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Highland Avenue Restaurant

883 Highland Ave SE, Hickory, NC 28602-1106
+1 828-267-9800
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“trout” (10 reviews)
“pork chop” (7 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
883 Highland Ave SE, Hickory, NC 28602-1106
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a little hesitant after recent reviews but decided to go on and try Highland Avenue and we weren’t disappointed. The repurposed building provides a contemporary and relaxing atmosphere, our service was excellent and our meals and drinks were delicious. The macaroni and cheese...More

Thank wer4travel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a large table for my birthday dinner and found ourselves disappointed and embarrassed by the entire experience. The food was okay at best. Three of our eight sent our meals back to the kitchen. The service was ridiculously slow and a bit desperate....More

Thank tripnc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We looked up best restaurants in Hickory and finally decided on Highland Avenue and are we happy we did! It was delicious!! As a first time diner we was given a complimentary appetizer. Charred sweet potatoes with charred kale with some kind of reduction. Delicious!!...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The quality of the food is excellent. All local, fresh ingredients expertly prepared. They add their own twist on every dish. Generous portions. Only complaint was the time to get it out of the kitchen.

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Three years ago we visited Highland Avenue Restaurant and found the food and service magical - so much so that we HAD to have dinner there on this visit to Hickory. Sadly, although this restaurant still had the cool furnishings, including a kitchen where you...More

Thank LindaENJ
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We went there for an anniversary dinner. It was really pricey and they food wasnt good. Maybe its because were gluten free that the food didnt have so much flavor but i was still disappointed. The menu soad they had a gf apple pie so...More

Thank artsyPR2001
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This place fully captures the farm-to-table idea. Many of their ingredients and menu items are locally sourced from within 70orso miles, bring new meanings to fresh! They make all their own breads... the beer bread and rosemary marmalade was incredible. For a main I had...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Lovely place except we got a two-top in the bar, even though we had reservations. Kind of felt like we we stuck in the corner. Our waiter was personable and did a nice job recommending drinks and food. We had a steak and pork chop....More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This place is perfect for friends to gather and enjoy a good meal in an INCREDIBLE SPACE. Upbeat and metro-appealing with its open space dining and good variety.

Thank dana m
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Food wasn't the best and the prices were expensive for what was received. I expected more from an upscale resturant.

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Ina J
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Response from dana m | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. - it's a great place for group of couples.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 13 - USD 28
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, 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, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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