International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy

75th Meeting - June 22-26, 2020 - Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

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Please also see the The Discerning Spectroscopists Guide to Drinking in Champaign-Urbana

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Best: Y = Restaurants that are recommended local favorites

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Best Restaurant Offerings Location Web Map Address Phone
Y A-Ri-Rang Korean Food. Inexpensive and Very tasty Campus Link Map 607 S. Wright St. 217-355-5569
Y Bevier Cafe Good lunches. Run by students. Vegetarian friendly Campus Link Map 905 S. Goodwin Ave. 217-333-8469
Y Bombay Indian Grill Reasonable North Indian restaurant. Best indian in town. Small seating Campus Link Map 401 E. Green St. 217-344-3380
Y Caffe Paradiso Best espresso. Sandwiches and Soups. Lots of Seating. Free WiFi Campus Link Map 801 S. Lincoln 217-384-6066
Y Cocomero Frozen Yogurt with toppings, bubble tea Campus Link Map 709 S. Wright St. 217-328-3888
Y Cravings Inexpensive Asian Food. Very tasty. They have had trouble with their health inspection. Eat here at your own risk. Campus Link Map 603 S. Wright St. 217-328-2538
Y Firehaus Burgers, fries, wraps, beer Very good fries. Campus Link Map 708 S. Sixth St. 217-344-4171
Y Joe's Brewery Great Daily Specials. Excellent burgers tons of different ways. Vegetarian friendly Campus Link Map 706 S. Fifth St. 217-384-1790
Y Maize Mexican Grill Mexican. Very Good and eclectic menu Campus Link Map 60 E. Green St. (217) 355-6400
Y Mia Za's Italian Cafe Build your own pasta, pizza, sandwiches and salads Campus Link Map 629 E. Green St. 217-352-2697
Y Papa Del's Best pizza in town (Chicago style stuffed) Campus Link Map 206 E. Green St. 217-359-7700
Y Potbelly's Good sandwiches (chain) Campus Link Map 501 E. Green St. 217-344-5601
Y Red Herring Coffee House All Vegan/Vegetarian food. Hot entrees and sandwiches Campus Link Map 1209 W. Oregon St. 217-367-2340
Y Silver Mine Subs Very good submarine sandwiches Campus Link Map 612 E. Daniel St. 217-328-5000
Y The Bread Company Very good soup/sandwiches/bread. Excellent dinners. Fondu. Campus Link Map 706 S. Goodwin Ave. 217-383-1007
Y The Cookie Jar COOKIES Campus Link Map 712 S. Sixth St. 217-384-5246
Y Timpone's Fine Italian Dining. Very good food. Campus Link Map 710 S. Goodwin Ave (217) 344-7619
Basil Thai Reasonable Thai Food Campus Link Map 701 S. Gregory #B 217-344-8662
Bo Bo China Inexpensive Chinese Food Campus Link Map 404 E. Green St. 217-352-2272
Brothers Bar and Grill Daily drink specials. Appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and full entrees. Campus Link Map 613 E. Green St. 217-328-5531
Casablanca Kebab House Middle Eastern/Indian Style food. Inexpensive Campus Link Map 623 E. Green St. 217-328-1600
Chipotle Mexican Grill Mexican Chain Restaurant Campus Link Map 528 E. Green St. 217-344-0466
Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream Campus Link Map 505 E. Green St. 217-390-1941
D.P. Dough Calzones Campus Link Map 33-B E. Green St. 217-365-9663
Dunkin Donuts Standard Chain Donuts Campus Link Map 607 E. Green St. 217-384-3375
Einstein Bros Bagels Bagels, bagel sandwiches Campus Link Map 1401 West Green St.
