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The Hickory Shack

Grabouw | On the N2 After Paul Cluver, Elgin 7160, South Africa
+27 21 300 1396
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (21 reviews)
“brisket” (27 reviews)
“smoked meat” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Grill, American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Grabouw | On the N2 After Paul Cluver, Elgin 7160, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 98 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I love brisket and I had the most succulent delicious brisket here . It is the best thing on their menu ( most of us agreed ) . All the other stuff was good but the brisket was especially good

Thank Doron L
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband booked this place as a bit of an outing from Cape Town. Nothing fancy but nice views. Service was prompt and friendly and the food was also good. I think I expected a bit more from the food given the description on the...More

Thank shellyschoeman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authentic spot in a rural setting. Beef ribs and Brisket were absolutely incredible. The pork dishes could have been a little better but nonetheless a great meal all round. They seem passionate about what they do and I'd recommend anyone in the area to stop...More

Thank RobertD3500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic melt in your mouth, "can cut with your finer" tender ribs special: 1kg of ribs for R150 on Saturdays only. Served with a taster portion of hand-cut fries and Southern Slaw. We shared this and the slow-braised brisket - both delicious and lots of...More

Thank IngridRenee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 8 of us recently visited The Hickory Shack and after recently having visited the Hog House I was interested to compare the two..... certainly not quite as 'slick' as Hoghouse however there was no doubt the meat was excellent. The brisket fantastic...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to our visit. Nice setting and characterful. Attentive, accommodating waiters and manager/owner. However, Thursday may not be a great day for culinary excellence. Wife ordered chicken. Sorry, still in smoker. OK, we get it, fresh doesn't come without time, so...More

Thank David Graham S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated a post Tough Mudder family dinner here. It was utterly brilliant! Great cocktails and a kg rib special of note! The BBQ is authentic, sauces and sides absolutely delicious, each and every one of them. The desserts were thoroughly enjoyable too. The service...More

Thank Tonia S
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Being recommended before our escape for sure was a must to make turn in to the shack on the way back home and what a turn... Totally unexpected when you cross those zinc doors to a wonderful Texan style BBQ/Smoke house were the food was...More

Thank PSCLuzio
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We popped in for lunch and were well rewarded with their Texas cooking style. Pulled pork and smoky meats. The restaurant is in an incredible place with forest in the background and the smoking shed. Food was excellent and truly unique. A good stop and...More

Thank WCPT
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We popped into The Hickory Shack en route to Hermanus and we were blown away by the delicous range of smoked meat. The ambience was also lovely. We look forward to our next visit to The Hickory Shack.

Thank Richard D
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culhane364
28 April 2018|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Hey. I’m afraid this venue is not at all suitable, i’m sure if you take a few sides and create your own meal, you could stear clear of the red meats, pork and chicken, but realistically, having a vegetarian friend, this is... More
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CherylDawnScott
12 October 2017|
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Response from RynoE11 | Reviewed this property |
Better to contact the establishment itself.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grabouw | On the N2 After Paul Cluver, Elgin 7160, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +27 21 300 1396
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