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“Excellent sports bar!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hickory Tavern

Hickory Tavern
Ranked #199 of 775 Restaurants in Asheville
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Candler, North Carolina
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139 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent sports bar!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Great food, cold beer and lots of fun. Staff is fun and engaging. Food was awesome, especially the fish/shrimp taco's.

Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Weaverville, United States
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Good Sports Bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

Hickory is one of our favorite places to watch sports. They have TVs all over the place.
Get there early on NFL sundays. You can watch any game you like.

The food is good, but a bit spotty. The oysters are outstanding. I also recommend the sandwiches.The salads are good.
I think the chili and pizza are among the worst of those I have ever tasted.

They have many draft beers. The bar is a good place to sit, as you can see many sporting events on the many TVS in view there.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cincinnati
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“When I think "hickory" it isn't this place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

My husband and I were heading to a movie and thought a place called Hickory Tavern would be okay. We thought, you know, paneling, a wagon wheel chandelier. Not this place. This place is in one of those "lifestyle malls" so it is essentially a slightly more upscale TGI Fridays, with TV's everywhere. Think sports bar, not chuckwagon. Still, service is better than average. The menu is huge, so nothing seems like a signature dish. I got the black and bleu burger. It was very good; cooked right, with a lot of bleu cheese and a nice blackening spice on the burger. My husband got the wings, which were huge, but not remarkable. My side chips were forgettable as well, even with the spicy dipping sauce. So, this place suited our needs. It was super close to the movie theater we were headed to right after. We just thought it was something it was not, based on a name that seems a little more country and western than sports bar.

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“Never Disappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Wish Hickory Taverns weren't just found in the South. Chicagoland needs some Hickory! Charred wings are outstanding. Salmon BLT amazing. Love the fries too.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Bad Food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

This is truly a sports bar to the nth degree. In other words, if your drunk, the food doesn't matter. Even the water was terrible. Service for family? Let say its not family friendly, the solo flyin single people were getting more service than we, "The Family." Will we back? Only if we were drunk, by the way, that will never happen.

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