Tasty Tuesday: Hickory House

JANE LEW, W.Va. (WDTV) - Since 2005...Hickory House has been a staple of the community and a popular destination for travelers.

"If you look around the restaurant you'll see license plates from all 50 states; when people stop off of I-79, they like it [the food] so much they'll mail us a license plate," said Alden Butcher, whose parents, John and Susan Butcher, own the restaurant.

"It's just a nice family environment, hometown feel. Somewhere to get away from the hustle and bustle," said customer Devon Chris.

Everything on the menu is a family recipe, including the home-made pickles and the Barbecue sauce.

"I love the pulled pork, I love the brisket," said Butcher.

"The pulled pork, I think, is probably one of my favorites," said Chris.

Before it gets put on a plate....all of the meat starts in the smoker and gets cooked low and slow for 12 hours.

"We hand-rub all of our meat with a dry rub and we smoke it in our in-house smoke with real hickory wood; that's the key, the hickory," said Butcher.

While running a family business has difficulties, like being able to turn off work talk at home, Alden says it's great to spend so much time his family, helping to feed the community.

So next time you're on Route 19 and need a bite to eat, stop by Hickory House for some outstanding Barbecue.

"We put love into it. It's real recipes, it's homemade food," said Butcher.

"If you can, come out and try the food, and support a local family business," Chris said.

Learn more about the restaurant and their catering options at http://www.hickoryhousewv.com/ or check out the related links tab on the upper-right hand side of your screen.