Hickory Log Restaurant & Lounge

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Throughout our household street journey towards our ultimate cease in Missouri, we determined to have a BBQ dinner at Hickory Log positioned in Dexter, Missouri. They honestly stay as much as their motto of “Well-known for Bar-BQ Ribs!” This restaurant with its rustic magnificence décor has been open since 1953 and I do know why!

Cynthia outside with sign


The doorway and ready space (the place we hardly waited) to the restaurant is inviting, comfy, and makes you’re feeling like dwelling. Not solely is the environment stress-free and nice, so are the workers.

The décor of the restaurant is totally lovely! It has a country magnificence that simply needs to maintain you indoors. That is removed from what we’re used to as we’re from Florida the place it is all tropical. These are the explanations we journey as a result of we like to expertise and see new issues.

Its Historical past

The historical past behind Hickory Log is mesmerizing as a result of even with years of adjustments, it has not misplaced what I imagine to be the 2 most necessary components of restaurant enterprise: meals & service. I imagine their success has been as a consequence of Jason and his superb employees. An incredible historic pleasure is proven with this household restaurant by way of their shows of their wall décor.

history of Hickory Log
“A little bit about The Hickory Log” on the entrance of the menu.
Jason and his family
Jason and his household

The Meals

It will be an enormous understatement if I mentioned the meals was good. The meals was scrumptious! Truly, I discussed to my husband that it was one of the best BBQ ribs I’ve ever had! Jason, the proprietor, defined to me that may be a particular mix dry rub that they smother on each rib and begin cooking at 7am each morning over hickory logs, therefore the identify of the restaurant. Is your mouth watering but?

BBQ ribs
Mixture Ribs, Pork & Beef Platter
BBQ ribs
Boneless BBQ Rib Platter

The Service

The service is simply as necessary because the meals. Hickory Log Restaurant & Lounge didn’t disappoint! We felt like we had two waiters. The proprietor himself got here to ship our meals!!! That does not occur in all places. He jumps in wherever he’s wanted and actually exhibits how a lot he loves this restaurant. Our waitress, Melissa, was equally as great. She was attentive & pleasant with our household and I may see she was the identical with different tables.

Jason serving us
our family
Jason and our family

The Lounge

lounge sign

The lounge was embellished like a mancave. It was properly performed with a little bit of a darker room. It’s a great spot to unwind and have a drink. The partitions of the hallway main as much as the lounge had some nice memorabilia and nostalgia. It is value stopping and looking as a result of I feel some folks may bypass this.

Fire within the lounge for chilly days
Memorabilia & nostalgia on the partitions resulting in the lounge

Total, this has been one of the best BBQ, particularly the BBQ ribs, I’ve ever had! The ribs have been superb. The service was nice. The decor was lovely. What else can anybody ask for? Go to their web site right here for extra.

Be certain that to learn my article “10 Journey Ideas To Keep in mind Earlier than, Throughout, And After Your Journey” for inspiration on some issues we did throughout our street journey to Missouri. Journey suggestions #4 and #5 particularly got here in useful this time!

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