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Hickory BBQ Smokehouse

$$ - $$$
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
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743 State Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401-7215
+1 845-338-2424
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped for lunch & wasn't expecting too much as the reviews are mixed for this place. Tried the pulled pork on a roll with sweet potato fries which was pretty good. The coleslaw was good but they give you a tiny amount. The waiter Jorden was friendly enough but never came back to ask if we needed anything until it... More 

Thank Dougyfd
Saugerties, New York, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

You just can't beat the "Q"! Love this place!! Food is excellent and the staff is friendly. Timely service!

Thank Al S
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Stumbled upon this place by accident for lunch. I love BBQ and am own a professional smoker and love it as a hobby. The dining room gives a western kind of feel with lots of wood everywhere. The bar area is part western, part dive, part sports bar. For the food, we had beef brisket and pulled pork. They had... More 

Thank Jay P
Albany, New York
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Ordered the ribs. They were delicious. Mac and cheese was also great. Look forward to going back soon.

Thank Backr0adsTraveler
West Hartford, Connecticut
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I've been to Hickory dozens of times, as I am a hiker working on the 3500 list and some of my fellow hikers and I stop here after almost every hike we do. It's affordable, great location on Rt 28, great beer selection, great food and great specials. On a couple occasions they had a special that was a Chicken... More 

Thank breezy5string
New York City, New York
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94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

If you are in Kingston and looking for BBQ, give it a shot. It's not far off of the Thruway. Portions are a good size and pretty good. Staff was friendly. A bit pricey, but probably worth it.

Thank davidloew
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I took an impromptu trip up to the cat skills for weekend skiing and didn't put much thought into what food will eat during our stay. Since we come from Jersey and can be very particular about restaurants and good food, we were hesitant about what to expect in the mountains. However, we came across this restaurant... More 

Thank Jennifer C
Beaufort, South Carolina
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We took my father in law there for his birthday. He got the ribs, which he adores. However, the ribs at this place are kind of like shoe leather, though shoe leather is tastier. I had fried shrimp. OMG. Disgusting. We took some pulled pork home, and my dog turned up his nose at it. If you want Bar B... More 

Thank Christopher J
Woodstock, New York
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016

No one can complain about the great food served here. Love it and have been there for very long. Simple, wonderful food for a local place or take-out to NYC. Lovely people take care of you!

Thank Frances G
Larchmont, New York
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We frequently travel along Route 28 on the way to our place in the Catskills, and Hickory BBQ is a favorite place to stop for lunch or dinner. Great, fast, friendly service, amazing side dishes (try the mac and cheese or the collared greens with pork), and of course the BBQ is justifiably famous - all of it is good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 743 State Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401-7215
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 845-338-2424

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