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The Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
Family-owned restaurant serving artisanal barbecue. Large selection of craft beer and whisky. NO RESERVATIONS. NOT SUITABLE FOR LARGE GROUPS. CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY.
US$10 - US$30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in town a few days and met a friend for lunch we decided to give this a try. I had the brisket and the other had the wings...oh both was good!! Topped off with a few beers!!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Michael L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come here regularly. They have great burgers and mixed drinks. Always busy, so expect to wait for a table or eat at the bar. Service is always good. Try their strapple shake up.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank whileitravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in on a Saturday night and absolutely loved it. I had the Bahn Mi sandwich with the elotes and my wife had the brisket sandwich with baked beans. Everything was very good. My corn was almost as good as the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank brianhipp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No kids menu not even a plain cheese burger. The food was salty and to many flavors going on at once and every thing was spicy.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank X2758MAdaniellem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for a quick lunch. The barbeque is always done to perfection. For an appetizer we had the smoked meat poutine. We had the brisket version, here is the description from the menu: Hand-cut fries topped with your choice of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank whowe82
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

This hidden gem on water st is a must have they have the most amazing wings and smoked brisket, very good service and drinks as well, one of my all time favorite places to eat! Cheers!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bfaich1
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We had a short wait on a Friday night. Our server was friendly, answered all of our questions, and made sure our drinks were never empty. The food was fantastic. I had the Mexican tacos and my partner had the pulled pork. We both had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MsMessyHG
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

The food here is always very fresh. I got the pulled pork nachos and my wife got brisket. The meat on both were very tender. I have been here twice and both times I received my food fast with exceptional service. The prices are comparable...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank robw785
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

I had heard good things about the Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern from my last visit to Peoria, but we didn’t get to go then, so it was on my list for this trip. It did not disappoint! It was the perfect place to meet after...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank beasleyaw
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

We ate at the Blue Duck before a Bradley University basketball game on a recent Saturday night and were very pleased. Tasty ribs and brisket along with a decent beer selection made for an enjoyable dinner. It would be nice if they offered more sauce...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Response from Lucy N | Reviewed this property |
Monday Closed Tuesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 5:00 – 10:00 pm Wednesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 5:00 – 10:00 pm Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 5:00 – 10:00 pm Friday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 4:00 pm – 12:00 am Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00... More
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