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“43 Rib Championships? Like jerkey!”
Review of Hickory House

Hickory House
Ranked #3 of 163 Restaurants in Parker
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Parker, Colorado
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“43 Rib Championships? Like jerkey!”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We have lived in Parker, CO for over a year and had never been to the Hickory House. After our visit, we realized we have not been missing anything. The restaurant is your typical BBQ atmosphere, the food is not. I ordered their "Championship" ribs and I could not believe how dry they were. They covered them in BBQ sauce to try and mask the fact that they were dry, they tasted like Jerkey. It is as if the ribs are sitting in the back, as they are finished smoking, to dry out. Maybe it was an off night but we won't be back. Do yourself a favor, if you notice the ribs are dry when they come out, send them back and ask for a fresher rack.

  • Visited January 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Friendly, fast, convenient”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Every so often I head back to this place. You gets tons of food, the waitstaff is efficient and friendly and the bill is reasonable. I have to say that I think the ribs are adequate but not great. I guess it depends on how you like your ribs. The Hickory House ribs are dry and a little stringy- I like mine fall-off-of-the-bone and juicy. You get lots of starch with your meal and the drinks are huge. It is one of the few places in Parker that can move tables on a weekend so you won't have that massive wait where you are left staring at the electronic table waiting thingy for 45 minutes.

  • Visited January 2013
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Parker, Colorado
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

This place is always great! Lunch prices are pretty cheap, dinner is not too bad. Beats so many of the chain bbq places around the place easily.

Visited November 2012
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Parker, Colorado
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best BBQ in Parker”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

We love their BBQ. It's flavor is like no other we've had. We buy extra bottles and bring it home. We've tried everything here and love all. We've purchased take out many times for large gathering at our house.

Visited October 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great BBQ and Atmosphere”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Had a great lunch on a Saturday afternoon! People were great and the food was better. Will definately go back!

  • Visited October 2012
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