30 Best American Restaurants in Hickory

Circus Hall of Cream American • $
211 22nd St SW, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Hamburger Ketchup Mayo Coleslaw and Tomato Combo with Fries
Hamburger and French Fries
Double Cheeseburger
All the Way Burger
Foot Long Hot Dog
Double Hamburger
Bucket of Fries
Hot Fudge Cake
Monster Burger
Chicken Filet

“Great food and ice cream.....“

4.6 Superb89 Reviews
Hickory Social House American • $
2039 N Center St, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Double Decker Club Sandwich
Philly Cheese Steak Pizza
Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos
Pesto Margherita Pizza
The Doubleroni Pizza
Bourbon Bacon Burger
Monster Tater Nacho
The Reuben Sandwich
Bacon Wrapped Dates
BBQ Chicken Pizza

“kelsey was so attentive & sweet to me and my friends. she checked on us regularly and made sure we had everything we need. by far one of the best experiences i’ve had at this restaurant :)“

4.5 Superb117 Reviews
MOUNTAIN Fried Chicken American • $$
1263 U.S. Hwy 70 SW, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Boneless Angel Wings Meal - 10 Piece 1 Side & Roll
Chicken Dinner - 2 Pieces 1 Sides & Roll - Dark
Fried Chicken Breast Potatoe Wedges Baked Beans
Individual Side Order - Chicken & Dumplings
Fried Chicken & Tater Wedges
Three Piece Chicken Dinner
Chicken Strips with Fries
Green Beans Baked Beans
Fried Chicken Finished
Chicken Tender Dinner

“We had our first visit for supper tonight. The customer service was excellent. I had my heart set on some good macaroni and cheese, but theirs had tomatoes in it. Nope. We had to go to the counter for drink refills, but that was fine. Each one was given with a smile. The chicken was good, not excellent. I don't know that we will go back.“

4.4 Superb97 Reviews
Olde Hickory Station American • $
232 Government Ave SW, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Wings • 6 for 9 • 12 for 15
Hickory Hot Chicken & Waffles
Chicken Spinach Alfredo Pizza
Station Shrimp and Grit Cake
Tap Room Chocolate Stack
Meat and Cheese Plate
Island of Mozzarella V
Fried Chicken Sandwich
Meat and Cheese Board
Fire and Smoke Pizza

“Nicely repurposed. Sweet bakery. Staff was very friendly.Finally able to return after 5 years. Best Cheese Steak I've had this year. Amish macaroni salad was pretty good too. Service was great.

Wheelchair accessibility: Easy access from adjacent parking lot.“

4.3 Superb158 Reviews
Charlie Graingers American • $
2450 N Center St, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Create Your Own Hot Dog
Brisket Sandwich
Small BBQ Nachos
Broccoli Salad
Pimento Cheese
Brisket Nachos
Beef Brisket
Hush Puppies
BBQ Sandwich
Brisket Plate

“Great food and great service!“

4.4 Superb58 Reviews
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store American • $
1250 11th St Ct SE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

The Cracker Barrel's Country Boy Breakfast
All-Day Pancake Breakfast Family Meal
Grandpa's Country Fried Breakfast
Homestyle Fried Chicken Salad
Grandma's Sampler Platter
Homestyle Chicken Salad
Two Buttermilk Pancakes
Country Vegetable Plate
Southern Fried Chicken
Chicken Fried Chicken

“My family had supper on 2/17/24 at Hickory, NC Cracker Barrel. We were seated immediately at a large comfortable table and greeted by our waitress. Our food was hot and delicious and the servings were very generous. I would definitely recommend it and eat there again if I’m in the area.“

4.2 Good207 Reviews
Olde Hickory Tap Room American • $
222 Union Square NW, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara for Dunking
Old Hickory Special Pizza
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Flight Sampler Platter
The Buffalo Bill
Reuben Sandwich
The Pub Burger
Buffalo Wings
The Big Bird

“Had Reuben. Served without thousand island dressing. It was dry even though it had sourkraut . The server said this is a signature dish. Really... where is the meat? Can you spare some. They raised prices but you get less meat no dressing. NO QUALITY. WONT BE BACK“

