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Hickory Hut Barbecue


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Proudly serving Salina and Central Kansas simple, high quality barbecue since 1981. Consistently voted #1 BBQ restaurant locally.
$6 - $18
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Barbecue
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Drive Thru
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I am never disappointed. The food is always delicious. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is certainly down home:)

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank sister710
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stop at this place every time we pass through Salina. We have never been disappointed. So I thought it time to write a review. Food is great, service is fast, and tthe atomosphere is super. Don't go thru Salina without trying Hickory Hut if...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank augustine1951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty ribs! Had a rib basket with baked beans and potato salad. Definitely recommend. Friendly staff. Clean. Great hometown atmosphere. Hope I get a chance to come back!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank krmartin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried the Burnt End sandwich and beans for lunch. It was pretty good, but chopped finer and with more sauce than what you'll find in KC. I look forward to trying the brisket and the polish sausage next time.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Andy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've had BBQ many places, many many places! Hickory Hut is the place I come home to. It beats all those in Kansas City and puts Joe's to shame! The Texas Stacker is my favorite along with the Party Potato. The beans are a must!...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Arlene785
Reviewed November 6, 2019

Don't stop anywhere else you have got to try hickory hut!!! Best bbq chicken around ribs fries the sides THE Sauce omg. Great atmosphere super friendly.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank MarkM6089
Reviewed November 6, 2019

I love their sweet potato waffle fries and the honey mustard! The portions are huge so you could share or get a junior. I have eaten the pulled pork and it is very good. I have never done the potato, but the last time I...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Kathy668
Reviewed October 23, 2019

Ordered the family meal and the wait staff was very gracious in finding us a table for our party. Ribs and brisket were outstanding. The best potato salad that I have had in quite some time. My granddaughter loved the coleslaw.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 486tonyv
Reviewed October 21, 2019 via mobile

Salinas Kansas... driving on through from Denver to Nashville and this spot popped up with high reviews on yelp. From a distance I can see it having the option of being a drive-through. Hmmmm— other than “in and out” drive throughs muster a negative connotation...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Peggy O
Reviewed October 19, 2019

Excellent, as always. Not to spicey, not to hot, always just right. If you're in Salina, you have to eat here, at least once. Except on Sunday, as they are closed.

Date of visit: October 2019
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I didn't see beer, but we were traveling on a road day so beer wasn't on our radar.
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