Old Hickory House Restaurant6538 N. Tyron St.
Charlotte, NC 28213
User Ratings and Reviews:kwe
July 26, 2011, 3:19 p.m.
The Old Hickory House is my favorite BBQ joint in Charlotte. Lots of meat, good ribs, & good sweet tea. The atmosphere is a bit gloomy with no windows inside, but friendly people & the aroma of smoked pig meat make you feel right at home. Ask for extra sauce, which is slightly tomato based & NOT watered down vinegar, to waken your taste buds.
June 2, 2011, 1:15 p.m.
In one word: unremarkable.
I decided on the pork and beef plate with hush puppies and BBQ beans. I requested the pork chopped and the beef sliced. Apparently you can ask for the sauce on the side. However, I forgot to do so.
There were three slices of beef between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thick. It reminded me more of roast beef than beef brisket. The pork wasn’t terribly dry. None of the meats had any smoke taste or flavor. The beans were pretty bland. There were bits and pieces of the pork dispersed throughout the beans. The best part of the meal was probably the hush puppies. With the exception of one hush puppy (which was probably from an older batch fried up), they were very crisp and not greasy at all.
The service was very friendly, warm, and down-home. If only the food matched that.