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Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que

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$$ - $$$
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3108 West IL-120, McHenry, IL
+1 815-385-6972
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11:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Chicago
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean restaurant with great aromas the second you walk in. Great food. Definitely the best BBQ in McHenry county. TVS on the wall allow you to watch some sports while eating. Friendly service. Great briquette and sweet potato fries. Will visit again.

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Thank pfavia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get the mac and cheese and cornbread! The chopped brisket is the best and they don't even charge extra if you ask for a few burnt ends. This has been my favorite BBQ place since moving to the area. My only complaint is that they don't serve sweet tea. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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Thank Elmarday A
McHenry, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was great, the food was excellent and smoked on site. I recommend the brisket. The staff was super friendly especially Kaitlyn. Prices were good and you get a lot of food.

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Thank Dave L
Illinois
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice quiet restaurant, good quality smoked foods at reasonable fair pricing. We have been here a few times and also have used their take out service. Good for a couples dinner date, family or just drop in for a quick bite.

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Thank gracieIllinois
chicago,IL
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First - get there earlier in the evening - the beef brisket goes FAST! You can get a plate or sandwich (lunch) and then have a chance to add sweet potato fries. DON'T pass on the beans - they are a mixture of several beans and are delicious. Cole slaw is great and comes with the meal. Add whatever other... More 

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Thank waynewal
Gurnee, Illinois
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

They give a great portion on the burger, and the pickled onions are delightful. The mac and cheese is ideal, sweet potato fries plentiful, and potato salad is flavorful. I come here pretty frequently.

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Thank blondexatxhart
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We have not been disappointed! Everything we order is always very tasty. The brisket chili is also very delicious.

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Thank Kimberly D
McHenry, Illinois
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic eats. My 8 yr old loves the brisket and I eat ribs ribs ribs! Beer also for done in. A smidge better than local competition, different sauce. Go

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Thank DGwags
Round Lake, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This restaurant is very nice. The meat was VERY good but the BBQ sauces (and there were several) were all unpleasant. I was looking for a traditional sweet BBQ sauce and their sauces were more savory and much too sour for me. So, if you're a person who likes a non-sweet sauce, you'll love this place.

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Thank Susan N
Shanghai, China
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Pretty good BBQ. I really liked the brisket chili. There is counter service and they bring out your food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3108 West IL-120, McHenry, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McHenry
  • Phone Number: +1 815-385-6972

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