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The Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern

212 Southwest Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602


The Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern provides top quality ingredients, scratch-made food, and exceptional service delivered in an inviting, energetic and fun atmosphere.

The name "The Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern" is inspired by the comedy Billy Madison. In a classic scene, Billy colors a duck blue simply because he wanted to see this everyday fowl in a different color. At The Blue Duck, we aim to do the same thing: deliver a familiar and approachable product in exciting and unexpected ways. In this case that product is barbecue. In addition to traditional barbecue plates, we will offer our house-smoked meats in a unique variety of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, tacos, and rice bowls.

To complement our fare, we feature draft beers from regional microbreweries, dozens of domestic and imported craft beer bottles, high-quality wines, domestic and imported whiskeys served in craft cocktails, and an additional full liquor selection.

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