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Hickory Bar-b-que

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$$ - $$$
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1082 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409-2813
+1 937-228-5252
11:00 - 23:00
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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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Kettering, Ohio
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338 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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150 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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146 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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
Dayton, Ohio
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit. I have been in Dayton a long time and heard about Hickory Bar b que but never made it in. I did not pick up a free wifi network. Surprisingly we were promptly seated. The place was much smaller inside than I expected form the street view. Staff was friendly and pleasant. There is a... More 

Thank rnmvml99
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Waiting area was very tight. Drinks were OK but bartender was not very friendly. Prices are a little on the high side for a steak, I ordered pork chops and they were tough, but had good flavor. They charged extra to add shredded cheese and tomato to my salad (their house salad is nothing but regular bagged salad in a... More 

Thank 226suzyb
Dayton, Ohio
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Drove buy the establishment tons of time seeing the rotisserie chicken, thinking this is a must stop to get some quality old fashioned BBQ and I decided to stop today. Upon entering the place, was immediately greeted and shown to our table. The place look nostalgic and simple. Our waitress came right away and give us the menu. The prices... More 

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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
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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?