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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
    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
Our favorite often

We winter in the area each Jan-Apr. We love the "Pig" and go often when not seeking seafood. Try the ribs. They're to die for. My wife can't get enough of their Brunswick Stew. Parking and seating can be a bit tedious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Woodland, Alabama
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Woodland, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We winter in the area each Jan-Apr. We love the "Pig" and go often when not seeking seafood. Try the ribs. They're to die for. My wife can't get enough of their Brunswick Stew. Parking and seating can be a bit tedious.

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Arthur, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We picked up our friends from (IL)@PIE airport & decided we needed late lunch. We stopped @ Hickory Hollow and it was great. Plenty of choices & u get 2 sides. Sides are on a plank & there are tons to choose from. Great value. $$

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Have been going for years! It's really good southern food, staff is nice and friendly, food is sometimes slow but overall great!

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stopped by for dinner and glad we did. The pulled pork is tender and both "traditional" and South Carolina preparations were very good, although it could use a bit more smoke, in my opinion. Sides we tried were also satisfying -- mac and cheese, fried okra, broccoli/cauliflower, mash potatoes and slaw (wet and well balanced shading towards sour instead of... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This restaurant is homey and comfortable. The wait staff is outstandingly quick and friendly. My husband loves barbecue and I love veggies so it works. You don't feel uncomfortable dining alone. Friends and family will fit right in. The best cornbread ever. The barbecue is fabulous and never mind the sauces...there are all kinds.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I generally stick with the pulled pork because it is consistently good, the ribs are good but the sides and hush puppies are the best. Prices are fair for portion size and quality. Atmosphere is no nonsense and a bit dated. One draw back is they are CASH ONLY! There is an ATM on site but it charges fees.

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Noblesville, Indiana, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We've never had a bad meal here. We will drive miles out of our way to eat here. Fast, friendly service. Great menu selection. Only negative (and its minor) is it's cash only - but they do have an ATM inside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is a great place if your looking for inexpensive food like pulled pork sandwiches. The sides are all country style, unhealthy options. Not a salad to be found. Collard greens and apple sauce are as close as you get. Good spare ribs, mediocre fish.

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Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Hickory hollow restaurant is our all time favorite restaurant. They have the best vegetable plates and the prime rib is wonderful. ALL THEIR VEGGIES ARE Home cooked, nothing canned. They have great food and good service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Best greens I've had since my grannie died. Average corn pudding. Cash only. No children's menu. Platter = meat on plate no bun.

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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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