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Hickory Hollow Barbeque

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4705 US Highway 301 N, Ellenton, FL 34222-2871
(941) 722-3932
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Boca Raton, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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167 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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151 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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 

Thank Leejoe
South Venice, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?