Couple enjoying a romantic candlelight dinner
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Couple enjoying a romantic candlelight dinner

A MEMORABLE DINING EXPERIENCE


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A MEMORABLE DINING EXPERIENCE


 

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Hamilton Walker's weaves premium ingredients, time honored recipes, traditional culinary crafts, classic 1940's Hollywood ambiance, and exceptional service into a vivid dining experience for every taste.

 
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Reservations


 

 

Our beverage menu features a thoughtfully curated wine list and a handcrafted cocktails selection inspired by Prohibition era classics. 

Make a Reservation
(see below for our hours)

Reservations


 

 

Our beverage menu features a thoughtfully curated wine list and a handcrafted cocktails selection inspired by Prohibition era classics. 

Make a Reservation
(see below for our hours)

Hamilton Walker's pays homage to our iconic location and to the history, community, and spirit of Champaign.

Constructed as an armory in either 1881 or 1884, the building was acquired and transformed into the Walker Opera House, the first legitimate theater in the area which became the epicenter of arts and culture in Champaign.

Over the next three decades until 1914, the building transformed from opera house to vaudeville hall, movie theater to venue for high school dances and graduations, assembly site for big game victories to thriving downtown hub. 

 

In 1917, the Hamilton Hotel was erected on the same site and enjoyed years of prosperity. Many still remember the fire of 1977 that took the top two floors of the hotel which then began a new life as Chicago Title and Trust.

Hamilton Walker's is a tribute to Champaign's history, to the spirit of Champaign, and to its community---past and present.

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An unforgettable experience for the senses.


An unforgettable experience for the senses.


Zachary Schweig

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Zachary Schweig is a local chef, formerly of Biaggi’s and  Ritz Carlton, St. Louis where he honed his skills In European cuisine and food arts.  At Hamilton Walker’s, he leads a talented culinary team to create traditional 1940's steakhouse cuisine with contemporary flair, blending classic techniques with quality ingredients and flavorful seasonings.

JJ DUPUY
 

GENERAL MANAGER

JJ Dupuy, a native of Champaign, is a second generation hospitality and service professional with over 25-years experience in all aspects of the industry. His vision for Hamilton Walker’s is to set the gold standard for service and exceed guest expectations. JJ and his team look forward to creating memorable dining experiences for our guests.

 

 

FOUNDERS

With Hamilton Walker’s, three long-time residents of Champaign hoped to create an oasis for the community, a gathering place for locals to socialize, enjoy great dining, and celebrate the events of their lives.