Overview: offers wood pit barbecue in a stripped down setting. Diners and take-out customers can enjoy succulent ribs, chicken, burgers and more along with hand-cut fries, slaw and other sides – all at moderate prices. There's something for everyone, even non-meat eaters who prefer a veggie burger or fish.
Decor: Nothing fancy here, but that's exactly the point. The few tables in the back are set up with hot sauce, a roll of paper towels, and salt and pepper, while the walls in the front of this joint are adorned with cartoons, presumably to entertain take-out customers waiting for their orders.
Drinks: Yep, they've got them, from beer to soda, and also water for the thirsty purists. Be sure to grab menus for your next order to take advantage of the drink coupons printed on the front.
Appetizers: On a recent Saturday, customers received complimentary chips and hot sauce while waiting for take-out orders. Other appetizers include mozzarella sticks, zucchini sticks and chips with guacamole.
Entrees: We went for the full rack of fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs, steak sandwich with grilled peppers and onions and a slow-cooked half-chicken. While combo items come with plenty of fries and cole slaw, we opted for an extra fries, and agreed that was a good choice.
Worth Noting: There's a children's menu that offers plenty of barbecue at scaled-down sizes. Also featured: a choice of salads and even gyros.
Service: Very friendly and unpretentious. The goal here seems to be serving up good eats and good cheer. On that note, Hickory's has built a solid reputation since opening its doors in 1984.
Hickory's BBQ Grill
674 Port Washington Blvd