Fred's Hickory Inn
6 oz grilled strip streak, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, onion, and avocado
Food was fine yet slightly over priced. Service was Ok, nothing but the basics. While the meal was enjoyable, it will not be a repeat.
The smoked meats are exceptional. Best ribs I have had in that area.
Great place to take family or have a romantic date. Sanitized and set for appropriate social distancing. We love the patio. Servers are efficient and personable without being intrusive. The signature ribs are the best you'll find outside Texas. Our favorite place to celebrate family events.
1. We went there because we thought there was live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. but there wasn't live music this night. Bummer.
2. The spinach artichoke dip is great but the chips it comes with are disgusting. They are like the disgusting chips you get at a baseball or football game. I can buy a baguette loaf, drizzle with olive oil and cook for 5 minutes at 350 degrees and that would be much better than those hideous tortilla chips.
Food was amazing! Went to surprise my bf for his 40th bday and had to wait on the waitress after the water came out a little too long so asked the male server for help and he was great and attentive, it was a nice evening.
Food was wonderful! I had heard so many great things about Fred’s leading up so my expectations were high. We had out of town friends with us so it was nice to show them a great local gem.
We were so sad about our experience because we’d heard so much about this long standing staple of bentonville. Our first waitress seemed “out of it” mentally and wasn’t attentive over the course of the night. We started on the patio, There were so many flies that we had to move inside. There, our first waitress forgot about us (her words) so another waitress tried to take care of us, She was definitely better but was really loud and talked badly about other customers to her fellow waitresses in the restaurant and everyone could hear her. The food was good but they were out of rice and a certain beer that I wanted. Overall it was just disappointing.
Food came out at just the right time and was great.
Good food and service
The steaks were delicious, cooked to perfection. Service was very good, and the free slice of birthday cheesecake was divine
Ribs were not on point, but overall we had a nice dinner experience. Service was excellent!!
Ate a nice meal with extended family at Fred's for Father's Day. It was our first time eating in a restaurant since the pandemic began. We felt well taken care of and the staff was wonderful. Our waitress wore a mask, was extremely courteous and made sure we were comfortable. The food was delicious! Overall, a very pleasant dining experience.
It took a while to receive our meal, but when we finally did, it was excellent. The 20% discount given on our bill because of the wait was unexpected, but much appreciated. Next time we make a reservation, it will be for outdoor seating. They have excellent entertainment on Friday nights!
Perfect for a cozy steakhouse/BBQ place....food and service were great...with great price point!
This is our favorite restaurant in northwest Arkansas. Wide selection of food is expertly prepared. My favorite are the ribs. Nowhere better exce6Texas. Servers are personable without being intrusive. Staff are prepared for sanitizing and social distancing. Highly recommended.
Our food was very good. Service was outstanding; we were treated very well.
It was wonderful!! Great service and amazing food. Thank you.
I’ve always wondered about this restaurant but seemed to forget about it until my wife mentioned it and we both had an “oh yeah!!” Moment. Finally ate here and absolutely loved it. The sirloin was fantastic and the pork, despite being a little dry, was very good. The cheesecake was massive and was the perfect way to end my date with my wife! The atmosphere was also a very nice break from reality. A great place to get away or have a business dinner while still being able to watch the game on TV. We will absolutely come back.
Came and brought my family for a late valentines dinner and the atmosphere was awesome love the place
Loved my food waitress was really nice would definitely go back
We went on Valentine's night and had the steak for two. It was a bone-in ribeye and was cooked perfectly. Everything we had was delicious. It had been many years since we had been to Fred's and we weren't disappointed. It was a perfect meal.
Very nice place for a special dinner! Warm and cozy environment with great service! The steaks were cooked perfectly! I would highly recommend Fred’s! I plan to return!
Had reservations for an early Valentines dinner. When they sat us, we waited 15 minutes at our table before I found someone to serve us. Ridiculous!! Food was pretty good once we got service!
Good grades - kid’s choice
First time I’ve had the Chop steak and it was delicious. It had a nice char on it, medium rare juicy and awesome. I would definitely order again.
Great food great atmosphere excellent service we will be back
Awesome food and service. This has been my favorite place for smoked sirloin since I was a young child. Still just as good as I remember it. Great job!
The service was good but the food wasn't good at all. And for $100 for a family of four, it should be the best meal of my life. The Mac & cheese tasted like mushy noodles with warm cream with no cheese, salt or pepper. The beer cheese sauce had neither beer nor cheese in it. As tasteless as the Mac & cheese. The kid’s meal included Ruffles chips dumped straight out of the bag onto the plate. Would not return.
Steaks were awesome...chicken pasta was clumpy and not warm.
Always a great meal! My salmon was awesome; my friend’s basil chicken was wonderful; hubby’s 4 smoked meats- He loved! Other friend had smoked chicken which was good too. My sautéed spinach was very good also. But the star of the meal was the cheesecake! Absolutely hands down the best cheesecake EVER! We also had Tiramisu, which was good, but it couldn’t hold a candle to the cheesecake. All in all, a fantastic meal for our friends’ 50th wedding anniversary!
The place looks to have great potential but it is so dark in there it’s hard to see the food. And the food was terrible. There were 6 of us and not one of us had a good meal. The service was okay but bartender was slammed and doing her very best. Would not recommend.
We had reservations for 4pm so maybe that’s why the following was observed.
All of the food came out warm, would have liked the food to be hotter and fresher. The ribs were dry and excessively greasy. The side salad was an extra cost and felt like it should be a side that could be part of the main entree. Also there was no bread offered with the food. Not sure if they had bread on the menu or not. The atmosphere was the best attribute of our experience.
I was very disappointed with Open Table. We arrived for our reservation only to find the restaurant was Not Open at all. We learned a valuable lesson. You can’t trust Open Table. Call the restaurant and make a reservation with a PERSON.
We celebrated Christmas Eve at Fred’s for the second year in a row, and plan to return in the future. 🙂
“ BEWARE “ If you drink. They seem to like to rip off there customers. Had our Christmas party here a few days ago. I ordered a round of Patron tequila shots to toast the year we had. When I got my bill , they charged me $15 each. With tax and automatic 20% gratuity. That was a very pricy toast. I won’t be back.
Excellent food with friendly staff. Best cheesecake you will ever, ever, ever eat.
First time dining there but it certainly won’t be the last. Great food and service. A bit out of the way, but well worth it. Steaks were prepared properly and sides were very good.
Perfect for a special night out or even a casual dinner. Fred’s always has impeccable service and amazing food.
Fred's Hickory Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (479) 273-3303.
Fred's Hickory Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 260 OpenTable diners.
Fred's Hickory Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftfly.com/shop/freds-hickory-inn.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.