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Hickory Kitchen

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9 W Court St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4210 (Formerly Smokin' Lil's)
+1 215-348-5170
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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150 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I recognize I am very particular about BBQ and the different styles, but wanted to give Hickory Kitchen another chance after not eating here for a long time. The brisket was a little fatty, and the chicken on the salad a bit dry. Also, thought it was a little over-priced for lunch ($33 for two, with a salad, sandwich platter... More 

Thank James K
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I am on a pulled pork kick and I have been trying it at various restaurants. It was very good here and you can add the sauce that you prefer. My friend had the pulled pork and the ribs and she really liked it. I would recommend this place as a nice lunch spot.

Thank AmyD1204
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is the only spot for real smoked BBQ around. I have only eaten here once and we had pulled pork and ribs. Both were excellent, and the pulled pork was not fatty at all. Maybe you could deduct a 1/4 star because the ribs were a little dry? The cornbread was amazing and the piece they served was massive!... More 

Thank Joe P
Petersburg, Illinois
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Saturday in NYC, Sunday in Philly but the meal that was everyone's favorite was at Hickory Kitchen in Doylesville, PA. We highly recommend giving this place with an old diner feel a chance to excite your taste buds.

Thank Darren H
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Ive eaten here a good 10 times now, food is rarely disappointing. Pro's: Best BBQ in town, real good smoky flavors, 4 homemade sauces on every table and countless other hot-sauces at your disposal. Staff is always friendly, sometimes a little stressed. Decent portions. Potato salad is outstanding! Pulled meat is juicy, tender & flavorful. Con's: Small & semi uncomfortable... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Food here is great and they do a fantastic job with catering. We have used them several times for parties and every time the food and service has been excellent.

Thank Kelly C
North Wales, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

One of, if not the only true BBQ place in town. Prices are a little steep and I wish they'd provide fries with the sandwiches but chips are cool. Pulled pork was very good and their housemade BBQ sauce is excellent!

Thank Matt K
New Hope
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248 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We preferred take out over eating there. We tried two different types of smoked meats. The first was the turkey. This was good but overly salty. Next we had the brisket. This was a disappointment because in addition to being very salty it was very dry. Finally, the BBQ sauce was not thick and spicy the way it should have... More 

Thank Vivian B
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Not my first time here and never disappointed. Incredible sandwiches and side orders. The BLT and pulled pork sandwiches are just delicious. The Mac and cheese dish yummy. Sat outside with dog and they bought him a bowl for water. Highly recommend for folks having a casual meal. No alcohol is available. Also the staff is very friendly and helpful.

Thank Beth W
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178 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit since we are about an hour away. This place is a must do for is when we are in the area. Not fancy but great food. The brisket is wonderful as is the corn bread. Lots of specials, vegetarians selections and gluten free options. This is a small place with limited seating. You order at... More 

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Court St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4210 (Formerly Smokin' Lil's)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bucks County  >  Doylestown
  • Phone Number: +1 215-348-5170

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