Old Hickory is the original restaurant of this mini chain. (I know there is one more in VA.)
We've been going there off and on for years, and have always enjoyed it. It has a New Orleans touch, Cajun food is featured. Love the oyster po-boy.
I think they make the best steak salad in the area. I especially like the horseradish sauce that you can get with it. They make good sandwiches and I love the skinny shoestring fries that they serve. The roast chicken is wonderful, you can get a very good BBQ meatloaf, and they also feature some huge racks of ribs. I a
However, always take a look at the specials on the blackboard. Yesterday I had the soft-shell crabs and they were some of the best I've had in years. Two crabs, perfectly fried, with a garlic butter sauce on top that was wonderful. Service is always friendly and efficient.
The place has a bar that is always playing whatever game is on. There are several TVs so there are several games going at once. The kitchen is open to the dining room so you can watch the guys prepare the food. Sometimes the place can get noisy, but I've never had it be so bad that I wanted to leave.