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Hickory BBQ Smokehouse

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743 State Rte 28, Kingston, NY 12401-7215
(845) 338-2424
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Best BBQ in the area

This is the place for great BBQ. Really like their dry rub as I do not like wet goppy BBQ. Their ribs and chicken are great and they have a very nice selection of sides. Very friendly, casual and informal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
LarryZ79
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Kingston, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Kingston, New York
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the place for great BBQ. Really like their dry rub as I do not like wet goppy BBQ. Their ribs and chicken are great and they have a very nice selection of sides. Very friendly, casual and informal.

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Kingston, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

When you crave chicken and ribs and onion rings and yummy barbecue type food this is the place to go in our town!!

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albany ny
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We happened by this restaurant after working up a huge appetite while tubing on the Espopus . We chose to eat out on the deck and enjoy the warm summer sun. The family chose Spare ribs, Pulled pork and the Award winning free range chicken. After we placed our order a warm basket of homemade corn bread and bisquits were... More 

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Suffern, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

2nd time eating here. This is a solid no nonsense BBQ restaurant. Service was excellent. Decent chili for an appetizer. Meats were all slow smoked and dry rubbed. Brisket was tender and piled high with both flat and point meat and not over smoked. Onions weren't necessary. Mac and cheese and potatoes were great sides. Ribs had nice sweet dry... More 

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Hudson River Valley, New York
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Half a BBQ chicken with a short rack of ribs and two sides. I went with the Mac 'n cheese and BBQ baked beans. Very tasty. Save room if you can for dessert, and try the chocolate maple pecan pie, which is reason enough to dine here. Kudos to the owner for allowing well behaved dogs to join their owners... More 

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Upstate, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had the Hickory Nachos and split the Kingston Trio. Very well prepared and huge portions. The sauces were excellent and went very nicely with red wine. The price was reasonable for the amount of food we got. Brought enough home for dinner the next night as well.

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Hopewell, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We have been to this restaurant a couple of times and found it to be one of the better BBQ places in the area. Our most recent visit will be our last. We were served brisket that was dry as shoe leather. Now when someone carves brisket that dry and puts it on a plate to serve to a customer,... More 

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Kingston, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Hickory has something for everyone. I ordered a combo and was very happy with it. I always consider and reconsider what I want and this made it easy. You can get a single meat or two or three. The price is reasonable and it a few miles outside of Kingston. You will get there in less than 5-10 minutes. If... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Been to the place three times. The barbecue chicken is great. The St. Louis style ribs are meaty and tasty but the last time I was there the ribs seemed to be reheated cause they were very dry and somewhat burnt. They do not offer baby back just St. Louis style ribs. The pulled pork is very good and the... More 

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Beachwood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Ate her with a companion. They offer a MicroRootbeer on tap which I felt was a bit sweet but my friend enjoyed. For an appetizer we split the Buttermilk Onion Rings. Huge rings but the coating was bland and leaked oil. For my entree, I ordered the Half-rack of St. Louis ribs, which comes with two sides. I chose the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 743 State Rte 28, Kingston, NY 12401-7215
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: (845) 338-2424

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm

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