38 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Hickory

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

Customers` Favorites

Bento Box with Tuna and Yellowtail Nigiri
Ocean's Wink and Lobster Roll
Family Reunion Roll
California Roll
Sashimi Deluxe
Tonkatsu Dinner
Skikado Bento
Spider Rolls
Salmon Rolls
Rainbow Rolls

“The guy who claims to be their chef is a pervert. He has been sexually harassing my daughter Emma. It has gotten to the point police are involved. Jason Chef Watson He should be Blacklisted. even after police involvement he was sending many threats. he is a bad bad dude, and I see he has been accused of sexual assault by several women. Stay away from my daughter Perv. or else. His GF April Moore is crazier than him.“

4.8 Superb58 Reviews
Rancho Viejo Mexican Grill Mexican • $
715 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Mexican Fried Ice Cream
Seafood Chimichanga
Carne Asada Tacos
Fresh Guacamole
Chicken Fajitas
Chips Y Salsa
Nachos Supreme
Mojarra Frita
Cheese Dip

“We are visiting family in Hickory while on vacation and wanted some good Mexican food. Rancho Viejo did not disappoint. The food was amazing and came out sizzling hot. The food tasted delicious and the portions so generous. Our server Chema was so polite and attentive to us throughout the meal. We definitely recommend eating here and we will come back when we visit again.“

4.6 Superb75 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
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
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
Mekvilai Thai Cuisine Thai • $
2422 N Center St, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Thai Spicy Fried Rice Medium Hot
Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls 2
Thai Ginger Chicken
Appetizer Sampler
Drunken Noodle
Rama Chicken
Tom Kha Gai
Pad Thai
Tom Yum

“They always have great service and the food is always amazing! One of my favorite places to go!“

4.7 Superb25 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
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 Good199 Reviews
Hickory Cafe & Arcade Breakfast • $
221 1st Ave NW, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Two Slices of Toast
French Fries
Country Ham

“great place, people and food. need to update this page and post hours. highly recommend for breakfast and a good burger and fries combo.“

4.5 Superb30 Reviews
Thai Lotus Restaurant Thai • $
2601 N Center St, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Stir Fried Mixed Vegetables with Chicken
Crispy Vegetable Rolls 4
Thai Basil Spring Rolls
Combination Fried Rice
Panang Curry-Chicken
Thai Lotus Fried Rice
Pineapple Fried Rice
Drunken Noodles
Massaman Curry
Yellow Curry

“The absolutely the best Thai restaurant in Hickory NC. Not only is their food amazing their staff and atmosphere is wonderful. My husband and I would recommend this restaurant to everyone who loves Thai food!!!!!!!“

4.3 Superb64 Reviews
Duck N' Good Food Place Hmong Restaurant Asian Fusion • $
3005 1st Ave SW, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Duck Platter with Sticky Rice
Stuffed Chicken Wing 1
Garden Spring Rolls
Spicy Papaya Salad
Whole Roasted Duck
Papaya Salad Small
Roasted Pork Ribs
Beef Larb Platter
Pad Thai Noodles
Combination Pho

“Best Hmong papaya salad I’ve had in a while!! I would order everyday if I could.“

4.3 Superb63 Reviews
Standard Oyster Company Seafood • $$
2147 N Center St, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Variety of Raw Oysters on the Half Shell
Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce
All You Can Eat Crab Legs
Mon Endless Crablegs
Oysters Rockefeller
Catch of the Day
Sesame Ahi Tuna
Lobster Sliders
Fresh Oysters
Cajun Shrimp

“Our favorite place for dining out in Hickory! Great Atmosphere, staff, and SEAFOOD!“

4.3 Superb51 Reviews
China Moon Chinese • $
2346 Springs Rd NE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

General TSO's Chicken Garlic Shrimp with Vegetable Fried Rice
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Sesame Chicken
Egg Roll

“The Food Is Delicious ! You Get Alot For Your Money Me, & My Guy Go Here Every Chance We Get Best Chinese Food I've Ever Had In My Entire Life The Food Be Hot And Steamy Upon Arrival Very Favorable Clean RestaurantParking: It's alot of free empty parking lot to park and go in, as far as the scenery it isn't the 5star restaurant scenery but it is cool to do a quick brunch and dip or sit in the restaurant is really clean .“

4.4 Superb31 Reviews
El Paso Mexican Restaurant Mexican • $
1709 N Center St, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Fajitas De Pollo Chicken Fajitas
Carne Asada Street Tacos
Burrito Fiesta Platter
Rice and Refried Beans
Table Side Guacamole
Chicken Poblano
Chips and Salsa
Fajitas for Two
Margaritas 120z
Raul Burritos

