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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“smoked turkey” (9 reviews)
“beans” (16 reviews)
“brisket” (20 reviews)
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1706 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61802-1205
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 16 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 29 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 21 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 2 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
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Stumbled upon this place while passing through, and liked it so much we made a point of stopping there on our way back through 4 months later. Get the 'mixed' or 'hot' sauce. Large serving sizes.

Thank jh26
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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