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Rick's Smokehouse

3102 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN
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Ranked #9 of 187 Restaurants in Terre Haute
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Buffalo, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

What fantastic barbeque. The meats were wonderful and the sides were out of this world. Would definitely visit again.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We went to Ricks with a large group. They could not have been more accommodating. We sat in a large back room with neat decorations. The food quality is above average.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's a bit on the high side price wise. But it is really good food and I like how the ordering is set up as soon as you walk in. I would definitely go again if I was in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a place! It's an historic building serving fantastic smoked meats and bbq. When you see the smokers and wood out back, you know Rick's doing it up right. Your taste buds do a little happy dance from the first bite. Lunch combos were well priced and generously portioned. Pulled pork is to die for. We skipped the bun and... More

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Washington, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stopped there one evening for dinner, after spending the day hiking. It's not so fancy we felt under dress in our hiking clothes, yet it's very clean and comfortable. You walk in, place your order, then help yourself to drinks. They will bring your food out a short time later. While waiting, you can look over the memorabilia that... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were traveling on I70 to get back home and wanted some lunch that was tasty, not fast food or any of the chains you normally find near the interstate exits. Noticed a billboard that said BBQ 2 miles north on Exit 11....decided to give it a try. Well, it was more than 2 miles north...more like 2 miles north... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Report Card: Ribs: A - St Louis cut. Good smoke; perfectly cooked. Brisket/Chicken: C - No smoke; cooked through and seemingly braised. Very little flavor, despite obvious seasoning. Disappointing. Sides: A - very good smokey baked beans and Mac and cheese. Both scratch made. No alcohol. Very casual. Tables outside.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The food has always been great. All of the staff is very friendly and helpful. This is just a great place to eat!

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Washington, Missouri, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We enjoyed Rick's for the first time this evening. The ribs were great, as was the pulled pork, ham, turkey. The onion rings were great as well. It's a nostalgic place, as there's tons of old signage, and ads in the place. If you're a rib fan, you'll love the ribs at Rick's.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Pretty good food. Sometimes the ribs are cooked a bit too long for me but that is just me. I love my ribs juicy and not as tough.

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