“We have been to El Paso many times and every time it’s awesome! We have been in small groups and big groups and have always had excellent service and excellent food. I love the fiesta burrito and the white cheese sauce is amazing. We always start out with guacamole regional. It’s a must have for everyone. We have many friends that visit us and they always want to make one of our dinners at El Paso. Thanks for your constant attention to detail and delicious food!“

4.2 Good103 Reviews
Hart & Soul Café Vegetarian • $
25 4th St SW, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Bacon Egg & Cheese Biscuit
Soul Crusty French Toast
Traditional Breakfast
French Toast Special
Crunchy French Toast
Breakfast Sandwich
Buttermilk Pancakes
Breakfast Burrito
Shrimp and Grits
Breakfast Tacos

“Awesome food and super nice staff. I highly recommend this restaurant.“

4.2 Good90 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 Peanut House Thai • $
2352 Springs Rd NE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Curry with Rice
Pad Thai with Chicken
A Bunch of Dumplings
Light Spring Rolls
Sunny Egg Noodles
Drunken Noodles
Chicken Wings
Pad See EW

“Went for the first time before Christmas and it was so good!! Awesome customer service!!“

4.2 Good84 Reviews
La Cocinita Mexican Restaurant Mexican • $
2220 N Center St, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Grilled Chicken with Beans and Vegetables
Tacos de Carne Asada
Quesadilla De Bistec
Enchiladas Supremas
Breaded Beef Torta
Smothered Burrito
Nachos Rancheros
Burrito Ranchero
Salsa and Chips
Chicken Fajitas

“Lo mejor de la comida Mexicana ?? Muy auténtica ??“

4.2 Good54 Reviews
Outback Steakhouse Steak House • $$
1435 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Outback Center-Cut Sirloin Dine in: Yes Outdoor seating: Yes Takeout: Yes Curbside pickup: Yes
Steak Loaded Baked Potato and Macaroni and Cheese
Salmon with Veggies and Sweet Potato
Queensland Chicken & Shrimp Pasta
Sirloin & Grilled Chicken
Outback-Style Prime Rib
Grilled Chicken Breast
Bloomin' Fried Chicken
Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Blooming Cheeseburger

“I ordered curb side, and the food and service overall was great, and I will definitely be back. My only negative comment was that the salad I ordered to go, had a core piece from the head of lettuce that was about the size of a tennis ball. The meal was great along with the service, just a large stalk from the lettuce that I don't believe anyone would want. I just wanted to let you guys know“

4.1 Good216 Reviews
Carrabba's Italian Grill Italian • $$
1954 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Trios - New Carrabba's Italian Classics Trio
Mama Mandola's Sicilian Chicken Soup
Cannoli Cake Slice for Two
Pasta - Fettuccine Carrabba
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Strawberry Cheesecake
Cannoli Cake for Two
Big Stuffed Meatball
Johnny Rocco Salad
Spaghetti Pomodoro

“Food and service was amazing“

4.1 Good191 Reviews
Bootleggers' Whiskey Bar - Grill Bar & Grill • $$
2039 N Center St suite b, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Bacon Wrapped Dates
Pepperoni Pizza

“great food, live music, and friendly staff“

4.4 Superb13 Reviews
Mellow Mushroom Hickory Pizza • $
1185 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE Exit 125 Off I-40, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Holy Shiitake Pie
Mellow Mushroom
Pepperoni Pizza
House Special
Pretzel Bites
Cheese Pizza
Kosmic Karma
Veggie Pizza
Caesar Salad

“I love going to Mellow Mushroom. They never disappoint. I had time between showings and stopped in for lunch. I like all the statues and decor. I had the Hawaiian style pizza. Delicious. The wait staff was good. The restaurant was clean. Will definitely be back!“

4.1 Good110 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
El Paso Mexican Restaurant Mexican • $
505 U.S. Hwy 70 SW, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

El Gran Burrito with Rice and Beans and a Salad
Fajitas De Pollo Chicken Fajitas
Fajitas Texanas Texas Fajitas
California Burrito
Pollo Loco Burrito
Cuervo Margarita
Chips and Salsa
Arroz Con Pollo
Taco Tuesday

“You are in for a treat. Let your amigos at El Paso take care of you. Have a nice relaxing Margarita and a plate of one of their amazing Nachos while their staff make you feel at home.“

4.1 Good87 Reviews


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

Customers` Favorites

Braised Moroccan Lamb Shank with Fava Beans Shaved Fennel Carrots & Tzatziki
Grilled Salmon with Asparagus Basmati Rice & Pickled Red Onion
Naan with Your Choice of Tzatziki Hummus or Baba Ganoush
Prosciutto with Bacon Fig Jam and Cheese and Arugula
Seared Scallops with Cheese Bacon and Arugula
Moroccan Beef Sliders with Manchego & Aioli
Fried Calamari with Marinara
Moroccan Chicken Tagine
Limoncello Cake
Hand Cut Fries

