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About The Hickory Lodge

The Lodge is a rustic retreat with wood beams, stone mantels and a cabin-like ambience that brings warmth and charm to a unique dining experience. It has a family-style atmosphere with outdoor and indoor dining options. The Lodge also has live music on Friday.

2119 Conowingo Rd
Bel Air, MD 21014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00am

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 838-2240

Website:
http://www.thehickorylodge.com/

Additional:
Outdoor dining

The Hickory Lodge Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.1

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Good for Groups (4)
Live Music (4)
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Bar Seating (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Authentic (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

As always great food. Was a bit cold and live music was a bit loud. Bar scene all around so that creates lots of noise too. No surprise because I’ve been here often especially prime rib night (Thursday).

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We had a large group for a birthday dinner. The restaurant honored our request to be near the fireplace which was perfect. The table setup made it a little difficult to visit but otherwise, the setup worked well. There was live music so it was a little louder than usual. The prime rib was not as good as usual but the service was great! All in all, a successful night!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Had great burgers and drinks outstanding as usual!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed Hickory Lodge. We went there for our date night, the food was amazing and the waitress was very attentive and kind. Will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My food was very good but my margarita not so good

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Best Nachos we've had. Both our meals were great!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I've never had a bad meal here. All of the menu items are very good.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Food was great. Prime rib is great and price is good. Great size portions. Server was good. Attentive and friendly.

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great hamburger specials on Monday nights. Fun atmosphere; great for girls night out, family dining, and sharing sports events at bars

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 9, 2017

So many great food items, was hard to decide which to try. Going to have to go back to try some more. The food was really0 great and Megan was the best. She was friendly, knowledgeable about the selections and offered good suggestions, very attentive, great service. We had the nachos, Rockfish Chesapeake, and a Ceasar salad with salmon.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Was looking for a place we hadn't eaten at before. Had heard from friends that the Hickory Lodge was pretty good (plus a couple of radio ads); so we decided to give it a try.

Place is rustic (ski lodge motif) and the overall atmosphere is laid-back. They have an outdoor eating area that was cranking up for some live music on a Sunday afternoon. We chose to eat inside and could hardly hear what was going on outside - making it a nice, moderately quiet meal.

Ordered an appetizer of "Rockfish Bites" that were flaky and lightly battered. I had the prime rib and my wife had salmon. Both were tastefully prepared and the portions were impressive for the prices they charged. We were too full to order dessert - which was too bad as they had a Bananas Foster Rice Pudding and a Heath Bar Cheesecake just screaming to be tried. (Good reason to come back again.)

Finished off dinner with a cup of coffee - served from individual French presses - it was excellent.

During the whole meal the wait staff was friendly and helpful.

An overall enjoyable dining experience. One that we'll come back to experience again and again.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food and service were good, but outside dining is great when the weather is Nice! Would recommend.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had a wonderful server who was attentive, but not intrusive. The kitchen perfectly cooked my burger to order. My only complaint was that the Gouda was not really melted on the top and the avocado was a bit skimpy. The fries are good and salty. My friends ordered wraps and enjoyed them. Had we been eating around dinner time, I would have definitely ordered their fabulous prime rib.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food, great service. Better for a group of people, rather than just 2. But outstanding food.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Had a great dinner at The Lodge Saturday night. Since it was just me and my daughter we ordered appetizers to share and drinks. As usual the portions were plentiful and delicious.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Hickory Lodge is one of our favorite places to go. We usually reserve it for a special occasions such as an anniversary, job promotion, or splurging a little more on date night. Everything we've ordered from the menu has been delicious, including beverages. It's able to fit large groups of people and they have a large outdoor bar/dinning area. I do recommend making reservations on the busier nights (weekend and dinner hours) because the wait time can be at least an hour or more. But they're very good at getting you seated asap. The husband and I love this place and we are never disappointed with the food or service.

Tags: Live Music, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Always great food. Service is usually good. Sometimes a bit noisy but it is a bar so to be expected.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Brought my Father here for his special day as he traveled two hours and I wanted to try out a place I've yet to eat at in Harford County. It was amazing! Both my father and mother ordered the Black and Bleu steaks with veggie skewers and garlic mashed potatoes. His steak was medium, hers well, and both were cooked to perfection. Myself, I'm a picky eater, so I ordered a cheese quesadilla and I loved it. All three of us cleared our plates which is rare! Our waitress, Kelsey, did a fantastic job with it being a busy Father's Day. Thanks all!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 5, 2017

I'm never disappointed when I come here for a meal. Service is always great and the food is prepared perfect. Burgers are moist and fresh. Service with a smile

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 17, 2017

We met up for book club and drinks in the outdoor dining and the noise level was quiet enough to talk but not so quiet we felt weird busting out laughing. It was great

Tags: Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Live Music, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The mother's day brunch was really good and the price was very reasonable for a buffet style. I'd like to go back and try again to see if it is that good every Sunday!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Tables were too close together. The people next to us were obnoxious
Atmosphere was very loud. The only thing we enjoyed was the food
Will not attend dinner at the Lodge after 5pm

Tags: Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Worth any drive, the food (Prime Rib) was amazing.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Good food and server very pleasant.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Crab cakes are always excellent!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Food was excellent, service was fabulous, had a reservation and was seated quickly. Had a winderful date night! Would highly recommend!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Can always count on the Lodge for a good meal. If you want fancy you do not want the Hickory Lodge.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 11, 2017

I've been here several times. Food is always delicious and the staff are great. The bar side of the restaurant is active and busy. Usually music and dancing later in the evening. If you're not into that, sit on the restaurant side and enjoy comfortable seating with good conversation. I do recommend reservations; those who don't reserve are always waiting for a table to open up.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 10, 2017

The food is always good - Rockfish Bites are a favorite appetizer! Servers are friendly and efficient without being in your face. The atmosphere is terrific!
My only complaint is the liquor selection. They are finally keeping Johnny Walker Red on a consistent basis, though i would like them to add JW Black. Gin - please put Hendrick's on the shelf!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 6, 2017

I love the atmosphere at The Lodge. However, I felt that the food was way overpriced for what we recieved. We were there for my son's 16th birthday. Out of our party of 8, four people became ill after eating there. Very disappointing.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Made RESERVATION thru OpenTable, walked in and was seated even though there were people waiting ..it was great!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 15, 2017

My wife and I had a very good time. WE were celebrating our 43 wedding anniversary. The food and service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was very good. Our order was taken in a timely manner. The server was very friendly and efficient. Would recommend to friends.

Tags: Live Music, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Very good food and service. Beef stew was thick and some of the best I have ever had. Salads are huge, fresh and creative. I am ready to go back today!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 9, 2017

The applewood smoked and grilled prime rib was phenomenal! It was a generous cut, grilled to perfection, very tender, and oh so savory! The wait staff was friendly and attentive without being too fastidious. A great overall experience!

Tags: Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Live Music, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fun, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2017

I had their black and blue flat iron steak, the spicing was excellent. I would definitely return.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Made reservation post theater on a Sunday night....thought we would have to wait but was seated quickly...staff was very friendly...food was great !!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Food is great. Wednesday is half price for bottles of wine. Servers are very polite.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Great service...very mediocre food. Could be sooo much more.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Highly recommend reservations as it is very busy. Service was great food delivered to table quickly and still hot from the kitchen. Considering it was christmas week on thursday very busy but efficient service and good variety on menu to pick from. Food was delicious. Would definitely return.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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