Fred's Hickory Inn
Was seated right away, however the server was overtasked and hurried. Ordered the combination meat plate, the ribs and sausage were overcooked, couldn't even chew the ribs as they were hard and burnt. The baked potato was so cold it would not melt the butter. The server did ask about the desert, not the meal, I think she knew. At my wife's request, I didn't say anything, it was our Valentines Day celebration.
My wife and I went for lunch. There was only one waitress for the entire room. She did a good job, considering the circumstances. I had the sliced pork loin. It was good. My wife had a pulled pork sandwich. She did not like the bbq sauce, because it was runny and very salty. I tried the pulled pork and determined it was the pork that was too salty, not the sauce.
We visited Fred’s for the first time on Valentine’s Day. They had amazing food and drink specials. Service was great and food was wonderful! And dessert...amazing!
We had a great Valentine/Anniversary dinner at Fred's. We had our first date at Fred's so this was a special night. The food was perfect and everyone did a great job. Thanks for giving us a wonderful night.
Great Food!! Nice atmosphere! I loved the outdoor patio area very beautiful! Great Place
Always a reliable place for a great meal. From appetizers to entrees to their desserts it’s always easy to take folks there and not be disappointed.
This is a restaurant that has been in operation 40 years. It serves very good barbecue, and steaks. The interior is nice, with a cozy fireplace
Decent wine list. My wife enjoyed a great cucumber and lime martini
The Fred’s sampler was very good which included homemade andouille sausages
Best food and our server was amazing! Smoked sirloin and mashed potatoes were amazing!! Will definately come back!!
Birthday dinner for my wife.
Took my mother because this place held special memories when it was owned by Fred himself. It’s not the same quality food as it was in past. I had a ribeye which was very fatty and very thin and a baked potato which was really small. Mom had the ribs which I had two of which I felt I was eating a bbq bone. She said the beans and slaw were good. The dessert was good as well as the service. Overall, not a place I would recommend for the price you pay.
First time I’ve ever had a bad meal at Fred’s. Steaks were overdone and my wife’s meal was cold. Server was slow and made lots of excuses.
Service was excellent however the food was average.
Great food and fantastic service. We will be back !
We dined at Fred’s Christmas Eve. The restaurant was very busy. Our party of seven was seated quickly. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed a variety of menu items including appetizers. No complaints on food or service, but there was a very unhappy baby seated at the next table, which was no fault of the staff. We had a nice Christmas Eve meal at Fred’s.
We wanted a special dinner for Christmas Eve, and Fred’s did not disappoint. The service, food, wine, and ambiance were all amazing! This may become a Christmas Eve tradition for us.
Took my wife to supper for her birthday and we had a very relaxed evening. We split a Romaine Wedge Salad and ordered the Filet and Shrimp Andouille Pasta. All was seasoned and cooked to perfection.
First time to go to Fred's Hickory Inn! It was just perfect in every way... Great service, food and atmosphere. Already planning when we can go back !
Family birthday dinner at one of our local favorites. We’ve been fans for about 20 years now. Always good food.
Had a reservation for 6 people, all from out of town on Monday night only to show up and find the restaurant closed... I guess new hours and no one communicated from OT or Freds. Sure put me in a pinch as the organizer to find something last minute.
Great meal as usual. Brought someone for their first time and it was a hit. Especially the cheesecake!
My favorite place to take friends and family. Just a trifle disappointed in the ribs today - they were a bit dry and chewy
This was a very nice, family oriented place to eat. It's a good spot for just a casual night out or to take a significant other for a special occasion. Would also be a nice celebratory location for a sharing a meal for anniversaries, birthdays, graduations etc. The food was great. The kids menu was pleasing and inviting to the toddler grandchildren we took with us for this night out. All in all a very nice experience with excellent service, atmosphere and food. It is a little pricey on some of the menu items in comparison to other local options, but not way out of market expectation. We will be visiting again in the future.
Excellent meat based meals with impeccable service. Building is old and quaint. Definitely a nice dining experience. Ann was our waitress and she did outstanding.
