Reviews of Whiskey River BBQ (Restaurant)

7690 9502, IN-144, Martinsville, IN 46151, United States

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REVIEWS OF Whiskey River BBQ IN Indiana

Tammy Batchelor

All you can eat walleye was good. Okra was good. BBQ sauce was good. Beer was good. Wait time was very long. Did not enjoy the whiskey glaze at all. The brisket and sausage were not good. I would even say bad. The chefs potato was dry. We won't be back but hey it's BBQ, to each their own.

Jeannette Dunn

Stopped on our way through the area, walleye was good, tenderloin was not, could not eat it, thin and hard. We were over charged for our drinks. Would not stop here again. Very old and dirty.

Jay Estelle


Ray Alte

Tony Taylor


Chad Morris

Travis Hannefey

Great brisket

KIMBERLY Syra-leffew

We had Father's Day for Jim Syra at Whiskey River BBQ today a great place all you can eat fish that was really good my brother's just ate two or three Plates Full I'll definitely get that next time waitress she was great she was running her ass off everywhere Subway under $50 tip today it turned out to be a great day I'll send Joshua pay for the trip my brother's got to see Dad Dad got to see us grandkids got to see each other and everyone great food at a great time

William Chaney

Good home cooking

Cheryl Goodall

I ordered the all you can eat while fish with dinner fries on Monday night. The fish was over cooked as well as the fries. The fish was so thin that you couldn’t even taste the fish. It was super thin that I couldn’t even see any fish! The dinner fries were over cooked too. But the green beans were good. Most of the people in our group felt the fish was over cooked too. I also heard from 2 people that the pizza wasn’t that good as well.

Michael Featherston

Ribs did not even taste like meat! "Their BBQ sauce" is sweet baby Ray's. The brisket was so dry it pulled the moisture from my mouth! I would not let my worst enemy eat this 3 week old meat!

Debbie Anderson

Surprisingly very good!

Mike Clendenen

Good food!!!


Ulfred Wolf

Every good food I understand when they are short staff it takes a little bit for them to come but good food for waiting for

Billie Nenedjian

Ken Steinbrook

I've came by here many times wondering if Whiskey River was open or closed. Let me guarantee you they are definitely open and according to Stephanie, our waitress, an employee of 15 years, it's open all but three days a year. Their chef has also been here over 20 years. I had the endless walleye with sides of steak fries and green beans. Stephanie recommend the Texas ketchup. I am so glad she did bc it went perfectly with the walleye and my appetizer of fried pickles! I also tried the twice baked potatoes.. fabulous! This is a BBQ place so for all you out there who love BBQ this is a place for you. Whiskey River is great food and good times. Come try it for yourself!

Rita Armstrong

Brent Scott

Everyone there is nice . Just like home . And the food is responsibley priced and is great . I love the place .

Dan Downen

Great quiet dive bar with really good BBQ.

Samantha Dula

David Lowe

All you can eat walleye great deal good meal reasonable.

Kimberly Mabe

Megan Nohl

Love the separate bar area away from the family eating area, it's so nice to have a date night there away frtom kids on the other side of the restaurant!

Leslie Krock

The food was good and the servers were very nice.

Bill Michaelis


We order the all-you-can-eat walleye. Mmm good. Waitress is helpful. Drink refills are slow. We will be back when we desire the walleye meal. We have returned Sunday, June 23, 5pm. Ordered All-you-can-eat Walleye diner with 2 sides. Carrie was our waitress. Once we were settled in our booth she came to take our order. Walleye was tasty. We were served plenty of fish in a timely manner. Note: when you use a charge card they charge 4% extra.

suzanne owens

Great food. Portions are very generous. Prices are more than reasonable. Wait staff very friendly.

Linda Schwamberger

Stopped at 1:15 , got a 1/2 slab, 6 wings , they were out of potato salad. Got home the ribs look more like beef jerky, very dry, no flavor at all. Think they had ribs left from last week. I got stuck with them. Don't order carry out!!!The ribs were huge disappointment!! Couldnt eat them they were soo dry.

