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Hickory River Smokehouse

2343 N Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62702-1403
+1 217-528-2271
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (11 reviews)
“pulled pork” (19 reviews)
“ribs” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
2343 N Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62702-1403
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a BBQ restaurant and has a very laid back setting. You walk in and there's menus on the wall. You walk up to the front and give your order. They make it as you wait, and put it on trays. There is beer...More

Thank Joy R
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Mac and cheese was good. Sauce is good and tangy. Ribs ok. Ends were a little hard. Place was empty perhaps because it was 3:00 pm. Price wise is average. Seems to be the only bbq place open on a Sunday afternoon in Springfield

1  Thank DongHaus
Reviewed 13 September 2017

It doesn't look like much but the BBQ is fabulous. The ribs are great, the pulled pork is wonderful and can always look for the specials posted on the board. You can smell it when you get out of the car and you will not...More

Thank larry_kak
Reviewed 22 August 2017

As highly as it was rec amended.. we were slightly disappointed. I enjoyed the pulled pork but But my dates ribs were a bit dry and the green beans were so over cooked and mushy. The BBQ beans were quite good though.

Thank Juliet G
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered takeout for 12 people and loved it pulled pork, beef brisket and Turkey with slaw beans and potato salad. Also bought some of their great chili. Wonderful meal enjoyed by all A great spot for a group take out meal

Thank Deggto
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We appreciated that this BBQ house was open later than the typical 8 PM close. The ribs were a bit lean on the meat, requiring you to use your hands to gnaw at them. But the meat was good. Slaw was very good, not your...More

Thank Garminacs
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We stopped here for lunch as it was close to the expressway. Every cut of their carefully-selected beef brisket, pork shoulder, turkey breast, pork loin and on-the-bone chicken are hand-rubbed with their signature spice blend. We both ordered half a slab of baby back ribs...More

Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Good brisket and ribs. Would no recommend the smashed potatoes. Personnel is friendly and made the dinner very pleasant!

Thank Lita_hel
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Recommended by the hotel staff and had a good combination bbq plate dinner. Staff was most friendly, happy and helpful. place was clean and food was pretty good.

Thank bendor12001
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We were in town for the day and stopped here on a recommendation. The food and service were both terrific. We had the lunch special which was a brisket sandwich with 2 sides and a drink. I had a beer instead of a soft drink,...More

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

Thank you so much Pam! We're thrilled to hear about your great experience and that you enjoyed our food for the first time. We take great pride in offering delicious, affordable barbecue all with great service. We certainly hope that if you're in the area...More

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17 June 2017|
Response from tjmm1985 | Reviewed this property |
I would think that you could just come in, but maybe call ahead to be sure. The earlier you come in the better.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2343 N Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62702-1403
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-528-2271
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