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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
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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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  • 51
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    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
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Good food at good prices with good service and good atmosphere. It's a small operation, sure, but the quality is top notch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Paoli, Indiana
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Paoli, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Good food at good prices with good service and good atmosphere. It's a small operation, sure, but the quality is top notch.

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New Concord, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Absolutely delicious food and excellent service. There were 8 in our party and everyone lovd what they got. The seating area is small so we were lucky to get a table.

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Little Rock, AR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We ate here for lunch. Family run, they were so nice to us and our kids. Good food and large portions for what you pay. Someone else said it was a dive, and well, I guess the location sort of is! LOL But heck, places like that are where you find some of the best food, right?

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Don't let the reviews fool you. I'll stop short of saying this place is disgusting, but it's not good. Aside from the staff being friendly this place is terrible. I don't know how else to describe the feeling I had after eating there but I felt guilty...as if I had done something wrong. The place is a dump. The sides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Had a slab of baby back ribs. Might be the best I've ever had. Love the dry rub bark on the ribs. Delicious! BBQ sauce comes on the side. Staff very friendly. Service was great.

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Iowa, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

While spending the night in Chattanooga, we wanted some BBQ. It is a small unassuming place but it is BIG when it comes to BBQ. I had the spare rib combo plate with corn on the cob and potato salad. Ribs were delicious but I couldn't eat it all. My son had the Lindsey steak which he enjoyed but the... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Stopped in for lunch. Got a pork bbq sandwich, and it was the best one I ever had. Tender, yummy sauce. MMM. Their curly fries were yummy too. My husband got a rack of ribs and the ribs were pretty good, not the best I've ever had, but good enough for a stop. I recommend eating here. Well priced and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Food was amazing. Very friendly staff. Would definitely come back. I am from south Texas and tried this place by chance. No regrets. Would rate it higher if possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I recently visited Hickory Pit due to reviews and the award they received from trip advisor. I didn't realize this is in my favorite list for bologna burgers. I tried the catfish and coleslaw baked beans. I haven't tasted fish that good in years. It was fresh well seasoned and cooked to perfection. We had excellent service and really enjoyed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

This once very popular, family run BBQ cabin may have become a victim of its popularity. Tragically this sometimes happens to family run restaurants which become somewhat overwhelmed by success. I have noticed a slip in both food quality and service on recent visits. Good BBQ requires TIME and EFFORT. Often when a BBQ restraunt tries to keep up with... More 

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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
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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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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