A great place to enjoy good food and a football game!

You can feel the energy in the parking lot as different colored, numbered jerseys walk swiftly in between cars to enter the most “FANtasic” place on earth at this moment in time. The energy is thick in the air as we head into Hickory Tavern on this beautiful Football Sunday!

Dallas Cowboys fan Debbie Amyotte and her friend Panthers fan Lacy Hamilton enjoy the good food and fun at Hickory Tavern.

For the “professional” football fan

Football fans will tell you they bleed differently. They bleed in colors and there is no asking “what are you doing for the game?”!  WE are EATING and SCREAMING at the TVs with wings in our hands, beer bottles clinking and sauces dripping on our jerseys.

Yep, it’s a serious problem, I know. I have the fever and won’t give it up for anything. Especially when I can eat my favorite foods doing one of my favorite things at one of my favorite places!

Hickory Tavern is a great place to watch your favorite game.

Hickory Tavern is the place to go

There is abundant seating inside or out, a true sports haven with TV’s lining the walls of both. The menu here is like no other sports bar I’ve been to. I can eat Ahi Fish Tacos with an exotic salsa , saucy-covered wings dripping with ranch — as my rival friend (wearing that stupid color jersey) passes me some homemade potato chips that came with her juicy fried grouper sandwich that comes on a buttery brioche bun!

Marinated pork tacos with crunchy onion straws

Where can you get Chili lime creama sauce on your fried grouper sandwich?

Well, here of course. Ooooh … and did you say TACOS???

Oh yeah! The marinated pork tacos are covered in crunchy onion straws with a tangy BBQ sauce and crisp coleslaw on top. I can go on and on … into overtime telling you how many favorites I have here.

Ahi fish tacos
Chips and Wings

But, as my team scores …

I’m doing the victory dance!

Our neighboring table fans are screaming RUN! At the top of their lungs … and some are screaming they were robbed! It’s a happy, fun time here. Someone has just ordered another round of cocktails and I am happy to feel like I’m at the game even when I’m not.

Debbie and her friend Mary Jane have a fun afternoon watching the game!

Click here for more information, hours, location of Hickory Tavern in Huntersville, NC

Review and photos by Debbie Amyotte
Debbie Amyotte – Foodie & Reviewer

Debbie Amyotte is a self-proclaimed “Giant FOODIE”. She loves everything about food from fine dining to hidden gems that only the locals know about. Traveling is a big passion and she has visited about 30% of the United States including Alaska and Hawaii. Grami to two awesome grandkids she visits them as much as she can. Sundays at her house, are meant for two things: church and football!

She is active in the community as a Rotary member, the organizer for Ladies Luv Adventures in Lake Norman, and she hosts a monthly mystery book club called A Good Night for Murder.

Her professional life includes being a Realtor for Keller Williams Mooresville, a travel agent for Travel Planners International, Inc., and a local, independent, contracted pet sitter — caring and understanding special pet needs. Contact Debbie by email, debbieamyotte.reviewer@gmail.com.

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