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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: 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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  • 163
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
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  • 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
Good ribs nice people

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Bill E
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Someone really needs to change the stated schedule. We drove out of the way to eat here based on Trip Advisor's good reviews to find the place closed on Mondays. We were disappointed and wound up eating at a chain, which we usually avoid when traveling.

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

I'm so sorry about the times they will be changed thanks for bringing it to my attention. Mike More 

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Auburndale, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We came here based on the review from Yelp, even though people had complained about portion size. I have no idea why anyone would complain, I walked out of this restaurant completely full and satisfied. Once you have Tennessee BBQ, no other BBQ will suffice, and this place is a perfect example of why! We had the chopped beef, our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Enjoyed finding this gem in Chattanooga. My husband & son enjoyed excellent chopped pork sandwiches & my daughter & I also enjoyed two of the small bakers with smoked chicken. The building is small & quaint. We love good barbeque and this might be one of our very favorites! The flavor of the pork was incredible.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place lived up to its reviews. The food was great, nice portions, and friendly staff. The owner came out and talked to us. He was very nice and appreciative of our business. He has been in business for almost 31 years, so that should tell you something. They have a small dinning room and a little bit of outside... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great food and reasonably priced. Best BBQ and apple pie I have had in a long time. Nothing fancy, but good food and fast service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Very good place to eat. Food is like no other very highly recommended. It is a small dining area and food takes a while to come out but it is all worth the wait. Don't miss out!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

While the staff are friendly and pleasant, the food is marginal and ultimately I am paying for the food. The BBQ meats were fine but nothing special but the sides were made from frozen and not fresh. The salad was just iceberg lettuce and tomatoes with some shredded cheddar cheese. My teens make better food. I agree that the prices... More 

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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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