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Fred's Hickory Inn

1502 N Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712
479-273-3303
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Ranked #18 of 133 Restaurants in Bentonville
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Winston-Salem, NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This meal followed a disappointing outing the night before in Bentonville, so we weren't sure what to expect. We stumbled on this place by accident, and it looked inviting. We pulled in and found a rustic setting just off N. Walton Blvd. Charming and informal with seating inside and out. We chose inside. The menu features hickory smoked meats, and... More

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Branson, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

They smoke their meat several hours and it shows. I had the ribs and they were awesome, the BBQ sauce is thin and vinegar type, and I prefer a sweet but this is good. You feel like you're out in the country, and they have outside seating available. I will probably not be back because I like a sweet sauce,... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been a customer of Fred's for over 25 years, several months ago was seated and left setting for over 30 min. finally was waited ordered 2steaks both way over done and cold potato, maybe just busy went a couple of months later, one had steak one had ribs . ribs pretty good ,potato cold salad no dressing. steak... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband is an amateur meat smoker, so of course we had to try this restaurant. We were not disappointed. The menu variety made our decisions tough. I had the smoked beef, and the flavor was just right, not too smokey. The BBQ sauce was delicious, but I prefer my meat straight up. My husband had the ribs and was... More

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Being very partial to Kansas City barbeque, I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the barbeque - it was great - almost as good as KC!! The house bbq sauce is a vinegar sauce that is surprisingly good. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the service was excellent. I'll definitely plan to eat there the next... More

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Jenks, Oklahoma
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Eight of us went there recently! OMGosh, it was delis'! Child's plate of spaghetti & meat balls were a hit with my granddaughter. Three of us ate the 1/2 chicken. From the smiles one each face they really did enjoy it. Wife had grill chicken breast and was very pleased. LB had the 14 oz NY Strip steak and cleaned... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you want the same old BBQ, spaghetti, pork chops, etc., then by all means go to Apple Bees, Dave's BBQ, or Chili's. If you enjoy real food smoked on site and cooked from scratch on site, this is your place. This is a hometown treasure that has been in business a long time. Yum!

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Fred's is a land mark for Bentonville, with great food!!! Have been going there for over 30 years and am never disappointed, awesome BBQ and steaks and very friendly staff!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

A nice family celebration became disastrous when we were double billed....lied to by the manager who said the waitress had not sent through a second billing for our table of six. Then an additional $90.99 was charged to our credit card which was dismissed as belonging to another customer (?) who had supposedly used a different a completely different credit... More

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We were recommended to this place & it was just great!! Our waitress was just awesome she was very understanding with us & all of our needs we we're a table with kids & she was very nice , just awesome, restaurant has a very comfortable ambiance, our food was delicious steak cooked to perfection.. definitely will come again.

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