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$5 - $10
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought to large Pepsi's $2.50 a piece ,they were filled all the way with ice. Mt wife went up to ask for a refill since there wasn't much drink in there, and the manager said no refills !! She said if you want a...refill buy another large drink, who does that ? I don't know of a business that does that . Also the food was ok , you get way better food at wood and hog and black dog in Urbana. Alot friendlier service to .More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 25, 2021

We came in for a late dinner. Rich was very helpful and friendly when wet ordered. Our food was ready quickly and we had a very pleasant meal. Rich came by to take our empty trays and was very friendly and kind! It was a...delight to meet Rich and so nice to connect with someone that enjoys life so much. Thank you Rich for your service and best of luck!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 7, 2021

We eat at the Urbana location at least 2 times a month. I have never been disappointed with any food I have purchased. If you are wanting authentic Texas BBQ flavor and smoke, eat at Hickory River Smokehouse. You will not be disappointed. I recommend...the 3 meat combo!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 24, 2020

I would rate them a 1 I ordered a brisket sandwich and got a fatty pork sandwich instead I tried to call them and no one answered I shall not order food from these people again there's other barbecue joints in Champaign Urbana Illinois that...are betterMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed August 26, 2020

I ordered a carry out dinner, and they forgot the barbeque sauce. Not a good thing. The cornbread was really good, the rest was OK. Kind of hard to tell without the barbeque sauce.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed May 29, 2020

We went through the drive through during covid. We had a car full! They did a great job of getting our order correct (and we didn’t help that process.). Our drinks were well labeled and the food was well packaged. Not to mention, the food...is good. Well done, Hickory River! Thank you.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Hickory_River_Mktg, Marketing at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2020

Thank you, Troy! We appreciate your business and the kind review!

Reviewed March 7, 2020

Have always had good food here! We've tried many BBQ resturants across the country and Hickory River is still at the top of our list. Husband had a brisket sandwich with two sides. I had a dish I had won on Facebook: Cue Shoe Platter!...they were both great!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Hickory_River_Mktg, Marketing at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2020

Thank you Anne! We're happy to hear how much you love Hickory River and hope you'll keep dining with us!

Reviewed February 29, 2020

Lived in NC for 35 years, and seek out BBQ when traveling throughout US for the past 40 years. While my preference has always leaned towards Carolina style Q, I was VERY impressed with the pulled pork here. It was definitely, without a doubt, in...the top 3 I have ever had. Cooked and seasoned perfectly, and the tenderness and taste was wonderful. My wife had wings, and she said they were great. The sides we had the "home cooked" taste, and were all very good as well. We have only been the one time, but we will definitely be repeat customers. You must try, and I am confident you will also be impressed!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 5, 2020 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...enjoy their topping bar that includes sour cream and shredded cheese for when I order fries.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Hickory_River_Mktg, Marketing at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2020

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
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  • Hickory River Smokehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4