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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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12:00 pm - 7:00 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
  • 159
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    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
Great!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Bon49
via mobile
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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226 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

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 NEW via mobile

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stopped in while passing through Chattanooga based on reviews and was not disappointed. The food was good and the service was great. We had a nice chat with the owner about Chattanooga which we knew very little about. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent barbecue at very low prices. Not very much to look at from the outside, and not the most extensive menu in the world, but if you're looking for a very tasty barbecue meal with large portions at a great price, this is it.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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209 reviews 209 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Their bar-b-q and sides are very good and the people here are extremely nice and friendly. The building is a little small so it can get crowded at times. The first time I ate here I was surprised at how many items they had on the menu!! My next trip I want to try the pork ribs!!!

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georgia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Our oldest soon was visiting from China and wanted BBQ while in Chattanooga. Our younger son found a listing for this restaurant some place on line and we went looking. Well, we passed it the first time thinking that it must be a larger place. Nope, a small nondescript block building with piles of hickory wood behind the building. There... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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?