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206 Union Square NW, Hickory, NC 28601-6110
8283245674
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: As you will notice in the following reviews we are a little bit of...
As you will notice in the following reviews we are a little bit of everything for everbody. So just come and have a great time and leave the rest of the world at the door. "Chef Josh Phillips"
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A really fun little restaurant !

This is a great family restaurant. Items are served 'family style' and are generous portions. You may either specify which sides you prefer, or permit the Chef ( usually Josh) to make his choices based upon entrees chosen. We always ask for the macaroni & cheese. It is not a large facility and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Bill L
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Hickory
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hickory
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great family restaurant. Items are served 'family style' and are generous portions. You may either specify which sides you prefer, or permit the Chef ( usually Josh) to make his choices based upon entrees chosen. We always ask for the macaroni & cheese. It is not a large facility and fills up quickly-be patient.

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High Point, North Carolina
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My daughter and I met in Hickory for lunch and Josh's had been recommended to us. The restaurant is located in a very interesting row of shops and restaurants. We sat at one of the tables in front of the kitchen and enjoyed watching the cooks work while we ate! I had the angus burger and it was cooked perfectly!... More 

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Oak Harbor, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We were in town for a trade show and Josh's was recommended very highly at the hotel and at one of the other downtown businesses. We always try to dine locally when we are in different towns rather than any of the chains. The menu offered a wide variety from beef, seafood, fish and duck. Sharing the sides was nice... More 

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seattle, wa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

this place is wonderful, intimate, and such a pleasant surprise for a town the size of hickory. we had the tasting menu and enjoyed pairing with wines. excellent dessert too! if we are in the area again, we will return!

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Hickory, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

After two years of wanting to go a friend suggested Josh's. Loved the presentations of the dishes and the upscale menu. Delicious food. Loved the orange cream brulee. We will be back. What a find for this area.

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Asheville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We met our daughter here as it is halfway between where she was and where we live. I had not been to downtown Hickory before, and it was rather nice. We had to wait a bit to get seated, but it was worth it. We were there for a Sunday brunch, and there is some limitations to the menu (no... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Josh's provides the diner with a relaxed, high quality, and intimate experience. What Josh's is NOT is a sports bar/tavern. We dined at Josh's on the night of 21 SEPT and witnessed the behavior of the party of 16. Several in that party (not all) must have thought they were in a sports bar. To wit, their loud and boisterous... More 

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North Carolina
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Visited for brunch on a Sunday. The food was great. My husband started with the gravy and biscuits, and said it was delicious. I tried the fried green tomatoes with spicy pimento cheese, and it was freshly made and still hot when it arrived at the table. Our entrees were both just as good. Only downside was the service. The... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are in Hickory, check out Josh's for lunch or dinner. I enjoy the in town location and supporting a locally owned business. Several strong menu items to choose from. Love the veggie sides. Fun to share. I also enjoy the outside dining option.

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Statesville, NC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were here on Halloween night, 7pm. It wasn't crowded at all. The service was mediocre at best. There were only about 5 occupied tables in the restaurant with 2 waitstaff. The food was great although the mahi mahi was a little over cooked. We are both light eaters and split the Mahi Mahi w/ the crayfish. The sauce was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 206 Union Square NW, Hickory, NC 28601-6110
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: 8283245674

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 24
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

As you will notice in the following reviews we are a little bit of everything for everbody. So just come and have a great time and leave the rest of the world at the door. "Chef Josh Phillips"
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?