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Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que

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5611 Ringgold Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412
+1 423-894-1217
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11:00 am - 9:00 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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  • 180
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 14
    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
5-star barbecue

Yes it's a little difficult to find Hickory pit, but it's absolutely worth a stop. Especially if you happen to be traveling on I 75 Corridor this weekend-- they will be open on Monday, Labor Day. Sides are OK, but the barbecue pork is perfect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
hcwhitaker
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Yes it's a little difficult to find Hickory pit, but it's absolutely worth a stop. Especially if you happen to be traveling on I 75 Corridor this weekend-- they will be open on Monday, Labor Day. Sides are OK, but the barbecue pork is perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very small log house in front of Ridgewood Village shopping center. Don't blink, you'll miss it. However, inside you will experience bbq the way it was ment to be. Savory, generous portions, very fresh, and not expensive. This restaurant has a drive thru also. There's about 6 tables for 2-6 guests each. Try the stuffed potato, it's a meal in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A great little pace! The ribs fell off the bone and the cole slaw was delicious! The owner is very friendly. It feels like you are eating with family.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This bbq place sooooo delicious and the staff there, they were very friendly and even made my 4yr old daughter feel comfortable and remembered her name. The chopped pork sandwich and potato salad were outstanding! The ribs were true Tennessee RIBS, very meaty! meat falling off the bone good.

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Xenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We found this restaurant on Tripadvisor and decided to try it based on the reviews. This is absolutely the best BBQ restaurant in town. The staff is very friendly and the sweet tea is awesome. Large portions of food and all of it was good. We would definintely eat here again when in town.

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Franklin, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Highly recommend this place! The food was wonderful and the staff was super friendly and helpful. We will certainly be back!!!

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New Orleans, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Ate there on our road trip thru Chattanooga. Got the rib plate. Ribs were well seasoned and had appropriate amount of sauce. Beans are good. Coleslaw was meh. Fried pickles were good too. Staff was very friendly and talked with us time we there. Would def go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very good BBQ pork, sides were decent. When it's BBQ it is all about the meat and they got that down pat. Right amount of smoke and spice. Will go again next time I'm in the area for sure. Jim - Detroit Michigan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It's a little hard to find but when you get there you will be impressed with what you get. the baked beans were the best I had, the ribs were awesome. The staff was very friendly. I recommend this restaurant.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place took two trips to find. The first time I eventually gave up. Then, on another day I drove past it twice before I finally found it. To be honest, I was kind of angry at that point. The BBQ was good. It might have been great. Not sure. I'm almost didn't eat there because of the frustration I... 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

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?