Hickory Tavern - Gastonia
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naomi dudek long
We stopped in to take advantage of cash back on our upside app and so happy we did. Our server was awesome (wish I could remember her name). The food was delicious too. My picky son even asked to go back for their chicken strips. I enjoyed the Carolina Pulled Pork Tacos and my husband enjoyed his Smokehouse Burger.
Very large place with plenty of seating and TVs to watch. The beer selection at the bar was great. Server addressed us quickly and was extremely friendly. The restaurant is filled with funny song quotes along the walls. I got the pretzels and cheese and the pretzels were soft, hot, and delicious. I also ordered a power bowl and added a few ingredients and it came out just as I ordered it and tasted delicious. Worth a stop if youre in town.
The restaurant was very clean and very relaxed. Our server Tina B., was professional and nice without being effusive. The food was delicious and prepared perfectly. We went early, around 4PM and people were starting to come in more about 5PM.
Well.. its a bar. There are multiple screens everywhere with all sorts of sports things. There was an auction of sports memorabilia. It makes you wonder what the appeal is to go for lunch or dinner while people hoot and holler for someone being athletic on TV. I get indigestion just watching the excited spectators. (That statement is in no way against athletes. Professionals that work to be able to perform at that level are impressive!) The food was above average for simple bar fair. I had the hamburger while the man had chicken tenders. . Both were tasty cooked to order. I enjoyed the server with her quarky recommendations. Its not a quiet place but probably fun during tournaments.
I enjoyed lunch at Hickory Tavern today. The food is absolutely delicious. Good service. Lots of TVs on sports channels. Four stars because it is very noisy. Loud music that makes everyone have to talk loud to be heard, which makes it even louder. The Cobb Salad is so good that it makes the noise tolerable.