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The Hickory Shack

€€ - €€€, American
Grabouw | On the N2 After Paul Cluver, Elgin 7160, South Africa
+27 21 300 1396
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (21 reviews)
“brisket” (27 reviews)
“smoked meat” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Grill, American
€€ - €€€
Grabouw | On the N2 After Paul Cluver, Elgin 7160, South Africa
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Reviewed today

A group of 8 of us recently visited The Hickory Shack and after recently having visited the Hog House I was interested to compare the two..... certainly not quite as 'slick' as Hoghouse however there was no doubt the meat was excellent. The brisket fantastic...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed today

I was really looking forward to our visit. Nice setting and characterful. Attentive, accommodating waiters and manager/owner. However, Thursday may not be a great day for culinary excellence. Wife ordered chicken. Sorry, still in smoker. OK, we get it, fresh doesn't come without time, so...More

Thank David Graham S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We celebrated a post Tough Mudder family dinner here. It was utterly brilliant! Great cocktails and a kg rib special of note! The BBQ is authentic, sauces and sides absolutely delicious, each and every one of them. The desserts were thoroughly enjoyable too. The service...More

Thank Tonia S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being recommended before our escape for sure was a must to make turn in to the shack on the way back home and what a turn... Totally unexpected when you cross those zinc doors to a wonderful Texan style BBQ/Smoke house were the food was...More

Thank PSCLuzio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for lunch and were well rewarded with their Texas cooking style. Pulled pork and smoky meats. The restaurant is in an incredible place with forest in the background and the smoking shed. Food was excellent and truly unique. A good stop and...More

Thank WCPT
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We popped into The Hickory Shack en route to Hermanus and we were blown away by the delicous range of smoked meat. The ambience was also lovely. We look forward to our next visit to The Hickory Shack.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 15 July 2018 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 3 July 2018

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 19 June 2018

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 GeoffreyG877
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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 RynoE11 | Reviewed this property |
Better to contact the establishment itself.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Grill, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Groups
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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