We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Barney's Hickory Pit

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3446 Clayton Rd, Concord, CA 94519-2422
Improve this listing
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all 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, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 19 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
  • 6
    Very good
  • 0
  • 2
  • 5
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    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
Concord, California
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been a long time customer for over 20 years. I don't know what happened? The last two times I picked up takeout the order was wrong and the prices for the quality of food is not worth the BBQ I use to have. Did they change hands? The ladies that work there are not friendly and evidently are not... More 

Thank Lisa R
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Seen this place just down the street from motel we stayed at on the front window it says est 1957 thought if the have been open this long must be good. we must have come in on the cooks day off the food was not good my wife had the open hot pork with the red sauce she said it... More 

Thank dan c
Martinez, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank ElizabethB0506
Concord, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

Thank Swede0001
Concord, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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!

Thank KauaiLover2013
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

1 Thank 925matt
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 

Thank Cindy S
Level Contributor
37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Thank Spartacus22
Concord, California
1 review
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!

Thank caroprifold
Clayton, California
Level Contributor
308 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

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

Thank Mikeview

Travelers who viewed Barney's Hickory Pit also viewed


Been to Barney's Hickory Pit? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: Barbecue, American
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Barney's Hickory Pit staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?