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“Good food; friendly service; nice bar scene”

Highland Avenue Restaurant
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Ranked #13 of 288 Restaurants in Hickory
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 13 - USD 28
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lenoir-Rhyne Blvd
Description: 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.
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 and cheese was tasteless but vegetation dish was delicious. Nice place to stop for dinner and would try it again

Thank Karin R
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Reviewed 21 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.

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Thank Rhon P
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Reviewed 10 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.

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Thank Tabitha C
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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 only people in the restaurant. Despite it being in hickory,it was an ok experience. I wouldn't really go again,though.

Thank hicgirl
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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 the grits were not as smooth and creamy as they should have been as if they had been sitting on the plate too long before serving. The waitstaff was great. The drinks are a bit on the small size and a bigger glass would help. The wine by the glass was a good pour.

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Thank stems22
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