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$4 - $12
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little place to eat. Great selection of menu items. Good bbq and plenty of side options. Highly recommended and I know why now.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We split a large chapped pork plate with slaw and green beans. It was good. The restaurant was rustic. The service was good.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hickory Pit was our first stop after an 11 hour drive to Chatanooga on Friday evening. The Trip Advisor reviews are what brought us to this little place, and they didn’t disappoint. I had the ribs plate, and it was delicious. I’m always afraid to...try BBQ in other states, because I’m from Oklahoma and we are picky about our BBQ. But our waiter was so friendly and the food was delicious. It was a great choice for dinner.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best barbecue we have had after traveling through 10 states on vacation. The service was excellent! We sat out on the front deck at a hightop table and received excellent service, excellent food and the best conversation with our waiter, that we...have had on our entire vacation. We both had the barbecue sandwich special and also ordered the coleslaw, which was to die for! The large barbecue sandwiches were excellent and we couldn’t of asked for anything better.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just popped in for lunch when we were in the area. So happy we did. Excellent pulled pork sandwich. So good, in fact, that we ended up getting 2 racks of ribs to take home to Nashville to share with our friends. Excellent food and...great people!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed August 11, 2020

My son and I were on a road-trip recently traveling from Texas to Virginia. As luck would have it, we were going to hit Chattanooga around lunchtime, so I started my frantic look online for “Best Eats”. The Hickory Pit popped up on several foodie...apps so we decided to give it a try. This is indeed an off-the-route hidden gem worth your time. I don’t know which angle to highlight first, the service or the food. Jason took the time to explain the menu to us and provide the inside scoop on how items are individually prepared. He honestly could have probably sold us on any menu option. There was something incredibly genuine about the way he not only talked about the offerings, but the history of The Hickory Pit. There is so much care that goes into this food and the experience they provide each customer. The family owned business is HIGH On taste. I settled on the killer potato, accompanied by beef that had been cooked for 17 hours, and two sides. Somewhere around bite three of navigating my way from baked beans, to coleslaw and then potato I slipped into some form of culinary coma…. I was completely powerless to this food. My son had a two-meat plate with the green beans and potato salad so we could try all the homemade side items. In a word, UNBELIEVALBE. Relabel those side items as Your Next Addiction. Again, it is hard to say which aspect of this meal put it over the top for me. I’ve traveled extensively and I know good food, but it is a rare occasion to find service and care to parallel amazingly prepared, high quality ingredients. This place has both. Exceptional service??? Yes! Unforgettable food??? Yes!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

Quick detour off of highway and well worth it. Meats done great, sauce just right. Outstanding service...fried catfish a must!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 7, 2020 via mobile

Found this delicious place to eat some truly amazing pork bbq and ribs on our return to NJ from Alabama. Recommended by other TripAdvisors and so worth the short detour off highway. Tasty side dishes. Great prices.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 7, 2020

We come here a couple times a month. Great food and people. The hamburger steak is one of our favorites!!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 5, 2020

Our group of 8 had bbq pork, bbq beef, ribs, onion rings, fried broccoli with cheese (really), Brunswick stew, bbq pork baked potatoes, vegetables, apple pie, cheesecake, and banana pudding. It was all amazing and the server was great, suggesting lots of great things. Everything...he suggested was delicious! There were only 3 large tables inside and two four tops outside, but the drive thru was full so most people get it to take home apparently. We were there around 3pm and got a table easily, but the other tables were full before we left. We enjoyed the visit, the server was fun, and we all recommend it highly!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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April 30, 2019|
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Response from auburn_hunter | Reviewed this property |
I would say likely not. As previous posts mention, this is practically a drive thru restaurant with a handful of tables.
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