5 Hickory Restaurants for BBQ Lovers

A visit to the city is never complete without a visit to the finest Hickory restaurants. Hickory is a city in Catawba County, North Carolina which is also known as the furniture-making capital of the world. BBOnline suggests that you try out these restaurants while you are on vacation.

Butch's BBQ Express & Catering
1975 US-70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 324-0020

Butch's BBQ Express & Catering is one of the more popular Hickory restaurants specializing in BBQ dishes. The place is popular for its barbeque sandwich, pulled pork, chicken strips and chicken salad sandwich. The sweet tea drink is also a bestseller. The menu includes "create your own feast" where you can choose meats like smoked chicken or smoked turkey breast, vegetables like baked beans or garlic new potatoes, sauces like mild bbq or honey mustard and bread like sourdough buns or dinner rolls. You might want to go to this restaurant for lunch.

Shell's Bar-B-Q
2609 Spring Roads NE
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 256-2275

If you want to have a delicious meal outside of your Hickory Bed and Breakfast, Shell's Bar-B-Q is a good choice. It is a 50s-style diner with occasional live music. The place serves breakfast starting at 6 a.m. with either a breakfast platter or the breakfast special. For lunch and dinner, the specialty is the bbq boat which is 5 oz of chopped bbq with coleslaw and hush puppies. There are other popular dishes like the bbq deluxe platter which is chopped or sliced barbeque with slaw, baked beans, potato salad, fries, onion rings, hush puppies and bread. The menu includes the deluxe burger platter, deluxe shrimp platter and deluxe fish platter served with delicious side dishes. The menu list is extensive with several specials included.

Post Office Barbecue
25 4th Street SW
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 322-3065

Post Office Barbecue is located in the downtown area, near your Hickory Inn. This is a good place to enjoy some delicious barbecue for lunch. Barbecue plates, hamburgers, hotdogs and sandwiches are some of the dishes available here. One of the favorite Hickory restaurants serving barbeque, the restaurant has good service and the food is reasonably priced, too.

Hickory Smoke House BBQ
2450 N Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 328-2300

Hickory Smoke House BBQ is located near Highway 127 so it is easy to get to. The place serves a variety of meat barbecue platters, sandwiches like the barbecue pork sandwich, burgers and seafood. One other popular dish is the salt and pepper catfish. Side dishes include baked beans and coleslaw. The place gets a lot of orders for events and takeouts. Some diners call it the original barbecue place.  

Mt. View BBQ
3293 S NC 127 Hwy
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 294-1914

Mt. View BBQ has a lot of items on its menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Most of the food that this restaurant serves is home cooked and the barbecue is reasonably priced. One of the more popular dishes is burgers with chili. The restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday.