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5571 South 48th Street Lincoln, NE 68516

Hickory Road BBQ & Catering Co.

In 1996, after many years of backyard cook out’s, competitions, and out door festivals, cooking BBQ became a passion that couldn’t just be done on the weekends.

If you want to try some of the best damn BBQ you will ever put in your mouth !!Guaranteed!! stop in and see us or give us a call for your catering needs.

~ Dan & Rachelle Emshoff

  • Marci Powers reviewed Hickory Road BBQ — 5 star
    May 7 ·
    My family and I absolutely love Hickory Road! By far the best Turkey Sandwich anywhere! And the ribs…I could go on all day!

  • Great place to eat, came across on midwest balloon festival… Quite reluctant to order at first but taste great. Ribs reminded me of “singaporean pork dendeng” and omg so delicious.

    Lin L., Boston, MA

  • The sauces are the perfect trifecta of flavors. Original BBQ is super sweet, smokey, tangy. Stopped in randomly after finding it on yelp, we were redirected through town due to construction. Food was GREAT, highly recommend if you are in the area.

    S T., Saint Louis, MO

  • Auburn is a small town, but they have a real good BBQ restaurant. I had the ribs and chicken wings. The food here is out of this world. Something about how they cook the food here. The ribs were so tasty and tender. I would recommend them if you go. The chicken wings were as good as the ones a Buffalo Wild Wings. The bartenders are so funny. you will have a blast. They also have a cool Keno game. They also have Twisted Tea on tap. You will like the decor and food.

    Leo T., Woodburn, OR

  • We make Hickory Road BBQ a regular on our list of places to eat. They have a GREAT selection of beers on tap, including Blue Moon and Sam Adams. Their pulled pork is great and their BBQ salad is a nice change. My husband really enjoys their cheese burger. Ambiance is pleasant and the staff is top notch.

    Nita W., Auburn, NE

  • Best BBQ I have ever had, hands down. Better than Arthur Bryants and Gate’s in KC, better than Stubb’s in Austin, better than anything in Memphis. Excellent ribs, pulled pork, sides (BBQ beans, slaw, and tater salad !) and ice cold local micro brews to wash it all down. The sauce is great too with hot and original options with just the right amount of vinegary tang and sweet hot spice. I wish they would move to Colorado!

    Ryan F., Boulder, CO

  • Just had a fabulous meal here. Totally agree that this is better than Bryant’s in KC. What a treasure in a delightful small town. Reasonably priced, “just right” portion size (for the hungry man!), outstanding service and an invitation to return that I don’t think I will be able to refuse next time I am on US75.

    Phillip M., Leonardville, KS

  • The food here is really good. The ribs and burgers are delicious. The portion sizes are large for what you pay for them and they have decent drink prices.

    Kristen J., Davenport, IA

  • Todd William Koeber reviewed Hickory Road BBQ — 5 star
    May 29 ·
    Ordered some brisket and wings to go! Very good brisket, great barbecue sauce, wings were really good! Thanks. Will be back!
    Have been back twice since and was Amazing both times. Had the ultimate feast for Father’s Day and again a couple weeks ago…. as a side note today is my birthday (July 27th). I tried the new place in the Haymarket. Have to say not as good as the Hickory Road!

  • The smoked turkey sandwich is as good as two blondes in a mud pit. 😉 Great place can’t wait to eat there again some time. Don’t be afraid of the spicy sauce it’s the best.

    Micah C., Newton, IA

  • I highly recommend The Cowboy Melt. It is soo good. Plus it’s pretty big for how much your paying. Also this place won’t break the bank!

    Logan W., Auburn, Nebraska

  • The salsa is amazing, take a jar for the road!

    Bradley S., Orlando, Florida

  • Thank you Hickory Road. I don’t know how you do it being 45 minutes away the food is always hot and fresh. We have meals catered in weekly to our office staff and you are the staffs favorite always on time and courteous.

    Ben Pope, Alcan Packing

  • Hickory Road made our sons high school graduation day and reception very stress free for our family. We enjoyed some of our favorite food while not worrying about keeping the dishes refilled, serving or cleanup. The friendly staff took care of all the details and left us to enjoy the day to greet and visit with our friends and family. We wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.

    Warren Schwindt

  • Hickory Road – Thank you providing us with the perfect space for Elliott’s first birthday party. We got many compliments about the food. Until next year! P.S. Service was fantastic too!

    The Whislers

  • Our Thanksgiving turkey was fantastic. Thank you! Hickory Road is our favorite place to eat. Always great food and service. Thanks again!


  • LOVE this place…we travel 35 minutes to eat there as often as we can!!! My favorite is the smoked ham sandwich and their breadsticks…atmosphere is a bonus!

    Donna Lovenburg, via Google+

  • We are locals and we frequent this place for a reason! The BBQ is awesome, wings are flavorful and the service is always friendly!

    Rebecca Johnson, via Google+

  • Amazing BBQ!!!!

    Kodi Smith, via Google+

  • Wings so good..but if u want carb overload cowboy melt! DAMN I SAY DAMN!

    Masa W., Auburn, NE


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5571 South 48th Street Lincoln, NE 68516

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