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Hickory Tavern

Bar, American, Pub
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Biltmore Park, Arden, NC
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch here today and we all 4 enjoyed our sandwiches. I had the turkey club and my husband and son burgers. My brother in law had the Reuben. We all cleaned our plates. They also had the best tator tots I've ever had. I usually don't like them lol. The service was good and we always enjoy all... More 

Thank Kim S
Rhode Island
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Just what you'd expect from a well run sports bar - tv's and projections screens everywhere. Very Loud and boisterous which can be a little over stimulating at times. Primary focus beer - custom whacky cocktails and sports day apps that taste great - mostly fried and will blow your diet. This is not a entree place - it's burgers... More 

Thank Michael G
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

This was the second visit for me to the Hickory Tavern in WS. While there is a good selection of beer and the "Food Truck" apps are very good, we found it lacking in the entree department. I ordered the baseball cut steak & that's pretty much what it tasted like. I ordered it prepared medium, it came very well... More 

Thank Karen C
New York
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015

We enjoyed eating here for a quick dinner with more variety than the typical sports bar / restaurant fare. The servings are very large with appetizers better shared. The oysters on the half shell were excellent and recommended. My 14 year old son scoffed down a huge pile of nachos, an over-sized well appointed burger with delicious fries. The service... More 

Thank nach09
Asheville, North Carolina
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant several times,and have never been dissatisfied. I had the Blackand Blue burger and house made chips. The burger was cooked perfect, juicy inside and seared crispy on out side with a bit spicy bite. Plenty of tangy blue cheese topping burger. The chips were thick fresh and crisp. There was a sauce to dip... More 

Thank Jeffrey R
Arden, North Carolina
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

The Hickory Tavern in Biltmore Square is a good sports bar with many TVs and a good beer selection and typical bar food; not a the top choice in the Square

Thank jim g
Asheville, North Carolina
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I frequent Hickory Tavern as much as possible. It is a great bar/restaurant with the best and friendliest bar tenders in town. They take their job seriously but still have fun and enjoy themselves and therefore the customers are happy and satisfied. This is more than a bar! You see lots of the same people because it really has a... More 

Thank PanicMom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Although the traditional bar food is offered, it has great flavor and decent portions. My wife loves the "create your own salad" which allows her to choose from a large variety of toppings. Service is friendly and efficient. As with all bar type atmosphere, it can be a little noisy, but the line at the door on weekends tells you... More 

Thank John S
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222 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We visited Hickory Tavern in March of 2014 with a local group we are in. The first thing I noticed is that (as many restaurants do), they put the chairs tightly against each other to pack us in leaving no room for elbows or butts. Restaurants that pull that stunt on groups automatically drop a point. Worse, it was late... More 

Thank Mish_the_Fish
Cherokee, North Carolina
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241 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Our staff needed a place to debrief and unwind and Hickory Tavern, and staff were great! Their oysters on the half shell were a hit. They took great care of us.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Biltmore Park, Arden, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Arden

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