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Hickory River Smokehouse

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2343 N Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62702-1403
+1 217-528-2271
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with our two foreign exchange students and the staff was so terrific, giving us recommendations for local specialties like the Cue Shoe. Highly recommend for service, price and quality!

Thank mamakittel
Springfield, Illinois
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there for a very reasonable price. The barbecue was very good as well. Got pulled pork sliders and baked beans. Service was great too.

Thank Imam-travelers
Fairbury, Illinois, United States
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had 2 plates of the 2 meat combo. Brisket, Pulled Pork, Turkey, and Ham plus the sides. All meat was moist and mild sauce was not overly sweet. Need to try the combo or mixed sauce next time. The sides were all good complements to the meat, except I would heat the applesauce and make it more of like skillet... More 

Thank tjmm1985
Springfield, Illinois
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1,002 reviews
641 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent BBQ ribs at this place, some of the best for a chain restaurant Good wings and brisket, but the highlight is without a doubt the ribs!

Thank Clevlander
Springfield, Illinois
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Looked at their online menu at their website, noticed a Q Horse Shoe and it sounded really good. Went to drive thru and ordered Q Shoe with Sausage, got home and opened it up, one thing i noticed they did put cheese in separate container, which i thought was a really good idea. The fries were good, the cheese sauce... More 

Thank Martin H
Springfield, Illinois
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Too bad the second location didn't work out. So Dirksen Parkway it is but perhaps this is a good thing. We visited for $1 night. The place was packed and active but large enough to have a table or two available as people arrived. Ribs were $1 each, Fries were also $1, and some of the mini sandwiches were also... More 

Thank Don D
Louisville, Kentucky
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183 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

You order get your food and then find seating. You order the sauces on the meat, there are none on table, however the server will bring extra if asked. Easy to find, easy parking. Will go back whenever in town.

Thank Dan6801
Glen Carbon, Illinois
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My husband, 13 year old son, and I ate at this BBQ restaurant after visiting the Lincoln Museum. The meat and sauce was good. You order cafeteria-style and then find seating. The dining room is large and there was plenty was seating available when we were there. I wish they had additional sauce on the table...they cover the meat when... More 

Thank Marcella7777
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We had a group stop by Hickory River Smokehouse for lunch. I had the pulled pork and sliced brisket. The meat was good. I do wish the sauces were on the table versus choosing when you order. They probably would give you what you wanted but I didn't ask. The hot sauce had a nice kick

Thank Greg H
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The pork was moist and tasty , the sides were all good especially the slaw and mashed potatoes. A new favorite spot in Springfield

Thank Stephen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2343 N Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62702-1403
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-528-2271

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?