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Hickory Bar-b-que

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1082 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409-2813
+1 937-228-5252
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:45
Sat 15:00 - 23:45
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Dayton, Ohio
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking into this place is like walking into a combo bar/restaurant straight from the 70's but with none of the charm. The servers are slow and forgetful and the menu is tired. If you want a very one dimensional experience with nothing but overpriced dry meat and microwaved potatoes, this is your place. If you want something a bit more... More 

Thank AmaMac0210
Dayton, Ohio
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite bbq sauce!! I always get ribs and add lots of extra sauce! Plus you can buy a jar to take home!

Thank Heather B
Centerville, Ohio
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158 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a delicious lunch. Daily lunch specials that change daily in addition to multiple daily soups. Services is always well above par. Prices are more than reasonable. An all around great place.

Thank Laura F
Kettering, Ohio
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341 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I had the half chicken special for $12.50. It was overpriced for what I got. It came with a weird tasting BBQ sauce. This is one of those not so finger licking place. The item didn't come with enough BBQ sauce. I asked for more they brought a container with some house BBQ sauce but it was weird tasting. I... More 

Thank waterdance
Dayton, OH
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154 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Bar-b-cue, steaks and chops. Hearty eating, good salads, decent sides. This place has been around for years, the decor plays into that. Well-stocked bar that doubles as a waiting area before being seated, so maybe not the best place for a quiet drink.

Thank RexFoga
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151 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Used to visit the Old Hickory during the college days. Always ordered the aged tbone and it is the same today as then. Nothing has changed must over the years. Almost like going home. Watch when the Flyers play as it can become crowded

Thank Mortgageman9000
1 review
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Staff was nice. Cabbage roll was horrible, Ribs fair. Have seen this pace for years and finally stopped in. What a disappointment. Lame ribs. Horrible cabbage rolls. Tasted like they were covered in onion soup. Rbs were cold and not much flavor. Sauce was, why bother. Wanted to love this place but can't

Thank Jack S
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My cousin recommended this restaurant to myself and my family.Excellent choice.The service is great.The restaurant it self is hard wood and has lots of warmth and atmosphere.Although this is a BBQ restaurant,ordered a burger.Served with home fries that were cut from fresh potatoes instead of frozen The burger was juicy and cooked to perfection.Our server was excellent.

Thank Robert R
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I visited there for the second time last week. Officially, I have had BBQ and then last week, I had the ham. Great for lunch and very fast service.

Thank Jon B
Franklin, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Love, love, love this place. Been going to this restaurant 30+ years. 20 oz is the bomb and hangs off of the plate. Many of the servers have been there many years, and service is always prompt. They are now open for lunch and they also have carry out. Give this place a try.

Thank jellojumper69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:45
15:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1082 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409-2813
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: +1 937-228-5252

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