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The Hickory Pit

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322 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
269-857-6020
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Hours:
Tue 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice place to grab a quick bite

The Woodpile was delicious! Unfortunately there was only one waitress running the whole restaurant the evening we went.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2014
Justin R
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Otsego, Michigan, United States
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Topeka, Kansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Tried to go here and they are no longer open or even there. Since it is no longer there, this review space for this business should not even be listed.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a very casual establishment. I think they are just getting started so, perhaps trying to find their groove. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich with two sides. The pork was good but I had an issue with the bottom half of the bun pretty much disintegrating so had to eat my sandwich with a fork. There might have... More 

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Otsego, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Woodpile was delicious! Unfortunately there was only one waitress running the whole restaurant the evening we went.

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Morton Grove, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

After reading the reviews on this site we decided to stop in. The food was good and lots of it. Tried the deviled eggs nothing out of the ordinary except the name!! Husband did the mixed plate with beef ribs, baby backs and brisket. I had the pulled pork. Its good stuff but wouldn't compare it to BBQ places in... More 

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Hemlock, Michigan
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127 reviews 127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were disappointed that a neighboring eatery was closed and so we peeked in the window of this place and looked at the menu, esp. the daily specials. Not really BBQ aficionados but being hungry we decided to try the day's special, pulled pork sandwich w/chips and share a soup of the day. WOW!! The cook took our order and... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

There was this super long wait at a place around the corner and down the street. We were heading back to our rental when we saw the breakfast and open signs. We went in, was seated immediately. The menu offered something for all of us. I ordered scrambled w/ spinach, cheese and tomato. One friend ordered French toast and the... More 

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Oak Park, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Considering that Saugatuck is not a "Southern" type of city, the Hickory Pit was a nice surprise. They even have a vegetarian section on their menu. I tried the bbq pulled pork and baked beans in a sweet corn bread covering and found it to be tops. You can smell your way to this restaurant. Highly recommended.

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

In Chicago there is a place called SmoqueBBQ where in my opinion, is the best BBQ outside of Memphis or the Carolinas. I have a new opinion. The Hickory Pit delivers food with the smoke flavor so deep into the meat you won't believe it. The pulled pork was the best but the brisket held its own too. Fresh homemade... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Wow! I was NOT expecting a VEGAN menu at a rib shack! Besides the regular meat dishes, they offered some really tasty vegan options, including fantastic smoked baked beans, cornbread, sweet potato fries, cole slaw and pickled cucumber/onion. Also, vegan ribs!! My carnivore boyfriend tried the vegan ribs and loved them. Portion sizes were great and friendly staff, clean restaurant.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Food was great. Portions are large. Staff was very friendly. Chef came out to ask how breakfast was. Will eat here again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 322 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: 269-857-6020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
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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