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Highland Avenue Restaurant

883 Highland Ave SE, Hickory, NC 28602-1106
+1 828-267-9800
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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883 Highland Ave SE, Hickory, NC 28602-1106
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Reviewed yesterday

If you're looking for a quiet restaurant with some items/descriptions on the menu that you don't recognize, and pretty high prices, then this is the place for you. I'm not saying any of this in a negative way, it's Hickory's version of fine dining. NOT...More

Thank BigGuy28601
Reviewed 13 March 2018

good menu, service much improved,reasonably priced, food was good, very nice decor, lacks enough parking

Thank Freddie G
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Came in with a few from work. Salad was good, smoked chicken was way over brined. Breast was dried out, while the leg and thigh were bearable. One guy had the filet and enjoyed it. Other guy had the chicken sandwich which was ok. Overall,...More

Thank jalapenodaved
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner because of good reviews on TA. It was raining that night so we couldn’t sit outside (but there is a lovely deck!). Bar was busy but not too loud. Fried oysters were sweet and well prepared. Authentic southern food. Macaroni...More

Thank Karin R
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We really enjoyed the atmosphere of the of the old textile mill. We were there during Queen's Feast and had a wonderful meal.

Thank Rhon P
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Mine and my husband's go-to for date night or a celebration. Wonderful atmosphere and food! Bar is perfect for meeting friends for drinks.

Thank Tabitha C
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I just moved to hickory from Raleigh, so I know that restaurants aren't the same,but this was ok. The hamburger wasn't cooked all the way and was super thick. If younlike that,than that's fine....but I don't. Anyway,the service was good,although we were pretty much the...More

Thank hicgirl
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The atmosphere is convivial and warm. The crispy oyster starter is truly delicious. We could have made a meal out of more of those. The sirloin steak was prepared as ordered but a tad on the chewy side. The shrimp and grits were tasty but...More

Thank stems22
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Some aspects of my meal were fantastic, others were not. I thoroughly enjoyed my Farmer Greens salad. The beer selection was okay, but with so many great NC IPAs available, that selection was poor. For my entree, I was disappointed with the price of the...More

Thank CLEShawn
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Totally enjoyed our dinner. The four of us had different things on the menu. All arrived timely with no rush. We don't go to dinner just to rush. They put a bottle of cold water on the table for us. Filled out glasses and we...More

Thank Shelmay
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Yes they do. - it's a great place for group of couples.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 28
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 883 Highland Ave SE, Hickory, NC 28602-1106
    (Lenoir-Rhyne Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: +1 828-267-9800
  • E-mail
Highland Avenue changed the culinary landscape of Hickory, North Carolina when the farm-to-table restaurant opened in 2013 and has garnered regional and national praise for locally sourced foods. On any given day, farmers and purveyors are walking through the back door, arms loaded down with produce, cheese and meats from their North Carolina farms. Highland Avenue is quickly becoming a destination for people who love good food. Located on the second floor of the beautifully renovated former Holler Hosiery Mill in the up and coming Southeast District of Hickory, Highland Avenue pays homage to the city's rich manufacturing history while focusing on New American cuisine. Appalachian trout, shrimp and grits, flatbreads, and crispy chicken sandwiches are a few of the popular items you'll find on the menu. The restaurant offers stunning, seasonal fare and provides guests with a taste of true Southern hospitality.
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