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Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que

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5611 Ringgold Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412-3150
+1 423-894-1217
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely fantastic. The staff is funny and friendly and very accommodating. The food is to die for and "The Smell" is enough to knock you down. Mouthwatering!!!!! 🐖

Thank Megan S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Appetizer: fried pickles (spears not chips) BEST I'VE EVER HAD. Entrees: large BBQ pork sandwich with baked beans and potato salad. BBQ sauce is delicious, meat is super smoky and flavorful. Lean meat no fat. Baked beans taste like bushes with added seasonings and onions. Potato salad is definitely homemade. Tastes better than mawmaw's. Bbq salad was delicious also.

Thank Jessa C
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a local spot for supper and came across this place. The ribs were delicious!!!! The bbq stuffed baked potatoes were also very good!!!great service!!!

Thank Tonya T
Lebanon, New Jersey
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you need a BBQ fix, you need to come here! This is darn good BBQ - the beef is to die for. The banana pudding is impressive and the apple pie is GREAT! Take it from me, stop here, eat a lot and grow large like me!

Thank HunterdonPaul
Chickamauga, Georgia
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered pork plate - What I received was a tinyl portion of pork covered in a very large portion of bbq sauce. Way too much sauce!! All you could taste was bbq sauce. I ate the sides and it was pretty obvious when they came to clear the plates that the pork was not eaten. I mentioned that the meat... More 

Thank Lisa M
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The BEST ribs in the area. Delicious. Spicy bit not hot. Excellent smoke flavor through and through. The sides are basic and what you should expect. The inside is old school, so don't expect Franklins. Do expect tender, juicy, delicious ribs. Both baby back and spare. The chopped BBQ plates are great, too! But I just can't stop ordering the... More 

Thank EmanonX
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are from Utah and were in Chattanooga for a weekend. We wanted some authentic BBQ and this little place was the ticket. I recommend the ribs, fried okra, and the slaw. Even my kids cleaned their plates. Friendly service too!

Thank Shauna H
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lord!! This bbq was awesome!!! And I've had lots of barbecue. It's a small place but the staff were all very friendly and welcoming. I tried the chopped pork the plate with baked beans. We also got sandwiches with coleslaw to go. Best decision all day. Try it!!!

Thank Leslie F
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting from Illinois and it was suggested we stop by for barbecue. Wonderful staff and delicious ribs and barbecue. Cole slaw was very tasty too!

Thank Terry O
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Really good BBQ and at a fair price. Passing through on road trip and stopped for lunch. Really tasty and great sweet tea as well. Sweet waitress - you could tell she was having a busy day but still made it a point to make sure we had great service.

Thank Michelle M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5611 Ringgold Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412-3150
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-894-1217
We are a small family owned business with only 5 tables inside and 2 out side. We try to make you fill like you are with friends.

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