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Hickory River Smokehouse

2330 S Mount Zion Rd, Decatur, IL 62521-9719
+1 217-864-1874
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“pulled pork” (9 reviews)
“potato salad” (3 reviews)
“smoked turkey” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
2330 S Mount Zion Rd, Decatur, IL 62521-9719
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Quite impressed w this place, stopped in on a Saturday evening w family, the service was excellent and the food was served immediately!!! As BBQ goes, it was very tasty, w LOTS of it!!! If ever in the area again I wouldn't hesitate to return!!!

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Some of the best smoked meats in Illinois. Their sampler plate includes the pork, beef and what other you choose, it is all fantastic. The side dishes are no disappointment either...you can make a meal with these as well. Our favorite is their brisket... very...More

Thank meandje
Hickory_River_Mktg, Guest Relations Manager at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Hi meandje, We want to sincerely thank you for you detailed and honest review of Hickory River! We're glad to hear about your good experiences with us, and that you love our food as well! We hope you'll be back in soon to try even...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Love the menu here ! Pulled pork, brisket, and now burnt ends !! Those are my all new favorite ! But get there early, they do run out. Always great sides, Mac n cheese, potato salad, veggie of the day, cottage cheese.

1  Thank packrat427
Hickory_River_Mktg, Guest Relations Manager at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thanks, packrat427, for your five-star review! We're excited to hear that you and so many others love our Burnt Ends and our Brisket! We hope to see you again soon for some delicious BBQ Lunch or Dinner!

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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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