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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 34 Restaurants in Ellenton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

After reading the majority of the reviews, we decided to try the place one more time. We live here and have always enjoyed the place before being totally dissatisfied at dinner one night. 10/11/11 Arrived at 6 with the parking lot 1/2 full. Sat down at a window seat and notice a few dead flies on the window sill and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

One of the best BBQ restaurants I've ever been to and the service was fast and friendly. The sides were so good you'll wish you could eat more. You won't be disappointed!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you want a lot of good food southern style, then this is the place for you. However if you are on a diet then stay away. That being said the food here is great! My wife's fried catfish was beautifully prepared and not greasy. If sides are your thing Hickory Hollow has over 30 of them with outstanding fried... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went here for lunch. The place is Cash only, no credit cards. There is an ATM inside. They have a large variety of craft beers available. The barbecue was very good and the sides were excellent. There is a very large selection of sides that changes daily. Restaurant was older inside but clean., Service was friendly. I would eat here... More

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Manchester, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is almost as good as Tennessee Ribs! :) Can't beat my Fathers Homemade BBQ Sauce but these guys gave him a run for the money. If he were still with us Im sure he would have loved this place! Thanks Guys!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We have been staying nearby on Anna Maria for the past two and a half weeks, eating out every evening- and this so far was the best meal we had. Fantastic home cooked BBQ, excellent sides - really fresh seafood. The fried food was crisp and flavoursome without being greasy (fried green tomatoes - wow!) and the Brunswick stew and... More

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Valrico, Florida
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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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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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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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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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