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Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que

5611 Ringgold Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412
+1 423-894-1217
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Ranked #16 of 707 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $12
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: We are a small family owned business with only 5 tables inside and 2 out side. We try to make you fill like you are with friends.
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Madison, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had lunch, today in East Ridge, just outside of Chattanooga, the BarBe Cue plate was fantastic. It had real smoked flavor and was very good. The French fries and fried okra were both outstanding....

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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We gave this restaurant a try today and here is what we think. The atmosphere: Very nice cabin feel that makes the restaurant very cozy and warm. Clean although the entrance to the kitchen doesn't have a door and it showed some clutter stacked up on top of each other that needs to be tidied up or place a door... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Perfect lunch for a chilly day! My mom and Aunt Betty came for lunch and had a great meal. We all had pulled pork sandwiches with sale and shared the LAST Brunswick stew. Everything was tasty--perfect comfort cue! Service is friendly and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Y'all come on out try it!

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Food is tasty and reasonably priced but not the sort up to its ratings. Service is very friendly and quick. Restaurant is very small with only a few tables in a non descript strip mall. Good neighborhood place but don't go for the atmosphere. Very "unfancy".

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Cross Hill, South Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

ok but not what you expected. Pork did not have a good smoke taste to it and portions were small. Service was good.

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Delicious barbecue! The pulled chicken was so tender and delicious! Both my husband and I agreed, it was the best BBQ chicken sandwich we had ever had. The service was a bit lack luster but the food was so good I gave it 5 stars overall. Lastly, very small sitting area ( 5 or 6 tables). We didn't have to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Decided to try this place due to all the rave reviews. We were lucky enough to get a table inside for it is Very Small. Just a handful of tables literally. Was greeted quickly and the food was on the table in a timely manor. The ribs were delicious but would be hard to say that they were the best... More 

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Bradenton, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Found out about this restaurant on trip advisor and it happened to be less than 10 minutes from our hotel. We went for a late lunch and the food and service were fantastic. Fried pickles were the best I've had at a restaurant and the chopped pork was amazing!

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Jacksonville, FL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a small place. Waiter definitely had to keep his routine in a specific order. Barbeque and fixin's were good. Sauce was a little tangy and came ladled on top of the chopped barbeque. I would rather have the sauce on the side.

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Daviston, AL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Ribs were very good. BBQ pork- very good. Onion rings -very good. The sauce is sweet, and I prefer either a mustard-based sauce or sauce like what is served at Dreamland or Jim n Nicks. With that said, the food was still smoky and very, very tasty. I would eat here again for sure.

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Additional Information about Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que

Address: 5611 Ringgold Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412
Phone Number: +1 423-894-1217
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 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
Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers

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