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309-683-1227

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Sunday - Thursday

11AM - 8PM

Friday - Saturday

11AM - 9PM




Peoria likes Hickory River Smokehouse's "down home" Texas hospitality and flavorful meats from the Smokehouse! Peoria is the largest city on the Illinois River, established in the 1600's. Peoria residents know good BBQ, often commenting on Hickory River Smokehouse's dry-rub, a blend of seasonings that quench their taste buds!



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Customer Reviews

"This has to be one of the most amazing restaurants! I've been here several times and have never been disappointed with the food or the service! I recommend that everyone should try this place!!"

(Wendy Hauk-Glisan)

"We love Hickory River. Just did a taste testing and hired them to cater our daughter's wedding reception."

(Karen Volkmar-Hilyard)

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Peoria's Awards

BBQ Trophy

Taste of Peoria
2nd place Best Casual Entree - Baby Back Ribs
(2011)
BBQ Trophy

Taste of Peoria
1st place Best Appetizer- QueShoe
(2012)
BBQ Trophy

Heart of Illinois Fair Reserve
Grand Champion Baby Back Ribs
(2012)
BBQ Trophy

Heart of Illinois Fair Reserve
Grand Champion Chicken
(2012)
BBQ Trophy

Taste of Peoria
2nd place Best Casual Entree - Baby Back Ribs
(2013)
BBQ Trophy

Peoria Journal Star
Best of the Best - Barbecue
(2016)
BBQ Trophy

Taste of Peoria
2nd place Best Casual Entree - Pulled Pork Sandwich
(2017)
BBQ Trophy

Peoria Journal Star
Best of the Best - Barbecue
(2017)
BBQ Trophy

Taste of Peoria
2nd place Best Casual Entree - Baby Back Ribs
(2018)
BBQ Trophy

Peoria Journal Star
Best of the Best - Barbecue
(2018)
BBQ Trophy

1st Place in Peoria 2021 Community Choice Awards
Best Barbecue
(2021)
BBQ Trophy

3rd Place in Peoria 2021 Community Choice Awards
Best Caterer
(2021)

Catering Tailored To You

Hickory River Catering is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. You can be rest assured we'll do everything we can to exceed your expectations, because catering is not just our business, it's our life!

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