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Olde Hickory Tap Room

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222 Union Square, Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-1965
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First Visit Makes a Follower

Went around 7pm on a week night. This is a place where fun is waiting for you. Bring a positive attitude and a big appetite and you will not be disappointed. Try that fish n chips. The fish was perfectly cooked and the batter is excellent... somewhere between what you would expect and a light... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Andrew M
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Zessau
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were impressed with the fast and friendly service. Great selection of craft beers and the chicken wings were excellent. We will definitely go back next time we are in the area!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went around 7pm on a week night. This is a place where fun is waiting for you. Bring a positive attitude and a big appetite and you will not be disappointed. Try that fish n chips. The fish was perfectly cooked and the batter is excellent... somewhere between what you would expect and a light tempura batter. We were served... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The selection of craft beers was outstanding. Almost matched that of the entire staffs customer service. Unfortunately, the fish and chips didn't match that of the service and brew varieties. While tabbed as a house specialty on the menu, I don't believe the cook could to change the mediocre plate. The choice of white fish and sub par batter recipe... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Cool family and bar scene with great beer and food. They have some of the best pub chips and pizza along with samples of their craft beers.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My wife and I spent the night in Hickory, but wanted to eat local instead of horrible highway food. The Olde Hickory Tap Room was the ticket. Right downtown, with an obviously loyal following. A lively and well-rehearsed jazz trio was playing the Sunday night we were there, and the dining room was full. We ate in the bar, which... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Friendly wait staff, good selection of beers, some of their own...try them all. We like the Brutus Cesar salad, good fish and chips. Did we mention the beer?

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Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Beer selection - 5 stars Food selection - 3 stars Service - varies If you're going for the bar and maybe some snacks...this place rocks. Service is pretty good. If you're a regular its probably great. I typically visit for lunch. A few times have I wandered in for dinner or just for a few brewskies. Lunch is busy. Service... More 

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Frenchburg, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a quaint little bar located in the center of town that has a bar area and a seating area. There were several sandwich options as well as other food available. We had a party of 6 and was served quickly. The food was good as well as the service. The decor included hundreds of bar taps hanging on... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We eat here once every couple months, and can usually count on a good meal. The Fish and Chips is usually very good. The draft beer menu is comprehensive. Atmosphere is casual. Prices are reasonable.

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North Manchester, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were a family of four adults and two children. Three had the fish and chips and were disappointed in the flavor of the fish--too fishy tasting. The table next to us sent theirs back to the kitchen for fresher fish. The chicken fingers were not tasting right either. The pizza ordered was so-so. I had the salmon, glazed carrots... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 Union Square, Hickory, NC 28601
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: 828-322-1965

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?