4.2 Good160 Reviews
Windy City Grill American • $
2514 N Center St, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Manager's Special Egg Meat Grits Toast
Sausage with Egg on a Bun
Breakfast Plate
Chicken Salad
French Fries
Gravy Biscuit
Onion Rings
Tater Tots

“Awesome place to eat great food and environment“

4.3 Superb41 Reviews
The Olde Tavern American • $
2710 N Center St #1, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Garlic-Infused Beer-Battered Mushrooms
Grilled Garlic Parmesan Wings
Garlic Mashed Potato Cakes
Black and Bleu Burger
Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Philly Cheese Steak
Peel 'N Eat Shrimp
Mushroom Gravy
Hot Honey Wing
Chicken Wings

“Waitress was very attentive and the food was amazing. We all got different dishes and they nailed everything! We will definitely be back- service was amazing- got in & out quickly“

4.2 Good73 Reviews
Copper Penny Grill American • $$
101 Catawba Ave, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Potato Chips Fried Fish Nuggets
Blackened Prime Rib Sandwich
Grilled Salmon with a Lemon
Turkey Bacon Avocado Wrap
Entrees Steaks & Burgers
Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos
Cajun Season Mahi Tacos
Copper Penny Burger
Copper Penny Nachos
Cedar Plank Salmon

“I ate there yesterday 9/7/22. I ordered the 18oz ribeye which I had to bring half home because I ate too much appetizer. Best steak EVER I've had eating out. Kudos to the chef, you made my day. 10 stars.“

4.1 Good131 Reviews


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

Customers` Favorites

Triple Threat Chocolate Cake
Fresh Ingredients Every Day
French Wine Pairing Dinner
Butternut Squash Bisque
Blackberry Wine Cake
Today's Cheesecake
Seared Scallops
Scallop Risotto
Tomato Caprese
Ahi & Avocado

“Wonderful dining experience. The food and service were top notch.“

4.1 Good108 Reviews
Granny's Country Kitchen - Hickory American • $
2145 N Center St, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Country Style Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Country Fried Steak w White Gravy Under 10
Signature Meal - Country Fried Steak
Eggs Sausage and Grits
Chicken and Waffles
Biscuits and Gravy
Stack of Pancakes
Fisherman Special
Western Omelette
Breakfast Bowl

“This place overrated for sure ! The meatloaf is like mushed up fat ! Fried squash was so greasy it squirted across the table when you took a bite , maybe four tablespoons of pintos ! Ordered a side a apple sauce it tasted sour but either way it was 2 49 for two tablespoons ! When I told waitress she took it to the kitchen and apparently the cook or owner had to argue about it ! Even though we were going to exchange for another side instead of asking to take it off ! Anything like a piece of bread was added extra !! Do yourself a favor and spend 30 dollars at a real restaurant!!“

4.1 Good97 Reviews
Sunny Side American • $
2950 NC-127, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

The Toasty Avocado
Chilaquiles Verdes
Sunny Side Burger
Eggs Choice
Hot Waffle

“to Sunny Side again this morning it's a big favorite of ours, love the people and the food is just awesome! If you haven't tried it yet you are truly missing out!!!!!!!“

4.1 Good91 Reviews
Player's Ridge Restaurant & Bar American • $
1157 Players Ridge Rd, Hickory

“I’ve lived in Oliver’s Landing for 17 years. I have seen the club house restaurant change hands several times over the years. The food and service is the best it’s ever been! I would encourage you and your family to give it a try.“

4.3 Superb18 Reviews
First Watch Breakfast • $
1510 8th St Dr SE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

French Toast with Chicken Sausage and Scrambled Eggs
Belgian Waffle with Eggs and Chicken Sausage
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with a Side of Bacon
Ham and Cheese Omelette and Potatoes
Carafe of Coffee with Chilled Water
Morning Market Veggie Omelette
Pancakes with Berry Compote
Carrot Cake Pecan Pancakes
Farm Stand Breakfast Tacos
Scrambled Eggs and Bacon

“Sunday after church and we did not have to wait long. Food was good, I had breakfast. If you want good service ask for Ivie. She is on top of what you need.“

