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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!
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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