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Rick's Smokehouse

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3102 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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    Very good
  • 11
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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
Always predictably good

This locally owned reataurant serves up excellent BBQ. I've eaten there many, many times and always have a good meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Joyce K
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This locally owned reataurant serves up excellent BBQ. I've eaten there many, many times and always have a good meal.

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Terre Haute
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Rick's is a nice traditional barbecue joint, replete with rustic tables and kitschy poster-clad decor. The smell of meats roasting in the hickory smoke hits you as you get out of the car, setting the stage for a mouth-watering meal to come. Try the 2-inch pork chop, or the brisket. Both are delicious. Prices are moderate for the locale (a... More 

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Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

RIck's is a great place for casual dining-no alcohol served, so if you're seeking that, you're out of luck. Their ribs are great, their catfish is great ad so is their tenderloin. My son likes the brisket. A lot of food for a reasonable price!

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Robinson, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have ate ate this restaurant many times and have never been displeased with food or service. They have the best ribs and brisquit around. The only place that compares to this place is Bennents barbecue on ski mountain road in Gatlinburg Tennessee.

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Clinton, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

First off, if you have ever eaten REAL BBQ, this place will thoroughly disappoint you. The prices are way too high for what you get, quality and quantity wise. If they ran a half price special it still wouldn't be worth it.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great BBQ, and a really cool restaurant. Stop in, try the brisket, and check out the history of Terre Haute, proudly displayed all over the walls of the Historic Wassell Inn. Everything from photos and mementos from the old City Basketball Tournaments to handbills and posters from great old music acts from Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley. Absolutely worth... More 

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lompoc,ca
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Had the Pork, Beef and Chicken as take out with beans and salad. It was really good and moist. Best I have had above the Mason-Dixon line.

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Rockville, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We love this place and go there often. For lunch I usually get the BBQ bowl and if I'm there for dinner my favorite is the brisket. The atmosphere is great and most decorations are local and historical.

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Columbus, Indiana
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119 reviews 119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We were traveling west on I-70 and approached Terre Haute around lunchtime. We saw a sign for Rick's and we had the taste for barbecue. So, we decided to give it a try. We thought it was about 2 miles off the interstate down hiway 41. However, we had to take Wabash Ave. off of 41 and go another 2... More 

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Worthington, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We usually go to Rick's for lunch. Only had to wait in line one time and that moved quickly. Love the mac n' cheese. Their brisket is really good. I like that they three sauces are on the table. We've found the wait staff very courteous and the place is usually clean. They 'could' use larger restrooms.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3102 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Terre Haute

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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