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Hickory River Smokehouse

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Peoria likes Hickory River Smokehouse's "down home" Texas hospitality and flavorful meats from the Smokehouse! Peoria is the largest city on the Illinois River, established in the 1600's. Peoria residents know good BBQ, often commenting on Hickory River Smokehouse's dry-rub, a blend of seasonings that quench their taste buds!
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Drive Thru
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All reviews cornbread pulled pork ribs beans sandwich chicken fries texas style bbq sauce great brisket side dishes fast food takeout
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our small family devoured the takeout brisket on Christmas day. I would absolutely recommend HR in Peoria!

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank sommerize
Reviewed December 22, 2019

First time visitor to this eatery and was greatly disappointed as it’s more of a fast food stop than a resturant. We both ordered a pulled pork sandwich with a side of macaroni and cheese. The employee working behind the counter went into a hotbox...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank eziom897
Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

Tried Hickory River for the first time after several years living in Peoria. I took a family meal home and was not disappointed. Brisket was outstanding. Didn’t even need any sauce to burst with flavor. Pulled pork was also very good. We enjoyed the beans...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank DavidP668
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

Loved the Turkey sandwich and fries. Large portion sizes. Tasted great. Here us the before and after pictures.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank kimberlyb103
Reviewed September 8, 2019

Our small group of Associates went here for lunch. The part that we had to wait for, was - WHICH good food to order!!! The moment we udder the words, it was being prepared before us. Slide down a bit - got our side dishes...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank IL_Jeff
Reviewed September 3, 2019

While visiting family I tried the BBQ ribs, they were great and the service was very fast, along with friendly. Definitely would go back.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank MikeyLikey20
Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

I went here with a daughter’s softball team. The workers were very nice and friendly. I have the pork loin and some wings. They were both good. It was also pretty fast and wasn’t that crowded which was nice for a big group.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed July 28, 2019

As lover's of BBQ we took the opportunity while in Peoria to check out there scene. Hickory River Smokehouse was the top rated BBQ locally so we thought we would try it out. We had the smoked brisket since we love good brisket and often...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank kling167
Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

I came into town to visit my Wife’s family. She had a craving for ribs. On my way to another restaurant(based on familiarity) I came across this gem! Being a first timer here, I felt like family when I came in. Everyone was so nice...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Twone7985
Reviewed April 14, 2019

We like this restaurant. It is set up somewhat like a fast food place, as everything is cooked in batches. You select from a menu on the wall, and they build up the meal. You'll be asked if you want the meat to be sliced...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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