“Wow. Attention to detail is alive and well here. What a spectacular experience. Amazing service, food that is out of this world, and beautiful ambiance!!I will rave about this place for years. Do not pass up the opportunity to visit here!!Tiffany, the bartender/server was the vest in the business! She was amazing! Again, do not miss an opportunity to dine here!“

4.1 Good74 Reviews
Blowing Rock Draft House & Brewery Brewery • $$
883 Highland Ave SE, Hickory

“Absolutely one of the best pizzas I've ever had! And that is saying a lot LOL I'm here visiting from California and I have went here three times since I've been here in the last 2 weeks! I always order the thin crust and it is nice and crispy. The sauce has a delicious flavor also. Nothing to complain about, excellent pizza!“

4.1 Good56 Reviews
El Sarape Mexican Restaurant Mexican • $
3180 S Hwy 127, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Mexican Street Corn
Chips and Salsa
Shrimp Fajitas
Taco Salad

“The food is amazing and the service was excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant!“

4.1 Good53 Reviews
Chili's Grill & Bar Tex-Mex • $
2181 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Molten Chocolate Cake Dine in: Yes Outdoor seating: No Takeout: Yes Curbside pickup: Yes
10oz Ribeye Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli and Cheese with a Side Order of Shrimp
Chili's Secret Sauce Burger
Bottomless Tostada Chips
Bottomless Chips & Salsa
Sweet Corn on the Cob
Cajun Chicken Pasta
Half Order of Ribs
BBQ Brisket Burger
Texas Cheese Fries

“And hubby had a Mexican street corn. Food is always good just wish they’d bring back the steak and rib combos“

4 Good118 Reviews
Vintage House Restaurant Fine Dining • $$$
271 3rd Ave NW, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

NC Trout Grilled with Lump Crab Finished with Citrus Before Blanc
Outer Banks Scallops and Pork Belly
Butternut Squash Ravioli
Filet and Broccolini
Side Caesar Salad
Filet Tournedos
VH Profiterole
Beef and Pasta
Duck Breast
Yeast Roll

“My beloved sister took me here for my birthday!!!! What a treat!!!! My first visit!!! The facility was beautiful, the staff delightful and the food extraordinary!!!! An exceptional experience. HIGHLY recommend!!!!“

4 Good142 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 Good105 Reviews
Kickback Jack's Bar & Grill • $
1187 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Ribeye Broccoli and Loaded Mashed Potatoes
The Original Cruzan Rum Bucket
Chicken Tenders Platter
Tavern Nachos Appetizers
Grilled Chicken Wings
Mushroom Swiss Burger
BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Burger and Fries
Buffalo Chicken
Seafood Platter

“Our youth basketball team and parents really enjoyed ourselves! Watching NBA playoffs while having a great time with everyone having amazing food!!

Kid-friendliness: We brought our youth basketball team! They were very accommodating!!“

3.9 Good109 Reviews
China King Chinese • $
2609 N Center St, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

House Special Fried Rice
General TSO's Chicken
Fried Dumplings
Chicken Lo Mein
Sesame Chicken
Crab Rangoon
Shrimp Roll
Wonton Soup

“We love their food. We've never been disappointed with our orders. Always made fresh and delicious! Highly recommend.“

3.7 Good37 Reviews
Ny Hibachi Buffet Buffet • $
2128 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

Mussels Stuffed Mushrooms Pigs in the Blanket
Stir Fry Teriyaki Lo Mein with Steak Strips
Seafood - 78 Shrimp w Mixed Vegetable
Cajun Corn Shrimp Stuffed Jalapenos
Varied Mixture Off the Buffet
Large Sweet and Sour Chicken
Sushi Bar and Hot Buffet
Large Chicken Chow Mein
Beef Tips and Potatoes
Fried Chicken Wings 4

“Everything is real good food,clean and nice people.“

3.8 Good113 Reviews
KOBE - Japanese House of Steak & Seafood Japanese • $$
1103 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory

Customers` Favorites

New York Strip Steak and Shrimp - Lunch Combination
Chicken Teriyaki with Filet Mignon and Shrimp
Hibachi Steak and Shrimp
Shrimp and Scallops
Japanese Miso Soup
Rice & Vegetables
Teriyaki Chicken
Kobe Fried Rice
Hibachi Chicken
Teriyaki Steak

“The kids really enjoyed it.“

3.7 Good136 Reviews