Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que

Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que

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Hours
Sun
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$4.00 – $12.00
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
We are a small family owned business with only 5 tables inside and 2 out side. We try to make you fill like you are with friends.
PRICE RANGE
$4.00 – $12.00
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Drive Thru
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles678 reviews
Excellent
490
Very good
112
Average
40
Poor
20
Terrible
16
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Sawyer M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Being a Kansas City native my wife and I are fairly particular about our BBQ, and this place surpassed and satisfied all of our expectations. During travel we always try to make a point to stop and eat some highly rated and reviewed BBQ and this is one of the best places we've been. The staff and owner were extremely friendly, and the food was absolutely delicious. We were suggested to use some of their meat rub as a seasoning for the "Freedom Fries" and it was amazing, it really paired with the flavors of the meat and the whole meal. I had the pork plate with potato salad and fried okra, my wife had the loaded BBQ potato with fries and slaw. Portions were generous and all was delicious. Don't forget to try the homemade banana pudding!
Written January 11, 2020
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Jacob
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
The food here tastes awesome and at the price, it is an unbelievable value. We met the owner while there and he was a genuinely kind guy who clearly took pride in the food he puts out there. Better than most bbq places you'll find and you leave feeling super content. Definitely will be back here again next time through Chattanooga! Also, the curly fries are out of this world.
Written February 16, 2020
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Sandy
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
This place is absolutely incredible! We live in Nashville and hopped down to Chattanooga for a short in-state vacation. The guy at the window mentioned they’ve been voted one of the top 5 bbq joints in the nation, and he wasn’t kidding. Every bit of food we had was incredible! Our daughters had the dyno-bites and corn dogs, and both were great! We chose freedom fries and onion rings as our sides, and both were super good (onion rings were definitely the best though — a true homemade beer batter). The pulled pork sandwich was smokey and moist, their loaded potato was INSANE — but you HAVE to have their ribs, which are the best ribs we’ve ever had (and we eat a TON of BBQ)! Don’t miss Hickory pit when you come to Chattanooga or you’ll be sorely disappointed!
Written July 8, 2020
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Kay V
Cosby22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
Working in area for 3 months and thought I would give this place a try. The first time I went through the drive thru. Placed my order with the kid at the window. When I finish giving my order he says, "there's a 10% price increase on the meat, so the price won't be the same as what's on the menu." I said ok. I also ordered brunswick stew as my side. He asked me to hold on because he thought there would be an extra charge for brunswick stew (now on the menu it says meal comes with two sides. usually in a bbq restaurant stew is an option. No not here) So, I agreed to pay extra for stew. Then the kid says in a smart aleck manner..."well it's going to take a minute because there's only 3 of us here today." He goes into this spill about people had called in and the inside dining was full, blah, blah, blah. I don't care...just get me my food. I never sai d one word about having to wait. This kid tried so hard to get me to order. Then shut the drive thru if you are that short handed and just wait on people inside. Today, I tried to order GrubHub delivery from them. There was no way to order sides on the Grubhub site. So, I thought I would just call and tell them what two sides. Well, low and behold the smart aleck kid answered the phone. He started this spill about the meat price increase and the approved amount on my credit card wasn't going to cover it, blah, blah, blah. I asked if the bbq place delivered and he went into these details how his car only got 3miles to the gallon, and so and so didn't have a car and on and on. Again, he had no interest in selling me bbq. Not helpful at all. Well buster...you can keep your damn bbq. There are just too many restaurants in Chattanooga area to put up with your smart aleck self!! I won't try here again. So, I ordered from Sugar Ribs and had a nice meal delivered by GrubHub. Someone seriously needs to give him some customer service training.
Written November 19, 2021
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Miranda D
Muskogee4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 couples
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.
Written September 8, 2020
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Eric P
Schererville21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 solo
Stopped here while in Chattanooga for the night, it was well worth the visit. I grabbed some chopped pork (they were temporarily out of ribs) with beans and freedom fries. The flavor and texture of the pork was spot on, and the beans were really tasty. The fries were a bit meh, but wasn't the focus of my meal. I also tried the banana pudding, it was OK. Overall, an awesome meal.
Written June 26, 2020
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Janet M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
We were visiting from out of town and wanted to try a small business not a chain. Their food is made from scratch their bbq is smoked for 12-17 hours. I had the monster stuffed baked potato with fried okra & coleslaw I couldnt even finish it. My husband had the chicken, beef, and pork bbq because he couldn’t decide with fried okra , slaw, and green beans it was delicious. And the service was great!
