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Hickory Kitchen

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9 W Court St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4210 (Formerly Smokin' Lil's)
+1 215-348-5170
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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158 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really wanted this to be good, so we don't have to drive to Sweet Lucy's in NE Philly when we need good BBQ, but it looks like we still have to make the drive. Ribs were a bit tough, and the brisket was too fatty.

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Thank James K
mikehickory, Owner at Hickory Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time and effort to post your review of Hickory Kitchen. We are disappointed that we did not satisfy your BBQ preferences and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future. More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all the owner is a character which adds to the dining experience! He has the Best Ribs In Doylestown. They have down home cookin with all the trimmings. A must dine for ethnic foods. Enjoy!

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Thank bran490
Mike M, Owner at Hickory Kitchen, responded to this review

The "Character" appreciates your comments and Thanks You for your educated appreciation of fine BBQ! More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first started going to Hickory Kitchen after they opened a few years ago. It quickly became one of our favorite places to go. Many different offerings, something for everyone and an expansive kids menu (which had more than just chicken fingers and grilled cheese which is huge in my book). My grandmother from NC insists we eat here every... More 

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Thank LizHeinley
Mike M, Owner at Hickory Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for the great comments, Liz! More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's the smell of the smoke. It draws you in off the street. I've had multiple meals at Hickory Kitchen (partial to the pork) and each one has been fantastic. I especially like that the owner is often behind the counter and willing to recommend a good sauce on the counter to accentuate the smoked meat on my plate. Lots... More 

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Thank mlmdtown
Mike M, Owner at Hickory Kitchen, responded to this review

We will always guide you to the "best of the best" at Hickory Kitchen, just ask any one of us for our favorites or to help you select something new to try...we are always featuring unique dishes on our Blackboard. Thanks for the great review! Mike More 

Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first reviewed Hickory Kitchen five years ago. They not only have maintained excellent quality, they have expanded the menu and developed new options. The specials add extra variety and adventure, too. You never know what they'll have! The BBQ is mouth watering. Their homemade sauces are top notch. And the veggie choices are delicious. Did I mention wings? Huge... More 

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Thank John L
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered one of the family meal packages as take out. The bloke with the glasses was apparently "training" a new hire (if sarcasm and snark count as training techniques) which made for an uncomfortable wait and sure enough despite me pointing out the order came with 6 biscuits and not 4, and despite a repack and check we were still... More 

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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I recognize I am very particular about BBQ and the different styles, but wanted to give Hickory Kitchen another chance after not eating here for a long time. The brisket was a little fatty, and the chicken on the salad a bit dry. Also, thought it was a little over-priced for lunch ($33 for two, with a salad, sandwich platter... More 

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Thank James K
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I am on a pulled pork kick and I have been trying it at various restaurants. It was very good here and you can add the sauce that you prefer. My friend had the pulled pork and the ribs and she really liked it. I would recommend this place as a nice lunch spot.

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Thank AmyD1204
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is the only spot for real smoked BBQ around. I have only eaten here once and we had pulled pork and ribs. Both were excellent, and the pulled pork was not fatty at all. Maybe you could deduct a 1/4 star because the ribs were a little dry? The cornbread was amazing and the piece they served was massive!... More 

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Petersburg, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Saturday in NYC, Sunday in Philly but the meal that was everyone's favorite was at Hickory Kitchen in Doylesville, PA. We highly recommend giving this place with an old diner feel a chance to excite your taste buds.

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Thank Darren H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Court St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4210 (Formerly Smokin' Lil's)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bucks County  >  Doylestown
  • Phone Number: +1 215-348-5170

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