the Hickory Kitchen - MEALS to go

Guilford residents, Chef Liv  and Kelly Carney, owner of KC’S Restaurant and Pub, opened this to go business in the same plaza as KC’S. This new establishment offers home style, sophisticated recipes crafted with care and creativity to bring a personal twist to barbecue and the use of smoke in cooking. This is not just barbecue on a plate, it aims at awakening the taste buds with herbs and spices to compliment the best of smoked foods. Our party platters makes entertaining easy.  Simply order online, pick up in store and re-heat at home. We offer a wide variety of entrees, appetizers, sides and salads so there is something for everyone.


A little bit about us.

We care about food. A lot. Our home-style recipes are crafted with care and creativity to bring our personal twist to barbecue.

Home-style meals. Fast. We are here to provide you with comfort food on the go. Whether it's a quick lunch break from work or on your way home to feed the family, we have you covered.

We're not just barbecue. We have a bunch of dinner options from roasted chickens to large fresh salads and a lot of sides to choose from. .

We feel so fortunate to be a part of this community and look forward to meeting you!



(203) 453-0773



725 Boston Post Rd.
Guilford, CT 06437



Monday - Friday


Pick up and re-heat in oven or grill at home. Platter orders must be placed at least three days ahead of time.  Order Online (by clicking button at end of page) or call in order at 203-453-0773.

Online Ordering makes party planning easy.  Simply order, pick up, re-heat! When ordering please note time and date of pick up in "add note" section of check out.  Please be advised most orders need at least 3 days notice, some longer, time is noted in each product description. 


Specialty Soups (perfect for the crockpot)

Chili, 1 quart $11.95 Add topping bar with cheese, onions, jalapeños and sour cream $5

Quart New England Clam Chowder $10.95

Deli Platters

Small Cold Cut Platters (10-12 ppl) $69.95

Includes lettuce and tomato

Add Hard Rolls $10.00

1 lb Smoked Roast Beef

1 lb Smoked Turkey Breast (non-smoked optional)

1 lb Genoa Salami

1 lb Beef Brisket

1 lb Provolone Cheese

1 lb Swiss or American Cheese

Large Cold Cut Platter (20-22 ppl) $105.95

Double all meats and cheese above

Add Hard Rolls $20.00

Sandwich Platter: Variety of Turkey, Roast Beef, Curry Chicken Salad and Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo, Mustard and Cheddar Cheese. On Hard Rolls or Wraps.

10– 12 people $50 18-20 ppl $100


Salad Platters

Feta Salad, with craisins, cucumbers, tomatoes, mixed greens and a balsamic vinaigrette

8-10 people $30            18-20 people $60

Pecan Salad, with mandarin oranges, tomatoes,

raisins, mixed greens, and a poppy seed mustard dressing    8-10 people $30   18-20 people $60

Mango Salad, with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, avocado, baby spinach and a balsamic vinaigrette

8-10 people $35   18-20 people $70

Garden Salad, mixed greens, tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, & red onion, choice of dressing. 

8-10 people $25   18-20 people $50

Caesar Salad, with romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, Caesar dressing and croutons. 

8-10 people $25   18-20 people $50

Coleslaw $6.95/quart

Potato Salad $6.95/quart

Elbow Macaroni Salad $6.95/quart

Pesto Penne Salad $7.95/quart

Appetizers and Entrees

Shrimp Cocktail $2.25 each

Wings 24 wings $24.95,   48 wings $48.95,   100 wings $96.95

Smoked Wings   24 wings $34.95,   48 wings $68.95,    100 wings $136.95

BBQ Ribs $13/full rack (5 rack min.)

BBQ Pulled Pork  8-10 ppl $35,     18-20 ppl $70...... Add Kaiser Rolls $10/$20

Smoked Pulled Pork   8-10 ppl $40,      18-20 ppl $80..... Add Kaiser Rolls $10/$20

Penne Ala Vodka   8-10 ppl $35,     18-20 ppl $70

Hot Smoked Salmon Platter   8-10 ppl $40,    18-20 ppl  $80

Hickory Smoked BBQ 1/2 Chickens  $6.95 each (5 Chicken min.)

Lemon Sage 1/2 Chickens  $5.95 each (5 Chicken min)

12 lb Smoked Turkey $59.95

22 lb Smoked Turkey $107.95


Sides (8-10 ppl) or (18-20 ppl)

Mashed Potatoes          $16/$32

Spinach Casserole        $18/$36

Sweet Potato Mashed   $18/$36

Curry Pumpkin Bisque   $18/$36

Butternut Squash Bisque   $18/36

New England Clam Chowder $22/$44

Sausage Stuffing           $22/$44

Beer Baked Mac & Cheese  $35/70

Spiced Spaghetti Squash $$20/$40

Cointreau Cranberry Sauce $13/$26

Dinner Rolls $10/$20

Mushroom Gravy $10/$20

Hot Smoked Salmon Platter $40/$80


Shrimp Cocktail $2.25/shrimp

Pumpkin Pie 8 pieces each $16

Apple Pie 8 pieces each $16



Online Ordering makes party planning easy.  All of our party platters are fully cooked and ready to re-heat. Simply order, pick up at home, re-heat in store! When ordering please note time and date of pick up in "add note" section of check out.  Please be advised most orders need at least 3 days notice, some longer, time is noted in each product description.  

We also offer prepared dinners for 1, 2 or 4 people.  No time to make dinner?  We have you covered.  We do all the prep work all you need to do is re-heat.  Pre-order this week or this month's dinners now, just click below. 


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