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“OK, Old Style Barbeque Dining”

Hick'ry Pit Original
Ranked #66 of 183 Restaurants in Campbell
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Santa Clara, California
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“OK, Old Style Barbeque Dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

The Original Hick'ry Pit on Campbell Avenue has been there for (seemingly) decades. The fare is basic barbequed meats (chicken, pork, beef) and burgers with all the fixings - salads, bbq beans, fire roasted corn, and so on. Food is good, generous portions and reasonable prices. Excellent bbq sauce served with everyhting. The Pit also has pastries and pies cooked in house and they are excellent. Ambiance is a 1960's style coffee shop. Well staffed with every waiter/waitress busy, working diligently, and super friendly and efficient. My only complaint about my visit was that every patron in the entire restauarnt ate with their coats on - it was uncommonly cold inside. In the middle of winter, these guys need to turn on the heater!

  • Visited January 2013
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Menlo Park, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great burgers!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

I tried the fresh ground burgers the first time and haven't tried anything else since. Burgers are big & juicy, served w/ fries. The burgers aren't cheap, but not too pricey either ... about $10 which includes fries. Typical diner - nothing special, but the service is good. They have fresh baked pies, but been too full to try.

  • Visited October 2012
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Witney, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Absolutely awful - worst ribs ever!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

This was one of the worst meals I have ever had. The 'world famous original ribs' were very fatty, greasy and completely lacking in flavour, the St. Louis ribs hardly any better. Even the coleslaw was awful, being coated in some kind of sugary syrup rather than mayo.
If you like soft, tender ribs that have been marinated to be full of flavour then do not go here. The restaurant itself is old and tired, the food over-priced, the service average - despite leaving almost a full plate the waitress didn't even ask if there was a problem.

  • Visited October 2012
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San Jose, California
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Try the Cole Slaw”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

Good as always. A little pricey, but the meat is incredible. Everything is smoked on the premises. I had the French Dip with Tri-Tip. Don't forget to try the coleslaw. It's the best.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Morgan N
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Fort Worth, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Try the pie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

Down home, diner sort of experience. Excellent service from friendly wait staff. I had the coconut cream pie - very good but not exceptional. I had a club sandwitch and fries, which were also quite good. Would not hesitate to eat here again - I've got several more pies to try...

Visited September 2012
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