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Hickory River Smokehouse

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2330 S Mount Zion Rd, Decatur, IL 62521-9719
+1 217-864-1874
11:00 - 20:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The service was horrible and the food was worse I'm surprised they are still open for business I will never eat there again bad example if bbq

Thank telee45
Decatur, Illinois
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food is always good, I recommend the brisket, but the pulled pork and baked potatoes are tasty also. Service is quick and the place is clean.

Thank ps0wens
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love Hickory River ... Best smoked turkey and brisket around! Sides are always hot and fresh!! The staff is friendly and very helpful! You can't go wrong with a meal from Hickory River Smokehouse!

Thank Cgrace48
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We came in not knowing what to expect, and were pleasantly surprised by this place. They were quick to serve us and both of us enjoyed our dishes. We tried the pulled pork, smoked turkey, and sliced beef. Great food and great service.

Thank Jamie V
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I was a bit disappointed in the briscut, but the smoke turkey was great. We also saw the sign for the 'cue shoe. I'm not the horseshoe connesour of the family but I think we will be back to try it

Thank LordRaiden
Dayton, Ohio
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We were close enough to walk from Hawthorn Suites. The service was quick and the place was clean. Food was pretty average - out of BBQ chicken.

Thank Lily S
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Our barbeque was rained out and Hickory River saved the day. We fed 7 adults for less than 60 bucks and the food was amazing. The website needs to be updated to show the family specials; otherwise we had a great dining experience.

Thank Debra P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

good bbq sauce on side and has a large variety of side items to choose from. Usually go to the drive thru.

Thank Lori K
Decatur, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

Everything in this place tastes like smoke...if you like that, you'll be happy....I do not like the heavy smoke taste...tried just French fries (they are smoky too)

Thank Elisabeth R
Decatur, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Love the pork barbecue with side cold slaw. Lot of pork for the money. Pork very tender and moist. Service was fast and very pleasant.

Thank Butch1944

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2330 S Mount Zion Rd, Decatur, IL 62521-9719
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 217-864-1874

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?