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Hickory Hollow Barbeque

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4705 US Highway 301 N, Ellenton, FL 34222
(941) 722-3932
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Puerto Rico
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Driving I75 from Sarasota to Orlando and stumble to this amazing BBQ joint at Route 301. Amazing!! Authentic southern bbq joint. Great staff and ribs out of this world. A must if you are by I75.

Thank travelauditor
Nokomis, Florida
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112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We live several miles to the south, but will find any excuse to return to this little gem of a down home restaurant sitting down to the south side of highway 301 between Bradenton and Ellenton. My standard order is their fried catfish platter with stewed tomatoes and green beans with the complementary corn fritters. Topped off with a cold... More 

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South Venice, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

On 301 off 75 we ate at this casual BBQ "family " eatery. Not much to look at but the food is great. Cash only. I had the pork spareribs and they were tender and flavorful . Service was outstanding. 2dinners and 2 beers under $30. Recommended on trip advisor so I tried it out. It is what it is.... More 

Thank JanieK0213
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211 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

They have been here for years and fare is pretty consistant. It is very popular with the retiree crowd so skip the early bird.

Thank petraso1
Fort Pierce, Florida
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch while staying in the area. No frills here, but excellent NC style bbq. Pulled pork was my choice of meat with ambrosia salad and turnip greens. I have to say that the greens were the best I have ever had at a restaurant. Almost as good as the greens, were the corn fritters that... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I ate half a chicken! It just fell off the bone. So good! I had to ask if they had my mom in the kitchen making the potato salad. Best barbecue I have had in ages. Definitely have to go again! The baby back ribs were delicious! So much good food for such a good price!

Thank crazy k
Englewood, Florida
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We try to stop here for lunch or dinner when we're nearby. Would visit more often but it's well over an hour from our home. We stop here for Maryland Style crab cakes....simply the closest thing to them around the area. Lots of crab, little filler, Old Bay. Yum.

Thank Sweetie Q
Miami, Florida
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Ellerton outlets with Family. I did research on nearby restaurants. We love BBQ. Right off 95. Less that a minute. They only except cash. Place looks old, but has character Ribs were awesome. Fried corn, collard greens, squash with cheese and the corn fritters. All excellent. They also got a great selection of micro-brews to choose... More 

Thank ElCache65
Palmetto, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We have lived in Palmetto for 4 years and never knew about this place. We went there for the soft shell crabs and were not disappointed. This is the only place we have found around this area that knows how to make an excellent soft shell crab!!!! We will definitely be back, not only for the crabs, but also all... More 

Thank fargiemoss
Pretoria, South Africa
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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

My sister-in-law took us to Hickory Hollow on our recent visit to Florida. And am I very glad she did. This was by far the best BBQ we had in the States. Highly Recommended if you are looking for good food at reasonable prices.

Thank hendrik111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4705 US Highway 301 N, Ellenton, FL 34222
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ellenton
  • Phone Number: (941) 722-3932

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