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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 #13 of 121 restaurants in Doylestown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Vegetarian
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English first
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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275 reviews 275 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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41 restaurant reviews
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Saw this reviewed on TA and decided to give it a try for some take out. Had some ribs and a pulled pork sandwich with collared greens and sweet potatoes. They were really good. Nice and tender. The house sauce was great. Staff friendly. Few tables there for eating in which were clean and nice. Would go again for sure.

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New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Four of us were looking for a different place for lunch. After checking tripadvisor we picked Hickory Kitchen. We had a time finding a parking place in Doylestown at lunch time. It was no trouble finding the resturant though. When you first enter you see a very simple place and it smells so good. You take a seat and then... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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263 reviews 263 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Don't come here expecting fancy decor and contemporary fusion cuisine! DO come here if you want burgers or pulled pork sandwiches. You'll be greeted with a smile, you order at the cashier and they bring it to your basic metal table. Then you'll smile as the BBQ taste warms your stomach on a cold day.

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