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The Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern

212 SW Water St, Suite B, Peoria, IL 61602-1325
+1 309-981-5801
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“potato salad” (49 reviews)
“tacos” (38 reviews)
“brisket” (85 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 SW Water St, Suite B, Peoria, IL 61602-1325
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Reviewed 2 days ago

while the food and service was good the atmosphere left something to be desired.. can't put my finger on it but it seemed to be dark with no particular scheme ..

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch in the middle of the week. Had prompt service and our lunch was wonderful. Will return

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended so we decided to give it a try and are glad we did. It is small so be prepared for a short wait or grab a place at the bar. We ate at the bar and had great service. The bartender...More

Thank Sharon3959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, beer and service....as always. If you are looking for a small place with great food, go early to avoid the lines that are pretty consistently long.

Thank Katie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was visiting friends in Peoria, and they were glad they were able to share one of their favorite restaurants with me since there are so many gluten free options! I got to eat barbecue again! Blue Duck has a fantastic atmosphere and location, and...More

Thank julebean67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch with a friend. Place was very clean and cool on a hot day. You can dine in or outside. I had the pulled pork sandwich. It came with ample pork,coleslaw on it with a few fried pickles. Never had fried pickles...More

Thank EYE1234
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Many craft beers from all over; the list changes throughout the week. I only wish the IBU's were listed for each offering. Tasty sandwiches! Love the hot bacon potato salad!

1  Thank 210_Dave
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We went on a busy Saturday and had an hour wait. We took a walk by the river to pass time. Now about the food....delicious. There were four of us and we each got something different along with the side dishes. The pulled pork and...More

1  Thank Pottman
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Went here with some coworkers due to a recommendation from a local and it didn’t disappoint. The barbecue was delicious and he portions were more than expected. I would recommend the Key Lime pie also.

1  Thank van728
Reviewed July 26, 2018

This restaurant has quickly became a favorite. Every dish that my husband and I have tried has been wonderful. The poutine, however, is the best. Regardless of what we order, we always manage to nibble on the poutine. Order it and you won't be disappointed!...More

1  Thank Pinkie50
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Debbie R
August 27, 2015|
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Response from Lucy N | Reviewed this property |
Monday Closed Tuesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 5:00 – 10:00 pm Wednesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 5:00 – 10:00 pm Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 5:00 – 10:00 pm Friday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 4:00 pm – 12:00 am Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 SW Water St, Suite B, Peoria, IL 61602-1325
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-981-5801
  • E-mail
Family-owned restaurant serving artisanal barbecue. Large selection of craft beer and whisky. NO RESERVATIONS. NOT SUITABLE FOR LARGE GROUPS. CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY.
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