Restaurants in Hickory

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UMI Japanese Restaurant 40 Cloninger Mill Rd NE, Hickory Japanese • $$
40 Cloninger Mill Rd NE, Hickory

“UMI delivers an exceptional dining experience, boasting fresh and meticulously crafted sushi dishes that leave a lasting impression. Whether savoring traditional classics or innovative creations, every bite bursts with flavor and freshness. The inviting ambiance further enhances the overall dining journey. UMI consistently exceeds expectations with its top-notch quality and attentive service. A must-visit destination for any sushi enthusiast craving an unforgettable dining experience.”

4.9 Superb61 Reviews
Durty Thumbs Jamaican Cuisine 802 U.S. Hwy 70 SW, Hickory Caribbean • $$
802 U.S. Hwy 70 SW, Hickory

“First time here and definitely will be coming back. Food is amazing and staff is great!!! I had the tacos this time. Can’t wait to get something else next time.”

4.6 Superb94 Reviews
Palm Berries 1525 2nd St NE, Hickory Acai Bowls • $$
1525 2nd St NE, Hickory

“OMG ? I absolutely love ? this place! I always get the same protein açaí bowl with extra coco nibs. Soooo good ?Kid-friendliness: My 9 year old granddaughter loves her smoothies from Palm Berries ?”

4.7 Superb63 Reviews
El Batán Restaurant 1159 Players Ridge Rd, Hickory Latin American • $$
1159 Players Ridge Rd, Hickory

“I’m obsessed. Best Peruvian restaurant I’ve been to in NC. Well priced for the quality and authenticity of the food. I’m Peruvian, so my standards are high - and I am so glad I found this gem on my road trip. I had the ceviche carretillero which was perfection. If you can handle a little spice - you’re gonna be licking your plate at the end. The maracuya sour was divine and the pisco wasn’t overpowering which is just how I like it. I live 2.5 hours from here and I’ll be back. The staff was so pleasant and helpful. 10/10. Hickory, y’all are lucky to have access to a restaurant like this. If you’re new to Peruvian food, trust me… you can’t go wrong. I’ll be back.”

4.9 Superb41 Reviews
The Angus Steakhouse 3795 U.S. Hwy 70 SW, Hickory Steak House • $$
3795 U.S. Hwy 70 SW, Hickory

“It was our first visit to the angus steakhouse in hickory, nc. It was the best dine in experience we have EVER encountered. It felt like a true small town steakhouse. The staff were super friendly, they came around frequently talking to each table. You can tell they truly enjoy their job and the customers. The food was quick to come out and so fresh. I highly recommend, and we will return without question. The owner and staff really pour their heart into that restaurant!”

4.6 Superb69 Reviews
Captain's Galley Seafood-HICKORY 1261 16th St NE, Hickory Seafood • $$
1261 16th St NE, Hickory

“The food and service are excellent. Very diverse menue and reasonable prices. The reason I gave it 5 stars is that the food is always consistent. The food is excellent every time!”

4.5 Superb88 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Duke's Restaurant and Wine Bar 335 Main Ave SW Suite B, Hickory Wine Bar • $$
335 Main Ave SW Suite B, Hickory

“So amazing!Such a great experience! Josh greeted us at the door and was also our server and he was absolutely awesome!Duke’s has an extensive wine list with so many great choices.The ‘regular’ menu as well as the specials had so many wonderful selections. I had the house salad with blue cheese dressing which was fresh and full of flavor. My husband had the Caesar salad which he loved.For dinner I had the crab cake served with asparagus, garlic mashed potatoes and julienne squash and everything was so delicious! There was so much food I brought half of it home and I can’t wait till lunch tomorrow!My husband had the sushi grade tuna with fried rice and he loved it.Included with our meal was a lovely dessert sampling , (delicious and just the right size) and we left so satisfied but not stuffed.Go to Duke’s! You’ll love it (I didn’t mentioned how beautiful the restaurant is with super clean bathrooms!) and ask for Josh! He’s the BEST!”

4.6 Superb62 Reviews
Urban Flavor Different location Newton, Conover and, Hickory Food Trucks • $$
Different location Newton, Conover and, Hickory

“The best Venezuelan food I have ever had. I HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone. All the food looks delicious. I've tried arepas, empanadas, churros, plantains, and pastelitos?. Very friendly staff and a nice atmosphere to go with the family and enjoy their incredible food. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”

4.6 Superb59 Reviews
Taj Indian Cuisine 958 2nd St NE, Hickory Indian • $$
958 2nd St NE, Hickory

“Its was great and super good exoerienceOwner was so welcoming and very down to earth nature i am a truck driver as a trck driver and brotherhood coz we are from same backhome punjab he gave me free meal i am very thankfull for that great service nice way of talking and very freindly environment although very tasty food i usually come nc for my load definetly i will be my permanent stop thankyou paji ?? ”

4.4 Superb91 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

LongHorn Steakhouse 1332 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory Steak House • $$
1332 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory

“Love this Longhorn. They are very accurate in their wait times. The food always comes out hot and delicious. The service is amazing as most of the servers have worked there for a long time. Everyone is very kind and professional. The manager Katie goes above and beyond to making my child feel special. We go here at least two weekends out of the month and prefer this restaurant over any other steak house near by.”

