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Hickory Hollow Barbeque

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4705 US Highway 301 N, Ellenton, FL 34222
(941) 722-3932
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Barbecue the old fashioned way

Casual, family like atmosphere with good homemade barbecue and sides. Hickory Hollow has been here as far back as I can remember!(ok, since 1984) A local favorite with some of the best corn fritters and side dishes. I can make a meal of the sides. Okra, rutabaga, mac and cheese, so many choices... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Littlekbs
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Casual, family like atmosphere with good homemade barbecue and sides. Hickory Hollow has been here as far back as I can remember!(ok, since 1984) A local favorite with some of the best corn fritters and side dishes. I can make a meal of the sides. Okra, rutabaga, mac and cheese, so many choices. The pork barbecue is exceptional. Beautiful mini... More 

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Thank Littlekbs
Nokomis, Florida
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a casual dining place with good food, and discovered Hickory Hollow. The restaurant itself was just a "down-home" café - nothing fancy, but the food was wonderful and prices great. I had the baby-back ribs and they were some of the best I've every eaten - meat fell right off the bone it was so tender.... More 

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Thank Pam W
Paris, France
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257 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is very casual- wait service was just OK. We ordered 4 main courses which included 8 sides.The ribs were excellent but the vegetable sides were fair except for the perfect baked beans and yam cakes.

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Thank Michael S
Geneva, OH, USA
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of interesting food choices here, not run of the mill, very good good, decent priced. It was hot, tasty, great experience.

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Thank sandrahaaspiper
Ortonville, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sides are as good as the pulled pork!!!! Hubby had pork ribs!!! Great family place, they made us feel very welcome!!

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Thank Louise D
Appomattox, Virginia
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We were spending the night in Ellenton and for dinner wanted an alternative to the high priced seafood places. Hickory Hollow appears to be where lots of retired locals frequent. The food, service and interior is just average. The BBQ is OK but not on a par withNorth Carolina! There is a great selection of side dishes, all of them... More 

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Thank Sundance M
Ellenton, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This is a very small restaurant but it is a great place to go with close friends. The food is good. staff is small so you may have to wait a bit, but it's worth it. a bit pricey.

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Thank L1072IXwilliamh
Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This place is the real deal...family owned and operated for years. Many regulars and locals and repeat tourists from year to year.

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Thank tomladue123
Bradenton, Florida
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314 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

To begin this place is closed on Sunday and Monday. It is CASH ONLY. In pulling into the place, it has a very rustic feel. Actually a cluttered look. Upon entering it has a very old Southern charm with tacky decorations and a sunflower theme. Usually, I get a little nervous when a place badly needs "Restaurant Impossible" for a... More 

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Marsascala, Malta
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Visiting from the UK to AMI and wanted to try proper American barbecue. I don't know if this is a proper American barbeque or not but I do know that there food was so much better than the equivalent offered back on Anna Marie Island. Stopped for a late lunch had ribs and the wife had smoked turkey and with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4705 US Highway 301 N, Ellenton, FL 34222
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ellenton
  • Phone Number: (941) 722-3932

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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