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2130 Bloomingdale Rd, Glendale Heights, IL 60139-1852
630-529-1227
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Old time Great customer service

So, here we are visiting from Australia, looking for something to eat on a Thursday night at 8:45 pm. Saw a light on. The sign on the door said...closes at 9. We were treated like the first customer of the day. Smiles from everyone. Truly happy to see us. I can't remember the last time I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Mark M
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Hervey Bay, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

So, here we are visiting from Australia, looking for something to eat on a Thursday night at 8:45 pm. Saw a light on. The sign on the door said...closes at 9. We were treated like the first customer of the day. Smiles from everyone. Truly happy to see us. I can't remember the last time I was treated so well... More 

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Itasca, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

There is nothing to exciting here. The food is good, prices are a little high, and the service is ok. Been here a few times when I get the itch for Barbeque and don't feel like cooking it myself. I will go back if i am in the area, but if you are looking for the best BBQ, this place... More 

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Chicago, IL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Soo disappointed. I went with my wife for lunch. I ordered the brisket dinner with the following side orders: coleslaw, fries and beans and she ordered the pulled pork sandwich. Coleslaw was horrible, never had slaw so terrible but they say there is a first time for everything. Don't order the coleslaw here! The beans were just ok, they lacked... More 

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Glendale Heights, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great Texas BBQ, wonderful staff, fast and efficient! The Tuesday special is a great deal! Drive thru really convenient!

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My sister and I just love this place. You can smell the smoked meat before you even walk into the door. I prefer the pulled pork plate or the smoked turkey plate. Yes the sides are only average and I prefer the sweet corn or the green beans but it is the meat that counts. If the meat is smoked... More 

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Good BBQ. However, A bit pricey for the amount of food received and the ambiance. It would be nice if they put some extra sauce on the table because the meal could have used more.

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I want to preface this review by saying I have not visited the south and tasted the BBQ there. My wife and I have been here many times and enjoy it. I have taken other people here who have visited the south and experienced BBQ in the south and they say this place is decent. I like you order your... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Being from Kansas City my standards are high. This place was worst than Famous Dave's. I got the brisket. It was tasty. But the sides were terrible - the beans were spicy pork and beans (not baked beans) and the slaw was bland. I did like the apple sauce - chunky and fresh. Also, the corn bread was good. The... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stopped in on a way to a friend's house in the area. I was hoping to try their rib-tips which were on the menu the last visit but they had been dropped so I settled for their pulled pork dinner plate with a side of beans and chili with the obligatory cornbread. With a drink this ran $12.50. The establishment... More 

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hanover park
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We enjoyed the food at Hickory River Smokehouse. My husband & son had pulled pork sandwiches with a side of beans. I had the chili & cornbread. The portions were plentiful & delicious. We liked the casual atmosphere. The employee's were friendly. If you like smoked meats, this is the place to go. If you don't there's a few other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2130 Bloomingdale Rd, Glendale Heights, IL 60139-1852
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Glendale Heights
  • Phone Number: 630-529-1227

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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