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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pretty Good Barbeque

Pretty nice bbq joint. Better than average food. Lots of side selections, good beer selection. Friendly servers. Bring cash! No checks, credit or debit cards accepted.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Fincastle
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Fincastle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Pretty nice bbq joint. Better than average food. Lots of side selections, good beer selection. Friendly servers. Bring cash! No checks, credit or debit cards accepted.

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Ruskin, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Food was good. Huge selection of country sides....speckled butter beans, greens, okra, corn fritters. We had BBQ sandwiches....one traditional and one Eastern NC style. New ordered just one as a sandwich and the other as a sandwich platter. Good sized portions and bill for two was under $20. Good lunch stop.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I have been to the Hickory Hollow in the past and enjoyed the food and the service. We attended today (February 19 2015) and asked for a table of 6. Due to not all of our group being present, we were asked to wait. I told the woman that we would order drinks and a appetizer and... More 

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vermont
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171 reviews 171 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is a small family restaurant that has super good food. Went on the Trip Advisor advise- didn't look like much from the outside and was comfortable but not fancy inside. However, they have won national awards for their bbq and were were very pleased with eating their twice. Went late afternoon and looked from traffic like they get busier... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Always love going to Hickory Hallow it is a uniquely decorated local favorite.y husband and I saved up our calories and ordered the large barbecue plates with yummy sides of rutabaga, Mac and cheese, broccoli and cheese, and the always delicious hush puppies. Everything arrived hot and tasty. We ordered up a few beers, although they didn't have the first... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Long wait, rude hostess, ran out of many items food very disappointing. Granted it's ("busy season") but they need to have a better handle on how the deal with customers when they have to wait. Gave our table away which resulted in and additional 45 minute wait. No apology of compensation offered. Very poor customer service!

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We pulled into this restaurant as we were passing by because the parking lot was full, which is usually a good indication of people liking the food. We are from Texas so I wanted to see what Carolina and Virginia barbecue were like (the type served at Hickory Hollow) compared to Texas barbecue. I chose a platter with two meats... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is what I call a country restaurant. The staff is very good and helpful. The food is excellent. Gaspachio and brunswih stew are excellent. Great choice of vegetables and desserts. The North Carolina Barbeque sandwich is outstanding and generous.

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Sudbury, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are looking for great BBQ, you will have to eat at Hickory Hollow. The pulled pork was tender and you can choose either a tomato or vinegar based sauce. There are at least a dozen sides to complement your meat choice and I can highly recommend the sweat potato, Waldorf salad, spinach soufflé as exceptional. The peach cobbler... More 

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North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our server was totally familiar with the menu items. I ordered her favorite, smoked pork shanks. I gotta say, I make braised lamb shanks at home. I was surprised by the small size of the pork shanks. Must have been from a piglet---but they were satisfying. Tender and smokey-tasty. My wife had ribs, and naturally brought half of them home.... 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?