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Fred's Hickory Inn

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1502 N Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712-4138
+1 479-273-3303
10:30 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Belfair, Washington
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter suggested this place and we were very pleased. Among us we got the burnt ends, half a rack of ribs, grilled chicken, and a pulled pork sandwich. Big portions so we shared and had enough to take leftovers home. No one was disappointed. Our server was very friendly and helpful.

Thank KFY821
Level Contributor
54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wedge salad yummy, very creamy Gorgonzola. Rice soup lots too smokey for my taste. Rare 12 oz filet cooked perfectly. Fred's sampler was enjoyed by partner. Definitely needed awesome vinegary BBQ sauce. Enjoyed our dinner very much. Service was attentive but not overdone. Would definitely dine at Fred's Hickory Inn when visiting Bentonville. Nice change from chain restaurants. Dinner could... More 

Thank okiehokie
New York City, New York
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238 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the bar area was very cool for that fact that it looks very old and they keep it in good condition. The restaurant area is nice and looks newer. They have a cool outdoor area in the front. The wait staff is very friendly. But, unfortunately I thought the food was just ok, not bad, but ok. Good... More 

Thank John D
Bella Vista
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a family resturant so if you go early in the evening it is quite noise. The noise of children bounces off of the high ceiling. They do have an outside eating area. The menu is a very traditional menu, haven't tried the lunch menu. The restaurant has burned a number of times. This renovation is the best yet.... More 

Thank AdventurerBV
Joplin, Missouri
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful! Wish I could remember the name of our server! He was one of the best we have ever had! Great food and service!

Thank Nancy083012
Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Fred's has been making some great changes in their menu and the famous old institution is really making a come back after re-opening. The ribs and steak are great. We highly recommend Fred's steak. If you haven't been there in awhile it is definitely worth the trip. The recent changes are definitely making this restaurant a place we will return... More 

Thank jeanspring1101
Gentry, Arkansas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I love Fred's and have ever since I moved to NWA 16 years ago. I was sad when it burned up, but they have rebuilt it. The food is as good as it ever was. Fred's steak is very tasty. I also enjoy the French dip. Definitely a must visit place!

Thank njmaier
Level Contributor
115 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Atmosphete, pork chop, sautéed spinach salad and bread is very good. Steamed broccoli not so good and wine list could be better. Waitress, Matilda , was also awsome. I will ask for her next trip.

Thank safe_foodforyou
Level Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were told that Fred's was an "institution" and it came highly recommended that we visit Fred's during our visit to Bentonville. Deciding it would be a great place to take my parents, we took them the first night they visited us. We were quickly seated but it took forever for our food to come and after several baskets of... More 

Thank Traveler T
Wichita, Kansas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were asking the hotel front desk person place to eat and a couple came up asking for directions how to get to Fred's Hickory Inn. Anyways, we went, this is during motorcycle rally weekend, asked the hotel desk staff if there was a dress code and said no. We were dressed as bikers, arrived at restraurant , felt like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1502 N Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712-4138
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Bentonville
  • Phone Number: +1 479-273-3303

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?