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Hick'ry Pit Original

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980 East Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008-2303
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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    3 of 5 stars
Very Fine BBQ and Accompaniments

Enjoyed the small portion of BBQ ribs. BBQ sauce was flavorful, but not out of control. Service could have been a bit more attentive - I needed a beverage refill for a while. Portions are big - couldn't finish even the small 'rack'.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
San Jose
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san jose, ca.
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has been in Campbell for like 40 years, same location. They do BBQ right. Shout out to our server Casey, he is a fun one! And now to the repast: The baby backs? Tender, savory rub, juicy, fall off the bone, the mild smokey flavor is what BBQ dreams are made of. My side was a cold crisp... More 

Thank Funfinder1212
San Jose
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Enjoyed the small portion of BBQ ribs. BBQ sauce was flavorful, but not out of control. Service could have been a bit more attentive - I needed a beverage refill for a while. Portions are big - couldn't finish even the small 'rack'.

Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
Walnut Creek, California
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126 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

If you're in Campbell, CA and you're looking for a great breakfast, good steaks, and the BEST Ribs around you need to hit the Hick'ry Pit on Campbell Ave. There's parking!! It's a friendly place with great servers, wonderful comfort food and pie ala mode for dessert! We had the ribs and they were out a sight delicious! What a... More 

Thank John H
Campbell, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

They used to serve large Barbecue sandwiches but not any longer. Ordered and was still hungry after I ate. Lots of bread small amount of meat. Looking for a great barbecue place. It seems like restrants are cutting back on amounts they give you but rising the cost. If any one knows a great place let me know.

Thank Your2kind
Elk Grove, California
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Went there to be with friends for a Christmas get-together. It's the Christmas Season so the only time available was for Brunch. It worked out wonderfully. The food was very good and plentiful, good serving size. The waitress took good care of us. She was able to handle the large group, served us timely and knew when to join in... More 

Thank 49ers_Gold
Campbell, California, United States
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My family has been eating Sunday breakfast at least twice a month here for the last five years. They have a large area in the back with movable tables and chairs that can accommodate parties up to 60 guests. The omelets are large and delicious. They make a chili verde omelet that I love. Their biscuits and gravy and chicken... More 

Thank Lynn B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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55 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Good ribs and BBQ sauce. I like to try different meats with the sauce and great to dip french fries into. Sides are OK as well. Service though is lacking.

Thank D L
San Francisco
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486 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Full slab of ribs was ultra-meaty and not drowned in BBQ sauce. Ribs have a great smoked taste. Some might not like the lack of BBQ sauce on the ribs, but I'd rather dip my my own. These ribs are served dry with a side of sauce. Kid's-size ribs order is perfect for an 11-year-old. The six-year-old loved the cheese... More 

Thank 7268
Sunnyvale, CA
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286 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We had a reunion with some of my wife's relatives at this restaurant on busy Campbell ave. This is a stand alone restaurant near the Pruneyard shopping center, but all by itself. Faded exterior painted wooden surfaces, that had been weathered for too long -perhaps since the 1950s! Entering the restaurant is like going back in time -way back to... More 

Thank robert c
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I ordered the Original Ribs, junior portion. They were on the dry side, and the sides were just okay. The cole slaw enough for two.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 980 East Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008-2303
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Campbell
  • Phone Number: (408)371-2400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue


Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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