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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brisket” (30 reviews)
“smoked meat” (8 reviews)
“mash” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Grill, American, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Grabouw | On the N2 After Paul Cluver, Elgin 7160, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh salads, good smoked beef burgers, ribs etc. Delicious &fresh craft beers in a beautiful setting in the mountains.There's space for the kiddies to play outside.

Thank Zangell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Saturday for the Ribs special as the reviews stated that the meat is amazing and I am obsessed with meat smoking, love the idea. Our entire table ordered the ribs and was very dissapointed. The ribs were dry, between 7 adults...More

Thank mcoetzee1987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant lunch here, during the Elgin Open Gardens weekend. The half chicken was very tasty and moist as was the pulled pork. The atmosphere is very casual and overhead misters keep the folk on the large patio cool during the heat...More

Thank GassinT
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love brisket and I had the most succulent delicious brisket here . It is the best thing on their menu ( most of us agreed ) . All the other stuff was good but the brisket was especially good

Thank Doron L
Reviewed 9 October 2018

My husband booked this place as a bit of an outing from Cape Town. Nothing fancy but nice views. Service was prompt and friendly and the food was also good. I think I expected a bit more from the food given the description on the...More

Thank shellyschoeman
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Authentic spot in a rural setting. Beef ribs and Brisket were absolutely incredible. The pork dishes could have been a little better but nonetheless a great meal all round. They seem passionate about what they do and I'd recommend anyone in the area to stop...More

Thank RobertD3500
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Fantastic melt in your mouth, "can cut with your finer" tender ribs special: 1kg of ribs for R150 on Saturdays only. Served with a taster portion of hand-cut fries and Southern Slaw. We shared this and the slow-braised brisket - both delicious and lots of...More

Thank IngridRenee
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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 gregsD3442WQ
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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 16 September 2018 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
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, View
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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