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Hickory River Smokehouse


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


$5 - $10
American, Barbecue
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chopped brisket sandwich is my usual go to, but I tried something else and was very pleased. Country smoked ham topped with mixed sauce was last night. It was so tender unlike ham that I cook at home. I definitely would order again. I also...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Andrew S
Hickory_River_Mktg, Marketing at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for this great review, Andrew!

Reviewed October 24, 2019 via mobile

We had a large group meal here last week. Service was great and the food very good. We enjoyed our meal and the variety of food and beverages we had. Smoked salmon and burnt ends were a favorite.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank fred5110
Reviewed July 10, 2019

Delicious food without being overpriced. Been here a few times the food was fresh and the tables where clean!!! We'll keep coming back for the BBQ.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

My wife n I had some great BBQ ! We were surprised at the age variety , young n older as our selves (60) . The BBQ brisket was great and the smoked Turkey wow ! We ordered mild and for me was good ,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Hickory_River_Mktg, Public Relations Manager at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Hi Terry, thanks so much for leaving your feedback! We're happy to hear that you and your wife had a nice visit and enjoyed some of our delicious BBQ!

Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Hickory River is a casual place for good BBQ. We often stop and bring some home with us as well. Their food is consistently good. They have a good variety of selections at a reasonable price. One of our favorites.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

I'm now eating here about 1 or 2 times a month and I'm happy I am. Nice folks, darn good food, and great location.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DEPluma
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

I'm not sure why the staff at the Hickory River Smokehouse act as if there is something amazing about their restaurant. I can only assume it's because they've never been to any other restaurant. Even fast food chains have pleasant staff. We were rudely informed...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank firehorse3
Reviewed October 4, 2018

I wasn't pleased with the food I got today. I always get the turkey sandwich with bbq sauce on side. I get back to work and find my sandwich soaked with bbq sauce and lots of skin/fat on the turkey. Wasn't pleased at all but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hardcandie81
Hickory_River_Mktg, Public Relations Manager at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

We are very sorry you weren't completely satisfied with your meal! We'll communicate with the restaurant manager and staff to ensure something like this doesn't happen again and that we get our customers orders right each and every time.

Reviewed September 24, 2018

I was visiting Urbana for a football game, and we made a stop in Hickory River on a Thursday night. I asked a question of the person taking the orders, and the managers came to us and explained the specials and other menu items. While...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Love stopping here..no frills good food..and great chipotle mustard sauce! Texas chili and ranch beans really good sides

Date of visit: September 2018
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