Empire Chinese Restaurant Inexpensive Chinese Food Campus Link Map 410 E. Green St. 217-328-0832
Espresso Royale Specialty coffees, pastries, bagels, soups and sandwiches Campus Link Map 602 Daniel St. 217-328-1112
Evo Cafe Bubble Tea, Oriental Food Campus Link Map 711 Sixth St. 217-328-7688
Fat Sandwich Company Sandwiches a bunch of different ways with LOTS of different ingredients Campus Link Map 502 E. John St. 217-328-5035
Flat Top Grill Build your own stir fry Campus Link Map 607 S. Sixth St. 217-344-3200
Geovanti's Pizza, pasta, beef, ribs, chicken, salads, calzones, and more at very reasonable prices Campus Link Map 401 E. Green St. 217-344-4600
Home of Gourmat Chinese & Thai Inexpensive food Campus Link Map 604 E. Daniel St. 217-344-7483
Houlihan's Bar and good food. Vegetarian friendly Campus Link Map 1902 S. First St. 217-819-5005
Y Antonio's Pizza Outstanding pizza with amazing, crazy toppings Campus Link Map 619 E. Green St. 217-365-9500
Insomnia Cookies Cookies until midnight Campus Link Map 502 E. John St. Ste. B1 217-328-0203
Intermezzo Cafe at Krannert Daily specials, sandwiches, salads, soups Campus Link Map 500 S. Goodwin Ave. 217-333-8412
J. Gumbo's Cajun and Creole Cooking Co. Cajun food. Fairly inexpensive Campus Link Map 700 S. Gregory St. 217-337-4840
Jersey Mike's Subs Hot and cold subs Campus Link Map 505 E. Green St., Suite 3 217-954-1167
Jimmy John's Standard Chain Sandwiches. Local Company Campus Link Map 43 E. Green St. 217-344-6200
Ko Fusion Sunday and Monday Dollar Sushi Campus Link Map 701 S. Gregory Suite F 217.954.1572
Lai Lai Wok Well reviewed Chinese restaurant Campus Link Map 402 E. Green St. Ste. A 217-328-1888
Legends Decent bar and food. Nice outdoor seating area. Campus Link Map 522 E. Green St. 217-355-7674
Los Amigo's Good mexican food Campus Link Map 404 E. Green St. 217-337-7300
Mandarin Wok Oriental cuisine. Good food Campus Link Map 403 E. Green St. 217-337-1200
Manolo's Pizza and Empanadas Empanadas and Pizza. Vegetarian Friendly Campus Link Map 1115 W. Oregon St. 217-365-0110
Manzella's Italian Patio Pizza / Italian Food Campus Link Map 115 S. First St. 217-352-7624
Merry-Ann's Diner Open 24 hours, typical diner fare Campus Link Map 1103 W Oregon St (217) 344-2455
Murphy's Pub Great campus pub Campus Link Map 604 E. Green St. 217-352-7275
Noodles & Co. build your own pasta Campus Link Map 528 E. Green St. 217-367-2000
Panera Bread Chain -- Salads, Sandwiches, Soups and baked goods Campus Link Map 616 E. Green St. 217-344-2528
Papa John's Standard chain pizze Campus Link Map 106 E. Green St. 217-355-5858
Penn Station Philadelphia style sub sandwiches. Good fresh cut fries and lemonaid Campus Link Map 605 S. Sixth St. 217-344-9050
Smoothie King smoothies Campus Link Map 616 E. Green St. 217-337-5555
Starbucks Coffee Campus Link Map 501 E. Green St. 217-344-8613
Subway standard chain sub sandwiches Campus Link Map 610 E. Daniel St. 217-383-1033
Subway standard chain sub sandwiches Campus Link Map 616 Green St. Ste. A 217-239-0108
Sushi Rock Sushi and Korean Food Campus Link Map 621 E. Green St. (217) 337-4285
White Horse Inn Offers 15 different German Sausages as well as Sandwiches and appetizers Campus Link Map 510 E. John St. 217-328-2865
Woori Jib Korean Food. Inexpensive and Tasty. Mainly BBQ Campus Link Map 710 S. Sixth St. 217-384-8282
Y Eatery Mediocre Thai Food Campus Link Map 1001 S. Wright St. 217-344-5040
Wendy's Standard Chain Chicken restaurant 11:00am – 6:00pm (M-F) / 11:00am – 6:00pm (Sat & Sun) Campus - Union Link Map 1401 W. Green St. (217) 328-0032
Illini Union Ballroom Daily Buffet Lunch. Includes salad and sandwich bar, 2 soups and 2 hot entrees (1 vegetarian). Includes drinks and dessert. Closed Monday Campus - Union Link Map 1401 W. Green St.
Jamba Juice Smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices, baked goods and yogurt blends 10:00am – 6:00pm (M-F) / 10:00am – 6:00pm (Sat & Sun) Campus - Union Link Map 1401 W. Green St.
Quad Cones ice cream scoops, pre-packaged frozen treats and refreshments Campus - Union Link Map 1401 W. Green St.