4.6 Superb248 Reviews
Fresh Chef Hickory American • $
1825 N Center St, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Cheeseburger and Fries
Chicken Salad Sandwich
Hawaiian Chicken Wrap
Grilled Filet Mignon
Romaine Wedge Salad
Blackened Chicken
Chicken Parmesan
Shrimp and Grits
Soup of the Day
Salmon Piccata

“Excellent food! Great service! Food was brought to table quickly by attentive server. Prices in line with other restaurants in the area. Decor well designed and attractive.“

4 Good93 Reviews
Hatch Sandwich Bar Sandwich Shop • $
268 1st Ave NW, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese
Chicken Salad Sandwich
Broccoli Cheddar Melt
Pulled Pork Bahn MI
Roasted Cauliflower
Broccoli with Miso
Pork Belly Cuban
Bl-A-T Sandwich
Pork Belly blt
Veggie Banh MI

“Simply delicious and amazing food! The combinations on any sandwich, down to the bread is by far the best around. Would choose this place every time. Highly, highly recommend!“

4.7 Superb108 Reviews
John Boyz Cafe American • $
19 4th Ave SW, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Wings with Fries
Banana Pudding
Hot Dog

“Enjoyed 3-PC Fish Platter & Teriyaki Wings Dinner Open Late: Yes Customer Service: 10 Time to receive order: 20 mins Price: $24 Will we go again? YES“

3.8 Good26 Reviews
Hickory Tavern American • $
2982 N Center St, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Chocolate Brownie with Ice Cream
Tavern Cheeseburger
BBQ Chicken Nachos
Smokehouse Burger
Small Char Wings
Chicken Tenders
Buffalo Chicken
Pow Pow Shrimp
Chicken Wings
Nachos Deluxe

“The food was excellent. The atmosphere and service was outstanding. We sat in the bar area. Mike was our bartender and server. He did a great job making sure we weren't waiting for him to order anything! They changed 2'of the TV channels so we could watch NASCAR in either direction. We will be back!“

3.9 Good95 Reviews
The Angus Steakhouse Steak House • $$
3795 U.S. Hwy 70 SW, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Large Onion Rings
Boiled Potatoes
Chopped Steak
Ground Steak
Small Ribeye
Large Fries
Small Fries
Ex Rolls

“Our first time going there. Great food, great service and great music. My wife and I will go back“

4.7 Superb92 Reviews
Culver’s American • $
2194 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Tenders Value Basket
Cheeseburger Deluxe
Cheeseburger Combo
Build a Burger
Onion Rings

“We love the fried fish and the shrimp. Our son is gluten intolerant so he gets the Butterburger on a gluten bun. We all love the Cole slaw! The Ruben is served hot from the grill and the meat is fresh & moist.

Dietary restrictions: They offer a gluten free bun for their sandwiches.“

3.8 Good113 Reviews
Crescent Moon Cafe Cafe • $
256 1st Ave NW, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Spinach Mushroom Quesadilla
Pulled Pork Quesadilla
Chicken Quesadilla
Creole Bean Burger
Mango Quesadilla
Tomato Stack
Craft Beer

“Enjoyed our lunch there so much. The servers were extremely nice.The food was delicious, and there were great choices for both vegans and non vegans alike. Best homemade potato salad I've had at a restaurant.Although we did not have beer this time, they had an amazing selection, including local Brews.It's a little dark when you first come in from the outside, but other than that, I have nothing negative to say at all. The“

4.6 Superb61 Reviews
13 Twenty Hickory Pub - 1320 Pub Pubs • $
1320 16th St NE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Traditional Wings with 1320 Sauce
Bison Burger and Onion Rings
Street Tacos Specialty
All American Burger
Loaded Cheese Fries
Funnel Cake Fries
Brisket Sandwich
Naan Pizza

“great wings and entertainment!“

4.7 Superb44 Reviews
LongHorn Steakhouse Steak House • $$
1332 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Steakhouse Mac & Cheese with Smoked Bacon and Four Creamy Cheeses Cal 610
Sirlion and Shrimp with Rice and Baked Sweet Potato
The LH Burger with Seasoned French Fries
Grilled Chicken & Strawberry Salad
White Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms
Seasoned Steakhouse Wings
Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Shrimp & Lobster Chowder
Longhorn Caesar Salad
Fresh Steamed Broccoli

