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Hickory Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1925 Hoffman Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054-6574
+1 704-917-0450
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Stratford, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very slow kitchen, wing were ok but nachos were a soggy mess, some beers on tap not available, will not return to this pub

Thank Peter V
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have taken friends here twice in the last 2 weeks and have been majorly disappointed. The services was horrible, the food was disgusting, and the manager was extremely rude. We have noticed a decline in service and food quality over the last few months. This place is within 3 miles from our house but we will not be dining... More 

Thank AlvinaScaff
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Loved every moment of our visit!! First visit to ANY Hickory Tavern!! We had a blast!! Our server Kinsley was awesome, she was attentive and cared about whether we were happy or not!!! The food was a little slow, but they were obviously busy, and the atmosphere kept us occupied as not to worry about the ticket time!! Loved watching... More 

Thank Wifey78
Santa Maria, California, USA
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Found this place through my app Untapped while searching for a very good local IPA. Hickory Tavern had it on tap. They also had numerous large TV screens to watch Sunday night football. It is definitely a restaurant and not just a bar though. The service was pretty good. Food was tasty - we tried the BBQ wings and BBQ... More 

Christina B, Guest Relations Manager at Hickory Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and feedback! We’re so glad you had an awesome dining experience and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Family dinner. Two with chicken fingers made to taste like wings; one turkey wrap and a build your own salad. Excellent ! Choice of greens and 6 items from a very wide selection of items. All were very fresh and tasty. Added meat topping it off with a good choice to get my protein.

Thank George A
Christina B, Guest Relations Manager at Hickory Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you George for choosing Hickory Tavern for your family dinner. We're so glad that everyone enjoyed their meal. We hope to see you all again soon! More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Took the family for dinner while we were in town, looked promising - steaks, oysters etc. it's basically a sports bar, food is at that level. Nachos were cold, ribeye tasted like burned fat, salads were meh, sandwiches are your best bet. Beer was cold and service was friendly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Christina B, Guest Relations Manager at Hickory Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send feedback. We strive to provide an excellent dining experience to all our guests and it sounds like we have fallen short. I will share your comments with the upper management team. Warm regards, Christina More 

Claremont, North Carolina
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The service was very slow. Took about 15 minutes to get a server to come to the table outside and then took over 30 minutes to get nachos!The chicken nachos was 90% chips and if 5% was chicken you couldn't even taste it. The other 5% was sour cream, BBQ sauce and cilantro/chives. Made comment to server and she said... More 

Thank robynhovis6
Christina B, Guest Relations Manager at Hickory Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We love hearing feedback from our guests. It gives us the opportunity to understand the dining experience from a guest perspective. I'm forwarding your remarks to the regional manager. We appreciate your business and hope you'll come back to give us another try. Warm Regards, Christina More 

Gastonia, North Carolina
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We are regulars here and love the food! Overall this is our favorite place to eat. Great burgers, grilled salmon, and sandwiches. The service is good too. I wouldn't listen to the negative comments on here, because we have been over a dozen times and the food was good each time.

Thank nbrown1015
Christina B, Guest Relations Manager at Hickory Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for being a loyal guest and for the review! More 

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158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Hickory Tavern has a good selection of food! The sandwiches and salads are very good and the service is also good!

Thank M Jay P
Gastonia, North Carolina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Every visit to Hickory Tavern is filled with quality food, service, spirits and of course, lots of televisions for viewing sports!

Thank Schiele M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1925 Hoffman Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054-6574
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: +1 704-917-0450
The Hickory Tavern is the perfect place for a business lunch, after work happy hour, or to go watch any game! Bring the kids or just have a girl's night out. Whatever the occasion, the Hickory Tavern is always the perfect destination!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?