Mike Stidham

What are the worst experiences we've ever had used to love this place that made changes place is going to close soon if you keep serving food like the steak still good but that's about it if I could give zero Stars I would

Jeff Frownfelter

Food was plentiful good, average price. Nothing too fancy, basic and filling. Walleye all you can eat. Local place friendly staff.

Laura Williamson

GREAT food! Awesome service! Amazing margaritas! Great prices! Do yourself a favor and go check them out!

Lance Vanover

Nicholas Evans

jim b

An absolute dive

Project Scyther

I love this place. Great food, though a bit pricey, you won't leave hungry. It's a very sweet atmosphere with good staff, good patrons, and I promise that you won't be a stranger for long! If you're in the area, visiting here is a must.

Eric Thieszen

A great local hangout with good food and good service.

Kyle Miller

Speaking for the restaurant side. The pulled chicken o got was so dry I wasn't even going to attempt to it. The pulled pork was cold. The bread they give you for the sandwiches are a single piece of Texas toast cut in half. For another piece it's 1$. The 2 BBQ sauce choices are horrible. I could ramble on about other miniscule things but I believe I have written enough.

Patti Gault

All you can eat walleye and two sides with toast 9.99. Tasty!

Teresa Cotner

Eran Derby

The food was pretty good and the prices were pretty fair. The service was a little slow considering that there was barely any customers in the place while we were there. The waitress had our table of 3, a table of 2 and 1 customer at the bar. The waitress was very quick to greet us, take our order and get our drinks and food to us. The wait for the food to cook was a little longer than we anticipated.

Thomas Stein

good food n a great service, small n quiet place.

Jeff Engle

Tim Oldiges

Food was great, will be going back again for more TX style BBQ.

Martin McMann

Mellow place, wasn't busy at all. I'll admit the outside had me a bit fooled but the food was really good.

Timothy Gillispie

Terry Haskett

Great Walleye

K Bland


Good place to take the whole famliy for a good meal. Fair price and good atmosphere.

Philip Berg

Great place to eat and drink.service and staff are great as well

Z nasty B


Tricia Oakes

Good food and a home town atmosphere. I'm from out of town stopped here just once but the service and the food we're great.

William Wallace

The best BBQ Brisket and Ribs in Indiana. My wife is through and through Texas girl. Two things she says Yankees cannot make correctly are country fried steak and brisket. Well she was right. The owner was trained in Fort Worth area and is very friendly. The restaurant has both a bar area and a separate family dining area with its own entrance. They have no problem customizing orders to suit you and are very friendly. The building may not look like much, but it is kept clean and has allot of space. The only reason I didn't leave 5 stars was because the AC went out when were in there. I know its a small gripe, but atmosphere is part of what you pay for at a restaurant and no discount was offered due to the lack of comfort. I know this is not a big deal for allot of people but I just cannot give 5 stars... but it is darn close.

Jo Baker

Craig Mason

Teresa King

Fish is excellent. Staff is very friendly

Adam Miller

Pablo Ramirez

great food

Bryan .Smith

Good food!

Soso Long

George Perry


I do have a knack for finding good local food and this was a real winner...who would have known Indy can Q and they do...great spot ignore the winer review they are never happy I'm the the our server was great. ..I do bbq so I know bbq...

Kristen Perry

Jon Beasley

Great bar food friendly people. What more could you ask for?

Brian Lewis

Not a fancy place but the food was good. The pulled pork dinner is a generous serving with two sides. The breaded tenderloin looked good too. Small bar and pull tabs to keep you entertained.

Braden Gray

People should be aware that you will be charged and extra 4% of your total bill for any type card fee.I was unaware of this charge until my bill came and of course I had no cash....

George Freeman

Josh Julius

david wilkinson

Good food.

Alice Cox

Great pulled pork sandwich the sauce choices are amazing.

Al Collier


John Burnside

Bill Markey

Mike Gault

I had the all you can eat walleye very tasty.

Lisa Walker

t rich

Horrible service and even worse BBQ

Tracy Brock

Christine Robinson

Local dive, wouldn't have it any other way. All of the staff is great and friendly!

