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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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Parrish, Florida
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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87 reviews
74 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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149 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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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15 reviews
6 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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215 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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25 reviews
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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6 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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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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

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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
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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?