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Hickory River Smokehouse

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2330 S Mount Zion Rd, Decatur, IL 62521-9719
217-864-1874
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great price

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Debra P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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

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Decatur, Illinois, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 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)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I visit thsi place at least once a week when I am working day shift. The food is alway excellent and you can't go wrong wtih the pulled pork.

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Maroa, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had lunch today and normally love this place, but today the chopped beef was surprisingly fatty and when I told the order taker I wanted extra sauce on the side, he must have misunderstood and I got only sauce on the side. Stick with the turkey next time which is always a winner and my husband loves the pulled... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good food - carry out available - love all of their meats and the smoked turkey! I mainly use them for the carry out - take home the meats and add our own side dishes. love it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The restaurant is in a converted Wendy's building. Décor was ok but it could have been better. Everything appeared decently clean. The food was really good. My son and I shared a combo platter with brisket, turkey and pulled pork. It came with 2 sides and cornbread. We had mashed potatoes and cole slaw, the potatoes were good, the coleslaw... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

the chicken, ribs, and brisket are amazing. The sides are generous. Fast Food setting is a turnoff. This is not cheap but the only great barbecue in town!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Although we live in the city, we had never eaten here till today when we attended a geocaching event. Glad it was here! We both had the pulled pork with sides. The pork was excellent and we each got a large serving...probably could have shared, but glad we got our own! Waffle fries were awesome! Corn bread and the Texas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2330 S Mount Zion Rd, Decatur, IL 62521-9719
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: 217-864-1874

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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