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Hickory River Smokehouse

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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$5 - $15
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
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Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed December 9, 2020

Any place that has Brisket is on my radar. We were traveling home to Michigan from Nashville and stopped for gas at this exit and saw this place. Its cafeteria style dinning. The guys in the dinning room were great in bringing refills in a...fresh cup and keeping the place clean. I of coarse had Brisket with sides it was very tasty, My only complaint is no Vinegar based sauce for the Brisket. My wife had chicken and fries. I would go back if I was in this area again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Hickory River, Marketing at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2020

Dave, thank you so much for your great review! We're pleased to hear about your positive experience, and hope you'll stop by again if you're ever in the area.

Reviewed August 22, 2020 via mobile

I'm so glad we stopped here the food was delicious. The service was superb and all workers that we saw were very friendly and willing to help out . The pulled pork and bbq sauce was excellent I definitely know why they won awards. Wow...cornbread was great. Will definitely add to my places to eat again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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mariadR8426VZ, Owner at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2020

Brandon, thank you for taking the time to write us a review!! We are so pleased you had a great meal, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 21, 2020

Came here for a family meal and they did not disappoint. Served cafeteria-style, we received our food quickly and were able to watch it get put together as we walked our way through the line. Pulled Pork Sliders, a side of Mac N Cheese and...a side of Ranch Beans rounded out the plate. These are not ordinary sliders, they are Texas-sized only being about a half inch around smaller than the regular bun that they use. Their coleslaw is of the vinegar variety which I personally don;t care much for, but was not too bad. Great meal, great service. If you are in the area and you like BBQ you need to stop by.More

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

Thank you for the great review, Angelo! We appreciate your kind words, and are very happy to hear you liked the food. We hope you'll stop by to see us again!

Reviewed March 9, 2020

My daughter and her family live in Tipp City. Whenever we visit and decide to go out to eat, this is our first choice. The pork is tasty and tender. The side dishes are well-prepared, and there's always enough to take home.The ribs are just...as I like them -- falling off the bone.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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mariadR8426VZ, Owner at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Cheryl, thank you very much for your review, and for making us your go-to restaurant when you are in town. We appreciate it so much!

Reviewed February 21, 2020

It has a cafeteria feel, but ordering was prompt and efficient even with a fairly long line. The restaurant was very clean. Service was great. My husband had the combo plate with two meats, I had the pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw and french fries....The food was very good. Servings were large. Prices were good.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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mariadR8426VZ, Owner at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate it!!

Reviewed February 14, 2020

Stopped for dinner on 2/12/20 while out car shopping. First time visit and was pleasantly surprised. Very good food and nice down home atmosphere. Will stop again.

Date of visit: February 2020
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mariadR8426VZ, Owner at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2020

Thank you very much Randy! We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal, and we hope you will visit us again soon!!

Reviewed January 15, 2020

Love my sandwich. Going back for the brisket. Pulles pork nachoes were amazing. Green bans ans vinegar cole slaw were good. Will be back

Date of visit: January 2020
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MariaD10056, Owner at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Cathy, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate our customers so very much!!

Reviewed November 5, 2019

Brisket chopped, sweet sauce, always good Staff polite Cafeteria style, wait your turn and order meat first, followed by your sides Pay and carry your tray to your table/booth

Date of visit: October 2019
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Maria D, Owner at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2019

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you as a customer!

Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

Everything I have ate here is amazing. Great food for a low price. Cafeteria style. If I’m in the mood for bbq this is where I come.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Maria D, Owner at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2019

Thank you! We appreciate your review very much, and look forward to you dining with us again soon!

Reviewed October 1, 2019

Don't believe the hype... This is one of the worst BBQ restaurants around... The brisket is sliced extremely thick, and it's pretty dang dry... They only have a few sauces which is a real downer... I'm a brisket guy, so why they don't find a...way to add a little more moisture to the end product, and slice it really thin is beyond me.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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