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Hickory Bar-b-que

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1082 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 228-5252
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3:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 25
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Comfort Food on Brown Street

It is nice to be recognized by name when sitting down at the small, yet inviting bar, at this classic barbecue restaurant.(The bartender keeps a bottle of Tullamore Dew on hand just for our best buddy, Sully). The generous pour of Irish and Scotch whiskey whetted the appetite for a huge dinner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
SteveMartin2014
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Dayton, Ohio
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I grew up in Dayton, and the Hickory still has the best ribs that I've ever had. Their BBQ sauce is different than most I've had in other places, but still outshines them all with a nice mustard tartness to it. Great value for your money with the sides and salads that come with your meal as well. The BBQ... More 

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Bellbrook, Ohio
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Really good BBQ ribs and chicken. Just about the best ribs in the area. Order a full rack and take the leftovers home to eat the next day...best value! Come hungry.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I grew up in Dayton, and carry-out from what we always (maybe mistakenly?) called "Old Hickory" was a mainstay of weekend meals. On a recent visit back to Dayton, I took my family, and the experience and food were exactly as I had remembered them. You can't say that about a whole lot that you try to relive. The ribs... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It is nice to be recognized by name when sitting down at the small, yet inviting bar, at this classic barbecue restaurant.(The bartender keeps a bottle of Tullamore Dew on hand just for our best buddy, Sully). The generous pour of Irish and Scotch whiskey whetted the appetite for a huge dinner salad mounded with crumbled bleu cheese crumbles...hash brown... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

After not dining here for a while, I was hungry for a return trip for some ribs. I went with my wife, and brother in law on the Thursday before Valentine's day. We arrived around 7 ish and were promptly seated. It seemed to take a while for the waitress to find us, and offer our drink order. Anyhoo, the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Last Sunday evening my wife's family and I made reservations for nine people at 5 PM at Hickory Barbeque on Brown Street. We were seated immediately and served water and drinks. Two of us ordered appetizers which were shared with anyone who wanted to try them. The cabbage roll was well liked, but the shrimp cocktail was nearly inedible. The... More 

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West Carrollton, Ohio, Usa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We love to go to Hickory BQ for our special dinners and always recommend it to out of town friends. Dress is very casual, jeans are OK. It is convenient to UD campus and arena. We have been going there for years. The menu is not extensive but what they have is excellent.

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miamisburg
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Have been here on friday and saturday and the place was always packed so we never waited. Went on sunday this time and the place was full but got seated in a couple minutes. Been going here for years and there's a reason its been in business for a long time. Prices are reasonable, service is good, house dressing is... More 

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Charleston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My parents went here decades ago. We were in town and thought we'd stop in to reminisce. To be honest, the BBQ was not as good as I remember. Wish I had gotten a steak. The bread basket was excellent. The server was great. The restaurant is small and was filled on a Friday night. The room temperature was hot,... More 

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Busy place, very accommodating. Prices very reasonable. Loved the house salad dressing and the salty rye bread.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1082 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: (937) 228-5252

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:45 pm

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