Old Hickory Steakhouse at the Gaylord Texan
Old Hickory Steakhouse at the Gaylord Texan

Old Hickory Steakhouse at the Gaylord Texan

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/dalgt-gaylord-texan-resort-and-convention-center/
  • Phone: 8177782215
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Journey down the winding staircase to experience the old-world charm of Old Hickory Steakhouse located inside Gaylord Texan Resort. Tantalize your taste buds with savory dishes featuring a rich depth of flavor in every delectable bite. Gorgeous private dining rooms host intimate group dinners. The upstairs Wine Bar’s unique Enomatic Wine Tasting System allows guests to sample

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gaylord Trail/State Highway 26
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Local day guests of Gaylord Texan Resort who spend $25 or more in Old Hickory will receive complimentary validated temporary valet parking.
A word from Old Hickory Steakhouse at the Gaylord Texan
Dine in the warm, rich atmosphere of a Texas wine cellar while savoring the finest cuts of beef and seafood paired with an artisanal cheese display and an extensive wine list. The upstairs Wine Bar hosts the unique Enomatic Wine Tasting System, allowing guests to sample a variety of rare wines from around the world in one, three, and five ounce pours.
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Old Hickory Steakhouse at the Gaylord Texan reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (67)romantic (49)notable wine list (38)good for groups (27)fit for foodies (18)kid-friendly (7)neighborhood gem (6)late-night find (4)scenic view (4)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (2)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Night of celebration
    Romance4us
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I spent the weekend at the Gaylord Texan celebrating our birthdays. I booked a romantic dinner at the Old Hickory Steakhouse and we had an amazing time. From the time we walked downstairs to dessert the wait staff provided incredible personal service. Thank you to the entire staff for making a great memory for us. We had both steak and seafood and it all was delicious. The wine list is extensive, so they have something for everyone. Thanks again for an amazing experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old hickory
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Initially disappointed was seated in waiting area by the bar and would have expected to be offered the chance to buy a drink. Seated after 10-15 mins. Fr then on service was outstanding. They comp'ed us outstanding appetizers. Lobster bisque was incredible. The reason I didn't rate 5 star on food was the ribeye. Outstanding cut of meat. Cooked perfectly but had an odd almost marinated taste. Good steak overall not great. Would I I back. Yes
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb in every way
    Perfect10
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Service was outstanding. Al was very attentive and knowledgable of menu and wine list. Made us, as first time diners, comfortable with making choices of our meal. Food was cooked to perfection. I had the rack of lamb. I wished it was all you can eat. My wife had the salmon and she loved it as well. Chef came out to ask us about our meal. Made us feel like we were a guest at his home. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ANNIVERSARY
    HACK
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    FABULOUS!! CELEBRATED OUR 35TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY HERE. GREAT MEMORIES AND THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS! STAFF VERY ATTENTIVE.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary!
    ABanniversary
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Enjoyed the excellent service provided by our waiter, Susan. My husband and I felt very special. While ordering, she made essential recommendations that made our food oh so very yummy! From the minute we walked in, they congratulated us for our anniversary. I especially liked that the Host immediately mentioned our last name as if we had been there before. We were quickly served. In addition there was always waiter staff attentative to our needs, constantly checking from afar for such things as more drinks and even taking a picture. Truly enjoyed the personal service. The only suggestion is that they serve a meal rather than a la carte!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Good2Go
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 17th anniversary here. The food was great, service was impeccable, and it was very romantic! I recommend this restaurant!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place for a special meal
    Livinlife
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were in dallas to celebrate a friend's birthday. After reading reviews online, we decided to visit the Gaylord resort and try Old Hickory for her birthday dinner. It was fabulous. We made reservations just 2 hours before arriving. We were promptly seated and very impressed with the ambience and overall decor! The meal was really good; steak cooked perfectly, sides were best I've had anywhere. You must have the habanero corn!! Wow! The service was just as good as the meal. The cost was as we expected, not cheap, but worth it I promise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    Viper
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Dinner was definitely pricy but my wife and I were totally pampered by our server Alyn and the food was awesome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steakhouse!
    CheatsheetVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our favorite restaurant (albeit pricey) at Gaylord Texan Resort! We had a lovely romantic booth with tablecloth & cloth napkins. Delicious food! Bread was warm and so good. Butter was appropriately at room temperature:) Ben, our waiter, was great. A few knocks: The perfectly seasoned crab cakes were packed with lump crab (very tasty), but I found a couple of shells. The lobster bisque (good flavor) lacked lobster meat. They had our favorite wine, Prisoner:) Bravo! The highlight was the fillets - tender, flavorful, and juicy! Perfectly cooked! Tried the whipped potatoes & the fries - both good. The ice cream for dessert was just OK. Overall, a wonderful steakhouse restaurant! We highly recommend it! Would be 5 stars but for the few knocks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food
    Galleria
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My kids and I enjoyed the food. It was out of this world. Service was exceptional. I would recommend this restaurant. Must try it but expect to pay $$$$.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Took a friend out for a birthday and the service and food was all very good. Steak was very tender and perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 20th Anniversary- Great Dinner/Wine
    PopsDine
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    It was our 20th wedding anniversary and the romantic feel of the restaurant was wonderful... Best filet I've ever had!! The 1/2 bottle of wine is a great option also.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Beefeater
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went for the first time with wife and another couple. Service was great. The food was also really good. Our steaks were cooked right how each one of us wanted it, and they were flavorful. For sides we went for the wild mushrooms and the habanero creamy corn. Both very good choices indeed. Although we decided not to have wine, I did check the wine list and it is well stocked. I have seen reviews where the noisy environment is mentioned. I did not find it that noisy really.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 7
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a large party for dinner on Saturday night. The service started out good and we all ordered our appetizers. I has the Caprese salad and was disappointed in the mozzarella cheese. My sister had the crab cakes and I tasted them, they were soggy and fishy to me. If our server had asked how our appetizers were, I would have told him , but he did not ask. He also did not ask our entrees were until we were finished. I felt the service was adequate but not what I had experienced in previous visits. Steaks were good but overpriced and the scallops were wonderful. The menu is a bit pricy to not be accompanied by excellent service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was our first time dining at the Old Hickory Steakhouse and it was a special occasion - wedding anniversary. We really enjoyed our steaks and the service was very attentive. Our only disappointment, which in hindsight should have been expected, was the large groups seated around us -- including several children. This added to the noise level significantly and lowered the ambiance we were hoping to achieve and have experienced at other fine steak houses in the area. The price was also a little higher for the quality than we have experienced at a few of our other favorites. We enjoy strolling through the atrium area of the Gaylord hotel, which adds to the experience, but we probably won't be back to this restaurant in the future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    It was a great experience! The food was great, and it was nice walking around the Gaylord and enjoy the surroundings.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant at a great hotel
    Wooleybooly
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Had our anniversary dinner at Old Hickory while staying at the hotel. We had the Cowboy Ribeye, habanero cream corn, and fries. The steak was great...wonderful cut and cooked perfectly. The corn was also delicious and would get them again. Not sure why we went with the fries, but save your time and order something else. They are average at best and come at an obscene quantity. For dessert we had the kettle corn frozen yogurt which was delicious. Our waiter was very good and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. The noise level was also a little louder than I would have liked with several large parties and an overly inebriated diner sitting a couple of tables away. Overall, a wonderful dining experience on a special day.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wait Staff
    Anniversary
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Our waiter, Binh was really great, he very friendly and our order was perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak Preparation Has Declined
    FoodGC
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Filets were cooked perfectly but were way over salted to the point of almost being inedible. The Kansas City Strip, which is expensive, appeared and tasted as if it had been microwaved. It was not a very high quality cut of beef, it had very little searing on one side and not the other and the juices resembled the effect you get when beef is microwaved. We have dined on numerous occasions at the Old Hickory but something has changed within the year. The salad and appetizers were still fine, but the steaks were not good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a real steak place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    For a steak place, they did not nail the steaks. My wife's tenderloin looked medium rare when we cut in, but ended tasting dry, like they left it on one side while cooking. My rib eye was also a bit over medium rare, but had good flavor. Sending stuff back is always a hassle so they need to get it right the first time. My daughter's tenderloin was spot on. go figure. Sides, dessert, salads were good and what one would expect. the lobster bisque was weird in that the lobster was all shredded. Not sure what caused that. the taste was OK but the texture was off. The wines were the highlight. The steward picked a great cab that was not one of the standards, but every bit as good. the dessert flight was a nice mix of wines also.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    GoodFood
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Dinner was wonderful. The atmosphere was more casual that I had anticipated. There were many people dressed up as well as many people in very casual clothing. (This may have to do with it being a holiday weekend). The wait staff was very pleasant. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the wine selections. The steak was cook perfectly and had wonderful flavor!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    BudHill
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary with having dinner at this wonderful place. It was an outstanding experience from the moment we walked in and were greeted. Highly recommended to one and all and especially for the "special" occasion. The food was excellent just as advertised. Our expectations were high and thankfully greatly exceeded. Thanks!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Anniversary celebration ever.
    BarbB
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent service and food was absolutely delicious. Awesome steaks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was great , however the filet was not cooked to order, specifically asked what med was and it ended up more well, no red and very light pink
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    wheresthebeef
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    On entering, you walk down a spiral stair as if going to the wine cellar. The table was ready even though we arrived 15 minutes early. All of the staff made us feel special. We were treated to a complimentary toast of champagne. I had the BLT wedge salad, and the butter lettuce was fresh and perfect, with crispy bacon, bleu cheese, and red tomato. We both ordered the filet mignon, and they were cooked the way we like it, medium for me and well done for her. The big asparagus had good flavor and texture, not at all woody, and topped with butter and grated cheese. Finished it off with a Crème Brulee (again complimentary) with candle and happy anniversary written in chocolate on the plate. We had a thoroughly delightful time!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining...
