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Hickory Hog BBQ Pt. Pleasant

Tapas52 Feb 13, 2009 04:54 PM


Yesterday I had a chance since i was in the area to stop & have lunch at the Hickory Hog BBQ restaurant in Point Pleasant on Rt 88. At first glance a nice clean lively decorated space.......I was greeted by the friendly owner & waitress. After perusing the menu & specials I decided to have a Carolina Pulled pork wrap w/ Sweet Potato fries. Nice service also as my lunch came out looked very nice on the plate....the grilled wrap was loaded with smoky pulled pork & coleslaw inside....on the table was their signature BBQ sauce which really added a nice tang to my meal. What caught my eye were the extra crisp sweet potato fries which were excellent & cooked just right, a big kosher pickle I was in heaven & full. As i read the rest of the menu it would take me a few times to return & try all the different style ribs & BBQ specialties for sure. If you get a chance check it out.

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    Babs16 Feb 14, 2009 08:14 AM

    I agree with you, my two daughters worked there, so we eat there often.

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      dlhhr Feb 14, 2009 08:25 AM

      What are their best dishes? Do they cook on wood low and slow?

      1. re: dlhhr
        equal_Mark Feb 14, 2009 09:45 AM

        Generally if a BBQ place is cooking with all wood they post that fact as often and in as many places as possible. Major marketing ploy. Given that they only mention slow cooking and don't say anything about using wood I'd bet they don't.

        Although wood fired pits can be grandfathered in to existing BBQ joints that have had them for years, given current environmental and fire codes it is very difficult to set up a new BBQ joint using all wood pits. The closest you are likely to get are the gas or electric assisted log or pellet burners...

        1. re: dlhhr
          Tapas52 Feb 14, 2009 12:43 PM

          dlhhr ...It was my first time there .....so I only commented on what I had for lunch. I will be back for the ribs next time for sure. Around here we only have Famous Dave's BBQ in Brick & ExTREME BBQ in Bayville so this was a welcome change.

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            bgut1 Feb 14, 2009 01:58 PM

            Tapas - I'm sure there is another thread around here somewhere, but I recall posting a while back that I thoroughly enjoyed the dry rubbed baby back ribs.

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              Tapas52 Feb 14, 2009 08:37 PM

              bgut1.....I guess I'll have to try a combo of all their ribs next time there!!!

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        Emerald Dawn May 14, 2009 01:24 PM

        They have pulled pork nachos there that are a "special", but I don't think I've ever seen them not on the menu. Really, really, good.

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