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“RIB TWINS!!!”
Review of Hickory House

Hickory House
Ranked #16 of 168 Restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$12
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 11 March 2018

I happened upon this place purely by accident. It had all the good signs as I rolled around the back and parked the car...grease dumpster, a real honest to god smoker, and that smell which for some odd reason...i had smelled before.

Lets cut out the chit chat and get down to serious business...the ribs. You can read other trip advisor stuff about the other offerings.

If you come here and don't order the ribs, well then you are just plain dumb. These ribs come from Denmark...and they are quite special. I only know of one other place that serves ribs like this in the country...Michaelbobs in Naples, Florida.

Turns out, these 2 restaurants are "rib" twins.

Yes, these ribs are just as good. Tuesday and Thursday lunch special full rack for $13,99. What a real deal...

I've had the pleasure of eating great BBQ in Texas, North Carolina, Memphis and many other places. These ribs are special and I put them in their own category because of the meat.

Aspen folk really don't deserve a place like this...anywhere else and the line would be out the door everyday...

If you are anywhere within an hour or two drive of Aspen...it is worth the detour. If you are a true rib connoisseur, forget about the decor, the side dishes, the wait staff, the parking and anything else that could ruin your meal. Sit down, order the ribs, shut out the world and enter rib heaven.

Enough said.

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Thank French F
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you want a big breakfast before you hit the slopes, you must visit here - the short pancake stack is great, especially with a side of bacon. The portions are huge, so make sure you are hungry!

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Old timer Aspenites often gather for coffee and breakfast. Casual dining Burgers and ribs. Big tables for big groups. Downhome food Beer casual Don’t expect gourmet. Just lots of food and drink. Nice alternative to gourmet boring predictability at many Aspen restaurants

Thank Betty A
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Love celery smoothies? Vegan, Vulcan or Vulgarian? Stay away please. We went for breakfast before skiing. Now we are like the Duracell bunnies- we can ski all day. I love eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, hash browns, butter, coffee and full fat milk and feeling happy and full. If you are a killjoy celery nibbler don’t come here. Love it.

Thank Martin A
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Classic character, dynamite ribs and combo meals. Usually a local crowd. Get there early during peak season. Always good!

Thank Travis D
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