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Hickory Lane American Bistro

372 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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Hickory Lane American Bistro offers an eclectic aspect to American classics by adding international ingredients and flavors to give Philadelphia diners a new and unusual experience. With artisan-crafted sandwiches, chef specialties and appetizers on the menu, it would be difficult to leave Hickory Lane American Bistro unsatisfied.

One of the unique sandwiches is the duck �Rachel� which includes a house cured duck pastrami, cabbage slaw, gruyere cheese and 1,000 Island aioli on toasted sourdough. It is served with sweet potato fries and a pickle. Another house specialty is the Scottish salmon which is served with garlic spinach, cilantro jalapeno cream and quinoa. There are a number of vegetarian options on the Hickory Lane American Bistro menu as well.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation

Bar Menu and Cocktails, Saturday &Sunday: 3:30 - 4:30

Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday 4:30pm-9pm
Wednesday - Saturday 4:30pm-10pm

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:30pm

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Phone number
(215) 769-2420
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Albert Alvarado Jr
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Cross street
Corinthian Ave
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Parking details
There is street parking with a public lot next to Eastern State Penitentiary. Parking lot is owned by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

Valet Parking - Friday and Saturday Night
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Public transit
SEPTA Route 48 and 7
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Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NewYorkerOnrBusiness (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2016

The veggie burger was unusual and was one of the best I have had in a restaurant.

vipLawrence (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 17, 2016

Have been going here since it started out as a BYOB - have loved it ever since

outwithbuds (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

What a wonderful place for brunch. The pork belly benedict is suberb. This is my third visit and I cannot wait to return.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

The burger was delicious and pulled pork was savory.

vipPhilly (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

The food was excellent and our server, Harrison, was outstanding. He was courteous, attentive and very pleasant. We would go back.

Foodie3 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2016

Had a wonderful brunch with my friends. This is a true gem in the neighborhood. Live a few blocks from Hickory Lane.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2016

Food was fabulous, service excellent. Open kitchen also adds an interesting touch.

vipLuv2dine (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on June 5, 2016

My daughter has been coming here for breakfast often and so finally I had a chance to try it out. I really like the quaintness and the location. The staff was exceptionally nice, everyone was pleasant & greeted us upon entry and exit. I had the blueberry French toast with a side of eggs and turkey bacon. The French toast was delicious, the eggs were, eggs and the turkey bacon could've been cooked a little longer. My daughter had the shrimp and grits. The shrimp were huge, I wasn't a fan of the grits, they were too thick and lumpy for my taste. I'm not sure I'll be as frequent a visitor as my daughter, but there were a couple of other items that I would like to give a try.

vipc3686 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 25, 2016

Nice outdoor seating. Great cocktails and food.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on May 22, 2016

If you're looking for a quick and casual brunch spot in Fairmount with great food and good service check out Hickory Lane. I've eaten outside a few times, they usually have tables available and it's never too crowded. They have good options for picky eaters, as I am not the adventurous type. And they're helpful in allowing you to take out something you don't like or add something you do like (small fee depending on what you're adding).