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Barney's Hickory Pit

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3446 Clayton Rd, Concord, CA 94519-2422
925-680-9761
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Great BBQ

One of the (if not the) best BBQ's in the area. I like it better than Dickies, although the onion strings at Dickies are to die for!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
KauaiLover2013
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Concord, California
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17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Martinez, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I have been coming to Barney's for the past 15 years. I'm completely appalled by our latest dining experience. My family of 4 and a friend decide to eat here for dinner. Our friend has never been and we assure him it's the most delicious food. Upon walking in we find one side of the seating area closed which is... More 

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Concord, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The ribs are the best and the sauce is outstanding. The ribs are smoked and cooked to perfection and the right amount of sauce is added.

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Concord, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One of the (if not the) best BBQ's in the area. I like it better than Dickies, although the onion strings at Dickies are to die for!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

BBQ sauce was horrible. I was the only person in the restaurant; that should have told me enough. If you want excellent bbq then you must go to Dickies. They're traditional Texas style bbq at a great price.

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Concord, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I am 54 years old, born and raised in Concord. My parents began taking our family to Barney's before I can remember. To this day it is still one of our families favorite places to eat. My sisters who live out of state, when visiting, Barney's is the first place thay must go to eat! We love their ribs!!! And... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

I love this place. My favorite thing to get is the French dip. They stack the sandwich with the best flavored steak, and serve it with a large, piping hot cup of au jus. The au jus is great! I could practically drink it as is hahaha I am not a huge fan of BBQ sauce so I always get... More 

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Concord, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The ribs were really very good, but the sauce wasn't the greatest. We had to add our own which was a little on the sweet side but the ribs were awesome and so was the coleslaw!

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Clayton, California
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204 reviews 204 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Food was Ok, but the place is dingy and the service slow.

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Concord, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Started eating at The Hicory Pit in Oakland on Telegraph Ave in 1950 with Mom & Dad on Thrus night "Dinner Out"

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Concord, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Great, non pretentious place to have lunch. Used to be able to get extra rib bones for my dogs as well but I am not sure whether they still do this.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3446 Clayton Rd, Concord, CA 94519-2422
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: 925-680-9761

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?