Hickory’s Smokehouse Worcester – Review by HungryOwlOn January 1, 2019 by HungryOwl
FattyCat and I visited here on Saturday 22nd December for an evening meal. As I am sure you can imagine that at that close to Christmas the restaurant was very busy.
We arrived slightly early and checked in. We were offered our table or we could have a drink at the bar. As we were in no hurry we chose to have a drink and watch the end of the football game. We had a pint of Amstel (£4.20 per pint) and I have a double Southern Comfort with Lemonade (About £6). The atmosphere was relax and jovial, I also noticed that the two tvs were showing different football games, giving people a choice.
At out allotted time we were shown to our table. The menu is relatively large with lots of variables and side orders so you can fully customize your meal . We decided bravely to tackle the sharing ‘Smokehouse Platter’ for 2 people (£42.00), with a side order of onion rings (£3.75) and to drink we chose a bottle of red wine (Corte Masera Rosso £16.95). As always choosing the Italian wine.
We were very cheeky and set up my phone to stream the AS Roma football game, legally may I add from Eleven Sports. The waiter noticed and offered to move us to another table near the TV screen so we could continue to watch the game. I explained it was Italian footy and then we had a lovely chat with the guy who also said he was also Roma fan.
The food arrived on a massive board, which with the bottle of wine, plates and glasses, made the table very cramped.
The waiter reappeared and asked us some questions about how hot were liked our sauces and then he disappeared, only to reappear with three unopened bottles of sauces. He kindly explained each sauce and opened them for us.
The sharing board beat us good and proper – but to run through what we had
Memphis Style Dry Rubbed Baby Back Ribs – these fell off the bone and were happily scoffed by FattyCat before he realized he had eaten all of them
Slow Smoked Pork,
Cheese & Jalapeño Sausage – definitely an acquired taste that neither of us had
Barbecue Hand-Pulled Pork & Pit Beans – I could live on the beans forever, the pork was juicy.
8hr Smoked Beef Rib – Fatty Cat wasn’t too keen of this, but I loved it
Kansas Style Barbecue Glazed Spare Ribs – the glaze was to die for
Texas Style Beef Brisket – just a step too far. It was gorgeous, soft and tasty but we were stuffed.
I don’t think either of us touched the chips and we definitely left the coleslaw and pickle.
But if you have nothing else while to are at Hickory’s you have to the onion rings. Just a plate of them with beans and I would be a very happy bunny.
The wine was a soft fruit red and not really the best choice to go with the meat feast. But with something lighter it would be lovely.
To sum up the visit the staff are all amazing; friendly, with a sense of humour and helpful. The food was out if this world, the drinks were pricey, but no more so than other restaurants, the two person tables need to be a bit bigger.
Looking forward to going again and maybe this time for a weekend breakfast??