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Hickory Bar-b-que

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1082 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 228-5252
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a lot of places and I live in Alaska and Old Hickory still my favorite steak ever! I always bring home their seasoning and sometimes have to have family members go get it and mail it to me.

Thank yakyakd
Dayton, Ohio
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135 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drive past this place all the time and sometimes they have a line of people waiting outside, so thought we would try it. The ribs were dry and not very flavorful, the baked potato was soggy, as if it had been around for awhile, and my husband wasn't impressed with the hash browns or the salad. The service was... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have to go there every month or two.....their Filet Mignon is so wonderful. They get very busy on the weekend evening, sometimes with a line outside and around the building. So early (about 4:oo pm is a perfect time.

Thank Frances E
Charleston, West Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We've been eating here for 35 years. It was my Father's last requested place to eat before he passed away , it's that good.

Thank rogerkirk
Lima, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

A nice family restaurant. I had the rib and chop combo and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. I knew the food was good even before going in because the parking lot was full and there were three cars in line picking up take out orders. The staff were very nice and helpful and the tables were serviced... More 

Thank kathy4374
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Over the years the Old Hickory has made few changes in menu. Has gone through a couple of different owners but family ownership has kept the simple steak, chicken and rib fare fairly constant. Mainly a UD hangout, but once you start the visits to Old Hickory you keep coming back

Thank Mortgageman9000
Dayton, Ohio
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I went there last night for dinner. I know most people order steaks but I love their boasted chicken. It does not come out dripping in grease and has a wonderful taste. Shirley was our waitress and she was very attentive. Will definitely go back!

Thank Pepper9121
Dayton, Ohio
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

It may not look the best on the outside but it is pretty nice inside. Both of my parents used to work here when they went to school in Dayton (working together is actually how they met) so I have been coming here since I was little. Anytime my grandparents come to visit this is always their first choice. Food... More 

Thank Taylor M
West Carrollton, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Always a great place to celebrate ,food has NEVER been a disappointment, servers most have been there for many yrs. I have never had to get my own drink. Service has always been ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐! Cant wait for next visit,

Mentor, Ohio
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Although it may not look like a lot from the street, this bbq joint is sure to impress! Inside it is inviting with a full-service bar at the front and many tables and booths for sitting. Ambient lighting and UD memorabilia on the wall makes you feel comfortable and welcome. The menu is sure to have something for everyone. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
3:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1082 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: (937) 228-5252

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?