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All 33 Ellenton Restaurants

Hickory Hollow Barbeque

4705 US Highway 301 N, Ellenton, FL 34222
(941) 722-3932
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Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Ellenton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Sudbury, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Ordered via pick up. The food was awesome, enjoyed pork and chicken. Mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and Cole slaw great. Hush puppies were good to. Had an overall fantastic visit.

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Brandon, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The first time I went was with my boss. I liked it so much I brought my family back for lunch. The food was great, and the service was also. If you like Carolina barbecue, try this place. They also offer traditional barbecue for those who don't prefer the vinegar base Carolina style.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Stopped in and we all had 1/2 rack of baby backs with different sides. The ribs were delicious and perfectly smoked, practically falling apart, but not at all dry. Lots of specialty beers and the deserts sounded delicious but we just didn't have room for any!

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Sun City Center, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

my wife had the baby backs and I had the pork ribs.delicious on both counts! Try the corn pudding also. Service was prompt and courteous. Good value restaurant.only drawback was " cash only " policy.

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Bradenton, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The meal was wonderful. I did carry out but the service was excellent because the person who gave me my order ask me if I wanted to take home samples of all the dips they serve!

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Sarasota, Florida
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291 reviews 291 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A friend recommended Hickory Hollow BBQ so we decided to give it a try. The place is no frills, unassuming and gives a real country feel. They only take cash, no credit cards, no checks. We tried the pork shanks and 1/2 rack of Baby Back Ribs. As sides we chose collard greens, black eyed peas, baked beans and string... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

this is one of the funkiest places. A barbeque restaurant in the middle of nowhere in a low gully but with fabulous ribs. Not fancy, this is the place for barbeque. I head there whenever the desire for ribs calls me. Do not expect fancy service but count on great ribs. The sides are always on a wood board "menu".... More 

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Titusville, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere of this homestyle restaurant. We had the Baby Back Ribs and the Prime Rib as entrees. Both were excellent. You also get a choice of two sides with your dinner. We collectively had green beans, sauerkraut & tomatoes, dinner fries, sweet potato patties, broccoli/cauliflower/cheese & speckled butter beans. Everyone gets two corn fritters.... More 

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Additional Information about Hickory Hollow Barbeque

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

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