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Hickory Hollow Barbeque

4705 US Highway 301 N, Ellenton, FL 34222
(941) 722-3932
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Ranked #2 of 35 restaurants in Ellenton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Valrico, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went to Hickory Hollow hoping to find some great North Carolina BBQ, unfortunately all we found was mediocre BBQ and spoiled coleslaw. As soon as we walked in we became apprehensive. The restaurant was dirty and there were flies all over the window beside our table. Also when we walked in we noticed a hand written sign stating they... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

liked the atmosphere and the service. Many people like the bbq but I personally did not. Carolina style bbq to me has too much vinegar to my tasting. I prefer Texas style BBQ over Carolina style.

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PALMETTO
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We Go there quite a bit. We LOVE their pulled pork sandwich AND their corn pudding (it's a vegetable but COULD be a dessert). BEST sweet tea. AND oddly enough, my friend from cocoa beach is a crab cake Connoisseur and said they have the BEST Crab Cakes she's ever had also. With good reason...... They also own the SEA... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Décor old world florida service fast and very friendly. Excellent bbq. Choice of regular or Carolina style. The sides alone are worth the stop. Cash only no charge or debit. They do have a cash machine at door in case you need it.HUGE selection of bottled beers. I would highly recommend it

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This place is THE REAL DEAL when it comes to Virginia/Carolina BBQ! Their Brunswick Stew is dead on! The Fried Green Tomatoes are breaded in corn meal like the should be! I had the Carolina Pork sandwich, it comes topped with cole slaw of course. It was perfect. It melted in my mouth! Washed it down with a cold beer!... More

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Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stopped by on Saturday afternoon for an early evening family dinner. We got in just in time to beat the evening rush. 5:00 pm was good; 5:30 pm was packed. I ordered the traditional pulled pork and discovered I only had to pay $11 for a large plate of lean and tender meat with lots of fried okra. They specialize... More

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White Pine, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stopped by for a late lunch on the advice of some local folks. The server was very friendly and helpful ,she recommended the pork shanks and boy were they good. We had never had them before, it's just like ribs but without the bones!

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Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I found this restaurant using Trip Advisor because we were looking for something more exciting than the regular food court type stuff you get at the outlet mall. This was perfect! Loved the variety and it was so tasty. Its hard to find a good bbq where we are from and this was awesome! Lots of choice on side dishes.... More

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Southfield, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

.Pork BBQ was tender, succulent and flavorful. TraditionalBBQ sauce was sweet and sassy...just the way I like it. The multitude of veggies is overrated...I had stewed tomatoes and roasted corn...both ok but nothing to brag about. Fried green tomatoes were really good but certainly not my grandmother's. BUT THAT PORK WAS WORTH SEVERAL MORE TRIPS. Beware the place is CASH... More

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Ajax, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

After some shopping at the outlet malls during the morning we were ready for lunch. We decided on this restaurant as we had not had any BBQ in the while, much less in the south. We were both very happy with our meals, lots of flavour and sauce! One thing of note, the portions are not huge which you might... More

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