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Hickory Hollow Barbeque

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4705 US Highway 301 N, Ellenton, FL 34222-2871
+1 941-722-3932
11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a special place in my heart. No frills, just good food. It's all about the sides and this is the kind of place where mac n' cheese is considered a vegetable. Yum.

Thank erinmcgj
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us ate at Hickory Hallow November 29 at about 5:30. The decor is rustic and somewhat dated, but the food and service was very good. I don't know what defines authentic Carolina barbecue but the baby back ribs I had were excellent, fall off the bone tender and full of flavour. Each of us ordered the small portions... More 

Thank Enrico S
Ellenton, Florida
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of sides yo pick from. Love the Carolina bbq. Deserts are delicious. Staff is very friendly. Everyone in our group enjoyed their food

Thank Susan S
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170 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Every time I am in town this is the number one stop for me. The food is great, the value is outstanding, and the service is good. What more can anyone ask for. I have been coming here since 2008. If you are looking for fancy then skip this place, if it is just plain good food and at a... More 

Thank BernieandJune
Nokomis, Florida
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216 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We've been coming here for years when we need some good barbeque. This is a cash only Mom 'n Pop BBQ restaurant without fancy décor or tableware, but lots of good, tasty, and reasonably priced food. Their BBQ is great and they have a large list of side items. Service is down home informal and you can joke with the... More 

Thank Rod K
Cleveland, Ohio
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

BEST.CRAB.CAKES.EVER. Very mom and pop style country style restaurant. Only downfall? They only take cash. Of course there is a surcharge ATM in the corner though

Thank widowson510
Boca Raton, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Hickory Hollow is a very southern style restaurant in Ellenton, FL. The atmosphere is adorable and friendly. The food tasted very real, meaning it was like a Thanksgiving dinner meal! The service was flawless and it was pretty cheap. I would recommend Hickory Hollow for a nice, short, delicious meal.

Thank ericahatfield
Bradenton, Florida
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173 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Every time we tell someone about this restaurant they want us to go with them. No problem!! We went on a Friday at 630 PM. It was busy, then again it is always busy. The prices have increased but the food is still well worth every penny you pay for the meal. Very informal table service and tacky decor but... More 

Thank Rick M
Parrish, Florida
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is an old BBQ joint with most non BBQ items fried. No view, dark stuffy setting, but good BBQ. Actually a wait to be seated.

Thank artsifartsy51
Apollo Beach, Florida
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is MY favorite BBQ restaurant. It is West of 75 at the Ellenton mall exit. Take a trip and eat here and do some shopping. I always get the NC BBQ. It's so good. They have a list of side items for the day. Good veggies. I go here very regularly. You must try it. Closed on Sunday and... More 

Thank Dorothy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4705 US Highway 301 N, Ellenton, FL 34222-2871
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ellenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-722-3932

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?