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Hickory Hollow Barbeque

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$$ - $$$
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4705 US Highway 301 N, Ellenton, FL 34222-2871
+1 941-722-3932
11:00 - 20:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The customer service was friendly and attentive. There was a surprising number of food choices. We Enjoyed the home cooking and prices were reasonable.

Thank CuzinF
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was expecting a goodbbq... however it was quite expensive/pricey and not not very good Disappointed we were

Thank Alexandre S
Beaufort, N.C.
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered the large pulled pork plate with 2 side thinking I would need a doggie bag. The pork was dry and needed lots of sauce . the fries were good but not many to eat, the baked beans were about as good as I have eaten but in a very small dish. The corn hush puppies were very dry for... More 

Thank Glen M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit of NC in FL. Love the eastern NC barbecue. Excellent! Good portions and reasonable prices. The expanded beer selection and the quirky decor makes this a charming location!

Thank 3pyrates
Edinboro, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really? BBQ? We must have come here at a bad time for them because we read the glowing reviews. We both had pulled pork sandwiches that had zero flavor, let alone any resemblance of smoke or bark from real BBQ. The meat seemed like it was made in a steam cabinet or electric roaster, definitely not in a smoker. It... More 

Thank TravelinChris2015
Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is one of those local dive hidden gems that has simple, delicious food. My family has been coming here for years and it's consistently amazing. Worth the trip!

Thank jcasey6314
Beaufort, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People from North Carolina take note! This has been the only place in Florida that knows how to make pulled pork barbeque. I never expected to find this place but my son, who lives and works in Sarasota had heard about it so we hopped in the car and drove up to Ellenton. The owners, as it turns out, are... More 

Thank Angela W
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hickory Hollow is a small local spot that leaves it's Christmas decorations up all year, but that has no impact on the great BBQ and all the sides that you can choose from. Homemade stewed tomatoes, corn pudding, fried okra to mention a few. The bevy back ribs fall off the bone, the BBQ chicken is moist....just simple good dining.... More 

Thank jas1012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful home cooking. The hog shanks and corn fitters never disappoint. Don't be in a hurry. Relax. Stay awhile. Cash only, but there is an ATM inside. They have a nice craft beer selection.

Thank benjamin w
Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their food is homemade and very good. Their fish is great, so are my favorite pork shanks. Their side dishes also are good and varied. The snap peas and spinach soufflé is always my favorite. One very important thing --- they do not take credit cards. This is very important to remember to have enough cash with you. It's our... More 

Thank wildrio

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4705 US Highway 301 N, Ellenton, FL 34222-2871
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ellenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-722-3932

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