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American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews cornbread pulled pork ribs beans fries great bbq bbq sauce side dishes close to our hotel meat slab bone carryout combo
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were looking for a place for lunch we decided barbecue was different. We walked in and were greeted by the friendly staff. I ordered a brisket sandwich and my partner ordered the pulled pork nachos and we shared the fires. The food came out...hot and delicious. They offer a couple different sauces, I have to say she got the honey barbecue and I actually liked it, I git the mix of mild and hot which was great The brisket had a nice smoke taste. The cheese on her nachos had a good zing. Too bad we didn't spend more time in town or else we would have gone back for dinner. Really good, well worth a visitMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 28, 2020

Got the family pack. Brisket and turkey were moist and cooked perfectly. Beans and Cole slaw are AMAZING! Beans have chunks of brisket, slowly cooked and delicious. Cole slaw is a apple cider, red wine vinegar, sugar combo, very tasty!! Cornbread was to die for....Very impressed! Will return!More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Hickory_River_Mktg, Marketing at Hickory River Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2020

Thank you for the great review, Stuart! These kind words mean a lot to us, and hope you'll be back soon for more delicious BBQ!

Reviewed March 18, 2020

excellent food with fast and friendly service priced right close to our hotel and event. excellent waitress free refills on beverages

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020

We got carryout. We tried pretty much everything (6 of us). The meats were quite good, but not excellent. The chili was very good. Brisket was good, pulled pork was good, ribs were good. Sausage was outstanding. Our daughter loved the mac and cheese. But...the cornbread! Wow! Best cornbread I've had this side of Texas.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 14, 2019

When we have friends over we like to buy the brisquet by the pound then make side dishes at home. The meat is very good. They also have a dining room.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 3, 2019

Anymore there are many so-called BBQ joints but few, in my opinion,live up to being GREAT BBQ. Hickory River starts out wiith the sense that OK THIS is a great BBQ place. But it fallsl down a couple notches: i ordered the 1/2 slab of...babyback ribs. Good taste, good smell, pretty good BBQ sauce but the amount of meat off the bone was about one fork stab. i know Babybacks have less meat than St.Louis ribs but a few strands of meat is lacking. No BBQ sauce on the tables nor various BBQ flavored sauces. I always look forward to BBQ places sauce and taste. The sides: fires & beans were normal. It was a little confussing for 1st time costomers at check out was were/how about the fries and the money taker offered no instructions---i had to ask.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

We decided to grab some BBQ while in the area. We stopped here and it was a good choice. You walk in and order then go back up when your number is called. Very friendly service and the cook was willing to talk BBQ methods...and some, not all(trade secret) of their recipe. Ribs are meaty and delicious. I personally don’t like a lot of sauce and the server/ preparer was very attentive to my wants on the sauce. Plenty of good side to choose. Very clean establishment. They actually recommended another location closer to home. Will try it soon. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

We came for lunch and had a variety of BBQ favorites. The Brisket was just outstanding. It was lean and so very good. Ham - great! Okra - wow - the best! Cobbler - a must. pork nachos - the bomb! We all loved it...and went away too full. Very decent prices and nice service.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019

This restaurant satisfied our taste for BBQ when we were there for the weekend. We bought the combo meat meal, brisket, pulled pork and smoked turkey. All was very tender and tasty.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

Please bring back the microwave! Many times the meat isn't very hot to start with. Then if you put some shredded cheese on the sandwich the meat is just cold. The microwave is a necessity if you like a hot sandwich.

Date of visit: May 2019
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I would think that you could just come in, but maybe call ahead to be sure. The earlier you come in the better.
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