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  • Hi Michelle, John & Dawn did a FANTASTIC job! The food was AMAZING, too. Hats off to you and your team- everyone was very full and very happy. We will definitely use your services again in the future!

    Patrick Lee
    Magna Powertrain
  • Hi Michelle,
    I wanted to let you know how much everyone enjoyed the food from Hickory BBQ at our Staff Picnic. We received many compliments on the food. I think people really liked the fact that it was cooked onsite. I also wanted to let you know how courteous your staff was. They put together a beautiful buffet. Everything was ready to go at the specified time and there was plenty of food for all. At the end, they did a great job cleaning up and boxing leftovers. They even left extra bottles of sauce for the chicken! I truly felt like I did not have to worry about a thing, your staff had it all handled. Even when I asked if we could do a two-sided buffet, they immediately pulled out extra utensils and had the second line going within a minute. They were wonderful. Thanks so much for the great food and service!!

    Lori Sherman
    UofM Pathology
  • Hickory BBQ has catered about 6 events for my family with the most recent being my wedding reception last weekend. The food and service has been outstanding each & every time. This is the best BBQ I’ve found in Michigan or anywhere really. You will not be disappointed with Hickory BBQ. Thank you Michelle for making the whole process stress-free for us!!!

    Bryan Simons
    LaVida Massage
  • Hello Michelle,
    I wanted to let you know that I was very impressed with how Olivia, John, and Dawn handled our event. They were kind, courteous, and helpful.

    The food was great. Everyone was telling me how much they enjoyed it.

    Thank you all for your excellent food and excellent catering service. I will definitely keep you in mind for future events.

    Alise Hill
    Nitto Automotive, Inc.
  • Are you trying to find the best Barbecue in Michigan? Look no more- Hickory BBQ & Grill is where it’s at! Hickory BBQ & Grill is top notch from beginning to end. I hired Hickory for a backyard BBQ for a grad party and it was nothing short of amazing. Their menu is very diverse and Michelle was great in dealing with my indecisiveness. I finally decided on my menu and I couldn’t have been happier. The food was fantastic, the staff was kind, courteous and very conscientious. I will recommend Hickory BBQ to anyone who’s looking for great food, easy booking and friendly staff. I look forward to hiring your company again. Thank you to everyone at Hickory that made my event a great success!!

    Roxanna Mc Creedy Martin
  • Dear Michelle, 
    Thank you for the delicious meal that was served at my daughters wedding on July 15, 2017!  Everything went beautifully and you delivered on every promise!  Your staff was efficient and friendly.  I have not one complaint! 
    Thank you so much for helping to make it a perfect day! 
    I will certainly recommend you!

    Jerrilyn Pratt
  • Hi Michelle- Just a quick note to say thanks for the help with our event on Sunday. The food was AMAZING. Everyone was raving about the pork and chicken. We had a ton leftover so my family will be eating for weeks!

    Chris Bishop
    Client
  • Michelle, The food last night was absolutely AWESOME!!! Everyone loved it. People are still talking about your Mac and Cheese this morning. Your staff was wonderful and did a great job!! They even went above and beyond in my opinion helping to clean up and wrap up the leftovers. Thanks again for making our event here a great time!!!

    Erica
    Mans Lumber
  • Michelle, We have nothing but excellent things to say about the job that was done on Friday for our company picnic! The food was delicious, the staff were friendly and quick, and the setup was more than we expected! Additionally, working with you Michelle was so easy and made the planning stress free! We will definitely keep your services in mind for future events! Thank you for everything! Liz Majewski

    Liz
    Toyoda Gosei North America
  • Timeliness, Quality, Customer Service I just used Hickory BBQ over the weekend for a birthday party and they were FANTASTIC! Michelle was a pleasure to work with , the food was amazing and they were on time!! You guys were top notch and EVERYONE commented about how great the food was!!

    Lynn Hall
  • Our company was just blessed with the delicious honor of having a taste-test of your BBQ and I had to email and tell you that this is hands down, the BEST BBQ I’ve ever eaten. Many others that were lucky enough to try the samples feel the same way as well. I told the woman who brought it that I used to live in Florida and was surrounded by good old southern BBQ-and what I had today squashed what I would eat in Florida. Dale, the rub you put on the ribs we had was incredible. I don’t normally care for ribs and I think its because I feel like I need a shower after eating them. I love ribs now, but they have to come from you guys! …

    Michael
    FAAC
  • Big thanks to Dale Lockwood and his wife Michelle from Hickory BBQ & Grill for the great BBQ yesterday! Everyone was just blown away by the food. Several people told us that they have been to many grad parties this year and ours was their favorite! I owe it all to them! If anyone is looking for a catering company to wow your guests, go with Hickory! You will NOT be disappointed!

    Gary Field
  • Good News. We loved it! I will go over the food choices with our “council” and get back to you. I will say the young men running your roadside stand when we got there made a difference. They gave us their chairs to sit in while they prepared everything. Very knowledgeable about the product and just super friendly all around. 

Thanks for your help with all this and I’ll get back to you soon.

