Shell's Bar-B-Q

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We offer salads, sandwiches, burgers, fried fish, our famous Bar-B-Q and more, along with a large selection of appetizers and desserts, and a full breakfast menu. We also make it as easy as possible for you to get our award-winning food. We offer: call-in orders, fax-in orders and drive-thru window...and of course we always accept reservations
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828-256-2275

2609 Springs Road NE

Hickory, NC

28601

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About Shell's Bar-B-Q

Hours
Monday: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Thursday: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Friday: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Saturday: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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Cherry-Vanilla-Lemon Sundrop, can you say YUMMY! Cheeseburger to die for. All fresh, homemade and the service just can't be beat. A family friendly, 60's style dinner that is so popular with the locals. Try it is WONDERFUL!

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Cherry-Vanilla-Lemon Sundrop, can you say YUMMY! Cheeseburger to die for. All fresh, homemade and the service just can't be beat. A family friendly, 60's style dinner that is so popular with the locals. Try it is WONDERFUL!

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Great service, yummy food and friendly staff. Today I got the Western Omelet, which was amazing. Thank you. Keep up the good work.

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Great service, yummy food and friendly staff. Today I got the Western Omelet, which was amazing. Thank you. Keep up the good work.

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I love the food, service and the music. Shell's Bar-B-Q is one of my favorite places to go. I have not been disappointed! I recommend that everyone give it a try! :)

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I love the food, service and the music. Shell's Bar-B-Q is one of my favorite places to go. I have not been disappointed! I recommend that everyone give it a try! :)

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Awesome waitress. Wonderful service. Great food. The Cherry Vanilla Slush is like no other in the world!! I would definitely come back.

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Awesome waitress. Wonderful service. Great food. The Cherry Vanilla Slush is like no other in the world!! I would definitely come back.

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I love the food. It is so delicious. The staff is always so friendly and attentive. I will be back. I recommend Shell's to friends all the time. :)

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I love the food. It is so delicious. The staff is always so friendly and attentive. I will be back. I recommend Shell's to friends all the time. :)

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Shell's is great! Good food, good service. Everyone is so friendly. Love the slushes. I will definitely keep coming back.

5
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Shell's is great! Good food, good service. Everyone is so friendly. Love the slushes. I will definitely keep coming back.

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Excellent as always love coming here for our Friday dinner with the family right after work. To get the weekend started.

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Excellent as always love coming here for our Friday dinner with the family right after work. To get the weekend started.

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The inside interior is really neat the servers are all real nice. Great family atmosphere with great food.

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The inside interior is really neat the servers are all real nice. Great family atmosphere with great food.

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Good serviced good high quality food. I have tried everything in the menue and I have loved every single thing.

5
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Good serviced good high quality food. I have tried everything in the menue and I have loved every single thing.

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I love the old fashion hamburger that has been made the same way for 10 years. I have been coming here since my parents brought me when I was little now I come with friends.

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I love the old fashion hamburger that has been made the same way for 10 years. I have been coming here since my parents brought me when I was little now I come with friends.

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Shells BBQ is the best hometown eatery around. Yummy I love coming here and will continue to come simply the best.

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Shells BBQ is the best hometown eatery around. Yummy I love coming here and will continue to come simply the best.

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Love this place! Cheese burger with chili and slaw. I've been eating there since I was in high school!

5
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Love this place! Cheese burger with chili and slaw. I've been eating there since I was in high school!

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Best potato salad in town! Cute retro car kiddie baskets. .. currently kiddie food comes in Santa's sleigh. Lisa and Blake are very proactive in customer promotions.

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Best potato salad in town! Cute retro car kiddie baskets. .. currently kiddie food comes in Santa's sleigh. Lisa and Blake are very proactive in customer promotions.

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Very friendly service and very good food!

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Very friendly service and very good food!

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Great food and great family atmosphere!

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Great food and great family atmosphere!