Tammy Rosek

The service was wonderful. We were taken care of quickly and our food came out fast. There are three choices for barbecue sauces and we mixed all of them together. The shredded pork in the Moo Oink dish was moist and tasty. The beef brisket was a little dry but still enjoyed it. The French union sooo which was a side was full of flavor. They have generous portions of food. Its definitely not the best I've ever had, but wasn't bad for a quick bite. There are signs on the doors and when you walk in stating there is a 4% up charge for using a credit card, so don't be surprised. The decor is dated and the place seemed to have a lot of locals dining there.

Rick Wood

Great place for fried walleye and appetizers. And, a great place to have a cold beer after a long day at work or working around the house. The walleye was all you can eat and I shouldn't have gone back for more. They do not cheat you on the portions and it was more than I should've eaten. Left there plenty full, and ready for bed. Next time I'm trying the prime rib.

Harold Halterman II

Great place to eat very helpful staff nice atmosphere

Max Perry

great food, excellent ribs, pulled pork and amazing sweet tea.

Brandy D

Worse place to ever eat at or even drink. All local drunks & druggies hangout here. Food is NOT properly cooked, stored or sanitized. I will never recommend this place to anyone I care about. The owners/managers are good for nothing. Bartenders drink on the job which is against the law as well, they over serve without cutting people off (so please be aware drunks leave here daily with your family on the roads). Too bad I can't rate this as a -5 stars!!!

Thomas Mattingly

I arrived there about 4 o'clock with my coworker decided to have a little dinner I had a cheeseburger was very good he had a fish it was also very good. I'll definitely be going back next time around

Robin Powers

Good service

Timothy Hamilton

Jim Coomer

Great place

James Rutherford

Bad food, bad service, bloody Mary was like tomato soup with a splash of vodka, could smell the bathroom from our table, first and last time there

Bobby Bynum

Sharon Harrell

T Sellars

John Gehbauer

John Martin

Jacquelin Mccabe

Robert Bynum

Paul Gaddie

For starters, the waitress needs to pick up her feet and not shuffle. Small salad that had a big brown chunk in it. The pulled chicken and pork was tasteless and very dry. The sausage had a weird taste to it. The brisket was the only high point. The bbq sauce tastes like Sweet Baby Rays, which I like. It’s self serve if you want a drink refill to. Not recommending this place.

aj rod

Terrible service

Mamita Ray

Matthew Wilson

Ben Reingardt

kari malloy

Great burgers!!

Curtis Moyer

Not great. We saw the sign for BBQ on our way home and it sounded good... And the sign said it won some award. it is around 5pm on a Tuesday and the parking lot is empty. But we're hungry. Walking in we realize it's a bar... I've had plenty of good food in bars, so still willing to give it a try. It was just... Blah. The Whiskey River BBQ sauce was incredibly sweet... The other two sauces were better, though I am pretty sure one was a Kraft brand. The waitress was kind and attentive without being annoying.

Ruby Compton

ashman tv

The waitresses are very sweet .all of the food is really good.

Noel Breedlove

Amy Woehlecke

Aaron f

If I was grading this place as a restaurant it would be lower and if I was grading it as a bar slightly higher but they present themselves as both so they fall some where in the middle. Had the sampler and the sausage was better than the brisket was better than the pork was better than the chicken. The slaw was pretty good and the portions were good for the price. I would like to go back to try the ribs but probably not as a family.

Kalinda Pelham

Shauna Crowell

Great food! Even better staff! We will definitely be back!!!

Teresa Jewell

Great BBQ

Gil Ward

Dont eat there...worst Dinner I have had in a year.

Lisa Odle Ridgeway

Just left from here! Brisket was very dry & the pulled pork tasted old & dry. Walleye fish was to hard. Never will we go back. The waitress was kind of rude. Maybe a great place to drink but not eat. DISAPPOINTED

Wayne Remick

Prime Rib Manhattan's on Tuesday's and Thurday's are the greatest. If your in the area try them out.

Steve McDonald

This is a backwoods type bar and grill. They have a great little menu to cover meals for a reasonable price. Service was outstanding. Comfortable place to eat.

