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Hickory Bar-b-que

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1082 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 228-5252
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great place. Very affordable.

Gathering of friends' tradition during Christmas time. Been here before. For what one gets including wine and steak was very affordable. Steaks barely over $20. Wine was reasonable. I would hope next Christmas I could return here with friends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kent W
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North Carolina
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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a reserved party of 20+. For back room. All seated at different times and not together still charged 18% gratuity had to get our own drinks. Ribs were dry with no meat. No itemized bill and server told us bill was 78 dol which was incorrect. They also told us we had to get out of way while waiting... More 

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Thank Turner416
North Carolina
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gathering of friends' tradition during Christmas time. Been here before. For what one gets including wine and steak was very affordable. Steaks barely over $20. Wine was reasonable. I would hope next Christmas I could return here with friends.

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Thank Kent W
Hamilton
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We drive 45 minutes to eat here,,Seldom disappointed, Shrimp cocktail To salad to portherouse steak, different breads with the meal.. Very Good, wide selection of bar drinks..Will continue to go back...

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Thank David H
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Have been here several times. First time for ribs which I found to be dry and chewy. Second time changed up to a NY Strip steak. Mediocre at best. Third try had the chicken and again it was dry and chewy. Know lots of people who swear by this place but for me it was three times too many.

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Thank Jerry S
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I really enjoyed my meal at Hickory Bar-b-que. The staff were super nice. They let me try a rib before I ordered. I liked the ribs a lot, and I also liked the cabbage roll. Do not come here if you are a vegetarian.

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Thank Gregory T
Cape Canaveral, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant for over 35 years. Never had a bad meal. Staff is excellent! If you want great food in a casual atmosphere , this is the place to go

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Dayton, United States
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The Ribs were not cooked enough! Sad for me to revisit my favorite Dayton landmark to eat my ribs to discover they simply did not cook them long enough. I will try again but very sad about this visit.

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Thank Melzoni1
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251 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

This long running Dayton institution is located on Brown Street close to Miami Valley Hospital on the Southeast side near the University of Dayton. Ribs and Whole chickens are displayed in the window on the spit. T Bone steaks are very good, with steak fries, baked or hash browns. The house side salad with a homemade blue cheese dressing is... More 

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Thank HazardBob
Stafford, Virginia
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

From the crowd inside the door you would get the impression that this is the best BBQ rib place in the state. However, the limited size of the dining area will leave you with indigestion. Even with a reservation, the management, fails to do so and there is at least a 30 minute delay for seating. Nothing special about the... More 

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Thank N4NW
Dayton, Ohio
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a second generation family owned restaurant and a Dayton icon. The menu is simple and the food is outstanding. Even though the name is Hickory BBQ, they have some of the best steaks in town. You can count on the Hickory for a great meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1082 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: (937) 228-5252

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:45 pm

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