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Hickory River Smokehouse

2330 S Mount Zion Rd, Decatur, IL 62521-9719
+1 217-864-1874
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (9 reviews)
“potato salad” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue
2330 S Mount Zion Rd, Decatur, IL 62521-9719
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Came in late, approximately 8:30p. Saw special on wall...$22.00 two plates, drink and sides. So far good...then after wife orders I'm told, out of chicken...and by the way, ham, turkey and ribs not included". Had we known, we would not have ordered plates (larger portions)...More

Thank T C
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

This is our go to place when we have a large family group drop in its all good with a lot of options

Thank Deggto
Reviewed December 6, 2017

As always no matter which Hickory River Smokehouse you visit you get the same high quality BBQ. Their sevice was friendly and quick. Best of all the food was great!

Thank Jeanette C
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Quite impressed w this place, stopped in on a Saturday evening w family, the service was excellent and the food was served immediately!!! As BBQ goes, it was very tasty, w LOTS of it!!! If ever in the area again I wouldn't hesitate to return!!!

Thank Greg F
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Some of the best smoked meats in Illinois. Their sampler plate includes the pork, beef and what other you choose, it is all fantastic. The side dishes are no disappointment either...you can make a meal with these as well. Our favorite is their brisket... very...More

Thank meandje
Hickory_River_Mktg, Guest Relations Manager at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

Hi meandje, We want to sincerely thank you for you detailed and honest review of Hickory River! We're glad to hear about your good experiences with us, and that you love our food as well! We hope you'll be back in soon to try even...More

Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Love the menu here ! Pulled pork, brisket, and now burnt ends !! Those are my all new favorite ! But get there early, they do run out. Always great sides, Mac n cheese, potato salad, veggie of the day, cottage cheese.

1  Thank packrat427
Hickory_River_Mktg, Guest Relations Manager at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

Thanks, packrat427, for your five-star review! We're excited to hear that you and so many others love our Burnt Ends and our Brisket! We hope to see you again soon for some delicious BBQ Lunch or Dinner!

Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The service was horrible and the food was worse I'm surprised they are still open for business I will never eat there again bad example if bbq

Thank telee45
Reviewed September 12, 2016

The food is always good, I recommend the brisket, but the pulled pork and baked potatoes are tasty also. Service is quick and the place is clean.

Thank ps0wens
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love Hickory River ... Best smoked turkey and brisket around! Sides are always hot and fresh!! The staff is friendly and very helpful! You can't go wrong with a meal from Hickory River Smokehouse!

Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We came in not knowing what to expect, and were pleasantly surprised by this place. They were quick to serve us and both of us enjoyed our dishes. We tried the pulled pork, smoked turkey, and sliced beef. Great food and great service.

Thank Jamie V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2330 S Mount Zion Rd, Decatur, IL 62521-9719
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 217-864-1874
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