With over 25 restaurants across the Carolinas and Tennessee, Hickory Tavern has become a popular spot for eating and/or drinking while watching sports. They’re like Buffalo Wild Wings more posh sister. Though their vibes are similar, Hickory Tavern is a little more classy and grown up, but still knows how to throw down. For instance, on our most recent visit, it was Karaoke Bingo Night. It’s exactly like it sounds-the host plays a song for about 2 minutes. If it’s on your game card (a sheet of paper comprised of 4 boards), then you mark it with a crayon that’s provided. It was an entertaining way to pass the time while waiting on our food to come (though we still played while eating dinner).
It had been a while since we’d been to Hickory Tavern. Nikki and I were with our dad and trying to figure out where to go for dinner. My dad suggested Hickory Tavern. I called one of the locations to ask if they had a gluten-free menu (obviously, the answer was “yes”). While only offering two appetizers, they have five Tavern Specialties (most places still don’t offer dessert, which is just rude), three Skinny Plates, three steaks, and several sides. Another offer is a variety of BYO (Build Your Own) salads that you can customize with leafs, cheese, proteins, and dressings.Hickory Tavern has a #glutenfree menu and options for those who are #dairyfree & #soyfree. Click To Tweet
As with many restaurants offering gluten-free menu items, many of them still contained soy and/or dairy. *wompwomp* After asking questions about soy in several items, Nikki finally chose the grilled chicken sandwich (minus the buns) with bacon with a side of fresh fruit.
Verdict: She liked it.
If you are new here, this is the portion of the blog where I post what I ate. Since I don’t have dietary restrictions, my meals typically contain gluten, soy, and/or dairy. If you don’t wish to have food jealousy, please scroll…NOW.
I chose the Southern Burger which features Applewood smoked bacon, shredded Cheddar & Jack cheese (there is indeed cheese somewhere on that burger), Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce (yaaaas!) topped with crispy onion straws.
What to order at Hickory Tavern if you have #dietaryrestrictions. #glutenfree #soyfree #dairyfree Click To Tweet
Update 5/13/18: Not all Hickory Tavern locations have a gluten-free menu. We recently visited the location in Birkdale and they don’t have a separate menu. This is what Nikki ordered:
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