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Sep 15, 2007 02:28 PM

Hickory NC

Single gal looking for good chow in Hickory. Dining early, comfortable atmosphere, open Sunday pls. Suggestions?

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  1. I tried the brunch buffet at the Holiday Inn on Lenoir-Rhyne Blvd. The food was pretty good overall. There was an omelet and waffle station, a diverse salad bar, 10 or so main entrees(fried chicken, beef tips, fried shrimp, baked ham & roast beef) and quite a few Southern-style vegetables. The desert bar was very good considering this was a buffet. Usually the deserts offerings at buffets around here include nasty soft-serve ice cream, banana pudding without bananas, and always some chocolate cake that never tastes as good as it looks. But these deserts were different. You could tell they were made with quality ingredients(although my pecan pie tastes much better than theirs). I would estimate that there were rougly 20 different deserts from which to choose.

    The price per person is $13.00, which is fair for the quality & quantity of the food offered. I wouldn't eat here every Sunday, but I will return.

    As you probably know, we don't have a whole lot to choose from in this area. If you like Southern food as I do, you can do pretty good around here. However, if your tastes are more International, you might find it to be a bit of a struggle.

    1. Old Hickory Taproom downtown is always a good bet. I like beer and their selection is always good and the food is well above average.

      1. Thanks, checked out the Olde Hickory Brewery. Delicious fish and chips, very lightly battered and not greasy at all, good slaw. Wonderful fresh brewed beer, very refreshing. Sweet student waitress took good care of me, always appreciated by single gal looking for good chow.
        Next time, may have to check out that desert bar at the Holiday Inn- sounds amazing!