4.3 Superb155 Reviews


Notions 206 Union Square NW, Hickory Tapas/Small Plates • $$
206 Union Square NW, Hickory

“Notions staff treated me very well. The food was delish. Perfect outdoor seating space. Blankets offered.Notions needs to update the menu to notate gluten-free options.Dietary restrictions: GF options ARE available. Notions could definitely improve in this area. The menu does not notate anything being GF and the server was clueless about the topic.”

4.4 Superb72 Reviews
MOUNTAIN Fried Chicken 1263 U.S. Hwy 70 SW, Hickory American • $$
1263 U.S. Hwy 70 SW, Hickory

“I can't say enough good things about this restaurant! I believe they have some of the best fried chicken in town! It's crispy with really good flavor. The employees are really nice and smiling. If you're in the area, you've gotta try Mountain Fried Chicken. You won't be disappointed. 10/10 I HIGHLY recommend!!!?”

4.3 Superb81 Reviews

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Charolais Steakhouse 766 4th St SW, Hickory Steak House • $$
766 4th St SW, Hickory

“This is without a doubt one of my favorite local go to choices. Everything is always amazing and I've never taken anyone there who has been disappointed. Quite the opposite, they always rave about it and want to go back. Whether you are local or just in the area, you have to add this to your list as a must visit. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!”

4.3 Superb79 Reviews
Hickory Wine Shoppe 238 Union Square NW, Hickory Wine Bar • $$
238 Union Square NW, Hickory

“On very busy nights, the service can be off sometimes (which is understandable, everyone can get overwhelmed from time to time). However, the Hickory Wine Shoppe is a nice place to go for a few glasses of wine, wine slushies, or appetizers. It is not a place to go if you are on a tighter budget, definitely a splurge kind of date night.”

4.7 Superb24 Reviews
Copper Penny Grill 101 Catawba Ave, Hickory American • $$
101 Catawba Ave, Hickory

“Great place right next to the lake. Great menu selection and customer service was fast and friendly. My only complaint would be that the food needed seasoning. But besides that a great place to eat with the family!”

4.2 Good120 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

Mas Amor Cantina 883 Highland Ave SE, Hickory Tex-Mex • $$
883 Highland Ave SE, Hickory

“The food came out sizzling hot, delicious, and almost more than we could eat. It was such a relaxed evening to enjoy a date with my wife, talk, and enjoy good food! Thank you Mas Amor!”

4.2 Good111 Reviews


Boca 74 8th St SE #108, Hickory Moroccan • $$
74 8th St SE #108, Hickory

“We try to support the finer dining locations in Hickory at every opportunity. Boca has an excellent atmosphere and our server Jeff C. was very professional, pleasant and accomodating. Our cocktails were served quickly and very much enjoyed. Overall we were pleased with the restaurant experience and meal for a couples night out. The one negative and it brought the overall experience down, was the $26 crab cake special of the day we ordered. 33% of our meal cost before tax and tip for mostly bread and minimal crab meat. This was the highest priced item on our bill and left the highest amount of distaste for our experience at Boca. The crab cake special should have never been offered as a "special" and at that level of pricing based on the quality and offering of that item.”

4.2 Good68 Reviews
Outback Steakhouse 1435 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory Steak House • $$
1435 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory

“Always awesome! ?❤️ The Bloomin' Onion is da boss??and I actually hate onions! Last time, I had the Filer Mignon, and I couldn't eat a bloody steak and didn't know what to do as I've ruined a few steaks by ordering "well done." My wonderful server did me a solid and brought me a perfect steak!??”

4.1 Good182 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

El vallartazo 1095 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE, Hickory Mexican • $$
1095 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE, Hickory

“Amazing place to go have a drink and have an amazing time with live music, great atmosphere, and amazing service 10/10 recommended for all ages, get the pina rellena it’s a big and flavorful dish.”

4.2 Good65 Reviews
Vintage House Restaurant 271 3rd Ave NW, Hickory Fine Dining • $$$
271 3rd Ave NW, Hickory

“Such a wonderful experience!From the moment we walked in the door (we didn’t have a reservation) we were cheerfully greeted by Chris and seated at a lovely table by the window.Our server, Brittany greeted us shortly after we were seated and was genuinely interested in making sure we had the best dining experience.The house made yeast rolls were hot, soft and delicious and the salted butter was amazing!My husband and I both had salad, mine Ceasar with crab cakes and his pear with chicken and they were both fresh and delicious.The wine selection is extensive and Chris made a point to stop by and check to make sure we enjoyed our meal and talked about different wines on their menu.Brittany was attentive and we didn’t have to ask her for anything.We were too full for dessert and the selections sounded amazing!The historic building is beautifully decorated and maintained and the bathroom was spotless!The Vintage House is about an hour away from our home and definitely worth the drive.Thank you Chris, Brittany, Chef and all of the staff for a wonderful experience.We will be back and highly recommend.”

