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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
Website
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - 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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  • 167
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    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
top notch service, great food

First off, you won't be disappointed and honestly I think the prices are to low. Both the food and staff were top notch and the family friendly environment will not disappoint. No beer or liquor served which was fine with me. My advice, check this place out and have a great dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Fox Point, WI
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Fox Point, WI
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117 reviews 117 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

First off, you won't be disappointed and honestly I think the prices are to low. Both the food and staff were top notch and the family friendly environment will not disappoint. No beer or liquor served which was fine with me. My advice, check this place out and have a great dinner.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family and I stopped here on a trip back from TN. The restaurant is a bit hard to find but worth the search. The staff was wonderful in accommodating our 2 year old and making sure she was comfortable. The bbq was cooked perfectly. The place is small so get there early to get a table. We will definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I've been to BBQ restaurants ask over the U.S., and Hickory Pit BBQ is one of THE BEST I've ever tasted. Also, being from the South originally (Georgia) I happen to love fried okra "extra crispy" and if you order it "extra crispy" it's awesome! Try it! (If you're a Yankee, I dara ya! - you just might like it... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

They sit in the U of business mall, and sign was hard to read. May not be much to look at the outside, but I had a phenomenal plate of chopped BBQ pork with fried okra and baked beans.....I had it cleaned in no time flat. My friends had the BBQ spareribs and loved them. They have drive up window,... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We love BBQ and so we are pretty picky! The owner and daughter were so nice and very talkative which I love! I had the chopped beef and my husband had the spare ribs. Everything Was fresh and tender! We will definitely be back!!!!! Thanks for having us!!!

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Mike F, Owner at Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

Nice talking with you. Glad you enjoyed our BBQ even tho we had no vingger sauce. Make sure when you come back you bring your little one. Thanks Mike More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This place is kind of unassuming on the outside, and it's not located in any "trendy" spots around the Chattanooga area, but once the smell of pulled pork hits you upside the head, you won't care about any of that. Simply put, their food is wonderful, plus everyone working there was friendly to me and my boyfriend when we stopped... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I choose this BBQ stand over many others. They now have a drive through! I get a pulled pork BBQ sandwich with slaw and a sweet tea whenever I visit home. I usually go there straight from the airport!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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98 reviews 98 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Go for the ribs. It's hard to find good BBQ in Tennessee except Memphis. The folks are nice. Small unpretentious place. Been many times.

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Kingsport
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Friendly staff. The location is a dump. It needs to be cleaned up. The sides are frozen. Nothing seems to be made fresh. The meat isn't any better than any other BBQ joint. Very dissatisfied.

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very good barbecue I like the beef the best. Lots of choices for sides. The restaurant itself is small but kind of what you expect from a barbecue joint. The staff was friendly.

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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
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?