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Hickory BBQ Smokehouse

743 State Rte 28, Kingston, NY 12401-7215
(845) 338-2424
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Ranked #10 of 193 restaurants in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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82% Recommend
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English first
Niverville, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We dined in their restuarant, we loved their food and made the decision to have them cater our wedding. Steve the owner was available to answer any questions I had, he responded to my emails/phone calls in a very timely manner. He was very easy to work. He was very helpful and gave us lots of options for our budget.... More

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Kingston, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

The servers were great. But the slow cooked brisket was Terrible. Dried out and like leather. I don't believe they know what slow cooked means, its been my experience that slow cooked meats are very tender and normally never dried out. If you like tender meats this is definitely not the place. Terrible

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Hyde Park, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We came here after visiting friends who love this place. Normally i am not a big fan of BBQ style restaurants, but I was very pleased. I went with the pork ribs which were very tasty and moist. Also had some very good pulled pork nachos. Initially I did not want to come here, but when I left I was... More

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Bucharest, Romania
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Decent Atmosphere with a friendly and fast wait staff. Ate there with a friend and he got the Atlantic Smoked Salmon which he said was very good and I got the "Legendary Chicken" which they said was smoked for two days. It was about $16 for a plate and the portion was very large. Was not able to finish it... More

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Port Ewen, NY usa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We got takeout, three pulled pork on their own home baked flatbread, plus an order of onion rings, and one of hushpuppies. Perhaps not a fair assessment of the food, because we were taking it about 20 minutes away. By the time we bit into it, the flatbread was unpleasantly wet--almost slimy-- and the hushpuppies were dry. Onion rings good.... More

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Long Island, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This place was great! Portions huge , prices reasonable, tap fresh, and staff very friendly! Biscuits and maple corn bread were delicious. We ordered the pulled pork nachos to start and they were incredibly tasty. I had the burger... huge portion and good. My boyfriend had the pulled pork platter... Delicious! And a nice crisp pitcher of beer, yum! After... More

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Pai, Thailand
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I've been going to this low-key, family-style restaurant since it opened over a decade ago. The food is consistently good and the portions huge. Service is usually very good--the owners train local high school seniors as the wait staff. It's definitely the best value meal in the area. My favorites are the smoked turkey thighs and the smoked turkey salad.... More

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Hyde Park, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I went with a coworker when we were working nearby for lunch. We had hush puppies, kinda dry and not much flavor. The maple butter they came with was very good. I had the pulled pork sandwich, a good mix of pillowy soft meat and some outer bark with just the right amount of smoke, with coleslaw on a soft... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Hickory BBQ catered our June '13 wedding at The Hill and did a fantastic job! The owner, Steve, was extremely patient, helpful, accommodating, and honest when working with me over the many months that it took to plan the event. I first heard about Hickory through a review I read on Yelp. I contacted the girl who wrote it and... More

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Utica, New York, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I went to the Hickory BBQ Smokehouse for my birthday last year and it was a great meal! As a starter, the house serves you corn bread with maple butter and together, they're probably the best appetizer I've ever had - so much, that I'm looking into making my own! I ordered the pork riblets and the meat was so... More

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