Jim Burns

Tucked away off route 37 South behind a gas station, Whiskey River BBQ is a no nonsense, no frill restaurant/bar constructed of wood walls, floors and an ambiance that says they've been there forever, (actually 25 years.) Generous portions of some of the best smoked brisket and pork this Central Ohioan has ever had... you gotta check it out!

matt shostrand

It was ,50 dollars in three people back to ER they can eat the drinks are great the beer is good the whiskey is good in the girls are cute as ever

Kevin Perry

Tammy Hudelson

Awesome place. I love the ribs and their bbq glaze

Kenneth Byerly

We were the only diners on a Friday afternoon. Had to ring a bell to get anyone to greet us. Beer was served without a glass. Mozzarella sticks had thick breading (frozen, no doubt) and were way over cooked. BBQ was mediocre at best. Waitress was very nice, but ate her lunch while we ate ours.

Steven DeBernardi

Table was sticky....they were focused on there regulars more than anything. My opion is they need to focus on hospitality

Joanne Baum

Completely unpretentious place..waitresses are great, warm, friendly, and efficient. Food is excellent and plentiful. We had the "all you can eat walleye lunch," and spiced Grouper. The sides of steak fries, chef potato (think twice baked potato), cole slaw, and beans were all memorable. This will be our new "come to place" for great down home food, easy going atmosphere, and reasonable prices. It's not too far to drive from Bloomington. Great place to stop after picking someone up at the airport on the way to Bloomington. Enjoy!

Leah Fraser

Rebecca Samuels

Needs to have a water hose turned loose in there. Food good!

J. Andrew Penick

Great food. Great service. Thanks Paige

Lisa Wikert

Loving it

Kimberly Kuchenberg

Love it nice friendly atmosphere

Laura Wright


Mlke Vh

Great food, Great people, very freindly.

Nick Harper

Mike R

Awesome BBQ well worth the stop :) Service is excellent.

Ed Staubach

Hard to see from the intersection, but delicious food. Well worthy driving until you find it.

Joanna Strachan

Lori Statzer

They used to be great but recently changed where they get their products from and has went way down in quality! Pizza used to be good but lately undercooked!

Evan K

Great little bbq restaurant

John Givans

John Brooks

Ron Johnson

Really good pulled pork with BBQ!!

Lori Williams

Missy Lorch

All 4 of us got pulled pork it was cold

Mike O'Neal

Sherry Devine

Great all you can eat walleye! And SHINER BOCK!

Raymond Alte

It's a friendly place and I enjoy going there the patrons and the waitresses are really nice

Tim Gibbons

Very nice waitress. Excellent food. Had the pulled pork. Sandwich wasn't huge but the pork was very good. Requested fries done crispy and they obliged. Only negative is that they don't have a hot BBQ sauce (the waitress said the owner has been developing one), but the ones they have are good and made in-house; one a smokey whiskey sauce and the other a standard sweet sauce.

Janelle Reeder

Joan Showalter

Toni Halterman

Paige is an excellent server and the blackened grouper was terrific

Steve Schlangen

Great food

Randy Francis

Patrick Gruszka

The service was great same with the stake only it was a bit cold

Sara Lay

Yummy yummy yummy. Always great service (mind you we are somehow always managing to arrive mid afternoon). Complete hole in the wall with amazing food to match. Get fried okra as your side, you won't regret it. We've had the tenderloin, brisket, pork, and brisket wedge salad(super yummy).

Sandra Gibson

Jonathan Smallwood

Derrick Huitema

Over cooked steak

Chloe Bailey

My husband and I went here with our four small children. The waitress seemed happy to serve us. She was very kind and knew the menu well. We ordered 3 kids meals for the the kids that would be eating (the youngest is still eating milk) and we both got the all you can eat walleye. The kids meals had so much food they could have split one meal. The pulled pork was outstanding!! The walleye was amazing. We also got Cole slaw, steak fries, baked potatoes and onion rings. The baked potatoes weren't great but literally everything else was so good! We've lived in Waverly for a couple years now and we're wondering now why we've never gone here before. It was so so good! Service was excellent too! We'll definitely be back.

Kellie Julian

Great BBQ ribs!!!!

Matt McGuire

Good bbq made in house

Robert Coomer jr

Good people, good food.

R.V. M.

I have tried this restaurant on two (2) separate occasions. Their food is average at best. Beef Brisket is overcooked & dry. Their pulled chicken is bland and dry. And worst of all, the service is very slow. I do NOT recommend this restaurant if you want superior BBQ.

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