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Hickory Log Restaurant & Lounge

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Throughout our household highway journey towards our remaining cease in Missouri, we determined to have a BBQ dinner at Hickory Log positioned in Dexter, Missouri. They really reside 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, snug, and makes you’re feeling like house. Not solely is the environment stress-free and nice, so are the staff.

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 an excellent restaurant enterprise: meals & service. I imagine their success has been because of Jason and his wonderful employees. An excellent historic delight is proven with this household restaurant via their shows of their wall décor.

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

The Meals

It could be an enormous understatement if I stated the meals was good. The meals was scrumptious! Really, I discussed to my husband that it was the perfect BBQ ribs I’ve ever had! Jason, the proprietor, defined to me that could be a particular mix dry rub that they smother on each rib and begin cooking at 7am each morning over hickory logs, therefore the title 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 every single place. 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 might 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 accomplished with a little bit of a darker room. It’s a excellent 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 believe some folks may bypass this.

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

General, this has been the perfect BBQ, particularly the BBQ ribs, I’ve ever had! The ribs had been wonderful. 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 to learn my article “10 Journey Suggestions To Bear in mind Earlier than, Throughout, And After Your Journey” for inspiration on some issues we did throughout our highway journey to Missouri. Journey suggestions #4 and #5 particularly got here in useful this time!

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