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The Original Hick'ry Pit

1495 S Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5318
+1 925-935-7450
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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“pies” (5 reviews)
“ham” (5 reviews)
“cole slaw” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
1495 S Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5318
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has been in this location, right next to Kaiser on South Main, for as long as I can remember. If you would just like a place for casual dining, substantial and extremely well prepared great food this is the place, stop looking. It...More

Thank Callbob1
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Been told that the Original Hick’ry Pit was a great Restaurant but after a visit I was disappointed in the service and food. Seated by the Host right away and our Waiter gave us our menus and got our drinks and asked if we were...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This is my go to restaurant for old fashion comfort food! We went to early dinner and it was great! Super service also.

Thank FredN47
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Had the coleslaw, potato salad, and 2 way combo: St. Louis and tri tip. My, oh my! Really BAD bbq! Lousy portion, slaw is sliced cabbage with some bottle dressing on top (way too sweet!). The ribs were plain and cold. Tri tip was measly,...More

Thank jacobtaendler
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We rediscovered this wonderful restaurant. Old school setting and menu. Great service. We both had chopped steak and it was really good. Don't pass up the pies! Try this out for old school treat

Thank FredN47
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Four of us stopped in for an early dinner and were looking forward to the ribs and barbeque offerings. While the entrees chosen were very tasty, they were dry and definitely overcooked. Juicy they were not. On the other hand, the cole slaw must be...More

Thank Len T R
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Yes it needs an update on the interior but don’t judge a place that has been here since 1958. To be around that long you must be doing something right. Great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Over the last two years the staff has become...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. Food is filling. I couldn't finish the hamburger. Old fashioned and cooked the way I like it. I will be back.

1  Thank lebnan
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A friend and I happened by the Hick'ry Pit recently for breakfast. Although I had not been there for many years, the restaurant seems to have changed little and the experience was much as I remembered it as a kid 50 years ago. The breakfast...More

2  Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is almost the original but it changed ownership some years ago, the original was called Emil Villa's. But same location, same menu (almost) and same decor. Even some of the old timer servers still work there. Service remains prompt and friendly. Our family has...More

2  Thank Malice6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:45
06:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1495 S Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-935-7450
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