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Hickory Hill BBQ

The “Working People Special” was too well named to pass on, and at $3.99 for two pieces of smoked chicken and a side, it was a heck of a value. At least it would have been a good value if the chicken had been edible. The skin had soaked up so much heavy, dirty smoke that its surface was blackened with a finger-staining layer of soot. Even removing the skin couldn’t eliminate the sting of creosote on the tongue so strong it lingered beyond the meals that followed it.

City: Tyler


Method: Mix of five woods in an offset smoker

Pitmaster: Kerry Shaw

Rating: ★★

Address: 20101 Texas 31, Tyler, TX, 75705

Hours: Thur-Sun 11 - sold out

Phone: (903) 566-7923

Website: www.hickoryhilltyler.com

Year Opened: 2009

Last updated: December 29, 2014


  • Maria Davies


    Do you guys cater? Looking to cater a wedding of 150 this fall.

    Thank you,

  • Fred Smith

    Hickory Hill is the truth when it comes to BBQ you get the most bang for your buck it just like coming home.