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Hickory Hollow Barbeque

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$$ - $$$
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4705 US Highway 301 N, Ellenton, FL 34222-2871
(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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167 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time I am in town this is the number one stop for me. The food is great, the value is outstanding, and the service is good. What more can anyone ask for. I have been coming here since 2008. If you are looking for fancy then skip this place, if it is just plain good food and at a... More 

Thank BernieandJune
Nokomis, Florida
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197 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been coming here for years when we need some good barbeque. This is a cash only Mom 'n Pop BBQ restaurant without fancy décor or tableware, but lots of good, tasty, and reasonably priced food. Their BBQ is great and they have a large list of side items. Service is down home informal and you can joke with the... More 

Thank Rod K
Cleveland, Ohio
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

BEST.CRAB.CAKES.EVER. Very mom and pop style country style restaurant. Only downfall? They only take cash. Of course there is a surcharge ATM in the corner though

Thank widowson510
Boca Raton, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Hickory Hollow is a very southern style restaurant in Ellenton, FL. The atmosphere is adorable and friendly. The food tasted very real, meaning it was like a Thanksgiving dinner meal! The service was flawless and it was pretty cheap. I would recommend Hickory Hollow for a nice, short, delicious meal.

Thank ericahatfield
Bradenton, Florida
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173 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Every time we tell someone about this restaurant they want us to go with them. No problem!! We went on a Friday at 630 PM. It was busy, then again it is always busy. The prices have increased but the food is still well worth every penny you pay for the meal. Very informal table service and tacky decor but... More 

Thank Rick M
Parrish, Florida
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

This is an old BBQ joint with most non BBQ items fried. No view, dark stuffy setting, but good BBQ. Actually a wait to be seated.

Thank artsifartsy51
Apollo Beach, Florida
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This is MY favorite BBQ restaurant. It is West of 75 at the Ellenton mall exit. Take a trip and eat here and do some shopping. I always get the NC BBQ. It's so good. They have a list of side items for the day. Good veggies. I go here very regularly. You must try it. Closed on Sunday and... More 

Thank Dorothy H
Ellenton, Florida
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15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I love ribs and Hickory Hollow was not my favourite destination. The portions were small and sides were unappetizing. Ribs were just OK but not something special. A family kind of place with outside tables under trees but no real thought put into the decor inside or out.

Thank 3035Francesca
Puerto Rico
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95 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016 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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157 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, 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 34222-2871
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ellenton
  • Phone Number: (941) 722-3932

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