Hickory Tavern - Wesley Chapel
I don't know why I always agree to eat at Hickory Tavern because it's always the same situation. Slow service, apathetic management, and food that leaves your stomach churning all night. Came in last night around 8:45, it was not busy at all. It took over 10 minutes just to place our order and then at least a half hour if not longer for the food to come out. It was a week night and I had my son with me so I was upset that it took so long. No apology from the server for the delay. The manager asked us how the food came out and I politely replied "good but very slowly" and he kind of shrugged his shoulders and said "sorry about that". He didn't offer to make it right. Not to mention I felt incredibly nauseous and still do this morning from the BBQ nachos I had. I will not ever return here.
We moved to the area about 7 months ago. Since then, this has been our go-to place since it is close to us, and the food is decent and predictable. Service is always good. Only one time they did not get the hamburger order correct (happens at all places). We've never had an issue here whatsoever. Staff is friendly and we are always greeted with a smile. It is a nice setup inside and family friendly. Some of the booth benches could use some updating (leather is cracking), but otherwise fine. Service is always attentive. Selection is reasonable and prices are fair. Above average in most ways, and food is very good here.
Definitely the absolute best Hickory Tavern in the area! Food is always hot, delicious, correct, and the wait staff is attentive but not obnoxious. They can get busy during peak hours; calling ahead is worthwhile to check the wait or get on the call ahead list. I highly recommend this specific location if you're looking for a Hickory Tavern! (It's worth the drive compared to other HTs)
Always go for the wings and a beer. During football they have tons of screens and there isn't a bad seat to watch the game. This location is always less crowded than others and service is good
Food is not great for the price. Drink specials are okay and if you want to watch a game then it is a good option if they are showing it. It's an okay backup option. The staff are really friendly.