It is rare that a restaurant is equally famous for both its breakfast and dinner, but this local treasure pulls it off with nonchalant style and ... More
Hickory House Ribs
It is rare that a restaurant is equally famous for both its breakfast and dinner, but this local treasure pulls it off with nonchalant style and manner. The brown exterior mirrors the interior: basic, yet exuding warmth and character. Its barbecue is world-renowned and has won top prizes in over 40 national competitions. Full- and half-racks of baby back ribs headline its barbecue list. There are also many meat-leaning sandwiches such as barbecued smoke pork and pit-smoked ham. The breakfast menu is traditional and features everything from omelets to oatmeal.
Love the Hickory House!!!
My family ate here three times during our one-week stay in Aspen/ Snowmass. Great down-home food, nice (and very ecclectic) staff, generous portions and drink refills. LOVED the brisket and rib combos (was in heaven)!!!! Only real issue was parking; their lot is tiny and can be a headache to get in/out of those tight spaces. Definitely double-check street parking signs or carpool (best idea, since a bbq coma is mandatory)!
The food was average as far as barbacue meals go...the main problem we had was with the service. The waitress we had serving us seemed very overwhelmed the some what busy atmosphere and they moved us from our original table after already seating us...will not go back ever.
As advertised, the baby back ribs were outstanding. I've actually had better barbecue beans in Tampa. The salad was fair. Prices are decent for Aspen. Service was attentive and better than average. Nice large screen TV to watch for Monday night football. Get there early because The Hickory House doesn't take reservations and it is a relatively small place.
I've been eating at Hickory house on my frequent vacations to Aspen for the past 30+ years. These are some of the best ribs that I have ever had, and all of the food is good. I'm not crazy about the BBQ sauce, but the food doesn't really need it. Also, serve a very reliable breakfast.
Moreover, I also got married in Aspen last summer and had the Hickory House cator a party for me at the Aspen Center for Enviromental Studies (ACES) for 80 people. The food and friendly service they provided helped to make the party a huge success - and all at an extremely reasonable price.
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