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“Quest for a great BBQ Joint”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hickory Kitchen

Hickory Kitchen
Ranked #10 of 138 Restaurants in Doylestown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Morristown, New Jersey
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776 reviews
481 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
“Quest for a great BBQ Joint”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

After reading the reviews in TripAdvisor, Hickory Kitchen was on our list to try their Smoked BBQ Meats in our quest to find a great BBQ Joint. When we walked through the door the aroma of the smoked meat was promising, we liked the simple layout of the place, and the servers were very nice. I ordered the smoked pulled pork on a country brioche roll with slaw and my wife ordered 1/3 smoked ribs with two sides and biscuit. We thought the pulled pork on a was very good, but needed a lot of the House BBQ Sauce. The smoked ribs were tender and the meat came right off the bone, but were rather small, dry and lacked that really smoked BBQ taste we were hoping for. Overall we enjoyed our lunch at Hickory Kitchen, but are still on a quest for that great BBQ Joint.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Excellent food and service.”
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

This place is great. I've never had anything but an awesome time when I visit, which unfortunately is not often enough! They do southern style, BBQ, and grill stuff, but they also offer salads and delicious vegetarian options. My favorite is Rachel's Quesadilla. Everyone that works there is friendly and knowlegable, and the owner Mike is very down to earth and just a really nice guy. This is a fantastic lunch spot right in the heart of town.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent food and variety plus friendly atmosphere.”
Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

I visit the Hickory Kitchen often and have never been disappointed by food quality or service. At lunch they can occasionally get backed up with crowds from jury duty at the courthouse. But it is always worth the wait. And the BBQ AND vegitarian fare is very tasty with diverse seasoning options.

  • Visited February 2014
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Ok Southern BBQ - used to be better”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

I've been eating here on and off since they were Smokin' Lil's a few years ago. I don't know if I've grown tired, or they have, but the food just doesn't do it for me they way it used to. It's a very casual place, with limited service, so you don't go for the atmosphere or service. The food is what you go for, and it's OK - but not great.

Visited January 2014
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Thank RichandBarbara
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Tasty”
Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

Saw this reviewed on TA and decided to give it a try for some take out. Had some ribs and a pulled pork sandwich with collared greens and sweet potatoes. They were really good. Nice and tender. The house sauce was great. Staff friendly. Few tables there for eating in which were clean and nice. Would go again for sure.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank RobfromPA
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