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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
Millbury, OH
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My friend and I split a "litter" of sliders for lunch, 4 for $6.99. We each had one pulled pork and one beef brisket slider. Both had a delicious smoky flavor; the pork was good even without adding BBQ sauce, the brisket was just slightly dry and needed a little sauce. They toast the rolls on which the meat is... More

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My wife and I wanted just a small lunch so split a pulled pork sandwich and fries. Price was good and we thought the flavor was excellent. Very informal setting; we actually sat outside to eat. Cannot go wrong here for an informal lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We really enjoyed this little place right near the water. The BBQ pie was great, and the kids loved their beans and frank pie. We'll visit this place again!

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Webberville, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I wanted to eat in downtown Saugatuck and not break the bank, and we left the Hickory Pit completely satisfied and our bill was $21 and change for two. You can purchase more expensive bbq items, but we opted for some of the unique offerings - I had the bbq baked potato - potato topped with pulled... More

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Normal, IL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

While I have never had any thing containing meet from this establishment, they do have a good vegan "pie".

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Waterloo, Indiana
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412 reviews 412 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Walking around Saugatuck is fun but trying to decide on a place to eat can be stressful, in a good way! Many good eateries to choose from with all types of food. We like barbecue so this seemed like a good fit for us. They have meals that can ring up the money but for the most part it is... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place was outstanding. Some of the best ribs I have ever eaten. Good smokey BBQ sauce. Fantastic service. And the frickles were amazing. A hint of spicey bite to the batter. Plus we got to write on the wall!

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Farmington, Michigan, United States
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138 reviews 138 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Good BBQ is hard to find. This place is a little off the beaten path but worth the trip. Service was great, even though the credit card machine was down when we visited. There are a few tables outside with view of the water. Food is a little pricey but portions are huge. We had pulled pork and brisket. Pork... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was our first place to eat in saugatuck and the food was a little disappointing - the service was truly outstanding tho !

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Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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