Hickory Pit

"Best Butt In Town" BBQ, Home of the Hershey Pie

1491 Canton Mart Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39211

A red-checkered welcome and the aroma of good ‘cue wave generations through the door of Hickory Pit.

There, the cheeky "Best Butt in Town." T-shirts might coax a grin as big as the Hershey Bar Pie does.

But, the staple of this iconic Jackson restaurant has long been the tasty and tender barbecue "mostly pork but also beef and chicken" that crosses the counter and feeds the soul.

As well as barbecued pork, chicken and beef, the menu has smoked ham and turkey, burgers, po-boys and more. Lemon or pecan pie and carrot or coconut cake round out desserts. Catering is a big outlet; there’s also a drive-through. Kids who’ve grown and moved out of state, will often come back to this beloved family spot when they’re in town.

Written by Sherry Lucas for Find It In Fondren © Find It In Fondren



  • BBQ
  • Burgers



  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Family Friendly
  • Outdoor/Patio
  • Takeout
  • Open Mondays

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