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Great food and friendly staff! Love the food I will continue to come here.

5
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Great food and friendly staff! Love the food I will continue to come here.

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Food was really tasty and the service is very good.

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Food was really tasty and the service is very good.

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Very basic burgers and hotdog dinner location. Local eatery for St Stephens High School. If you go it will be for the local flavor like "Happy Days" TV show. Very nice people,

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Very basic burgers and hotdog dinner location. Local eatery for St Stephens High School. If you go it will be for the local flavor like "Happy Days" TV show. Very nice people,

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One of those classic hometown mom and pop restaurants that all locals know about. Good food, alright prices...but the atmosphere is just like you see on TV with the locals sitting around chit chatting and everyone feels at home here.

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One of those classic hometown mom and pop restaurants that all locals know about. Good food, alright prices...but the atmosphere is just like you see on TV with the locals sitting around chit chatting and everyone feels at home here.

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Shell's is one of my fond memories as a child when going out to eat was a luxury and not just another meal. I'm glad I can share a place with my daughter that I went to as a child. And... I still love those Cherry-Vanilla-Sundrops!!!! (my daughter doesn't like them though which is funny to me).

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Shell's is one of my fond memories as a child when going out to eat was a luxury and not just another meal. I'm glad I can share a place with my daughter that I went to as a child. And... I still love those Cherry-Vanilla-Sundrops!!!! (my daughter doesn't like them though which is funny to me).

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This is a great local place that has all of the standard diner foods. The flounder sandwich is GIANT and has to be eaten with a fork, fries and onion rings are great and of course the sweet tea is a must!

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This is a great local place that has all of the standard diner foods. The flounder sandwich is GIANT and has to be eaten with a fork, fries and onion rings are great and of course the sweet tea is a must!

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Great quality, food, and prices!

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Great quality, food, and prices!

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Good service! Always good food and experience:)

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Good service! Always good food and experience:)

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Great place to come- style and diner. Good food!

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Great place to come- style and diner. Good food!

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I love the cherry vanilla drinks! Great service and food.

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I love the cherry vanilla drinks! Great service and food.

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You guys have very good food, i love eating here!

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You guys have very good food, i love eating here!

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I always have an enjoyable experience at Shell's, partly because of the young people that work for you. Thanks for being in Saint Stephens area and one final thought, I have never left Shell's mad or upset.

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I always have an enjoyable experience at Shell's, partly because of the young people that work for you. Thanks for being in Saint Stephens area and one final thought, I have never left Shell's mad or upset.

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Cherry-Vanilla-Lemon Sundrop, can you say YUMMY! Cheeseburger to die for. All fresh, homemade and the service just can't be beat. A family friendly, 60's style dinner that is so popular with the locals. Try it is WONDERFUL!

5
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Cherry-Vanilla-Lemon Sundrop, can you say YUMMY! Cheeseburger to die for. All fresh, homemade and the service just can't be beat. A family friendly, 60's style dinner that is so popular with the locals. Try it is WONDERFUL!

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You guys have very good food!! I love to eat here!

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You guys have very good food!! I love to eat here!

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Really great service!! Very good food and love, love, love the sherry vanilla slushes :)

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Really great service!! Very good food and love, love, love the sherry vanilla slushes :)

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Yummy food!! Great servers and great cooks!!

5
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Yummy food!! Great servers and great cooks!!

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Really like the service here and love the food!! We really enjoy coming here.

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Really like the service here and love the food!! We really enjoy coming here.

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Great services, staff is knowledgeable, willing to give strong recommendations, good spot for a BBQ joint- very much needed in the area,

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Great services, staff is knowledgeable, willing to give strong recommendations, good spot for a BBQ joint- very much needed in the area,

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Just to write a note of how good this restaurant is! My friend and I will never go to another place Have you tried the Bar-B-Q deluxe platter its only 12 bucks and it taste so good. I can't explain how delicious it is, you need to go in and try it!

