Watson's Shack & Rail

211 N Neil St, Champaign
(217) 607-0168

Recent Reviews

cicnavi

Multiple people had recommended this place c e to us so we tried it out. Staff was great, and so was the food. One helpful hint is that there base batter starts off pretty hot, and you can add levels from there, but there is no mild. Love it.

Ginger Bananas

✔️ For $16 get the best Chicken and waffles in town. Place is ? kid-friendly unfortunately.

Denese Peebles

I just had the best Eggs Benedict of my life. Fried green tomatoes topped with crab salad, then two perfectly cooked eggs, and hollandaise sauce to die for. Even with that you have to make room for the Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding. I have no words to aptly describe this utterly scrumptious brunch, and the service was first class. Will definitely be back.

Kam Fry

Of all the times I’ve been to Watson’s, this was the first time I gave their gumbo and their chicken & waffles a shot. Can’t lie - I’ll probably never order anything different than this from there ever again.Some options I’ve had here before, I wasn’t a fan of. But I’m not one to cancel a restaurant just because I didn’t like one or two things on the menu. Great atmosphere and service!

Mitchel Reuter

Delicious food with unique offerings. Cool interior atmosphere and staff was friendly. Would highly recommend!

Letisia Wilken

Second time dining in and I had the same thing both time. Great staff and great music selections. I had the gumbo which was tasty..could have been alot hotter..was only warm. Nothing I would complain about. My son had the chicken and waffle..or Chelsea's shameless plea. He thought the chicken was over cooked but I think the grease was maybe old due to the color of the chicken.. Overall a great place and we will be back!

Matthew Peace

Came in for a early lunch while working in town. Great folks at the bar! Awesome wings and a bourbon slushy.

Letisia Chambliss

Second time dining in and I had the same thing both time. Great staff and great music selections. I had the gumbo which was tasty..could have been alot hotter..was only warm. Nothing I would complain about. My son had the chicken and waffle..or Chelsea's shameless plea. He thought the chicken was over cooked but I think the grease was maybe old due to the color of the chicken.. Overall a great place and we will be back!

johs seeberg

I highly recommend this restaurant if your are in the area. The food was really good and the wait was reasonable. I recommend you to book a table in advance. Enjoy!

Dan Wagoner

Stopped in for a quick dinner. Food was very good with just enough spice. Quiet spot with courteous staff. Will definately return to sample more of the menu.

Bill Calvert

The best chicken sandwich ever! Shrimp were awesome also.

lauren horvath

The Sammy's thingy was fantabulous and the cinnamon roll bread pudding was amazing as well. The inside was also super cool. Highly highly recommend.

Olivia Schmidt

Panama was our bartender/server and he was incredible. He made our entire experience. Amazing food, but I have never had a better bartender/server!!! Can’t say enough good things about him!!!

Marsha Morrison

I love this restaurant! I always get the tofu po'boy, fried Brussels sprouts (incredible!), and the slushie flight. They also made one of the best hot toddies I've ever had here. Staff is always friendly, restaurant is always clean. Probably my favorite restaurant in Champaign.

Mel Crago

Wonderful people and great food. Stopped here recently with my wife, who is vegan. Options for her were limited, so one of the owners stepped up and created this wonderful dish. I even tried it and thought it was delicious. Don't hesitate to stop here and get a great meal.

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