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Hickory Road BBQ

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914 Central Ave, Auburn, NE 68305
+1 402-274-9988
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

The only reason I didn't give a 5 star rating is because, for the price, the portion size is very lacking. The food is great, BBQ sauces are homemade and yummy, the service was friendly, very down home and comfortable. Big screen TV's, and a full bar!

Thank SLM59-SLM45
Omaha, Nebraska
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596 reviews
514 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. The food is wonderful. Today we split a two meat combo, with tasty turkey and a wonderful smoked sausage. We had sides of baked beans, potato salad and coleslaw. All were good, but the first two were especially praiseworthy. Our favorite was a mustard based potato salad. We eat BBQ a lot, and this is better than... More 

Thank Jays911
Salt Lake City, Utah
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Great food, all bbq is tasty, chicken wings are also a good choice! Full bar, very limited wine, but, great service!

1 Thank SLM59-SLM45
Auburn, Nebraska
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Had a Saturday family lunch today. As usual the food was delicious. Some if our dinning groups favorites were the Big mouth Brisket Sandwich, Sirloin Philly, & Pull Pork Nachos. The green beans are a must have side, they are absolutely phenomenal. However, the service was extremely slow. This is a pretty common issue at this location too. It doesn't... More 

Thank DevonDY
Atlantic, Iowa
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and had excellent food and service. My beef brisket sandwich was tender and moist and the grilled green beans were excellent. My wife had the wings and she said they were delicious. Our server was very attentive and friendly. And great decor - exposed brick and barnwood.

Thank Todd H
Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Good bbq for north of Mason Dixon line. Fun place staff and shirt logos. Cool old building and decor.

Thank cls1924
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116 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015

We ate at their new place in Lincoln, at the corner of Hwy 2 and 48th. They were not busy, the food was OK, but upon leaving, 2 employees walked right in front of us, not an excuse me, not a thanks for coming tonight. Hey, after food, drinks, and dessert, plus a NICE TIP, where's at least a smile,... More 

Thank realter
Lincoln, Nebraska
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015

Terribly disappointing!! We were so excited to try this addition to Lincoln, and couldn't be more of a bust..TOUGHEST RIBS we've ever had anywhere..Good smoke flavor, but not much meat, and it needs to be pried off the bone. We believe the beans to be slightly jazzed up pork and beans. The website shows wedge fries, they serve plain shoestring... More 

Thank Nancy B
Vincennes, Indiana
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Husband & I stopped on our way thru town. The bbq was good, I tried the mild sweet sauce which also was good. I didn't care for the cole slaw, too creamy, but did enjoy the potato salad.

Thank TJen72
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great food, love the tritip. Will definitely visit again. Good & fast service. Located off the main strip.

Thank Rebecca S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Barbecue, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 914 Central Ave, Auburn, NE 68305
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 402-274-9988
Well worth visiting...please try to include in your site

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