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Hickory BBQ Smokehouse

743 State Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401-7215
+1 845-338-2424
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“hickory bbq” (11 reviews)
“ribs” (31 reviews)
“pulled pork” (17 reviews)
Opens in 21 min
All hours
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
743 State Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401-7215
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Stopped for lunch & wasn't expecting too much as the reviews are mixed for this place. Tried the pulled pork on a roll with sweet potato fries which was pretty good. The coleslaw was good but they give you a tiny amount. The waiter Jorden...More

Thank Dougyfd
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

You just can't beat the "Q"! Love this place!! Food is excellent and the staff is friendly. Timely service!

Thank Al S
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Stumbled upon this place by accident for lunch. I love BBQ and am own a professional smoker and love it as a hobby. The dining room gives a western kind of feel with lots of wood everywhere. The bar area is part western, part dive,...More

Thank Jay P
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Ordered the ribs. They were delicious. Mac and cheese was also great. Look forward to going back soon.

Thank Backr0adsTraveler
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I've been to Hickory dozens of times, as I am a hiker working on the 3500 list and some of my fellow hikers and I stop here after almost every hike we do. It's affordable, great location on Rt 28, great beer selection, great food...More

Thank breezy5string
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

If you are in Kingston and looking for BBQ, give it a shot. It's not far off of the Thruway. Portions are a good size and pretty good. Staff was friendly. A bit pricey, but probably worth it.

Thank davidloew
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I took an impromptu trip up to the cat skills for weekend skiing and didn't put much thought into what food will eat during our stay. Since we come from Jersey and can be very particular about restaurants and good food, we...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We took my father in law there for his birthday. He got the ribs, which he adores. However, the ribs at this place are kind of like shoe leather, though shoe leather is tastier. I had fried shrimp. OMG. Disgusting. We took some pulled pork...More

1  Thank Christopher J
Reviewed 23 October 2016

No one can complain about the great food served here. Love it and have been there for very long. Simple, wonderful food for a local place or take-out to NYC. Lovely people take care of you!

Thank Frances G
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We frequently travel along Route 28 on the way to our place in the Catskills, and Hickory BBQ is a favorite place to stop for lunch or dinner. Great, fast, friendly service, amazing side dishes (try the mac and cheese or the collared greens with...More

1  Thank Tony C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 743 State Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401-7215
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 845-338-2424
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