Sunday, September 14, 2003

Hickory's Wood Flame Grill

Long Island is devoid of good BBQ joints, much less one with a smoker on premises.

So explain to me how I managed to miss this one for the past 19 years? Probably due to the unassuming store front on a main drag in Port Washington; that, or the formica tables.

Hickory's is a solid if unassuming eatery. The focus is clearly the food, and not the decor. We tasted the brisket and devoured the pulled pork. The dry rubbed baby back ribs were terrific; Don’t make the mistake we did; Slathering extra sauce over the ribs hid some of the delicious flavor of the smoker and hand rub. The home made french fries were also delicious.

The interior rated a 0 on our decor scale; Others obviously agree, as they do a huge take-out business.

If you are a homesick BBQ fan who lives on Long Island, there really is no other authentic BBQ to be found for 100s of miles.

Hickory's Wood Flame Grill
674 Port Washington Blvd
Port Washington, NY
Mon-Sat 11am - 8:30pm

Thanks to Steve our kitchen contractor for the pointer!

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Oh man, another BBQ lover! I'm doing a story for on BBQ and poking around. I adore Poppa Rick's BBQ, and saw you had found another place that I didn't know about, but will certainly now try! (Hickory Grill)

BTW, if you haven't tried Smokin' Al in Bayshore...really fine BBQ.


Posted by: Neala | Jul 10, 2004 10:16:44 PM

Smokin Al's isnt too bad. Doesnt come close to comparing to real BBQ in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas or the like, but its a decent substitute.

Posted by: Tom | Aug 12, 2004 10:45:56 AM

New place in East Islip called Tennessee Jacks. Beats the crap out of Smokin Als. Real BBQ

Posted by: Will Cox | Sep 2, 2005 12:25:34 AM

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