Sbarro Chain Pizza and Pasta 11:00am – 3:00pm (M-F) / CLOSED (Sat & Sun) Campus - Union Link Map 1401 W. Green St. 217-337-0100
Qdoba Chain Mexican food in a similar vein to Chipotle Campus - Union Link Map 1401 W. Green St.
Y Bacaro Primarily Italian. Excellent food and wine list. Vegetarian and Vegan Pasta options Downtown Champaign Link Map 113 N. Walnut St. 217-398-6982
Y Escobar's Excellent Latin-American Food. Several Vegetarian Options. Try the guacamole and the homemade lemon-lime drink Downtown Champaign Link Map 6 East Columbia St. 217-352-7467
Y Peking Garden Good food. Ask to look at both menus. Downtown Champaign Link Map 206 N. Randolph St. 217-355-8888
Y Radio Maria Eclectic Latin American influenced food. Nice atmosphere. Tapas Menu. Good Wine List. Vegetarian Friendly Downtown Champaign Link Map 119 N. Walnut St. 217-398-7729
Y The Blind Pig Bar and Brewery Excellent Brewery. Ranked one of the top 50 places to drink beer in the US Downtown Champaign Link Map 120 N. Walnut St. 217-398-1532
301 Mongolia Make your own stir-fry Downtown Champaign Link Map 301 N. Neil Street 217-531-1153
Aroma Cafe Sandwiches, coffee and espresso Downtown Champaign Link Map 118 N. Neil St. 217-356-3200
Big Grove Tavern Farm-to-Table New American Cuisine with a wide selection of house cocktails, Midwestern craft beers and carefully curated wines. Downtown Champaign Link Map One E. Main St. 217-239-3505
Boltini Lounge Martini Bar. An impressive selection of small plates, sandwiches, salads, tacos, and desserts are available Downtown Champaign Link Map 211 N. Neil St. 217-378-8001
Cafe Kopi Nice coffeeshop. Good sandwiches. Downtown Champaign Link Map 109 N. Walnut St. 217-359-4266
Cowboy Monkey Bar with primarily mexican food Downtown Champaign Link Map 6 Taylor St. 217-398-2688
Cream & Flutter Cupcakes, cookies, ice cream Downtown Champaign Link Map 114 N. Walnut St. 217-355-5400
Destihl Brew Works Microbrewery with good pub food. Excellent beer. Good vegetarian and vegan options Downtown Champaign Link Map 301 N. Neil Street 217-356-0301
Farren's Pub & Eatery Pub with a variety of food choices. Known for their bison burgers. Downtown Champaign Link Map 308 N. Randolph St. 217-359-6977
Fat City Daily drink specials. Appetizers, salads, sandwiches Downtown Champaign Link Map 505 S. Chestnut St 217-607-0614
Guido's Bar & Grill Bar with American food Downtown Champaign Link Map 2 E. Main St. 217-359-3148
Jupiter's Downtown Bar with pizza, soup, salad, grinders and pool tables Downtown Champaign Link Map 39 Main St. 217-398-5988
Ko Fusion Sushi, Oysters and Pan-Asian Menu. Nice setting Downtown Champaign Link Map 1 E. Main St. 217-531-1166
Nitaya Thai Restaurant Thai food Downtown Champaign Link Map 134 W. Church St. 217-359-5540
Rainbow Garden Chinese food Downtown Champaign Link Map 1402 S. Neil St. 217-398-2670
Sam's Cafe Cash only, open for breakfast and lunch Downtown Champaign Link Map 115 N. Walnut St. 217-352-7102
Seven Saints Sliders, other bar fare. Try the cheese curds. Wiskey Wednesdays with 1/2 price selections Downtown Champaign Link Map 32 E. Chester St. 217-351-7775
Sushi Kame Well reviewed Sushi restaurant Downtown Champaign Link Map 132 W. Church St. 217-356-3366
The Clark Bar Drink specials Tu-Fr. Appetizers, sandwiches, pizza, ribs, and burgers Downtown Champaign Link Map 207 W. Clark St. 217-355-0510
Wedge Tequila Bar and Grill Over 100 Tequilas, a variety of tasty tacos, salsas, guacamole Downtown Champaign Link Map 415 N. Neil St. 217-398-2869
Y Black Dog Smoke & Ale House Best BBQ in town. Good beer list. Several good vegetarian and vegan options Downtown Urbana Link Map 201 N. Broadway Ave. 217-344-9334
