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Hickory River Smokehouse

2343 N Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62702-1403
+1 217-528-2271
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“cornbread” (11 reviews)
“pulled pork” (17 reviews)
“ribs” (14 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2343 N Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62702-1403
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch as it was close to the expressway. Every cut of their carefully-selected beef brisket, pork shoulder, turkey breast, pork loin and on-the-bone chicken are hand-rubbed with their signature spice blend. We both ordered half a slab of baby back ribs...More

Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Good brisket and ribs. Would no recommend the smashed potatoes. Personnel is friendly and made the dinner very pleasant!

Thank Lita_hel
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Recommended by the hotel staff and had a good combination bbq plate dinner. Staff was most friendly, happy and helpful. place was clean and food was pretty good.

Thank bendor12001
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We were in town for the day and stopped here on a recommendation. The food and service were both terrific. We had the lunch special which was a brisket sandwich with 2 sides and a drink. I had a beer instead of a soft drink,...More

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

Thank you so much Pam! We're thrilled to hear about your great experience and that you enjoyed our food for the first time. We take great pride in offering delicious, affordable barbecue all with great service. We certainly hope that if you're in the area...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 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
Hickory_River_Mktg, Guest Relations Manager at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thanks, mamakittel, for your review! We're always glad to hear about our customer service, and are glad we provided both great service and good food!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

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
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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...More

Thank tjmm1985
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
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,...More

Thank Martin H
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...More

Thank Don D
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17 June 2017|
Response from tjmm1985 | Reviewed this property |
I would think that you could just come in, but maybe call ahead to be sure. The earlier you come in the better.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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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