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Just to write a note of how good this restaurant is! My friend and I will never go to another place Have you tried the Bar-B-Q deluxe platter its only 12 bucks and it taste so good. I can't explain how delicious it is, you need to go in and try it!

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Love the service here and the food, it's great! We love Shell's BBQ!

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Love the service here and the food, it's great! We love Shell's BBQ!

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A visit to the dealership was next. We drove around to see the available Jeeps, and I saw a dark gray one that looked like it

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A visit to the dealership was next. We drove around to see the available Jeeps, and I saw a dark gray one that looked like it

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Ya'll have the BEST chicken tender salad ever!

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Ya'll have the BEST chicken tender salad ever!

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Hi Y'all i go to Shell's 3-5 times a week and love the food n service it is very good n Cindy is the best,

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Hi Y'all i go to Shell's 3-5 times a week and love the food n service it is very good n Cindy is the best,

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Great service, friendly people and wonderful food!!

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Great service, friendly people and wonderful food!!

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This place has such a cool style!!! And not to mention, Great FOOD!

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This place has such a cool style!!! And not to mention, Great FOOD!

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Family owned business!! So welcoming and friendly. Great food & great people!

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Family owned business!! So welcoming and friendly. Great food & great people!

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Very friendly service- We love the food here and love that we always feel so welcomed. Thank you guys- Don't change!!

5
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Very friendly service- We love the food here and love that we always feel so welcomed. Thank you guys- Don't change!!

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I love your club sandwiches!! Shell's has become a favorite of mine- Will be back soon!

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I love your club sandwiches!! Shell's has become a favorite of mine- Will be back soon!

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This place is second to none. Just love all the people.

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This place is second to none. Just love all the people.

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The food is always great! You continued support of the St. Stephens community is always appreciated.

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The food is always great! You continued support of the St. Stephens community is always appreciated.

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We come in almost every Thursday and we're always welcomed and taken care of by your waitresses. You have very special people working for you.

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We come in almost every Thursday and we're always welcomed and taken care of by your waitresses. You have very special people working for you.

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Excellent! Owners nice. Great servers. Nice place to eat. Always a lot of fun. Best service in town!!

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Excellent! Owners nice. Great servers. Nice place to eat. Always a lot of fun. Best service in town!!

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At Shell's Bar-B-Q, you always feel welcome! Everyone is so friendly, Bee and Lisa are always willing and able to help out with community needs and support and so compassionate. It has a great family atmosphere, the sliced BBQ is yummy. Our area is blessed to have this fine place in our community.

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At Shell's Bar-B-Q, you always feel welcome! Everyone is so friendly, Bee and Lisa are always willing and able to help out with community needs and support and so compassionate. It has a great family atmosphere, the sliced BBQ is yummy. Our area is blessed to have this fine place in our community.

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Fundraiser at Shells BBQ went well I think. It was so nice just to sit afterwards and talk to another dance mom and friend, Elvira and her girls. Thanks again Shells BBQ for all you do for the community.

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Fundraiser at Shells BBQ went well I think. It was so nice just to sit afterwards and talk to another dance mom and friend, Elvira and her girls. Thanks again Shells BBQ for all you do for the community.

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Shell's has good sandwiches, especially the hot dogs and chopped barbecue. I come here a lot and the waitress and everyone is nice.

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Shell's has good sandwiches, especially the hot dogs and chopped barbecue. I come here a lot and the waitress and everyone is nice.

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We're so incredibly confident in our products we unconditionally guarantee your satisfaction. In the unlikely event you're unhappy, we'll make it right or we'll make it on the house.

More about Shell's Bar-B-Q

The Best Restaurant in Hickory is Shell's Bar-B-Q. We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving a wide variety of your favorite meals with a smile in a smoke-free environment. Whatever you order at Shell's Bar-B-Q, your dining satisfaction is guaranteed-and everything is served with a smile!