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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 35 restaurants in Ellenton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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English first
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Fantastic BBQ, the pork shank and baby back ribs were excellent. They also have a lot of craft beers to choose from. Prices are low, great value

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Local place great food we had the Carolina barbecue and it was wonderful. The atmosphere is not much but get past that and enjoy the food.

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Bradenton, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I've driven by Hickory Hollow 100's of times, but never stopped because the sign says Virginia Cookin' (and that just ain't BBQ to me). Turns out they have regular, "traditional" BBQ, too; and it's delicious! The huge selection of veggies and the fresh strawberry shortcake for desert were all yummy, too.

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Bradenton
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Personally I prefer Texas or Memphis BBQ but they have done quite well with flavors and tenderness. The corn fritters are very good and so are the veggies.

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Bradenton, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

One of our favorite places for barbeque! Love the North Carolina style, and the vegetable plate is awesome! Save room for dessert! Custard ice cream on top of cobbler! Different flavors every day!

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We went to Hickory Hollow last night, and I really wish it were in my neighborhood...in my state. I had asked my hosts if they served beer, but there was no answer given. Then I walked in the door and saw the selection of craft beer (all in bottles) and almost fell over. The owner's son worked with me to... More

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Williamsburg, VA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Yes! They offer a Vegetable Plate, which allows you to pick any 4 of their extensive list of sides. Not all the sides are vegetarian, so ask your server. I had the stewed tomatoes, fried okra, potato salad, and roasted corn - all very good. The plate includes 2 delicious corn fritters. You have the option of a Small or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Comments on Trip Advisor said that the food was good but there were complaints about service quality. We were in the vicinity & experienced flawless, efficient and hospitable service and great homestyle food.

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I have been a bartender and server for many years and it takes a lot for me to write a negative review. I have lived in Ellenton for two years and always drove past Hickory Hollow. I finally went in this past weekend. Was sat and was ignored for 15 minutes while two tables who came by after me were... More

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The Hickory Hollow BBQ came highly recommended so we took friends advice and planned to spend an evening with friends enjoying a great meal. Nothing could be further from the truth. We were seated within 10 min. and then nothing. We waited, and waited and waited for a server or some type of acknowledgement of our existence. Other tables and... More

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