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Hickory Bar-b-que

1082 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 228-5252
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Ranked #184 of 683 restaurants in Dayton
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jul 10, 2014
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62% Recommend
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Adrian, Michigan
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1,063 reviews 1,063 reviews
559 restaurant reviews
396 helpful votes 396 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This is a very good BBQ restaurant on the burgeoning Brown St. strip near the University of Dayton. When I was in college at UD about three decades ago, this section of Brown St. was not very interesting. Now there are several good eateries on this three or so block stretch. Ironically, the one extant business I recall being there... More

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Minster, Ohio
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63 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was my second visit to Old Hickory. The place was packed, but our wait was very short, in particular following the local UD game had just finished. Service was quick and friendly and the salads were awesome. But ..... I ordered the full rack of ribs, and I was not impressed. The others in my group ordered the steaks... More

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Kettering, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

When I first moved to the Miami Valley of Ohio, I was told that I just had to visit the Hickory Bar-B-Que Restaurant in Dayton. I thought...hmm...Bar-B-Que! Yummy! I ordered the specialty of the house - Bar-b-que Ribs. I realize that there is vinegar in a bar-b-que recipe. But this was off of the charts! The primary flavor of the... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

ribs were dry, not meaty and a total disappointment. service was adequate and only redeeming feature.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Stopped here for dinner with my fiancee.I got the full slab of ribs and they were a little tough and the sauce was horrible, taste like catsup and vinegar. The house salad was not eye appeasing looked like it was drowning in dressing.

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West Carrollton, Ohio, Usa
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We go whenever we want a great NY strip. Taste before you salt it. I even buy the seasoning for home. We both love the house dressing. You can go in levis or a prom formal. This is one of our favorite places near home.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

On brown street--right near the University of Dayton Campus. Went for lunch. Had the barbecue pork sandwich and coleslaw and chips. I think it was about $7. It was pretty good. The service was fast and friendly. I will definitely return in the future.

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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

You know how they say "you get what you pay for"? That's the Hickory. It's not fine dining, it's not the best BBQ you've ever had, but the people are super friendly, the service is always great, the prices are reasonable, and the food is pretty darn good. The cabbage rolls are a solid option but if you want something... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Moderately priced, excellent chicken, fabulous house dressing -potatoes always baked just right. I like that I can order all dark meat.

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Dayton, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Been going for years, Great place to eat good prices and good people. Steaks are great and anything else that they make is too. One thiing that they have that no other has is dark rye bread with salt on it and its my favorite.

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