Watson's Shack & Rail

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

Recent Reviews

Bestial Wailer

Nice waiters. Food leaves a lot to be desired. Don’t order hush puppies. They will be burnt and dry. Waiter said he’d take off bill, and not to bother reordering as they’d come back the same (burnt). Lol Chicken was also dry. Best tasting “food” we got was the well garnished Bloody Mary!

Readings by Dawn

We meet my husband's best friend for dinner. I had Shredded chicken and my husband had chicken waffles. My husband said his was chicken and waffles was good. The brioche bun was a good, I found a small bone in the chicken. The food was good. We don't order sauces, because of food allergies.

Carter Billingsley

My go-to place for comfort food! Great atmosphere, service, and food. So many unique menu items that I seem to find a new favorite every time I go...but I highly recommend the Buffalo Starchild!

Terry L.

Great food. Awesome atmosphere Highly recommend the chicken and waffles.


Long wait, mediocre chicken, TERRIBLE tasteless mac & cheese! Let me name all the other fried chicken restaurants in town better than Watson's - Urbana Family Garden, JJ's Chicken & Fish, Popeye's, Krispy Krunchy, I'm sure there are more that I just haven't tried...

Stephen Sanders

This was our first and only trip to this location. We had to send some items back. And the items that we did Keep we boxed up to take home to feed our dogs. Not to be mean or rude but the food simply had no flavor whatsoever. The alcohol was the best thing going at this location. Nice people, flavorless food.

Ika Putri

Great food. Yummy chicken. Friendly food servers. ????

Jeremiah Johnson

Was passing through town and stopped for some quick take out. NOT impressed! Ordered 2 orders of crab hush puppies. They came with a plastic fork, it broke. They were cooked way to long and burnt. I called to see if they are cooked this way, and all I got was "sorry." I don't recommend this as there are plenty of other places close by.

Brooke Hennis

Best food I’ve ever eaten. Drinks were amazing. Wait staff was wonderful! Cute and friendly environment. Will be back.

Bree Adams

One of the best places that I have ever eaten. Great atmosphere, friendly service, and amazing food. Highly recommend the green chili Mac and cheese and Protect Ya Nector slushee! 5/5 stars!

Kay Renee

Great atmosphere, the food is good, and the Kentucky Slushies are Awesome!

Rosie R.

This restaurant is utterly fabulous. Their Buffalo chicken sandwich is a triumph. Their adult slushees are magnificent. I inhaled both at the speed of light. Go hereeee

Britney S.

Horrible experience for the third time in a row. They are rude and inconvenienced by everyone walking in. The food was not good. Service was rude and inconsiderate. It is such a shame that they do not value the local business. I will not try to support them again.

Meghan R.

This was an awesome hole in the wall restaurant. Grabbed it for a quick bite for lunch. The rustic country and music theme makes you feel like you're in New Orleans. The sauce on the Firecracker hot Shrimp Po'Boy was to die for and the shrimp were huge and cooked perfectly ! The pina colada was awesome as well!

Danielle Cozzola

Watson's is a nice place to dine at. There are often times they don't have items on the menu though, which is annoying.

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