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206 Union Square NW, Hickory, NC 28601-6110
8283245674
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful soup

My husband and I were in town for a wedding and wandered around the quaint downtown Hickory area. We went into the Crescent Moon Cafe, but no staff ever greeted us so we left after a bit and found Josh's instead. I had a wonderful Mediterranean soup with a real spicy kick that was delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Steffenzei
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Raleigh, NC
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Raleigh, NC
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

My husband and I were in town for a wedding and wandered around the quaint downtown Hickory area. We went into the Crescent Moon Cafe, but no staff ever greeted us so we left after a bit and found Josh's instead. I had a wonderful Mediterranean soup with a real spicy kick that was delicious, along with half a grilled... More 

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2 Thank Steffenzei
Hickory, North Carolina
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food and cheerful staff with a reasonable price. Love the fish tacos. When the weather is nice the patio seating in the square area is a nice place to enjoy a meal.

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1 Thank Liz G
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148 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Hate to hate. But this place was not good. Service was pushy, rigid. Food was gross. Chicken tacos just bland and without imagination. Shrimp tacos and fish tacos fair at best. Not flexible in modifying their simple menu even for additional cost (I will pay anything for good food). Drinks were stiff and disgusting. Company was good, food was horrid.... More 

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1 Thank Pras499
NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We had dinner at Josh's for the first time. I made the reservation and I was not sure it would be a good experiene. Lots of chain restaurants in Hickory that we don't enjoy. It was a good decision as all 5 of us were impressed with the food and the service. Thank you Josh for a wonderful evening.

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Thank bbladyNc
Pompton Plains, New Jersey
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Stephanie was my server and she was excellent. I asked for a cocktail that they didn't have on the menu and she secured the ingredients from the chef. Other places would have said, "we don't have that" but Stephanie and Chef Josh are resourceful people. Besides my wonderful cocktail, I had a delicious soup with smokey bacon that was so... More 

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1 Thank DanCohen55
Hickory, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice selections and the open kitchen add a bit of flair. Neat sides offered. Great for a special occasion or brunch. Ask for the chef's table..eye to eye with Josh and a little conversation.

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Thank B J
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Most of the times we have eaten here it has been very good. One night the food was a bit over done, so the flavor was off. We often will take friends with us. Would recommend trying.

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Thank LysaAlex
Morganton, North Carolina
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good selection of cocktails and wine with diverse and delici.ous entrees. Restaurant is small but inviting. Very good wait staff. Chef is the owner.

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Thank travelguys221
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Scrumptious. Delish. Everything we tried. Must try it if your in Hickory!!! Modern and friendly. Was here three months ago while visiting will be back again soon. Salmon and grouper was to die for. Cooked to perfection!!!

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1 Thank Tonya W
Norcross, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I dined on a Tuesday evening entertaining a customer. It was my initial visit, but my customer has been several times and suggested Josh's. We sat inside and it was a slow night so we could easily discuss business over dinner in the small dining room. We had calamari as an appetizer, which I typically do not enjoy, but Josh's... 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, International, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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