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“They live up to their slogan”
Review of Hickory House

Hickory House
Ranked #5 of 161 Restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $12
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“They live up to their slogan”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

The sign says " best ribs in Colorado" and they may very well be! I cannot tell you about anything else on the menu because I always get the ribs. Fall off the bone and flavorful. Come hungry because you get a large baked potato, cole slaw and a slice of Texas toast. The service can be hit or miss but this is the place for ribs. I've also had their onion rings and wings. The onion rings are lightly battered and very good. The wings are above average but not the best I've ever had. It's a great family place with rustic decor. Well worth seeking out if you're in the mood for BBQ. Get the ribs!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Milwaukee, WI
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“event at Hickory House”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

We attended a wedding rehearsal dinner here. The service was very accommodating. The salad scrumptious. Of course the ribs were great but we were surprised to taste how good the chicken and pulled pork were. It was so good, many of us went back on Sunday to watch football.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Kim P
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The best ribs ever!”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Hickory House was on our 18 year old sons places to eat list. We thought we should get it over with early on in our stay in Aspen. We loved it!! Great atmosphere and the ribs were to die for.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Georgina K
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Post race Meal”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Following the Golden Leaf Trail Half Marathon we stopped in at the hickory House which had been recommended by a friend. I must say that the food was excellent as well as the service. They open at 5:00 and don't take reservations so get there early or plan to wait for a table. The ribs are every bit as good as they say they are and literally fall off the bone.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Jim F
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Muskegon, Michigan
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“good normal food in a friendly local setting”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is a great find if you want good BBQ and sides in a setting that is very casual. We went to Aspen for hiking and outside activities and most of the restaurants in this town are quite fancy and expensive. I got BBQ chicken and my husband tried a steak one night and ribs on another visit. Everything we ordered was wonderful and the portions are large. The beans and coleslaw were very good, nothing exotic but that is the way we wanted it. Prices are reasonable for the location and the amount. The staff that served us was very nice and noticed that we returned a couple of extra times during our stay in Aspen. This appears to a place locals frequent. We will return when in the area for sure.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank triharder2013
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