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Hickory River Smokehouse

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2330 S Mount Zion Rd, Decatur, IL 62521-9719
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I love Hickory River ... Best smoked turkey and brisket around! Sides are always hot and fresh!! The staff is friendly and very helpful! You can't go wrong with a meal from Hickory River Smokehouse!

Thank Cgrace48
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We came in not knowing what to expect, and were pleasantly surprised by this place. They were quick to serve us and both of us enjoyed our dishes. We tried the pulled pork, smoked turkey, and sliced beef. Great food and great service.

Thank Jamie V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I was a bit disappointed in the briscut, but the smoke turkey was great. We also saw the sign for the 'cue shoe. I'm not the horseshoe connesour of the family but I think we will be back to try it

Thank LordRaiden
Dayton, Ohio
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We were close enough to walk from Hawthorn Suites. The service was quick and the place was clean. Food was pretty average - out of BBQ chicken.

Thank Lily S
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Debra P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Lori K
Decatur, Illinois, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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)

Thank Elisabeth R
Decatur, Illinois
1 review
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.

Thank Butch1944
Decatur, Illinois
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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.

Thank Mike D
Maroa, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

Thank cmitch920

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?