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Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que

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5611 Ringgold Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412
+1 423-894-1217
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: We are a small family owned business with only 5 tables inside and 2 out...
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.
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  • 199
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We enjoy getting carry out from here. Burgers are huge. Better have an appetite if you order the Skyliner 16oz monster! Note though...do not place the bag in your lap or on cloth seats as it will leave a grease stain but it sure is tasty!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bubba W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy getting carry out from here. Burgers are huge. Better have an appetite if you order the Skyliner 16oz monster! Note though...do not place the bag in your lap or on cloth seats as it will leave a grease stain but it sure is tasty!

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Thank Bubba W
Hilo, Hawaii
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281 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had delicious smoked pork plates when we visited Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que. The food was very good, and we ended our dinner with an order of Banana Pudding. As good as the meal was, we were especially pleased with the friendliness of the staff. They created a nice homey, friendly atmosphere and made us feel like they valued us stopping... More 

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Thank Michael R
Atlanta, GA
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way through, specifically chosen for its TripAdvisor ranking. Staff is incredibly friendly, place is cute and clean. Food was good but not great. If we lived in the are we would probably go again.

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Thank Maggie B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Those just may be best baby back ribs we've ever had! There is nothing fancy about this place, but it doesn't matter when food tastes that good!

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Thank Missy U
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Great food! Would stop in again. Small friendly place, the smell at the door will draw you in. Chopped beef is really good.

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Thank Jason B
MidTN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Love the bbq. Family stops here every time we are passing through Chattanooga. Good people, local owned no chain, no mass produced junk here. You gotta stop and give it a try.

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Thank letsdosomething
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Average Bbq joint, small inside seating area, appears to do mostly take out. Fried pickles were delicious. We got the bbq plate, bbq and two sides, good no complaints.

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Thank Amy K
Sterling, VA
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I ordered a few racks of baby back and they said they were out. So I ordered a few racks of spare ribs and they said they can only give me 2. I bought the two and took them to a function. Everyone thought they were fatty and tough. I will most likely give this place another try, but would... More 

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Thank J T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is a small place and it looks pretty old, but the people were very friendly and the food (I had the chopped pork plate) was very tasty!!

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Thank Peter N
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

It's a small place and has been in business a long time !! The BBQ pork is perfectly smoked and the sides are very good.

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Thank Laura D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5611 Ringgold Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-894-1217

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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