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Barney's Hickory Pit

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3446 Clayton Rd, Concord, CA 94519-2422
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Concord, California
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Love me some BBQ! And this is the place to get it - locals have been coming here for 50 years they know what customers want and serve it up. But times change and they need to step-up their game. Too often I get my ribs pink and the tables, seats are sticky.

1 Thank The_Rabbit_55
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

Have been a long time customer for over 20 years. I don't know what happened? The last two times I picked up takeout the order was wrong and the prices for the quality of food is not worth the BBQ I use to have. Did they change hands? The ladies that work there are not friendly and evidently are not... More 

Thank Lisa R
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Seen this place just down the street from motel we stayed at on the front window it says est 1957 thought if the have been open this long must be good. we must have come in on the cooks day off the food was not good my wife had the open hot pork with the red sauce she said it... More 

Thank dan c
Martinez, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I have been coming to Barney's for the past 15 years. I'm completely appalled by our latest dining experience. My family of 4 and a friend decide to eat here for dinner. Our friend has never been and we assure him it's the most delicious food. Upon walking in we find one side of the seating area closed which is... More 

6 Thank ElizabethB0506
Concord, California
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The ribs are the best and the sauce is outstanding. The ribs are smoked and cooked to perfection and the right amount of sauce is added.

Thank Swede0001
Concord, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One of the (if not the) best BBQ's in the area. I like it better than Dickies, although the onion strings at Dickies are to die for!

Thank KauaiLover2013
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

BBQ sauce was horrible. I was the only person in the restaurant; that should have told me enough. If you want excellent bbq then you must go to Dickies. They're traditional Texas style bbq at a great price.

1 Thank 925matt
Concord, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I am 54 years old, born and raised in Concord. My parents began taking our family to Barney's before I can remember. To this day it is still one of our families favorite places to eat. My sisters who live out of state, when visiting, Barney's is the first place thay must go to eat! We love their ribs!!! And... More 

Thank Cindy S
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

I love this place. My favorite thing to get is the French dip. They stack the sandwich with the best flavored steak, and serve it with a large, piping hot cup of au jus. The au jus is great! I could practically drink it as is hahaha I am not a huge fan of BBQ sauce so I always get... More 

Thank Spartacus22
Concord, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The ribs were really very good, but the sauce wasn't the greatest. We had to add our own which was a little on the sweet side but the ribs were awesome and so was the coleslaw!

Thank caroprifold

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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: 3446 Clayton Rd, Concord, CA 94519-2422
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: 925-680-9761

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