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Hickory Hollow

#177 of 7,038 Restaurants in Houston
#186 of 7,587 Places to Eat in Houston
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101 Heights Blvd, Central Houston and surrounding area, Houston, TX 77007
7138696300
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Texan BBQ!

We live near this Houston institution and visit it often - consistently great BBQ, friendly atmosphere and great live music some nights. We have been eating here off and on for several years now and have never had anything less than great food, they never miss a beat! Service is quick and always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We live near this Houston institution and visit it often - consistently great BBQ, friendly atmosphere and great live music some nights. We have been eating here off and on for several years now and have never had anything less than great food, they never miss a beat! Service is quick and always friendly. I love taking visitors here, it... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The first thing that I have to say about this place was that it was nothing that I expected when looking at it from the outside. Once you walk through the door, it's like walking into a small town local restaurant. The staff was wonderful and very friendly. the food was reasonably priced, and the portions were HUGE. I ordered... More 

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Magnolia, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We visit Hickory Corral (new name, same excellent food) at least once a week, since we moved to Magnolia 14 years ago. We consider ourselves tough customers, especially when it comes to service, quality of ingredients and taste. This is our "go to" place to eat...we LOVE it!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If you want to experience a Texas restaurant from the old days, this is the place for you. This place is an institution. It is known for its barbeque beef and even more so for its chicken fried steak. You can even get a plate with both together but you better have a large stomach! In fact, that's true of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Top marks for brisket, grilled zucchini and fried okra. We even had a choice of lean beef or not, and my wife requires lean meat. We have been going to the original location for a long time, but this was our first time to the Heights location. An excellent bluegrass band was playing on a weekend night. We loved it.

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Webster, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I used to live near the restaurant when I was a kid and it was always my favorite, the go to on my birthday. I still always get the chicken fried steak. But now I drive 35 miles for it. Worth it!

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Montgomery, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Hickory Hollow in Magnolia is a hidden treasure. Buried in a shopping strip by Brookshire Brothers, it is well worth the drive from wherever you are. The food is prepared fresh, fast, and it is delicious. Bring an appetite, because there's plenty.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Love coming here , chicken fried steak poboy is delicious and also grilled chicken salad. Generous portions for the price!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I'm a big fan of CFS and Hickory Hollow's is one of the best! It comes in 3 sizes, but I've only ever had the appetite to try the smallest - and it's by no means small. They also serve a great hamburger steak with grilled onions. And the "chicken-fried" catfish is delicious as well. The staff is always very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I were craving bbq .... read various reviews and decided to try Hickory Hollow. Ordered a brisket beef plate with French fries and salad bar -- less than $10.50 ... we were even able to share ... nice portion size. BBQ sauce very mild, which is how we prefer it ... meat very tender and lean. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Heights Blvd, Central Houston and surrounding area, Houston, TX 77007
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 7138696300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?