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Hickory Hollow

#132 of 7,156 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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101 Heights Blvd, Central Houston and surrounding area, Houston, TX 77007-3728
+1 713-869-6300
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hickory Hollow has been a go to for lunch and dinner over the years and recently become a birthday dinner place as well. The staff is friendly and our food has always been excellent! We will keep going for many years to come!

Thank TeamTexas2013
Level Contributor
29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Houston for a wedding. Researched internet for best chicken fried steak in town. Hickory Hollow appeared on every list. Very much a local place. Place your order, find a table, and wait for your order to be called. Ordered the medium size steak and it covered my plate. Mashed potatoes were real an green beans flavored nicely. Was... More 

Thank roberthd879
Budapest, Hungary
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122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so local, I was the only tourist in the whole place. According to my friend who took me there, not many foreigners come here which I find interesting, since the food is awesome. Texan BBQ, Live country music (I had no idea I like that) and the Chicken Fried Steak. Yeah, as weird as it may sound... More 

Thank LegalAlien54
Clinton, Iowa
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the opportunity to enjoy Hickory Hollow in Houston while there on family business. Favorite place of people we know there so we gave it a try for lunch. Portions are very generous and tasty. I had the pulled pork barbeque sandwich and my husband tried the Chicken Fried Chicken. Sandwich was more than I could eat with some great... More 

Thank iahmb
Fort Lewis, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a huge chicken fried steak with some of the best okra I have ever had. I also don't know why but something about sweet tea in a Mason jar just makes it sweeter

Thank Jaggie64
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Hickory Hollow hosts a bluegrass jam every Wednesday which gives me a chance to play with new people. Yes, I could eat before I go, but the food here is so good I never get tired of eating there, so I enjoy a good dinner every Wednesday. Add to that the really friendly staff and an open friendly atmosphere that... More 

Thank Harvana
Houston, Texas
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This place has been here forever and not only do the immediate locals flock there so do folks from all over the city. I know because I eavesdrop! My husband is a chicken fried steak expert and he says the dish here is tastier than most; the gravy is especially chicken-y and creamy. I'm a baked potato and chopped beef... More 

Thank sherri p
Gilsum, New Hampshire, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Everything was great! Not a chicken guy, but try the chicken! Pretty tasty and glad we had a local tell us about it! They also serve the sweet tea in real cool ball jars. Nice stop.

Thank Robin03448
1 review
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I always enjoy the visits here. The staff is friendly, the place is clean and the food is delish. Big baked potatoes. The sweet tea is da bomb!!!!

Thank tkishot
Level Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Chicken fried steaks looked huge but in reality they are nothing more than excess fried batter. Not worth the money

Thank Jesse T

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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
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Heights Blvd, Central Houston and surrounding area, Houston, TX 77007-3728
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-869-6300

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