“We went here for my wife's birthday. We had about 14 people and arrived before 4pm. Unfortunately, they do not offer reservations no matter how hard you try. Then wouldn't even put our names on the list unless our entire party was there to wait together. An hour or so later, we were finally seated and had to put part of our party at a separate booth. I won't say it's our last visit but I'll never make the mistake of trying to have a party there again. At least the food was good and our waitress was very patient.“

4.3 Superb174 Reviews
Backstreets Bar & Grill Bar & Grill • $
246 14th Ave NE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

The Backstreets Cheese Steak Dip
The Backstreets Prime Rib Dip
Fried Oyster Platter App
Southwest Chicken Salad
Wings Wings Wings 10 PC
Chicken Salad Surprise
Hickory Chicken Salad
Buffalo Chicken Wrap
The Reuben Sandwich
Buffalo Shrimp App

“First time dining here.I met a family member I hadn't seen in a very long time, so we had lunch and then stayed a little while after to talk and catch up since there were plenty of empty tables. I chose this as a meeting place between Asheville and Greensboro based on reviews, and they did not fail us. Dave was our server and he was amazing from the time we sat down at the table until we left. Excellent service! We had steak and filet mignon and everything was perfect! I can't recommend this place enough! We are particular about dining out and this place was awesome! We plan to go back and to definitely ask for Dave's section!Five star food! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐5 Star service! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐“

4.3 Superb171 Reviews
Parkway House Restaurant Family • $
1640 10th Ave NE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

House Famous Cheese Steak Hot Oven Sub
Country Fried Steak w Milk Gravy
Greek Specialty - Gyro Platter
House Famous Cheese-Steak Sub
Country Style Steak Dinner
Big Bad Pickle Burger
Side of French Fries
Mashed Potatoes
Belgian Waffle
Greek Salad

“Excellent meal and great service!“

4.3 Superb95 Reviews
Waffle House Breakfast • $
1227 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Sausage Egg and Cheese Grits Bowl
Texas Cheesesteak Sandwich
Philly Cheese Steak Plate
Waffle House Hash Browns
Two Egg Breakfast Meal
Steak Hash Brown Bowl
All Star Special
Grits Eggs Bacon
Single Waffle
Patty Melt

“We're traveling from West Virginia visiting relatives. This particular Waffle House is right next to our motel. The food was delicious and all of the staff was so nice and friendly.And the service was fast. If we pass through again we will stop in“

4.3 Superb92 Reviews
Harbor Inn Seafood Seafood • $
2555 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Combo Platter with Salt and Pepper Catfish and Jumbo Shrimp
Every Day Special Fried Seafood Platter
Hush Puppies That Come with the Meal
Frog Legs Shrimp and Whole Catfish
Oysters on the Half Shell
Side - Hush Puppies
Parmesan Oysters
Chicken Tenders
Fried Flounder
Popcorn Shrimp

“Fish camp atmosphere. Staff is friendly, hushpuppies are always fresh and hot. Good variety of options and the new menu (2024) offers additional seafood options. The daily specials do not disappoint. Order baby shrimp and you can feed a small army, the portions are so generous!“

4.3 Superb89 Reviews
O'Charley's Restaurant & Bar American • $$
2360 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Bread Rolls with Butter
Grilled Atlantic Salmon
Grilled Chicken Salad
Fried Chicken Tenders
Ribs & Chicken Tenders
Cedar-Planked Salmon
Macaroni and Cheese
Loaded Potato Soup
Garlic Shrimp Pasta
Louisiana Sirloin

“Thomas Hammond, manager , great service, GREAT food. Best in North Carolina“

3.5 Good95 Reviews
Golden Corral Buffet & Grill Buffet • $
1053 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Speggetti and Meatbal Homemade Grilled Meat Sause
Strawberries to Dip into the Chocolate Fountain
Melt in Your Mouth Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft and Hard Taco Shells
Bourbon Street Chicken
Dressings for Salads
German Chocolate Pie
Smoked Pulled Pork
Macaroni & Cheese
Individual Salads

“We had a great meal here, was my daughters birthday. Our waiter, Drew, was awesome! He was friendly, funny, even did a few magic tricks for the birthday girl. He made her day special!“

4.2 Good151 Reviews