Written October 6, 2020
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Jbwinger
Bluffton41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Great little BBQ place. I struggled with giving a 4 or a 5 but ended at 5 because the ribs and pork I had were really top notch. You don’t need the sauce for the ribs, I would get them with the sauce on the side because just with rub only, they were amazing. The sauce was good so if you’re a sauce person, you should be happy too. The pork was good but with the sauce, that combo was even better. I had the slaw and beans as sides and both were as advertised and very tasty. The only reason I was considering a 4 was because some of the traditional BBQ things were missing like cornbread and a 2 or 3 meat combo and also no brisket or sausage. You can add ribs to whatever plate you get so that helps. Get there early though as there are only about 6 or 7 tables so could fill up quick but is worth waiting for if you do have to.
Written January 18, 2020
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dgnuttree
Brooklyn43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
Found the place on Trip Advisor and got there only an hour before they closed. It didn’t make a difference. The owner himself came out quickly, answered any questions and took my order. In a short time he came out with a platter of three meaty and tender ribs covered in a tangy sauce. Alongside them were a good portion of freedom fries and a servng of creamy looking potato salad. Topping it off was a nice large piece of Texas Toast. The potato salad was excellent, the fries were crisp from the fryer and the ribs were outstanding. Only stripped bones and a small smear of potato salad were left on the plate. The bill was very reasonable. A plus is this BBQ place has an actual drive-thru!
Written May 11, 2021
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FrankCastle2016
Tennessee308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Well, surprise! This place is amazing. It looks like a tool shed with a drive-thru. But the magic going on within is pure BBQ goodness. I mean, EVERY item we ordered was delicious. How is that possible? The waiter and the cook are fantastic people as well. They really care that you are served well and that your food is tasting great. The cook came out to take our check and was a genuinely nice guy, down-to-Earth, and you could tell he was a master of his craft. He had that quiet confidence in his food. This place is a humble place, producing food fit for kings. Eat here as soon as you can. If you order ONE thing after the BBQ meats, you HAVE to order the fried pickles. Man, this guy does them right! Perfectly breaded. Perfectly crisp. You literally can NOT go wrong visiting this place. I have no other words. Loved it. WILL be back.
Written November 2, 2020
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Linda H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
Great food, in a very clean restaurant and with good service by a very friendly staff. We are a family of 9 (adults and children) we ordered 9 different meals and not one complaint. We all are looking forward to our next meal the next time we are in Chattanooga. Thanks for an enjoyable dinner.
Written May 12, 2021
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hismami1904
Alpine3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 family
We are from CA and my husband found this place online and wanted to try it while in Chattanooga. Small, family run restaurant with some of the best BBQ that we’ve ever had. We tried a little bit of everything: pork, beef, spare ribs, a burger, fries, fried pickles and poppers and ALL of it was amazing. There was nothing that we ordered that we did not like. Our server, Jason, was interactive and kept us laughing the entire time. Reasonably priced, friendly service and great food, it doesn’t get any better than that!!!! 100% recommend
Written June 21, 2020
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Christina D
United States1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
I have to admit, I was pretty underwhelmed when I pulled up to this restaurant. It looked very small, and I had a party of 5. But!!!!! The kindness, service, and “grandma’s Pigeon Forge house” feel was palpable and noted! We were served not only by a gentleman with glasses (i think it was the owner), but also two other gentlemen from the back. The staff continually checked on us, refilled our drinks, all while running a drive-thru, to-go orders, and other families in the restaurant. In the age of COVID and safety, the owner had a fresh pair of gloves every time he checked back with my table. My family and I felt spectacularly safe, and the food was fantastic for the price! Thank you, Hickory Pit, for stellar service and food!! Please ensure you stop here if you’re going through Chattanooga. We will be back, for sure.
Written July 26, 2020
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laurie_konarska
Grand Rapids11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
What a hidden gem! You must seek out this cozy spot with THE BEST barbecue, homemade cole slaw, homemade potato salad, and much, much more! Support local, family owned Mom & Pop type establishments- this would be the place to do so! The owner came over and steered us toward our perfect picks, and chatted with us as his son took our order. Delicious meal, large portions, more than reasonable prices. Make it a point to eat here- you’ll be so glad you did!
Written February 15, 2020
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Passenger661356
64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
We chose this particular barbecue restaurant based on previous reviews and location. We were not disappointed. It was an easy off of 24 East and easy to find. Going the opposite direction following lunch took us directly to 75 South. The food was quick and delicious, along with the convenience to interstates makes this a great pick for travelers passing through. We both had the baked potato plates (pork & beef), coleslaw, and baked beans.
Written July 26, 2022
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