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The Hickory Pit

322 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
269-857-6020
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Ranked #8 of 50 restaurants in Saugatuck
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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1 review
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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
96 helpful votes 96 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went while visiting Saugatuck on memorial weekend. Was expecting an overpriced tourist menu, but was really surprised. Prices were family oriented, and the server was really enthusiastic. The B-B-Q Pie was terrific. My wife had the Piglets, (slider BBQ's) and she said they were very good. Definitely going again. Oops, the review won't let me leave the bar scene empty,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Being from Kansas City, I have a little bit of a stigma when it comes to new bbq. This place is great. The people, atmosphere. And not to mention the food . Brisket is mouth watering. If you're in the area, this is a must stop

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Alsip, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

It's March 7th 2014 and for the first time in many months the temp is above 40, and I'm in rib withdrawal but then I read on Facebook that the Hickory Pit in Saugatuck is opening up in late March. Ok I know that I'm a little crazy, but sometime in mid April my wife and I will drive the... More

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