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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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11:00 am - 11:00 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
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
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  • 8
    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
Average BBQ items with very crowded conditions!

From the crowd inside the door you would get the impression that this is the best BBQ rib place in the state. However, the limited size of the dining area will leave you with indigestion. Even with a reservation, the management, fails to do so and there is at least a 30 minute delay for seating... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Stafford, Virginia
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Stafford, Virginia
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

From the crowd inside the door you would get the impression that this is the best BBQ rib place in the state. However, the limited size of the dining area will leave you with indigestion. Even with a reservation, the management, fails to do so and there is at least a 30 minute delay for seating. Nothing special about the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Worst barbeque ribs that I have ever had.. Dry no neat no sauce.. Complained to waitress and she said she would tell Carl.. Never apologized nor did we see Carl.. Will never eat there again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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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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