Y Courier Cafe Excellent Salad Bar. Phosphates. Ice cream. Great food. Vegetarian friendly Downtown Urbana Link Map 111 N. Race St. 217-328-1811
Y Crane Alley Decent bar and food. Nice outdoor seating area. Good vegetarian options Downtown Urbana Link Map 115 W. Main St. 217-384-7526
Y Mirabelle Fine Pastries Excellent pastries and bread. Sandwiches Downtown Urbana Link Map 124 W. Main St. 217-384-6460
Y Silvercreek Fine Dining, excellent food. vegetarian Friendly Downtown Urbana Link Map 402 N. Race St. 217-328-3402
Bunny's Tavern Beer garden. Fairly extensive bar menu Downtown Urbana Link Map 119 W. Water St. 217-367-8175
City Girl Yogurt Frozen Yogurt with toppings Downtown Urbana Link Map 202 E. University Ave. Ste. E 217-607-1345
Esquire Lounge good food and over fifty beers and ales. Try the homemade pineapple tequila! Downtown Urbana Link Map 106 N. Walnut St. 217-398-5858
Siam Terrace Good Thai food. Limited outdoor seating Downtown Urbana Link Map 212 W. Main St 217-367-8424
The Iron Post Solid bar food, some nice outdoor seating, live music Downtown Urbana Link Map 120 S. Race St. 217-337-POST
Y Bombay Indian Grill Reasonable North Indian restaurant. Best indian in town. Sit down restaurant Off Campus Link Map 302 S. First St. 217-637-6200
Y Cactus Grill Mexican. Burritos/tacos/etc. Good food. Tofu burrito. (Take out/Delivery) Off Campus Link Map 1405 S. Neil St 217-351-8226
Y Fiesta Cafe Mexican. Very good Off Campus Link Map 216 S. First St. 217-352-5902
Y Golden Harbor Best Chinese Food in Town. Don't go for the atmosphere. Crispy Tofu is outstanding Off Campus Link Map 505 S. Neil St. 217-398-8988
Y Jarling's Custard Cup Very good frozen custard. Can be busy Off Campus Link Map 309 W. Kirby Ave. 217-352-2273
Y Milo's Restaurant Good Restaurant. Lots of seating. Nice atmosphere Off Campus Link Map 2870 S. Philo Rd. 217-344-8946
Y Original Pancake House Best Pancakes in Town Off Campus Link Map 1909 W. Springfield Ave. 217-352-8866
Y Thara Thai Best Thai in Town Off Campus Link Map 912 Bloomington Rd. 217-378-1986
Y The Ribeye Steak and a nice salad bar. Off Campus Link Map 1701 S. Neil St. 217-351-9115
Arbys Standard chain restaurant Off Campus Link Map 2310 S. Neil St. 217-398-5677
Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano Chain Italian Restaurant. Good food Off Campus Link Map 2235 S. Neil St. 217-356-4300
Golden Wok Thai and Chinese food Off Campus Link Map 405 E. University Ave. 217-356-8383
Good Fella Korean Bistro Korean Food Off Campus Link Map 905 S. Neil St. 217-239-5959
Green Street Cafe Hookah Bar. Cheap strong drinks Off Campus Link Map 35 E. Green St. 217-367-6844
Hooters Bar. Known for the waitresses tight tops and shorts more than anything else Off Campus Link Map 1706 S. State St. 217-355-7682
Jimmy John's Standard Chain Sandwiches. Local Company Off Campus Link Map 601B E. Green St. 217-328-5310
Kamakura Japanese Restaurant Sushi Off Campus Link Map 715 S. Neil St. 217-351-9898
Le Peep Breakfast served all day. Good food Off Campus Link Map 2209 S. Neil St. Suite W 217-352-7599
Meatheads Burgers & Fries Burgers and Fries Off Campus Link Map 1305 S. Neil St. 217-352-5555
Einstein Bagels Chain Bagels. A smaller selection than their standard locations, but some sandwiches, bagels and cream cheese, and other baked goods 8:30am – 1:30pm (M-F) / CLOSED (Sat & Sun) Campus - Union Link Map 1401 W. Green St.
Y Dancing Dog Eatery & Juicery Vegan, Organic. A nice all vegan restaruant with gluten free desserts. Juice bar as well Downtown Urbana Link Map 126 W Main St 217-522-1344