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Hickory Hollow

#162 of 7,051 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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101 Heights Blvd, Central Houston and surrounding area, Houston, TX 77007-3728
+1 713-869-6300
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We frequent this restaurant at least 2 to 3 times per month. I don't know why but I love their salads, nothing fancy but I love them. The brisket, sausage, chop beef sandwiches and chicken fried steaks are all great. My wife says the BBQ chicken is also good but I have never tried it, too many other things to... More 

Thank Omen99
Scottsdale, Arizona
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We had to arrive in Houston on Sunday and it turns out that a lot of highly rated BBQ places are closed on Sunday. We had the 3 meat platter, I had the sl beef, sausage and ribs. The ribs and sausage were my favorite. Side dishes were average. My 2 colleagues had the chicken fried steak and they said... More 

Thank Kathleen T
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

I happened to have a business lunch here and enjoyed it at the fullest. Good food, family style, unlike other American restaurants it is not pretentious but truly honest, good choice also of vegetables cooked in a healthy way that is closer to my European eating habits. Very professional staff. I will definitely go back again

Thank MilanoOreste
Surf Side, Texas
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372 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This place rocks-- huge portions, brisket lean and juicy, chopped beef absolutely great. Vegetarian relative can choose from salad bar or steamed veg or even catfish- Just love this place! Toddler friendly

Thank trymahjong
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Colleagues from out of town were wanting some local fare and we chose Hickory Hollow. Unfortunately we showed up just as the Jury Duty bus had unloaded and the line was unbearable. The manager pulled us out of line one at a time and took our orders at the take out window. That was great, we were almost done by... More 

Thank Troy S
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

So I searched on trip advisor , read all the reviews and settled on Hickory Hollow. And I was not disappointed. I went for a medium, being a reserved Brit and not a Texan, and it was plenty with the hot tots and grilled zucchini , atmos. Was good, staff friendly and helpful to a Brit who may as well... More 

Thank Mike H
Magnolia, Texas, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Pretty good food. Best chicken fried steak in town. Not quite as good as it use to be but still good.

Thank James O
Santa Rita Arriba, Panama
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Had the medium-sized chicken fried steak accompanied by green beans and French fries. The beans were lukewarm at best, the fries were soggy with grease, and the CFS was as bland and tough as it was big. Had to work with a knife to cut that bad boy, maybe because it was a thick piece of meat. Had a side... More 

Thank rkondivers
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate lunch here. The food is very good. I really like the barbecue sauce. They have a good variety of sides for a barbecue restaurant including grilled or fried zucchini. The friend okra is really good too.

Thank Chowchowmimi
Beaumont, Texas
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

If you see Hickory Hollow rated high in Texas for chicken fried steaks, the ratings are likely based on an old reputation. Admittedly, not been there for many years, but I remember it serving among the best, if not the best, CFS in Houston. Not any more. Tried it this week. A 1/3 of the entire thing was batter with... More 

Thank mike m

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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
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Heights Blvd, Central Houston and surrounding area, Houston, TX 77007-3728
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-869-6300

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