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Barney's Hickory Pit

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3446 Clayton Rd, Concord, CA 94519-2422
+1 925-680-9761
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Concord, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We go here often when we want BBQ ribs. I always order the ribs and fries, that's what they are all about. Very good but I cannot rec, any other choices.

1 Thank JeanMcCarthy
Concord, California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Love me some BBQ! And this is the place to get it - locals have been coming here for 50 years they know what customers want and serve it up. But times change and they need to step-up their game. Too often I get my ribs pink and the tables, seats are sticky.

1 Thank The_Rabbit_55
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Have been a long time customer for over 20 years. I don't know what happened? The last two times I picked up takeout the order was wrong and the prices for the quality of food is not worth the BBQ I use to have. Did they change hands? The ladies that work there are not friendly and evidently are not... More 

Thank Lisa R
Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Seen this place just down the street from motel we stayed at on the front window it says est 1957 thought if the have been open this long must be good. we must have come in on the cooks day off the food was not good my wife had the open hot pork with the red sauce she said it... More 

Thank dan c
Martinez, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

I have been coming to Barney's for the past 15 years. I'm completely appalled by our latest dining experience. My family of 4 and a friend decide to eat here for dinner. Our friend has never been and we assure him it's the most delicious food. Upon walking in we find one side of the seating area closed which is... More 

6 Thank ElizabethB0506
Concord, California
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

The ribs are the best and the sauce is outstanding. The ribs are smoked and cooked to perfection and the right amount of sauce is added.

1 Thank Swede0001
Concord, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

One of the (if not the) best BBQ's in the area. I like it better than Dickies, although the onion strings at Dickies are to die for!

Thank KauaiLover2013
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

BBQ sauce was horrible. I was the only person in the restaurant; that should have told me enough. If you want excellent bbq then you must go to Dickies. They're traditional Texas style bbq at a great price.

1 Thank 925matt
Concord, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

I am 54 years old, born and raised in Concord. My parents began taking our family to Barney's before I can remember. To this day it is still one of our families favorite places to eat. My sisters who live out of state, when visiting, Barney's is the first place thay must go to eat! We love their ribs!!! And... More 

1 Thank Cindy S
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013 via mobile

I love this place. My favorite thing to get is the French dip. They stack the sandwich with the best flavored steak, and serve it with a large, piping hot cup of au jus. The au jus is great! I could practically drink it as is hahaha I am not a huge fan of BBQ sauce so I always get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3446 Clayton Rd, Concord, CA 94519-2422
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: +1 925-680-9761

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?