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Hickory Kitchen

9 West Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (Formerly Smokin' Lil's)
215-348-5170
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Ranked #14 of 124 Restaurants in Doylestown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I wouldn't consider it a great BBQ place. The ribs were good but seem to have a dry rub on them. THey were flavorful and tender but if you got a mouthful of rub it was quite grainy in texture. I personally thought the cole slaw was bland. IT did appear homemade. THe other 3 people in the group really... More

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

While strolling through picturesque Doylestown we were in need of a snack and smelled BBQ. We ordered a pulled pork sandwhich and and order of wings and were very happy. The sandwhich had good smoky flavor and a good amount of pork with just the right chew. The wings were tender and tasty and a great canvas to sample their... More

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Was not expecting much from a BBQ place in Doylestown. Big surprise. Not only do they have the usual BBQ items, but they also have a great vegetarian menu (about 1/2 my party was vegetarian). And everyone commented that they really enjoyed their meal. I had the half rack of ribs with bean and collard greens and a corn muffin.... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Food is usually ok. I wish dtown had another bbq place to compete maybe they would step up their game. Usually don't buy cookied but the one they make look really good. The only recommendation I can make is get a different oven to bake the cookies. They taste good at first but then you get a strong brisket taste.... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Service was slow and confused. The BBQ ribs we got were not fresh and were served cool in temperature--they appeared to be left over from the night before and were just micro-waved for serving--we had to take them back to the counter for warming. As an aside it lacks the atmosphere of a BBQ establishment.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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150 reviews 150 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

BBQ is one of my favorite foods. I've enjoyed it in Texas and Tennessee among other places. However, I had a great platter at Hickory Kitchen, which is much closer to my current location. Tried the brisket with sides of beans and cole slaw and a biscuit. The brisket was fork tender and smokey good. The brisket featured both the... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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286 reviews 286 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

After reading the reviews in TripAdvisor, Hickory Kitchen was on our list to try their Smoked BBQ Meats in our quest to find a great BBQ Joint. When we walked through the door the aroma of the smoked meat was promising, we liked the simple layout of the place, and the servers were very nice. I ordered the smoked pulled... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This place is great. I've never had anything but an awesome time when I visit, which unfortunately is not often enough! They do southern style, BBQ, and grill stuff, but they also offer salads and delicious vegetarian options. My favorite is Rachel's Quesadilla. Everyone that works there is friendly and knowlegable, and the owner Mike is very down to earth... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I visit the Hickory Kitchen often and have never been disappointed by food quality or service. At lunch they can occasionally get backed up with crowds from jury duty at the courthouse. But it is always worth the wait. And the BBQ AND vegitarian fare is very tasty with diverse seasoning options.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've been eating here on and off since they were Smokin' Lil's a few years ago. I don't know if I've grown tired, or they have, but the food just doesn't do it for me they way it used to. It's a very casual place, with limited service, so you don't go for the atmosphere or service. The food is... More

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Additional Information about Hickory Kitchen

Address: 9 West Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (Formerly Smokin' Lil's)
Phone Number: 215-348-5170
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bucks County  >  Doylestown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Vegetarian

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