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Hickory House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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550 Officenter Pl, Gahanna, OH 43230-5314
(614) 428-7427
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Glastonbury, CT
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113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There was hardly anyone on a Wednesday evening. It looks like the restaurant has seen its better days. The decor is more like a lower end steak restaurant chain with no table cloths. Kitchen is not into presentation.

Thank BillL64
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant because our friends had friends who recommended it highly. While we had plenty to eat, we were somewhat disappointed. My brisket sandwich was tough, a bit fatty and the sauce a bit bland and sweet. My husband had the rueben sandwich and declared it just OK. The best things our party had were the salads,... More 

Thank OhioLinda
Springfield, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, outstanding portions and great prices. The ribs and chicken are first class! The peanut butter/chocolate cake was awesome!

Thank Steve M
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Easily the best most consistent rack of ribs you can get anywhere! The bones can't stay attached to meat! Also have great steaks with an awesome hot loaf of bread served with the drinks!

Thank Peter K
Kettering, Ohio
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I had lunch here with a customer last Tuesday. It was not too busy, so we were seated right away. Our food arrived soon after we ordered. We just had a simple lunch, so I really want to return again to try their steak and ribs. What we did order was good.

Thank BTravels1973
Lodi, California
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126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

This place was walking distance to our hotel (Springhill Suites) so we took a short walk and ended up very pleased. The food was good. I had the glazed meatloaf dinner and ate about half of the serving. It was great, but enough for two people. Lots of beer choices and reasonable. The four of us had dinner and three... More 

Thank egregclark
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

A family oriented Restaraunt where you can come in nice casual dress. Good service and great steaks and ribs. We used one private room for s birthday dinner and it worked out great!!!!

Thank Blue P
Sylvania, Ohio
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178 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Hickory House is a ribs joint and it's pretty good. Ribs are fall off the bone tender with a nice sauce. Fries are very good and actually taste like a potato. Slaw is exceptional but a little tart for me. Tracy, our server was terrific. A real pro!

Thank CreativeGuy4U
Niceville, Florida
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248 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

I used TripAdvisor (of course) to narrow down where we would go for dinner while staying overnight at a hotel near the airport. Hickory House was within a ten minute drive and had good TA ratings and reviews so we decided to go. I can now understand why - dinner was really, really good! We didn't have a wait to... More 

Thank lionfan91
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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279 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

I have been here many times. This is a place near where I stay when I travel for business. This place always has quick service, nice people that work there are friendly conversationalists. The place is another local favorite. The steak is very good. Everytime I go there the steak is on my target. I've had other meals and they... More 

Thank SouthhillsCritic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Officenter Pl, Gahanna, OH 43230-5314
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Gahanna
  • Phone Number: (614) 428-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?