    Mike
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you for Saturday! It couldn’t have gone better! You always worry about if you made the right choice for caterers, but when I saw the truck rolling down the street with the smoke pouring out the back I knew I made the right one. The food was absolutely outstanding and all the guests were just in awe. Can’t wait until my younger son graduates!

    Karen Field
  • Hickory BBQ of Brighton is amazing food! Everyone who came to our wedding liked the fact that it was a buffet and they could go up and get as much as they wanted. Their sauces are wonderful and super tasty too!

    Ali & Dan
    Bride & Groom, July 19, '14 at Misty Farm & The Valley
  • Hi Michelle and Dale- I just waned to thank you for the wonderful food and service provided for my husband’s birthday party on July 19th 2015. Everything was delicious!!! The pig roast was awesome and complimented the ambiance I was looking for! The ribs and the macaroni and cheese were the best that we’ve ever tasted. The hashbrown casserole was mouthwatering!! Our guests were very pleased and have been talking about our party for days. My husband and I could not have been more happy!!
    You guys are professionals and do a great job. You were very helpful and courteous to everyone. I will recommend you guys to everyone and I definitely plan on using your service again in the future.
    Thanks Again!

    Mirela Kacaj
  • The food was incredible! We were so pleased with the service and how great everything tasted (and the price)! We will definitely be using Hickory BBQ again in the future. Thanks for everything!

    Alyssa Caswell
    Bloom Roofing Systems Inc.
  • Hi Michelle! Just wanted to say GREAT JOB! Everyone loved the pulled pork and bbq shredded chicken! I especially LOVED the new greek salad dressing! The Mac & Cheese was gone so fast, I will have to order more next time! Probably the same with the coleslaw… it was YUMMY – all they guys agreed it wasn’t your average coleslaw! So please THANK everyone that had a hand in making me look good! Will probably have another meeting in December … so I will let you know as soon as we figure out when! Have a GREAT Day! and Weekend!

    Diane Balowski
    Titanus Cement Wall Co., Inc.
  • Just wanted to say THANK YOU! for a wonderful lunch. I got a ton of compliments on the meal and want to thank Dale for an on time, quick and professional set up. We were impressed that he wiped off the dirty wheels on the delivery cart before coming in the building  (they had some dried mud on them) and our receptionist said “Now THAT is customer service!”  So, thank you again, and I’ve passed out the cards that were left with us already.

    Belle Wiecha
    BASF - The Chemical Company
  • I just wanted to thank you again for the amazing job with the Winter Classic tailgate. We had an absolutely amazing time. The food was great and the whole setup put everything over the top. I obviously spoke highly about your company before the tailgate and since the trip I have only had incredible things to say. As well, I have had people who were not at the game or tailgate who mentioned that they heard the tailgate was the highlight of the trip. I have passed your company name and information around and I will continue to do so.

    I hope that we will be able to cross paths again soon as I am now going to have to find excuses to put on something similar again.

    David
    Athletic Knit, Canada
  • It was a great time.  Your people were awesome.  Food was great. Thanks so much!

    Rob
    South Lyon, MI
  • Greetings,

    I thought I would pass along that the event turned out great. I received nothing but compliments about the food. We ended up a little shy of confirmed total but either way we had plenty of food. From planning to delivery was very professional and top notch. I want to thank you for your assistance and would definitely use your service again and recommend you to others.

    Dave
    Fenton, MI
  • Everything was great!  I had many guests commenting to me how good the BBQ was – here’s a couple examples, “best brisket I’ve had in a long time”, “that BBQ is the real deal”.  I had numerous people ask me if I had any of your business cards as they would consider you for their events, I referred them to your website.  All of the food, the brisket, pulled pork, and macaroni and cheese all met or exceeded my expectations.   And the delivery was right on time Sunday. Great overall experience –  would definitely use you again and recommend you to family/friends.

    Geoff
    Ann Arbor
  • Good afternoon! I want to thank you and Dale for the delicious food you delivered yesterday.  People are still raving about food and especially the pulled pork, which I had to agree was the best I’ve ever tasted.  You helped make our event a great success (not to mention bringing in a few party crashers! Ha ha)!!

    We had enough food to feed our party and then offer the leftovers to the rest of the building to enjoy as well.  And you should have seen the run on the leftovers..ha, ha.  People were telling me that the aroma of the food had been teasing them for over two hours and were grateful to be able to come for a taste.  Everyone left happy and well satisfied.

    I also truly appreciate the BBQ bottles Dale left us as a donation to our Luau.  Each one was excellent, it was very nice of you to do this.

    We passed out many of your cards, so hopefully we were able to drum up some additional business for you in the future. Definitely keep my name as a reference.

    Pam Wilson
    Valassis
  • The food was incredible! We were so pleased with the service and how great everything tasted (and the price)!  We will definitely be using Hickory BBQ again in the future.
    Thanks for everything!

    Alyssa Caswell
    Bloom Roofing System
  • Michelle, I have to say, if your catering is half as good as your responsiveness and customer service, I know this event will be a huge success. Thank you very much, it makes it so much easier when you work with someone who is responsive and accommodating.

    Michael Burke
    Hanover Insurance