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Hickory Hut

647 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104-4802
+1 651-224-9464
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good25%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“mac n cheese” (2 reviews)
“chicken wings” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
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10:30 - 22:00 Hours
647 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104-4802
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

I stopped in and picked up a couple rib tip dinners($13 each) here the other night as I had a craving for BBQ. I read the reviews, so felt like i needed to get some wings as well. The portions are large, two people could...More

Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This place looks pretty nondescript, but the chicken wings are out of sight! Different... they taste & smell like they put garam masala in their spice mix. Very nice touch.

Thank M.A. D
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Art Songs chicken wings! Need I say more? Best wings in the metro! Go on a Tuesday or Thursday when you can get a "bucket of 24" for a special price. They also use the seasoning on their rice. I haven't tried anything else on...More

Thank kaj22
Reviewed 4 December 2016

this is as close as you can get to the original art songs wing that used to be in Minneapolis I travel from the international airport to this place just to get wing and greens on a regular basis ......good stuff

Thank WILLI1993
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This family owned business did not get a full 5 rating because I consider it a great dive of a place. This restaurant saved an old college college favorite that I used to visit in 1984-88, Art Song's wings...they bought the rights to Art recipe...More

Thank jadava
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

This place,has the best ribs ever!My favorite is the ribs,sliced really thin,with the mild not so hot sauce!The chickenwings are good as well!This place have plenty of sides,you can chose from!I love the greens.and also the potatoe fries!The family that been owned this place,for twenty...More

Thank Sylvia D
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

This is a small no frills restaurant, but what it lacks in ambiance is more than made up by the food. Wings are their specialty and they are full wings with a dry rub seasoning. The hojo potatoes are also excellent. The restaurant was spotless...More

Thank Lucygus3740
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

Was headed to big daddy's bbq (to pick up dinner for my son)but found them closed. So I was heading out of parking lot and thought I'd give them a try. Glad I did ribs tender and seasoned just right and not burned when grilled...More

Thank Chuckandkim
Reviewed 11 December 2014

As on Dec, 2014, Hickory Hut will have been on University Av for more than 16 years. This is a very tough place to survive. They have done so through recession and road repair cause they do GREAT Barbeque, excellent wings and darn good catfish....More

2  Thank Seniordad
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

By far the best wings I've ever had. Tues and Thurs are the deal days to get them by the dozen. You won't be disappointed....ever.

3  Thank Motorman423
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 647 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104-4802
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-224-9464
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