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The Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern

212 SW Water St, Suite B, Peoria, IL 61602-1325
+1 309-981-5801
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (49 reviews)
“tacos” (38 reviews)
“brisket” (85 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
212 SW Water St, Suite B, Peoria, IL 61602-1325
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Reviewed today

I can remember meeting the Rock Island Rocket train at this station, years ago. I like the way they made the dining area separate from the bar. I ordered the Lorraine Burger with the Aioli on the side which include a side. Chose the Warm...More

Thank rcr1rcr1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant is not your typical BBQ place- in a good way! They do have smoked ribs, brisket, pulled pork, etc. However, my favorite is the Banh Mi, an Asian BBQ sandwich, so good! And the sides are great too like bacon potato salad. Only...More

Thank Teri_MJ
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had dinner with group of 9 after a conference. Drinks were always filled, wait staff was prompt and friendly about requests (more napkins, sauce, etc). Table had lots of space for everybody! I had pulled pork nachos. They were excellent! The brisket looked fantastic too!...More

Thank Sara Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in late last night after a skating event and received a warm welcome by the staff even thou the kitchen would close soon. Our waiter was terrific! He gave us a detailed run down of the menu and the sauces available. Our food was...More

Thank LoveToTravel8601
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for late lunch early dinner. After using the bathroom we were really grossed out. Super dirty. We had ordered appetizers so we ate them and left. Kids got grilled cheese but wouldn’t eat it because it had no butter in it. Fried...More

Thank Colleen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is great, but hard to get into. I had the asian tacos and they were delicious. The waiter was very helpful and treated us well. Wish there was more seating.

Thank Dana P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son wanted to try this restaurant for the Banh Mi sandwich. He loved it! I got the brisket and it was really good! The corn side dish was loved by all! I got the macaroni and cheese and the slaw as side dishes. Both...More

Thank rotmeister
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

while the food and service was good the atmosphere left something to be desired.. can't put my finger on it but it seemed to be dark with no particular scheme ..

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch in the middle of the week. Had prompt service and our lunch was wonderful. Will return

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended so we decided to give it a try and are glad we did. It is small so be prepared for a short wait or grab a place at the bar. We ate at the bar and had great service. The bartender...More

Thank Sharon3959
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Debbie R
28 August 2015|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
04:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 SW Water St, Suite B, Peoria, IL 61602-1325
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-981-5801
  • E-mail
Family-owned restaurant serving artisanal barbecue. Large selection of craft beer and whisky. NO RESERVATIONS. NOT SUITABLE FOR LARGE GROUPS. CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY.
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