We love Freds. It’s always good and the service is great.
Delicious smoked sirloin. Never would have guessed it could be as good as prime rib.
Food and service were top notch. Enjoyed the Smoked Sirloin, loaded potato and salad with their yummy Parmesan dressing.
This was our 20th anniversary. Had not been to Fred’s in several years. Only downside was the noise. It was a little loud and our table was near the front door which made it slightly less romantic.
Great food! Just as I remembered! Will always be one of my faves!
Jo was our server and did superb. Food was great! We enjoyed the patio seating with live music. Highly recommend.
The only complaint was that both of our steaks were too salty, to the point we could not finish our steaks. However, our waiter was very polite and apologetic and Fred's Hickory Inn made it right. I would go back for sure and would recommend them, and next time order my steak without seasoning.
service was very good. Much better than it has been in the past. Food was good and satisfying. I had the strip steak and it had to be the best I have ever had there.
Great atmosphere. Great service. Great BBQ - sausage and sauce were outstanding. I really enjoyed the Shrimp Parmesan salad. The shrimp were cooked perfectly, and the dressing was great. We enjoyed the live music. We'll be back!
Waitress, although friendly, was persistent with clearing the table and checkup questions. We were attempting a small birthday gathering for our daughter with family and before she started college and felt rushed to leave. This was frustrating, irritating and unnecessary as the restaurant was not busy. There was no need to rush us as we were quiet and well mannered. Disappointing.
Our first visit and we were not disappointed! We will definitely return.
We love Fred’s and usually have a perfect experience so tonight was a disappointment. Our server was friendly and skilled but something was wrong with the service somewhere. Everything took so much longer than it usually does at Fred’s (than it would anywhere) and we didn’t see our server very often. The dining area was very noisy and full to the point of feeling crowded which was odd for a Thursday. I don’t know if they were under staffed or what. This place is generally wonderful so I’m considering this a fluke. We were taking our parents out this evening to show them one of the places we are considering for our wedding dinner so this was doubly disappointing but we will be back, hopefully to the usual great experience.
We tried this place for the 1st time to celebrate our anniversary. We liked the unigue building and interior but were not impressed with some of the food or service. The stuffed mushroom appetizer had so much cheese and other toppings that there was very little mushroom to taste. We assumed that our waitress would bring complimentary bread as most restaurants like this offer bread and we saw it on other tables. When we asked she said she'd bring it if we wanted it. My soup was brought next(Mediteranean Veggie). I was expecting a broth type soup with assorted vegetables but it had a thick chili consistency and tasted burnt. Our main entrees were brought out next although I was supposed to have a loaded sweet potato and they brought a loaded baked potato. They were quick to remedy this. Both my meat and potato entree and my husband's were good. A little while later the complimentary bread was finally brought out. For a moderately expensive restaurant we were a little surprised that the bread was a hoagie roll that had been spread with garlic butter and cut in slices. My husband and I had water to drink. By the time we were finished with our meal I had about half a glass left and my husband had finished his. Our waitress had never offered to refill our drinks or come by to check on that but finally another person, maybe a manager, came by and noticed. At this point we decided to forego getting dessert not wanting to wait any longer especially if it didn't turn out well. As I mentioned before it was our anniversary and we thought we might be better off just going to a local dessert shop. When we asked for the check the waitress told us that they had complimentary cheesecake for us as it was our anniversary and we just let her know we would take it to go. When we did try it at home it was very good. Though our main entrees and the cheesecake were good we don't plan to come back due to the other things mentioned.
Great food & atmosphere. I miss the shrimp salad with the Parmesan dressing though.
Nice dining experience. Enjoyed the ambiance and the main course was great. I had the smoked pork. The stuffed mushrooms were good as well. The cheesecake was very soft and didn't seem baked, not the best I've ever had but was good.
Food and service was excellent. Had their filets. Cooked perfectly. Been going to freds since the 70s usually not disappointed.
Father’s Day Lunch. Food and service were both outstanding.
Fathers Day lunch 1/2 Rack was awesome. Just right for dry rub.