Index search icon 56ae01effd7820868d7af6a12be41c707156b2808e1566753ebb94ae0398c368
Silvercreek overview 1 Silvercreek overview 2 Silvercreek overview 3 Silvercreek overview 4 Silvercreek overview 5 Silvercreek overview 6 Silvercreek overview 7 Silvercreek overview 8 Silvercreek overview 9 Silvercreek overview 10 Silvercreek overview 11

Summary

Silvercreek offers casual fine dining with a seasonal menu and a wide variety of wines and beers. The restaurant is an ideal location for anything from wedding parties and formal dinners to happy hour with friends.

+ Read The Full Story

Their Story

Allen Strong opened Silvercreek ten years after opening The Courier Café, located just down the road, with the intention of picking up where the Courier left off. While the Courier Cafe has a more casual setting, Silvercreek presents an elegant atmosphere with a classic lodge feel, open ceilings, seasonal menu and a wide variety of wines and beers. Allen converted the old mill that occupied the space in the 1980s into a classic restaurant made to look like it’s from the early 1900s. The restaurant is named after the silvery creek that runs near East Main Street, better known Boneyard Creek, the name given by settlers who moved into the area in the 1800s and found sun-bleached bones along the banks. The bones were likely left by Indians who hunted in the Big Woods that once covered northern Urbana.

Allen is an avid collector of antiques, and these fragments of history can be found throughout the restaurant. The streetlamps around the building and parking lot once lit the streets of Evanston, Illinois. The maps, which are on display in the main entry, are reproductions of the earliest known map of the University of Illinois, and the clock at the entry is a Cincinnati Time Recorder, which hung in the old Carr Electric building in Champaign.

Silvercreek is known for their impressive Sunday brunch, fresh seasonal menu, and Friday Happy Hour. They also have a gorgeous greenhouse in back that can be rented out for special occasions.

- Read The Summary

Good to Know

Useful Info

Glass greenhouse available for parties and events

Customer Tips & Comments

+ Add a Tip
  • The lobster mac 'n cheese alone is enough to make this place AWESOME.

    Profile comment vote icon 367a9842ffa7ba829026cb7e7a9ed64bfbaacb05319028b1672285bbe38c0fb8 1 Profile comment vote icon 367a9842ffa7ba829026cb7e7a9ed64bfbaacb05319028b1672285bbe38c0fb8

    Sorry, you must be logged in to downvote.

    Please log in or create an account first to downvote.
    This helps us prevent spammers and malicious votes.

  • Sunday brunch. It's not going to be cheap, but it's incredible. Classy atmosphere and good selection. Noshfolio provides good pictures, so take a look!

    Profile comment vote icon 367a9842ffa7ba829026cb7e7a9ed64bfbaacb05319028b1672285bbe38c0fb8 1 Profile comment vote icon 367a9842ffa7ba829026cb7e7a9ed64bfbaacb05319028b1672285bbe38c0fb8

    Sorry, you must be logged in to downvote.

    Please log in or create an account first to downvote.
    This helps us prevent spammers and malicious votes.

  • I took a date here once, and she was impressed. Not sure if it was me or the restaurant, but I sure would go back again for its good food and atmosphere!

    Profile comment vote icon 367a9842ffa7ba829026cb7e7a9ed64bfbaacb05319028b1672285bbe38c0fb8 1 Profile comment vote icon 367a9842ffa7ba829026cb7e7a9ed64bfbaacb05319028b1672285bbe38c0fb8

    Sorry, you must be logged in to downvote.

    Please log in or create an account first to downvote.
    This helps us prevent spammers and malicious votes.

See All Tips / Comments (6) + ADD A TIP FOR OTHERS

Hours

Monday - Thursday
11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday
11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday
10:00am - 10:00pm

ALSO NEARBY AND POPULAR

Radio Maria Profile competitors cuisine icon 439bfd6138aa369428c89563b10fe2995cc9d200df3abcc6ff0e9366f51ee417Spanish Profile competitors upvote icon a2e85fd627fb47fbd5c75b4bc8b99263db6f8af8cb0f92e689be3f344f9ebd6b56 Profile competitors review icon 66a292514f839c66e982ce348c21d0f702077d1ec33df5e5a9550c569ee9e47911
Sakanaya Profile competitors cuisine icon 439bfd6138aa369428c89563b10fe2995cc9d200df3abcc6ff0e9366f51ee417Japanese Profile competitors upvote icon a2e85fd627fb47fbd5c75b4bc8b99263db6f8af8cb0f92e689be3f344f9ebd6b64 Profile competitors review icon 66a292514f839c66e982ce348c21d0f702077d1ec33df5e5a9550c569ee9e4796
See a problem on this page?
Send us a Report Here

Silvercreek

Profile map address icon 11f0cd8aebea22e6f57dcb7b0690cddd49ebcf99c3db82a221d0a2bbc49f9202 402 N. Race Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Also liked by people who viewed this profile

Radio maria overview 6
Radio Maria

Radio Maria is a restaurant and tapas bar run by artists. Head chef, Tony Costa, creates the eclectic dishes that suit the vibrant a...

Sakanaya restaurant overview 4
Sakanaya

Sakanaya is a classy sushi and ramen restaurant right on campus that serves authentic Japanese ramen, sushi, and more in a cozy, yet...

Miga overview 1
Miga

Miga is a modern restaurant and bar lounge in Champaign serving American cuisine with Asian flair. The executive chef brings eclecti...