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The Hickory Pit

322 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
269-857-6020
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Ranked #6 of 50 restaurants in Saugatuck
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Decided to eat here after reading other reviews, so glad we did! The pulled pork was amazing...I really liked being able to choose which sauce and how much I wanted on my pork. All the sides were fresh and homemade. We ordered the frickles..best we've ever had! If you want great bbq, this is where to go!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Really great restaurant! We had the baby back ribs and the brisket. Super tender meat! The tater salad & broccoli salad were fantastic too. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We planned to eat at The Hickory Pit as part of a trip to Saugatuck and the Beach. The food was fabulous. I had the pulled pork sandwich, my kids had rib tips, and my wife had the BBQ pie. All was delicious. My only knock is that the restaurant, itself, doesn't really feel like a BBQ restaurant. It feels... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I am a vegetarian and my husband is a meat eater! What a perfect place for both of us to be happy! Great ribs and vegan BBQ as well! Don't miss the broccoli salad it's to die for!!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Really enjoyed the food here. The BBQ was delicious! Can't say enough good things about it! If we lived in the area we would be back again and again!

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Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were delighted to discover The Hickory Pit when checking the ratings for restaurants in town. A quick stop at the large public parking lot next door the easy to find restaurant ins right across from the park and marina. We chatted with the owners, from Kentucky, and they made excellent suggestions and told us all about ingredients and specialties.... More

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Soham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Came in with our family and was immediately offered service by the owner. We were intrigued by the fried pickles as an appetizer and we're not disappointed. My husband and son ordered the BBQ baked potato and they both loved it. I ordered the 1/2 slab of BBQ ribs. It was great!! Not saucy or incredibly messy to eat. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I am from KY but have lived in MI for the past 9 years. To say I miss Southern cooking is an understatement. I have been in sales for the past 9 years and have traveled extensively. One of my favorite things to do is to find restaurants that are not chains. This is now one of my favorite places... More

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Ankeny, Iowa
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130 reviews 130 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had a large group and they have a variety of food from BBQ to burgers to BLT to beeny weenies with cornbread on top. All of us enjoyed the food. The brisket was delicious! Since we had a large group we let them know and they had our large table waiting for us

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Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great food from the appetizers to entrees. Our service was great and wait time minimal. We enjoyed the water view from our table in front of the restaurant.

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