4.1 Good135 Reviews
Standard Oyster Company 2147 N Center St, Hickory Seafood • $$
2147 N Center St, Hickory

“My family's first time eating there. Definitely won't be our last. They keep the all-you-can-eat crab legs coming. 10 out of 10! Great server. She was very nice and engaging.”

4.2 Good47 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants


FOURK 1410 4th St Dr NW, Hickory American • $$
1410 4th St Dr NW, Hickory

“Fourk is a staple in our restaurant rotation in Hickory. However, it had been quite a while since we visited. The service was a little slow to start. We were given water and menus, and then we waited for 15-20 minutes before our appetizer order was taken. We ordered the Buffalo meatballs and the mussels. They arrived at our table quickly, and both were tasty. Our table ordered the Mahi, orzo chicken, and the seafood melange. All three dishes were really good. For dessert, we had the blackberry wine cake (a MUST for anyone visiting Fourk), and the cheesecake of the day. The blackberry wine cake was fantastic. The cheesecake was very good, too. We will visit Fourk again soon if for nothing other than that blackberry wine cake.”

4.1 Good83 Reviews
The Peanut House 2352 Springs Rd NE, Hickory Thai • $$
2352 Springs Rd NE, Hickory

“First time there and cannot wait to go back. Food = absolutely wonderful, Wait staff = precious young ladies,Atmosphere = very nice.Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area or anyone traveling through this area.”

4.1 Good82 Reviews
Blowing Rock Draft House & Brewery 883 Highland Ave SE, Hickory Brewery • $$
883 Highland Ave SE, Hickory

“I have been to this place twice the service and food is always excellent. They put a unique Twist on the foods that they serve. They also have a y selection of craft beers on tap and in cans. Definitely recommend trying the pizza, tacos, and onion rings. Heck, try it all they have a great menu.”

4.1 Good58 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Carrabba's Italian Grill 1954 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory Italian • $$
1954 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory

“Went on a Sunday for lunch! Our server and bartender Ally was great! Very attentive and super personable! Made awesome drinks! Her service alone makes me want to come back! Food was super awesome!”

4 Good166 Reviews
Bootleggers' Whiskey Bar - Grill 2039 N Center St suite b, Hickory Bar & Grill • $$
2039 N Center St suite b, Hickory

“This is the most amazing restaurant, the most friendly staff with excellent food options, everything we have tried so far has been outstanding- Evan and Will have both been our server on multiple occasions and are always very attentive and treat us like family. I cannot forget to mention Tara the bar manager who remembers our drinks each visit , and Lidia who takes care front of the house and Jamie is a fantastic manager. Me and my wife have both worked in restaurants for years, good staff is hard to find and they have it!!!! THIS PLACE IS FAMILY !!!”

4.3 Superb12 Reviews
I Thai Cuisine 2601 N Center St, Hickory Thai • $$
2601 N Center St, Hickory

“A friend recommended trying this little place in Hickory. I was very pleased with the food quality. I had the whole fried red snapper and Thai beer. Menu was simple and easy to follow, not a monstrous list Waitress was lovely and service reasonably quick. I would recommend.”

4.8 Superb5 Reviews
Olde Hickory Brewery 2 3rd St SW, Hickory Brewery • $$
2 3rd St SW, Hickory

“Olde Hickory Tap Room is located in Union Square in Downtown Hickory. I dined here on a Sunday so parking was easy as the area wasn't too busy. When I arrived the host immediately sat me at a booth and didn't try to seat me at the bar which tends to be common places. My waitress was as friendly as could be. I went with the sirloin steak; fries and salad. The sirloin was ok but I usually order another cut of meat that is leaner but that wasn't on the menu here. The salad was larger than expected so I didn't finish the meal but I rarely do. I was given both a to- go box and a tea to go. I almost returned for dinner here later in the week but then wandered around and ended up at their other restaurant at the train station.”

4.1 Good25 Reviews
Geppeto's Pizza 1030 16th St NE, Hickory Italian • $$
1030 16th St NE, Hickory

“Baked ziti with meat marinara sauce and chunked Italian sausage, covered in cheese and baked again. Heaven on earth and my favorite meal. Dine in, take out, or use their delivery service. You won’t be disappointed!”

4 Good42 Reviews
Little Caesars Pizza 9505 NC-127, Hickory Pizza • $$
9505 NC-127, Hickory

“Hot and ready pizza, breadsticks and wings. Cheaper than you could buy frozen from the grocery store, faster too! Quick lunch or dinner whenever you need. A winner in my book, will be back for more.”

4.4 Superb5 Reviews

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