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The Hickory Shack

Grabouw | On the N2 After Paul Cluver, Elgin 7160, South Africa
+27 21 300 1396
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (30 reviews)
“smoked meat” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Grill, American, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Grabouw | On the N2 After Paul Cluver, Elgin 7160, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to take a drive to the Elgin valley and decided to try and book here after reading the reviews on TA and seeing it before from the road. So glad we did!! The lunch was great. Finally got to eat a great brisket...More

Thank SanC65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After searching a while for a place that serve up some American style smoked meats saw this gem while travelling to Cape Town, made an illegal U Turn. While sitting down you are greeted with sunlight and a faint smell of apple wood burning in...More

Thank 196jpl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed our coffee and generous cake portion. Great country setting with interesting menu just off N2. The hickory smoker chap was unfriendly when I tried to strike up a conversation about their unique smoke room/ hickory technique ??

Thank John M
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Set in a beautiful valley outside Elgin, i had heard so much about this place but i was extremely disappointed with what we were served, the Ribs were tasteless and cold, 30 minutes after we ordered we we told that the chicken would be another...More

Thank Geoffrey G
Reviewed 7 May 2018

I've been to the Hickory Shack a few times now. Anytime we head to Greyton, it's a must do on the way (and sometimes the way back too!). I'm from the States. I've lived and traveled all throughout the South. I know good smoked meat...More

Thank Hailey B
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Wow, just wow!!!! Dang good BBQ!!!! Well done guys!!! Have had many a Texas BBQ and I can vouch for the closeness to authenticity this side of the ocean!!!

Thank David G
Reviewed 13 March 2018

The styling of the restaurant is very cool, but the food was disappointing if you know anything about true American BBQ.

Thank michelejeannine5
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We had the Brisket, the Colossal ribs and the normal ribs and they were all devine! The brisket falls off the bone and melts in your mouth! And for an extra big treat, try the home-made toast as a side, we had to order more...More

Thank Nicketheron
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I liked the informal way the restaurant operates. Waiter was excellent and the ribs out of this world. Even the fishbowls was great. Thank you.

Thank Henry6402
Reviewed 25 February 2018

The place was not particularly busy, yet the service was pretty slow. They're a bit smug about their food - no reason to be: The beverages are nothing special despite being served in jars; The ribs were nothing special and arrived cool. Limited, not child-friendly...More

1  Thank Mirrid
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Questions & Answers
27 April 2018|
Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Hey. I’m afraid this venue is not at all suitable, i’m sure if you take a few sides and create your own meal, you could stear clear of the red meats, pork and chicken, but realistically, having a vegetarian friend, this is... More
11 October 2017|
Response from Ryno E | Reviewed this property |
Better to contact the establishment itself.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grabouw | On the N2 After Paul Cluver, Elgin 7160, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +27 21 300 1396
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