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Proudly serving Salina and Central Kansas simple, high quality barbecue since 1981. Consistently voted #1 BBQ restaurant locally.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $18
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Drive Thru
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good food, friendly staff. They have been in business for over 40 years. They do a big take out business as well as eat in. We were very happy with our dinners.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by Hickory Hut while on a road trip. We had our dog with so we couldn't dine in. We tried the drive-through. After sitting there for some time and saying "hello" a few times with no reply, we drove around and I walked...in to order. The restaurant is very small-town, homey in feel. Lots of old pics of local businesses and events. There was a hot case displaying some of the meats and the place smelled of BBQ in a good way! Carpet could have used a cleaning. The person who took my order was not exactly friendly but not rude either. I ordered for my 3 family members. We all enjoyed our food. I had a sausage topped with pork and a side of amazing potato salad. My husband had a Texas sandwich with onion rings and baked beans, all very good. And my daughter had the loaded baked potatoes which she loved. There was option to add meat to it but she declined. It had baked beans and a couple of "special sauces" on it. It was very good and huge. Bottom line, we would totally eat here again if in the area. Wish we had it locally.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy off I-135. Nice smokey smell as you step into to a casual local BBQ spot. Good meaty ribs. Very good potato salad and baked beans with lots of bacon. Typically priced. We'll definitely be back on our next trip thru Kansas.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was amazing!!! I couldn’t stop eating it. Huge portions, sides taste home made, wonderfully fresh. I can’t say enough good things about it. LOOK AT THIS HALF OF A BIRD I GOT

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passing through on way to Colorado and picked for #1 rating and did not disappoint! Brisket was perfect, tender and tasty. Slaw and potato salad amongst the best. The ribs tasted exceptional, but light on meat with fair amount of fat, but didn’t offset 5...on entire experience, including friendly service. Will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent ribs, very friendly, quick service, reasonable prices. Our pickiest eater gave them 5 out of 5! We would definitely go back.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 5, 2022 via mobile

Incredible food. Some of the best BBQ I have had. Must stop if you want excellent food. Great sides too. Best backed beans ever. Fast and friendly.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022 via mobile

They load up your basket. Mine was a pulled pork sandwich that was so good I couldn't stop eating it. Packed full of meat and sweet smokey flavor and included a big helping of handmade onion rings and a handmade potato wedges

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022

Stopped on our trip from Indiana to Colorado. Picked this place out of the blue…without looking at reviews. What a jewel. I had beef brisket basket, onion rings on top & potato salad. All were awesome. Son had 2 meat dinner, beef & pork brisket,...fries, onion rings…excellent. Husband had 1/2 chicken, fries, baked beans…..beware…this meal will feed at least two! It was wonderful. We went thru the drive thru as it appeared the restaurant might be full. Very quick service! Hope we have an opportunity to return!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022 via mobile

We stopped in here on a visit from Arkansas. The food is all wonderful! Staff are friendly and very helpful. I had the barbecue chicken, baked beans and Cole slaw. The baked beans have smoked sausage in them- So good!!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 2, 2022

Fantastic BBQ. My husband and I stopped here on the way through Kansas. Come visit. The food was excellent

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 12, 2022 via mobile

The BBQ and sides were delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. The place is old but clean. It was a quick, easy, and worthwhile lunch stop.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022

This place was amazing! Hands down the best ribs I’ve had in a long time. My wife and I stopped here on our drive from Denver to NC. If you’re driving past Salina this place is 100% a must. Owner was very attentive, food was...amazing and no wait at all. 10/10More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 26, 2022 via mobile

I read about this restaurant and I am so pleased to recommend it to anyone who loves a great Bar-B-Q! The meat was tender, the sauce wonderful. The potato salad was excellent. Portions were generous. You won't go wrong by eating here!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 23, 2022

While in Salina, I wanted to bring home BBQ beef brisket as a surprise for my mom in Lincoln, KS. The beef brisket was delicious and we managed to polish all of it in one meal! I’ll be back!

Date of visit: April 2022
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smores007
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Response from AtHomeinKS | Property representative |
For large groups, yes, but for smaller parties we can almost always get you in. Wouldn’t be necessary. Thanks!
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Response from JV H | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see beer, but we were traveling on a road day so beer wasn't on our radar.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hickory Hut Barbecue

Yes, Hickory Hut Barbecue offers takeout services.

Hickory Hut Barbecue is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4