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Rick's Smokehouse

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3102 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food. Good employees

Excellent food but could be better with an ice cold Blue Moon draft beer. I have never heard of a BBQ place that doesn't sell beer!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Terre Haute, Indiana
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  • Families with children
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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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243 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First try and I was super impressed with the pulled pork sandwich. The spicy sweet sauce is just perfect for the sandwich and the coleslaw is a great way to enhance the sandwich. The restaurant has a great atmosphere with good music. Love this place

Thank GRWLR51
Terre Haute, Indiana
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure to get the hash brown casserole with any order. It was a new type of catering cuisine for a group normally used to pizza take out. It was great!

Thank Marlene L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rick's is not only known for it's home cooked barbecued food, but also it's relaxed fun-filled decor. Pulled pork sandwiches, barbecued chicken, fabulous, fall off the bone ribs, headline the menu with an assortment of tasty sides. Other sandwiches are also available. Rick's four flavors of barbecue sauce top off each entree. While your waiting for your food, wander around... More 

Thank Susan B
Terre Haute, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Excellent food but could be better with an ice cold Blue Moon draft beer. I have never heard of a BBQ place that doesn't sell beer!

Thank terrehautegal
Walton, Indiana
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stopped for lunch and had the brisket by itself with some French fried onion rings. The brisket was good, but lacked the crust on the exterior I like. It was fork tender and tasteful beefy flavor but very light smoky taste. The onion rings were delicious and would be worth going again for, but next time I try the... More 

1 Thank guempelein
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

I make Rick's Smokehouse a go to place for a quick lunch. The service is prompt and the counter help are always pleasant. The bbq is great. I usually have the pulled pork sandwich and a side.

Thank IndianaNurse
Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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144 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Rick's BBQ is the place to go for great meat and sides! The atmosphere is casual and the service is excellent. Side dishes, such as cole slaw, baked beans, and sweet potato fries, are very good. There is a variety of sauces from which to slather your meat. Meats are well-cooked. Great place for lunch or dinner!

Thank nightingale1972
Terre Haute, Indiana
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place for a quick, week night family dinner. The food is really good, I especially like the sliced chicken breast and green beans. Good place to call ahead for a family dinner to go. We have kids that are in a lot of evening activites and this is a much better option than fast food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

This place has a laid back relaxing atmosphere. The food prices are very good and the food is delicious!

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River Forest, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We liked the well smoked meat and the good service. Loved the baked beans and sweet potato fries. We would have liked it better if we did not have to order at the counter.

Thank PatriciaSchmalzl

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3102 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Terre Haute
  • Phone Number: 8122358335

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Terre Haute, Indiana
Canton, Ohio
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?