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Hickory River Smokehouse

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5101 W Holiday Dr, Peoria, IL 61615-9462
+1 309-683-1227
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Henry, Illinois
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stop here with wife and kids to have lunch. Menu was decent but I was surprised the ordering style is that if a McDonalds. Wasn't impressed having to stand at a long counter to order my food. I ordered half chicken which was pretty good. It could have been hotter. I think most food is cooked and kept in a... More 

Thank EYE1234
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised on this visit. The employees that waited on me were very friendly and helpful. I did the carry out. The food was tasty. The generous portions were enough for two people. I will be returning soon

Thank Bola B
Saint Louis
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My nephew absolutely adores this place as do we! They have amazing sides all of them are so good and I usually spend fifteen minutes just trying to figure out which ones to get this time! Brisket is the best just saying!!

1 Thank katiebF1294LK
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times after church. It's a great meal that will fill you up. Great pulled pork & brisket. Love the BBQ sauce! We are never disappointed & we usually take a carry out meal to my mother in law. The prices should reflect a sit down & order type restaurant.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
St. Louis
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The food was ready quickly. I had a famous horseshoe which was delicious. The staff was friendly and quickly cleaned up our table giving us space to talk and enjoy the evening.

1 Thank dcsmeyer
Level Contributor
88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

If you go to Hickory River Smokehouse you will have the best experience of your life .I did not know how good the food was until I tasted the Smokey goodness of all the entrees. It is a great place to bring family it's also a great place for takeout I recommend it highly.

1 Thank Andy H
Danvers, Illinois
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Food was good fresh and hot the restaurant was clean. We had the smoked turkey which was very good and the brisket which was amazing. It was a cafeteria-style restaurant the staff was clean and friendly. The parking lot is large.

1 Thank Timothy G
Peoria, Illinois
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Great food. Good prices Very casual and comfortable . Selection is terrific and service is fast and friendly

1 Thank Daveanew
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Pretty good BBQ and have never had a bad experience when I've met others there. Its never been my first choice though. It's also never been my last choice either.

1 Thank TRSparenberg
Pekin, Illinois
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I am not a big fan of this BBQ place but today I just tried the wings. They were the best wings i ever had. Therefore I would rate this place higher. Crunchy skin (no coating) and sauce on the side. I was impressed and will return. Didn't care for the coleslaw.

1 Thank Ann T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5101 W Holiday Dr, Peoria, IL 61615-9462
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-683-1227

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