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“Passion for barbecue and great service!”
Review of Rick's Smokehouse

Rick's Smokehouse
Ranked #19 of 226 Restaurants in Terre Haute
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Passion for barbecue and great service!”
Reviewed August 11, 2011

Rick and his wife Beth have a passion for terrific food and creating a fun, high quality restaurant. The attention to detail is obvious. The food is hot And delicious, the decor is fun and I left feeling like I was valued as a customer. Great chicken And my mom always raves about the cookies and brownies for dessert.

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3 Thank mym2bw
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best place in Terre haute”
Reviewed April 7, 2011

All the food was really good. Even the sides. I'd recommend the pork chop!

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3 Thank Bubulldog10
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Worthington, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Waiting on line ...”
Reviewed March 25, 2011

This would have probably been an "excellent" review except for the really long wait on line. There were lots of college guys ahead of us and you'd think that if they stood in line that long that they'd be ready to order when they got to the cashier but NO. Anyway, Ricks should have had both registers open that night. Waited quite a while for the food. We liked the food for sure! And the decor gave us something to talk about while we were waiting for our food to be delivered. We wished they had a beer/wine license but that's ok too. I'd recommend this to a friend with those above mentioned reservations.

  • Visited March 2011
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Culver, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“The food is fabulous”
Reviewed March 5, 2011

We had dinner here during a recent visit to Terre Haute and quite honestly, this is some of the best BBQ we have ever eaten. The wonderful aroma from the smokers pervades the parking lot and is a preview of the delicious food.

There were 8 people in our group, everyone ordered a different entree and everyone raved about their food. I had the half chicken and it was wonderful. The meat was very tender and perfectly seasoned. My husband had the ribs and they were "fall off the bone" tender and also perfectly prepared.

The food is seasoned with a rub and comes without barbecue sauce slathered all over it, which I prefer. The customer can add sauce to their liking. Rick's has three flavors of sauce, regular, sweet and hot. All are delicious.

The restaurant is unique in that you place your order at the counter and it is delivered by the wait staff. You fill your own drinks.

The restaurant is clean and uniquely decorated, the staff is friendly and the food is terrific.

  • Visited February 2011
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6 Thank LJB22
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