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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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1954 13th Avenue Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5186
+1 828-322-9032
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just flown in to NC from Los Angeles. We were exhausted and decided to try the restaurant right next to our hotel. The place was packed so you would think that the food was good. We had to wait 40 minutes for a table. The food was horrible. Everything smelled like stinky cheese. I ordered the ravioli. I... More 

Thank janedoe32
Carrabbas, Guest Relations Manager at Carrabba's Italian Grill, responded to this review

Hello, We are always open to guest feedback and appreciate you sharing about your experience. Please take a moment to email us at homeoffice@carrabbas.com with the subject: TripAdvisor Review – Hickory, NC so we can follow up with you soon. Thank you, Leah Carrabba’s Italian Grill More 

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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is very busy located and surrounded by numerous hotels in the area. Food was good for chain food. Again great service!

Thank Qba1
Hickory, North Carolina
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We took friends from out of town here. The food was awesome! The first booth was a bit tight, so they moved us to a table with no problem. The staff was very friendly and efficient. The cost was on the higher side, but for special occasions it is definitely worth it.

Thank Joan G
Hickory, North Carolina
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I went to this restaurant because of a tv ad. The food was good, but I was uncomfortable because they seemed to not like the fact I had my service dog with me. She is a small dog, and I just felt she was not welcome.

Thank BTravelsToo
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here recently while in town on business. Food and service was great as always. The stuffed mushrooms were delicious. I always enjoy the blackberry sangria.

Thank Skbrown12
Horseheads, New York
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254 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This was a pleasant surprise for me. We walked over from our hotel both evenings for dinner here after long days at work. The food and service were very good and the wine list was too. It was really convenient to be able to walk over from the hotel. I had the shrimp the first night and the lasagna the... More 

Thank Memmett
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The service in the bar area was good, the server was very attentive. The meatball special was served cold, I should have known when the item came out within 3 mins of ordering, it did have some flavor and would have been much better if it was cooked to the correct temp. The salad and bread were very good, I... More 

Thank haolegirl2014
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Wow! This place was hopping! Easily a 50 minute wait for a table. We were a party of 2 so grabbed a spot near the bar. Food was good but had a little wait for it. Daughter is gluten free and there were good options on the menu. She was pleased with her meal.

Thank Robin V
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great food! Very busy. The meatball special was excellent. Very friendly waitress and great service.

Thank tharcher
Hickory, North Carolina
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Lots of folks do not like big chain restaurants but the Carraba's in Hickory is well received for its altmosphere, friendly staff and great 🍕! I have a dairy allergy and they always take my special order seriously and bring me a fresh pizza with fresh ingredients! When you sit at the bar you always meet interesting people and it... More 

Thank DLC5050

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1954 13th Avenue Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5186
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: +1 828-322-9032

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?