    clcA
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Totally enjoyed are a wonderful evening with great food and wine! Would definitely recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak
    Chefroxy00
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Stayed at the Gaylord for girls weekend. Had a reservation through Opentable. When I walked up the girl sitting us had a little bit of an attitude. I told her i booked thru opentable and she looked at me like I was an alien and didn't have a reservation. Sat us on the end table near the bar. Very noisy. Asked to sit somewhere else. Crowd at bar left and it was bit quieter. Our waiter was awesome and the food was great. Only complaint was it was very noisy and the tables were set beautifully and the service was great after we were seated. Would def go again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    gboudx
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This was our 2nd visit and it was consistently awesome. The cocktail I ordered has a good amount of whiskey and wasn't watered down. Oysters Rockerfeller was awesome. The filet mignon was fork tender and the ribeye was extremely flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I can't believe I had never been b4
    AvonGirlplus3
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My husband and I are moving and we wanted to take our Realtor out for dinner. We went here and from the Valet parking to the Concierge and everyone in the Restaurant (including the ladies that greeted us and asked how many) were all very nice, professional, knew what they were talking about (food and wine). The waiter was very nice. When the drinks were getting low I noticed that whom ever walked by and noticed, they would refill our glasses. I would definitely eat here again with my husband for date night or any special occasion with the family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The restaurant itself is so well done we had a great time. It is a little over price even tho it is in the Gaylord hotel. I have the prime steak cooked med rare it was good but thought they could of done a better season on it. I also had the wedge salad with the spicy ranch the ranch was excellent. Now the service was so perfect. She was perfect. She even pointed out that since we had a group of six that gratuity was included. Would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as usual
    jords5
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I have been to the steak house a few times now and I have never been disappointed. The service is great and the food is always top notch. I will always recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Steaks were cold and chewy at that price they should have been excellent
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Food and Service
    Cgaines76401
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    As always Old Hickory never disappoints. The service and food are delightful and delicious. We began the dinner with lobster bisque soup and shrimp cocktail. We moved on to dinner with selections of crab cakes, lobster, filet of beef and the cowboy rib eye. Our sides were poblano corn, whipped potatoes and sautéed mushrooms. We ended this fine meal with creme brûlée, chocolate torte and a selection of cheeses. Every steak was cooked to perfection and every part of the meal was perfectly executed. The wine selection is extensive as is the cheese. Wonderful steakhouse!!! You should try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem for a wine and food buff
    moongoddess
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    This is the second time I have been to Old Hickory when in the Gaylord Texan. I made a point of coming back to this restaurant and asking for the waiter from 5 years prior, Joseph, as he and the food were exceptional. Wonderful service with knowledge and a bit of fun. This time I had the cheese plate as an appetizer. The selections were exceptional! I had the surf and turf with the steak being cooked perfectly and the lobster some of the sweetest I have ever had. We ended with the chocolate souffle. As it was the time I had been prior, it was a memorable evening of exquisite dining and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • anniversary dinner
    deborah
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Our waiter wrote Happy Anniversary on our dessert plate. It was a very nice gesture.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak dinner ever!
    Seefood
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My wife and I like to stay at the Gaylord for our anniversary. This meal was one of the best I have ever had in all of North Texas. I have followed Anthony, sommelier, for over 15 years and he has always shined and that night he had a low production cab, with a single 2007 bottle that he was obviously saving for special guests. Amazing wine! Our waiter David, recommended a special martini that my wife loved. Next the cheese cart, we selected the 3 cheese package and they were perfect. Split a caprese salad, which was a delight to the eyes as well as the mouth! Prime rib eyes cooked perfectly, crisp asparagus and habanero mac had great a zing to it! No desert as we were done! Every element of the dinner that was amazing!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service and food
    BarbaroVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Excellent food for a marriott property - wine list was very pricey - service was excellent and seafood was excellent - will return here again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OldHickoryReview
    OldHickoryReview
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My wife and I had our first dinner at the Old Hickory last Friday night. We did enjoy the experience and are planning to return with friends in the next few weeks. Our waitperson, Jamie, was one of the best I have encountered. He was very professional, attentive to detail, and genuinely concerned with providing us with a great dining experience. The food was prepared very well with the exception of my steak that was too well done. The soufflé was terrific. I suggest that the selections for wine by the glass should be expanded. It would seem that you could make better use of the inventory in the wine bar on the floor above your restaurant. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steak and seafood
    sjhavInVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent food and excellent service. I don't think anyone could be disappointed with this place. I have eaten here twice and see myself going back more often.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous 5 star
    WorldTraveler
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Everytime we go to this fabulous restaurant we always have the same fantastic service ...Their unbelieveable Great Steaks are very tasty and since they are such ample servings we always split the Prime Cowboy Ribeye and they are gracious to serve it up on two separate plates at your request. Only thing I wished for is if they would have served baked potatoe or a sweet potatoe for a healthier choice. Mashed potatoes are more for "small fries" but the Habinero Corn was Great (ITS SPICY SO WATCH OUT) That is a very very minor thing...just my opinion to make it absolutely flawless!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 30 reviews are from the Old Hickory Steakhouse at the Gaylord Texan reviews archive.