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The Original Hick'ry Pit

1495 S Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5318
+1 925-935-7450
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (7 reviews)
“cole slaw” (4 reviews)
“egg dishes” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1495 S Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5318
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

A cousin of mine brought me here while I was visiting. The place has a homey feel and I was informed that this has been around for a long time already. Ordered their burger with sweet potato fries and it’s the perfect combination. The waitstaff...More

Thank Brigitte S
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit to get that old school California experience. My local brother frequents the place with high praise for fresh, consistently good food. Experienced, newer wait staff are best, the newer folks will make mistakes but fix them. While I love a great Benedict...More

Thank MeanUncle
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Came here for dessert after dining at a nearby very noisy restaurant. Although crowded, 4 of us could converse without strained voices. Pecan pie was the best I’ve had out of the south, and I’m from Mississippi where pecan pie is king. This was excellent,...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This restaurant is a retro diner that must be doing something right. It has been in business for 90 years; Yep, since 1928. It is especially known for its breakfast as the menu consists of what seems like umpty million items with a huge variety...More

Thank dragonrees
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This is one of the few places that still serves full cut spare ribs, not those "St. Louis" cut ribs with the nice meaty ends all trimmed off in the name of a neat little squared off rib rack. These ribs still have the nice...More

Thank Zpack2723
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has been in this location, right next to Kaiser on South Main, for as long as I can remember. If you would just like a place for casual dining, substantial and extremely well prepared great food this is the place, stop looking. It...More

Thank Callbob1
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Been told that the Original Hick’ry Pit was a great Restaurant but after a visit I was disappointed in the service and food. Seated by the Host right away and our Waiter gave us our menus and got our drinks and asked if we were...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This is my go to restaurant for old fashion comfort food! We went to early dinner and it was great! Super service also.

Thank FredN47
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Had the coleslaw, potato salad, and 2 way combo: St. Louis and tri tip. My, oh my! Really BAD bbq! Lousy portion, slaw is sliced cabbage with some bottle dressing on top (way too sweet!). The ribs were plain and cold. Tri tip was measly,...More

Thank jacobtaendler
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We rediscovered this wonderful restaurant. Old school setting and menu. Great service. We both had chopped steak and it was really good. Don't pass up the pies! Try this out for old school treat

Thank FredN47
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:45 pm
6:00 am - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1495 S Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-935-7450
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