collard greens, and smoked almonds.

    Frank Saracco · September 4, 2014
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  • Lisa H.

    Creamy chipotle coleslaw available as off-menu side on days when the fried catfish is the special.

    Lisa Hinchliffe · August 23, 2014
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  • Konstantinos K.

    Come and eat here. It doesn't matter where you live, come!

    Konstantinos Koiliaris · August 20, 2014
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  • Lisa H.

    Everything is fantastic. I really appreciate that one can swap out the squishy bun for sourdough bread from a local bakery on any sandwich.

    Lisa Hinchliffe · August 14, 2014
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  • Eric B.

    Best BBQ I have every had. The beer was great to.

    Eric Berg · June 20, 2014
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  • Brandon P.

    call in and order for pick up. avoid that huge line and get your food in about 20 minutes

    Brandon Pruitt · May 21, 2014
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  • Patricia R.

    Love the food here... its awesome..

    Patricia Rebello · March 14, 2014
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  • Natalie M.

    Pulled pork, brisket, sweet potato fries, beans, cornbread, and twice baked potato casserole are my faves!

    Natalie Masís · March 4, 2014
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  • Brent L.

    Order the Burnt Ends Sandwich it's amazing.

    Brent Larson · January 12, 2014
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  • Matt G.

    Wow!!!! This is the best bbq ever. My fav was the burnt ends. I know everyone says that but truely they are amazing.

    Matt Greenburg · December 29, 2013
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  • Isaac A.

    if you have a smart phone, check out the QR Code on the menu- it lists all their beers!

    Isaac Arms · December 28, 2013
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  • Rohaina

    That brisket sandwich doe... Sweet potato fries up in that too. 6 hours later, and I'm still dreaming about it. Well worth a visit & try.

    Rohaina · December 15, 2013
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  • Gary C.

    The cornbread is amazing!!!

    Gary Conner · December 11, 2013
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  • Drew G.

    Best cornbread you'll ever have.

    Drew Garske · November 24, 2013
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  • Bernie O.

    Combo plate

    Bernie O'Connor · November 23, 2013
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  • Aaron M.

    An excellent Cuban sandwich on Wednesdays among other dishes and the staff is super cool.

    Aaron McNeal · November 13, 2013
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  • Lauren C.

    Trout slayer beer! Best find ever in IL!

    Lauren Campbell · November 11, 2013
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  • Stephanie S.

    Love love the sweet potatoes and baked potato #nomnom

    Stephanie Sajulga · September 23, 2013
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  • David C.

    All those tips regarding the Hot Georgia Peach BBQ Sauce were dead-on, it's outstanding! The Sweet Potato Fries excellent too!

    David Claiborne · September 18, 2013
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  • Jose R.

    Get the bbq sauce flight and ask for some tortilla chips. Dip the chips in the bbq sauce. Done.

    Jose Rodriguez · September 12, 2013
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  • Kevin H.

    You know this is a legit BBQ joint because they charge extra for more BBQ sauce and you're totally willing to pay for it, too!

    Kevin Hahn · August 30, 2013
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  • Kyle M.

    Best BBQ I've had in a WHILE

    Kyle McKenna · August 17, 2013
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  • Pete S.

    Pretty good BBQ place. Even though it was really busy the service was good, and the food came out fast.

    Pete Severin · August 16, 2013
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  • JB B.

    Gluten free excellence. And a legit Gfree beer

    JB Blanchard · July 28, 2013
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  • Christopher M.

    Two Brothers Side Kick FTW!

    Christopher Mortlock · July 1, 2013
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  • Beth C.

    At 11am and 5pm ask for the burnt ends of brisket you'll be glad you did!! Ask for BBQ sauce on the side. It's very spicy and tart. Over powers the brisket.

    Beth Culkeen · June 5, 2013
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  • Veronica S.

    Cubans on Wednesday are a MUST

    Veronica Steege · April 11, 2013
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  • Katherine C.

    Love the Flight of Sauces. Definitely worth trying every sauce!

    Katherine Chi · March 17, 2013
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  • Miss M.

    Corn bread was awesome! Go early and try the ribs. They ran out of it by 8!

    Miss M · March 15, 2013
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  • Doug G.

    Hot Polish sandwich with Milo's mustard sauce. Staff recommended, Doug approved. Quite possibly the best sandwich in America.

    Doug Good · March 11, 2013
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  • Joey B.

    Everything is amazing. The sweet potato fries are a must. Get the burnt ends if you can! The pulled pork is great too.

    Joey Beyer · February 19, 2013
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