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Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que

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American, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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5611 Ringgold Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412
+1 423-894-1217
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: We are a small family owned business with only 5 tables inside and 2 out...
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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Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food, slow service

My husband and I were on a trip to Florida and Googled "best BBQ in Chattanooga" while on our way down. The Hickory Pit came up, and after reading the reviews we decided to go. First of all, this place is not obvious as you are driving down the road. We passed it up the first time. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Kristie K
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I were on a trip to Florida and Googled "best BBQ in Chattanooga" while on our way down. The Hickory Pit came up, and after reading the reviews we decided to go. First of all, this place is not obvious as you are driving down the road. We passed it up the first time. It is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

All I can say is mmmm mmmm good. My family searched online for great places to eat in Chattanooga. We both love barbecue and saw this on Trip Advisor. Thank you!!!!!! Times 3!! The food was great! From the ribs, the pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans - you name it, its spot on.

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Woodland Hills, CA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stopped here on the road from Atlanta to Knoxville and it was the highlight of our trip. The food was SO good. I had the pulled chicken sandwich and it was great. The folks running the place could not have been more friendly and the food was the best BBQ I have ever had. And it was very reasonably... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This place is amazing! It doesn't look like much on the outside, you can blink and miss it but the food here is nothing short of delicious! Worth the stop!!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Stopped there 1/2/15 Food was good and the prices we even better. Yes I would recommend. Small place considering the food. Was pretty busy,but worth the wait.

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Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We read about this Nationally Award Winning place last year on a visit, but did not have a chance to try it. We called on New Years Eve to see it they were open. It was about 6pm. They were, but were closing early. We ordered Pulled Pork Plates with fries, fried okra. Baked beans, and corn. The BBQ was... More 

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The food was fantastic and the service very friendly. We were a group of 11 and they made us feel right at home. The bbq spare ribs had an amazing flavor and very large portions. But you can't miss the banana pudding! Wow that was delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The food was great! Catfish was seasoned and cooked perfectly, hush puppies were delicious! The kids loved the fried bologna sandwich.

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Haslett, Michigan
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106 reviews 106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We found this gem on a road trip looking for something a little different than fast food. The restaurant is very small but the food was great and the service was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I'll save you the trouble of looking for a barbecue restaurant. If you're in Chattanooga eat here its the best. Best pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw I've eaten. Don't forget the tater tots.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5611 Ringgold Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-894-1217

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?