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Hickory Tavern


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


American, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn’t go there for the food, we went there to sit in the sunshine on the upstairs terrace. The ladies serving were very pleasant and an enormous G and T and a beer was $14, which was cheaper than other places. We listened to...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hickory Tavern has over 64 TVs that can be seen at most of the seating locations. Great place to watch all the march madness games. Food and service are excellent.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank devinde2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was good, the food was okay...very limited menu when we were there, big basketball games going on nearby, so they changed their menu to accommodate I guess.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank rickymooree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My roommates and I were going out on a Thursday night for causal drinks and appetizers. We sat at the bar with maybe 15 other people in the restaurant, ordered the first round of drinks and placed our app order. It took over an hour...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Hannah H
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

On our way to Florida we stopped at a hotel that recommend the Hickey Tavern for dinner. Sometimes that doesn’t pan out, but this time we were very happy with that choice. There area gazillion TVs showing broadcasts from college and pro basketball to gymnastics...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Twinkler1004
Reviewed February 14, 2019

Absolutely HORRIBLE. I was searching for a new place to eat and popped in with my best friend. I initially ordered a crab dip...when it arrived, it was a small bowl full of panko breadcrumbs with not even enough dip to hold it together! I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Charlif
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The food here is better than most sports bars. It is a good location in downtown Columbia. Menu had quite a good selection. Service was good and restaurant was very clean. Lots of TV's to watch your favorite team. I would return.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Carl R
Reviewed October 14, 2018

So....found out that on Gameday....don’t know exactly which game that means.....this resturant only provides a limited menu.BAR FOOD to be exact. While my husband was alright with ordering a burger, I ordered a baked potato, only to be told, “sorry, we are Ok. I ordered...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MDSkincare
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

There are TVs every where, this would be a great place to catch a game. There is an outdoor patio that looked awesome.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Eric S
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We came downtown Columbia for the Def Leppard concert (we live in a nearby suburb) & had found the Hickory Tavern online so we thought we’d give it a try! We should’ve known when there were only about 8 designated parking spots (& it looked...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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