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“Very Competent”

Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que
Ranked #18 of 836 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: We are a small family owned business with only 5 tables inside and 2 out side. We try to make you fill like you are with friends.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
1,385 reviews
652 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
“Very Competent”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We're Memphis/Arkansas pork BBQ fans and the Hickory Pit was very good. Not the best we've ever had but properly done, very tender fall-off-the-bone pork BBQ and wonderful pulled pork. The place is loaded with atmosphere and a real standard with locals. This includes friendly folk, including the kids waiting on people. Great hand made signs, falling-down steps, ramshackle shack, and the incredible smoky smell pervading the neighborhood. It's very easy to get to off I75 or I24 and is an even easier return. This will be our standard stop when we go through Chattanooga.....they even have a drive-up.

  • Visited August 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good travel stop!”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

We were just passing through Chatanooga and needed a quick dinner not too far off of the highway. Not only was it easy to get to, the food was fantastic and the whole staff could not have been friendlier. It's not fancy, but it's also very reasonably-priced and quick!

  • Visited July 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Cozy atmosphere and Great food!!”
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Best BBQ! Stopped for dinner and was not disappointed. My friend had ribs, cole slaw and green beans. She loved everything! Definitely try the cole slaw as a side!!!!! I had the pork, baked beans and tater tots. Every bite was delicious! Home cookin' that fills you up!!!!!! Great service!!!!! Highly recommend!!!!!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Nurselet
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Pekin, Indiana, United States
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Super tasty BBQ goodness”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

The food is great, the prices are very reasonable. The place is very small, like only 4-5 tables. It's clean, and the service was great too.

  • Visited July 2013
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Very very good bbq”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Intrigued that this unassuming looking restaurant would rank #2 on Tripadvisor among all Chattanooga restaurants we decided to see for ourselves. Was practically empty at 12:30 for lunch, but the wood smoke smell was delicious. The owners took care of us and the good was deliverd hot and well prepared. We had a bbq topped baked potato, ribs, half chicken, and fried catfish. Sides were served hot and well seasoned. The owners were highly attentive; our glasses never emptied. As advertised.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank travelingbeast
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