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Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que

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5611 Ringgold Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412-3150
+1 423-894-1217
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lord!! This bbq was awesome!!! And I've had lots of barbecue. It's a small place but the staff were all very friendly and welcoming. I tried the chopped pork the plate with baked beans. We also got sandwiches with coleslaw to go. Best decision all day. Try it!!!

Thank Leslie F
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting from Illinois and it was suggested we stop by for barbecue. Wonderful staff and delicious ribs and barbecue. Cole slaw was very tasty too!

Thank Terry O
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good BBQ and at a fair price. Passing through on road trip and stopped for lunch. Really tasty and great sweet tea as well. Sweet waitress - you could tell she was having a busy day but still made it a point to make sure we had great service.

Thank Michelle M
Butner, North Carolina
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chopped pork had a good smokey flavor and was cooked well. The slaw would be great on a bbq sandwich. I tried the house bbq sauce for my 1st visit; next time I will order the sauce on the side. Oh, yes, there will be a next time.

Thank Jimmy C
Arvada, Colorado
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90 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We were craving some good Tennessee barbecue and this place was really a treat! Ordered to go at the window and within a short time we had a pork and a beef barbecue sandwich and fries ready to take back to our room at a nearby hotel. Very friendly staff and delicious food!

Thank Linda R
Urbana, IL
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband wanted to eat at a good BBQ place, so I checked on tripadvisor and found this gem of a restaurant! I ordered the chopped pork platter and he ordered the ribs. We also ordered onion rings, and sides of fried okra, baked beans and cole slaw. Everything was delicious! I read some negative reviews and didn't understand why... More 

Thank momcat63
Mike F, Owner at Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

Thanks do much for what you said about us More 

Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down, this is the absolute best bbq we have ever eaten. We highly recommend the beef bbq, beans, and slaw. The restaurant was clean, staff was friendly, and food was amazing.

Thank 559cm
Mike F, Owner at Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

Thanks for eating with us More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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121 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Top rated barbecue in Chattanooga did not disappoint! Food (4/5) - Everything was great if you like a more "saucy" barbecue. The friend catfish was the BEST we ever had! Only served on Saturdays. Also liked the beef, ribs, potato salad, green beans and banana pudding. The only disappointing item was the chicken which was fairly dry. Service (5/5) -... More 

Thank Klokas
Mike F, Owner at Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to talk about us More 

Cartersville, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017

While out just driving around we saw this place and decided to try it. So glad we did! Best bbq within an hour of our house. Food was delicious and the waitresses were the sweetest. Will definitely be back.

Thank SarahLanae
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is simply the best BBQ around. They know what they're doing. If you're passing through the area, do yourself a favor and check this place out. they aren't far off I75 or I24.

Thank micromngr

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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
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
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: 5611 Ringgold Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412-3150
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-894-1217
We are a small family owned business with only 5 tables inside and 2 out side. We try to make you fill like you are with friends.

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