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Hickory Bar-b-que

1082 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409-2813
+1 937-228-5252
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good19%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“cabbage rolls” (13 reviews)
“chicken” (11 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1082 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409-2813
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have heard about this place for years! Service was phenomenal and the food was awesome!!! What a gem!!! Looking forward to our return visit.

Thank Dbizzle71
Reviewed 1 week ago

The smell when you enter sets a great tone as you enter the building - you know it's going to be good. We were seated immediately and I was surprised it wasn't the usual "barbecue joint" menu. The steaks, shrimp, and cabbage rolls we saw...More

Thank comerharris
Reviewed 1 week ago

i enjoy the food here, have been coming here for decades, when you go in, you are stepping back into the 70's supperclub. its great. staff is usually nice.

Thank wildkatmlh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the best steaks in Dayton. I love the ribs and ranch dressing also. Not huge restaurant, but you definitely feel welcome. It's a Dayton favorite that is delicious.

Thank electricman2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling on business and went based on ratings. I really liked the food and time travel back to 1970. It's called BBQ but is really for grilled steaks, ribs, chicken. No pulled pork! I had a great porterhouse with a side of mushrooms. The meal...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hickory barbecue has been a staple in the Dayton scene for a long time. They have a vintage look, and long time food perfection. Dinner always starts with the wonderful basket of bread, excellent rye bread and tiny bagels. The entree choices are many. My...More

Thank BWilsonBellbrook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had not been to Hickory Bar-b-que in about 42 years prior this visit. This was mainly due to time constraints and the fact that the restaurant is about 16 miles from my present home. I was delighted that the atmosphere and great food had...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Went here Friday for a late lunch. I was surprised that at 2 I was able to have lunch. I saw the ribs rotating in the window and knew I had to come here. Had a rib appetizer and chicken breast with a baked potato....More

Thank thunderous
Reviewed 25 October 2017

That was the second time when I had the opportunity to visit that place. I was really delighted by the beefsteaks the salads and with the service we got. I could not eat my sirloin steak, it was so big. So I took it in...More

Thank tizs0
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I usually love ribs so I ordered the BB ribs full rack (21$) . Unfortunately what I got was a dry , tough , mini rib that had a flavorless BBQ sauce that tasted mostly like watered down vinegar and tomatoes. no seasoning or flavor...More

1  Thank Nate S
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Questions & Answers
12 January 2017|
Response from filetmignon96 | Reviewed this property |
yes, they do.
16 May 2016|
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Response from ASDS5 |
Just left there... Not many GF options. Neither the seasoning or BBQ is GF. The shrimp cocktail was good. They said the cabbage rolls are GF. Order steaks or burgers with no seasoning or buns.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
3:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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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