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Esquire Lounge

106 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4010
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Great steak sandwiches

This is one of our favorite places to eat before an ILLINI basketball game. We usually always get... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
Sehler
,
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
via mobile
Visited here after Christie clinic Appt

Like going here occasionally but sometimes overlook me when I want a drink, may be prefer locals... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2018
Jean B
,
Sullivan, Illinois
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“free peanuts” (3 reviews)
“local hangout” (2 reviews)
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106 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4010
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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to eat before an ILLINI basketball game. We usually always get the steak sandwiches which we love!! So flavorful and tender. The sandwiches come with a bag of chips but can get other sides for a small up...More

Thank Sehler
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Like going here occasionally but sometimes overlook me when I want a drink, may be prefer locals. Good food though.

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Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

We where in Champaign for police convention and we had to find a place for lunch, so took the car to downtown on Neil 1st which has all the restaurants that we needed? Picked the closest one with outdoor seating, we sat inside anyway because...More

Thank Joan P
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

The Esquire Lounge has been one of those “go to” locations in Champaign, Illinois for decades and it is well-deserved. They are not only a very nice lounge with a full bar, but their food is very good too. Their burgers have always been one...More

Thank Bob C
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

The Esquire is a unique local bar where all are welcome--children, college students, and adults. The bar food is good, and I especially like the fried broccoli and the chicken sandwich. Free peanuts in the shell, and you can throw the shells on the floor....More

Thank maryP2565DU
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

Esquire is a great place for late night food after drinking. The gyoza / potstickers here were amazing, as was the pizza.

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Reviewed July 24, 2017

we popped in for a quick lunchtime drink - sat at the bar - it was a busy Friday lunchtime - service a little on the slow side but they were busy - beer was ice cold - did not eat whist we were there...More

Thank JC1064
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Feel comfortable if you're older, this is not a youngster crowd. Food was all very good and great service considering how busy they were. Very laid back and friendly atmosphere. Can't go wrong stopping by here.

Thank JavaJunkie59
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

I recommend the fish or the steak sandwich, the portobello mushroom sandwich was not as tasty according to my husband. Somehow I missed this local treasure when I actually lived in Champaign years ago, but I thoroughly enjoyed having lunch there on Monday and will...More

Thank Laurie W
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

If you have a peanut allergy, beware. If you like free, salty peanuts, rejoice! If you don't like to be tidy with your shells, who cares, throw them on the floor (indoors only though)! Most of the bartenders have been there for a long time...More

Thank Illinifan1980
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