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Specialty Restaurants

On designated days, our dining halls offer specialty cuisines. Try them all! The meals in our specialty restaurants are all you care to eat. Use your classic meal plan, Café Credits, Extra Credits, or a credit card. Guests can use Extra Credits or a credit card to purchase meals in specialty restaurants.

Better Burger

Ikenberry Dining Hall (Fridays only)
Student Dining and Residential Programs Building
Champaign

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Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls (Monday-Friday)
906 W. College Ct.
Urbana

Friday at Ikenberry: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Opens Friday, August 29, 2014)
Monday-Friday at PAR: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Opens Monday, August 25, 2014)

Enjoy hand-made hamburgers, juicy chicken and turkey burgers, gourmet buns, and hand-cut fries for lunch! This new specialty restaurant will send your taste buds soaring. Spice up your lunch with comfort food sides like cheese curds, fried asparagus, deep fried pickles, sweet potato fries, and onion petals. Indulgent drinks of the day include cherry limeade, root beer floats, and sumptuous shakes. Vegan options available, too.


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Cracked Egg Café

Florida Avenue Residence Halls
1011 W. College Court
Urbana

Tuesday: 4:45 - 7:30 p.m.

(Opens Tuesday, August 26, 2014)

We invite you to experience a wide variety of your favorite breakfast foods—in the evening! Cracked Egg features traditional breakfast favorites and even some non-traditional dishes that are sure to please your taste buds. Each week features omelets made to order and a different carved meat.


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La Cocina Mexicana

Illinois Street Residence Halls
1010 W. Illinois Street
Urbana

Friday: 4:45 - 7:00 p.m.

(Opens Friday, August 29, 2014)

La Cocina Mexicana is a specialty restaurant featuring a buffet of Mexican dishes from pork flautas to steak fajitas.



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Field of Greens

Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls
1005 S. Lincoln Avenue
Urbana

Monday-Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

(Opens Monday, August 25, 2014)

If you are vegetarian or just trying to eat healthier, Field of Greens is the restaurant for you. From soup to dessert, you can always find a meal with no meat products or meat byproducts. At the request of ovo-, lacto- and ovo-lacto-vegetarians, we offer options with egg and dairy products. Every day, there are two hot entrees, side dishes, a great salad bar and the famous dried fruit and nut bar.


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Leafy!

Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls
1005 S. Lincoln Avenue
Urbana

Wednesday: 4:45 - 6:30 p.m. 

(Opens Wednesday, August 27, 2014)

Now you can enjoy your favorite vegetarian dishes every Wednesday night at LAR!



Neo Soul Ingredient

Ikenberry Dining Hall
Student Dining and Residential Programs Building
Champaign

Monday: 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.

(Opens Monday, August 25, 2014)

This weekly menu features a modern twist on traditional southern comfort foods, a celebration of island cuisine and a taste of traditional African foods. Try a Fried Green Tomato Po’Boy, Jerk Chicken and Callaloo or Akara. This is sure to be a flavor experience you are not soon to forget! 


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Oodles

Busey-Evans Residence Hall
1110 W. Nevada
Urbana

Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

(Opens Friday, August 29, 2014)

The weekly menu features one prepared dish such as Moroccan couscous with vegetables, Spanish shrimp over ziti, or pot roast pasta. Mix and match pastas and sauces to your liking at the pasta buffet. Cold dishes will be prepared weekly for the salad bar. Get ready for some unique desserts—chocolate pasta, kugel or rice pudding will tempt your taste buds. There is a new menu every week.


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Soul Ingredient

Florida Avenue Residence Halls
1011 W. College Court
Urbana

Thursday: 4:45 - 7:30 p.m.

(Opens Thursday, August 28, 2014)

This restaurant features down-home, southern-style cooking with a live DJ. Join us at Soul Ingredient for something different, or just a taste of home.


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Taste of Asia

Illinois Street Residence Halls
1010 W. Illinois Street 
Urbana

Wednesday: 4:45 - 7:00 p.m.

(Opens Wednesday, August 27, 2014)

Featuring Asian-inspired dishes, this restaurant offers you a chance to experience your favorites and discover new culinary delights. Join us! You're sure to discover a new favorite every week.

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