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Hickory Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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9 W Court St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4210 (Formerly Smokin' Lil's)
+1 215-348-5170
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Ive eaten here a good 10 times now, food is rarely disappointing. Pro's: Best BBQ in town, real good smoky flavors, 4 homemade sauces on every table and countless other hot-sauces at your disposal. Staff is always friendly, sometimes a little stressed. Decent portions. Potato salad is outstanding! Pulled meat is juicy, tender & flavorful. Con's: Small & semi uncomfortable... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Food here is great and they do a fantastic job with catering. We have used them several times for parties and every time the food and service has been excellent.

Thank kellycahillpsu
North Wales, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

One of, if not the only true BBQ place in town. Prices are a little steep and I wish they'd provide fries with the sandwiches but chips are cool. Pulled pork was very good and their housemade BBQ sauce is excellent!

Thank Matt K
New Hope
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188 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We preferred take out over eating there. We tried two different types of smoked meats. The first was the turkey. This was good but overly salty. Next we had the brisket. This was a disappointment because in addition to being very salty it was very dry. Finally, the BBQ sauce was not thick and spicy the way it should have... More 

Thank Vivian B
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Not my first time here and never disappointed. Incredible sandwiches and side orders. The BLT and pulled pork sandwiches are just delicious. The Mac and cheese dish yummy. Sat outside with dog and they bought him a bowl for water. Highly recommend for folks having a casual meal. No alcohol is available. Also the staff is very friendly and helpful.

Thank Beth W
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176 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit since we are about an hour away. This place is a must do for is when we are in the area. Not fancy but great food. The brisket is wonderful as is the corn bread. Lots of specials, vegetarians selections and gluten free options. This is a small place with limited seating. You order at... More 

Thank NJDels
Lambertville, New Jersey
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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

heard nice things about this place...had the angus burger w/ pulled pork and slaw....it was outstanding....little messy but well worth it...can get a little crowded and service bogs down, so it is not a place to go if you are in a rush , but well worth it..

Thank baron13
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

Friday of memorial day weekend, and they were slammed! The staff was a little green but Helen had it all under control! She could have been there alone and I would have received the same fantastic customer service. The food was good, the brisket was tender and smokey, the chicken was wonderful, both of the sauces were fantastic and the... More 

Thank Vince C
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent, staff was very nice. Took a while to be served, (only 2 people working) but it was worth the wait.

Thank Susan V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch with family. We have been looking forward to stopping in. It was really good but I expect most BBQ places to be pretty good. It's hard to screw up BBQ. We are a big fan of baby back ribs, so to find out they only had St. Louis styles was disappointing. Burgers look good but we did... 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
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Court St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4210 (Formerly Smokin' Lil's)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bucks County  >  Doylestown
  • Phone Number: +1 215-348-5170

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