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Hickory River Smokehouse

1706 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61802-1205
+1 217-337-1656
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“smoked turkey” (9 reviews)
“beans” (16 reviews)
“brisket” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1706 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61802-1205
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is the place to go in CU for really good BBQ. The food is consistently good (unlike some of the other places), with generous portions and fast service. I've been to Big Bob Gibson's in Alabama, and Hickory River's smoked brisket is better--perfectly smoked...More

Thank Midwesterner526
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Was in town for a football game, Hickory River was recommended by a local. Was immediately impressed not only by the layout of the restaurant, but by the great selection of choices offered. Food is ordered/served cafeteria style, with a fixings bar (jalapeno peppers, pickles,...More

Thank FlyingHistory
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I love a lot that they have here. Their smoked polish sausage comes sliced and delicious. Their smoked turkey is not dry and has a great smoked flavor. It's 11.99 a pound, but makes fantastic sandwiches! Their chili is unique with loads of a variety...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Hickory River is a great place for anyone who loves barbecue. They have several choices of meats and sides to suit anyone's taste. The meat is tender and juicy, the barbecue sauce is tasty, mild, medium or hot, (the hot is not really that hot)....More

Thank MR2600
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Stopped by Hickory River on a Friday night around 7:30 p.m. Could only find one clean table in the entire restaurant (a little two-person table). As we parked, I noticed an employee mopping the sun room and when we got inside the restaurant noted the...More

Thank ChuckinIL
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The family and I stopped here on the way home from Michigan. It is cafeteria style. A little pricey but I guess pretty comparable to most BBQ places. Food was ok. Portions were about right. You have to ask for extra sauce as they put...More

Thank snoopnsteph
Reviewed 22 July 2017

In all fairness I have lived in New Mexico, vitied Texas and Tennessee and the Carollnas and lived in Missouri often so have had probably the best BBQ. We decided to try Hickory River as it is highly rated in this area. My husband had...More

Thank jodyt821
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We go there as part of a group dinner, really good food, for the order and move down the line style of service, you get your food fast and it's hot. They do serve alcohol on you of soft drinks and others as well.

Thank jrowe12
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Our friends brought over beef briskets and turkey. It had sandwich buns,salads,macaroni cheese, potatoe salad and barbecue sauces. It was very good,delicious and juicy meats plus the sides were very tasty.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch and although they were busy we got our food pretty quickly. It is a great value as six of us ate for about sixty dollars! I recommend the Turkey! It is mouth watering and tender! Very flavorful and seasoned to perfection!...More

Thank Jane M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1706 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61802-1205
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 217-337-1656
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