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Anymore there are many so-called BBQ joints but few, in my opinion,live up to being GREAT BBQ. Hickory River starts out wiith the sense that OK THIS is a great BBQ place. But it fallsl down a couple notches: i ordered the 1/2 slab of...More
We decided to grab some BBQ while in the area. We stopped here and it was a good choice. You walk in and order then go back up when your number is called. Very friendly service and the cook was willing to talk BBQ methods...More
We came for lunch and had a variety of BBQ favorites. The Brisket was just outstanding. It was lean and so very good. Ham - great! Okra - wow - the best! Cobbler - a must. pork nachos - the bomb! We all loved it...More
Please bring back the microwave! Many times the meat isn't very hot to start with. Then if you put some shredded cheese on the sandwich the meat is just cold. The microwave is a necessity if you like a hot sandwich.
After several years, got back to Springfield, IL, and the first place we went was back to Hickory River Smokehouse. Excellent ribs and pulled pork and sides! ( Great selections! Friendly staff, clean facility. Oh, and they have available many different types of bottled beers....More
Date of visit: September 2018
Hickory_River_Mktg, Public Relations Manager at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018
Thanks so much for the great review!! We definitely hope to see you back!
Would rate this location as just average for bbq food. I've eaten at the Hickory River in Peoria, IL and I rated that bbq as excellent. I had the brisket sandwich and sweet potato fries. The meat seemed fattier and wasn't as high quality as...More
We were in the area and didn't want fast food so we stopped by here. We loved the food. I had a Bacon Queso BBQ sandwich which was amazing. We also had a Que Shoe that we enjoyed. My husband had a brisket sandwich that...More