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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
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You would think with me working in this town, I would've had plenty of opportunity to eat here. Well, today it finally happened. I ordered their Diablo fries, Rib sampler, and their Brisket & Bacon burger. Food was phenom! Diablo fries served as an appetizer, burger and ribs followed as shareables. Burger was cooked perfectly as well as the ribs.... More 

Thank Shaun M
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170 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 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.

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
Level Contributor
39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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!

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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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 

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

Thanks for the great comments, Liz! More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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 

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
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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 

Thank John L
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 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 

Thank cristobal_v_s
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170 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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 

Thank James K
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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.

Thank AmyD1204
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 

Thank Joe P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?