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Watson's Shack & Rail

211 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820

Bars & Taverns

A fine-casual chicken shack, bar & venue in Champaign, IL. We specialize in fried & rotisserie style chicken, paired with craft beers, spirits & slushies

We are located in the heart of downtown Champaign, in the immediate vicinity of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

Our specialties include fried and rotisserie-style chicken with our Nashville Hot Chicken and Fried Chicken & Waffles taking center stage on most nights. Our delicious chicken is supplemented with seasonal sides and chef-driven appetizers and specials.

In addition, we offer a wide selection of craft beers, local beers, and micro spirits along with a selection of our house-made cocktails. A trip into the shack would not be complete without tasting one of our delicious slushies which we have become famous for in the Champaign-Urbana area. We pride ourselves on creating the most unique “Adult Slushies” and have ignited a trend among restaurants downtown.

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