Welcome to Hickory River Smokehouse, where Texas Barbecue is our passion! At Hickory River, every cut of carefully-selected beef brisket, pork ... More
Hickory River Smokehouse
Welcome to Hickory River Smokehouse, where Texas Barbecue is our passion! At Hickory River, every cut of carefully-selected beef brisket, pork shoulder, turkey breast, pork loin and on-the-bone chicken are hand-rubbed with our signature spice blend. And, like true Texas Barbecue joints, we also offer our own delicious, perfectly-spiced Polish Sausage for folks who know their Southwestern 'Cue. All of our meats are infused with hickory wood smoke in our on-site barbecue pit, then offered up juicy and delicious with the option of our award-winning Texas-style BBQ sauce drizzled on top or served on the side. Sound perfect? It's often described that way. But our regulars from Chicago to Springfield to Dayton to The Motherland (Austin, Texas) like to add one or more of our signature sides. You won't want to miss our Ranch Beans, Texas-Style Chili, or our famous, house-made Potato Salad
I came in during the early afternoon, and as soon as I walked in, the people at the front asked about my order... They were very kind! After ordering, the server brought my food out, and checked on me several times. They also have paper menus on each table, so we can easily add to our order (which I did :-).
I was alone, but had to deal with a situation at the time (via my smartphone)... I felt bad about being at the table for so long, even after I finished my food - but the server was fine with it. When I apologized for that, shortly before leaving, she told me I was welcome to stay as long as I wanted - until closing! :-)
I handed her an extra tip, on the way out.
My wife & I usually stop at least once a week & pick up a pound of pulled pork w/mild sauce on the side & take it home. It smells & tastes so good, I'm constantly sneaking a bite & my wife gets very irritated with me, but I just can't resist, cause it is mouth-watering delicious! We get 2-3 meals from this & makes it a really good buy for your buck. Thanks & keep up the good work!
I have been here several times for carry out. They have a lunch special for $6.00 that includes a chopped beef brisket sandwich, 2 sides, and a drink for $6.00. You just can't beat it, for the price. The food is always fresh, and the service is great. The lowfat turkey isn't as good as the brisket, but it's not bad.
Hickory River Smokehouse is a good place for ribs, but the price isn't that great and the atmosphere is definately that of a rib shack. Try the hot sauce; it's definately not as hot as Lil' Porgies in Champaign, but it's the best I've found in Springfield. I've tried the brisket; I didn't think care for it here.
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