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Youssef 242

242 11th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601-3836
828-324-2005
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Ranked #3 of 196 Restaurants in Hickory
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $38
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: HWY 127
Description: Experience the exceptional cuisine that Hickory has to offer in the casual setting of Youssef 242. Fresh, sensational flavors and exquisite wine pairings are yours to enjoy as your palate is spoiled by our expert chef and staff. There is simply no comparison to the array of dishes, the extensive wine selection or the upscale ambiance which Youssef 242 invites you to savor.
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English first
Conover, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I admit I was hesitant because I like low key. I was surprised this place had an amazing comfy feel, yet very elegant! The food was great! I had the blackened strip with horseradish onion straws and cheddar mashed potatoes. Everything was yummy. Out of a party of 16 we were told they tend to overcook meat, so we ordered... More 

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Hickory, NC
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Overpriced! The food was mediocre and service was very limited. For an upscale restaurant they should be able to find something besides seasoned french fries to accompany the crab cake with fried green tomato and shredded vegetables. The shredded vegetables overwhelmed the crab cake and friend green tomato. The crabcake was very good with not a lot of filler. Didn't... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I''m a foodie and have traveled a great deal through my career and personal life. As such, I've frequented many great restaurants. I'll put Youssef's (as we call it locally), up against any I've ever been to. Complementing the great food (everything on the menu is superb), the service is second to none. Trevor, Josh, Austin, Sara, Jessica (I know... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Arriving on this cold fall day, we had high expectations. The restaurant is easy to locate with plenty of parking and has a nice vibe inside. This attempt at fine dining falls short when the food arrives. We started with the hummus appetizer (order the small order as is plenty) which was nicely flavored with pesto, grilled pita and a... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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141 reviews 141 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were here for the golf tournament and wanted a great meal and we found it. The service was attentive without being overbearing. The fig and jalapeno jelly with cornbread was amazing. The seafood entree was perfectly cooked. We split the entree, did not ask for a split but they did and without charge. Deserts were awesome. The front of... More 

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Garden City Beach, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Nice atmosphere but not so good service, seems short staffed and snobbish, won't return. The food is just ok nothing to demand the prices. Gave gone several times byt their attitudes don't except new customers well, too good old boys for me.

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Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Just right! Ambiance, food, service, friendliness of staff were all great. Lots of good choices on the menu; looking forward to my next visit!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My wife and I recently had supper at Youseff and the experience was great. The food was fabulous, I had the NY strip steak and it was perfect. We also had the Tai noodle lettuce wrap appetizer and it was wonderful. The appetizer had chicken and a peanut sauce that was spot on. For dessert we ordered the beignet with... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We meet once a month for lunch and have always had the best service. It has to be hard getting 6 to 8 meals to the requirements of a bunch of old ladies. (that doesn't include me, of course). Good food..especially the lunch pizza...big enough for lunch and to take half home for dinner.We love their breads too.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had a very delicious meal with friends while sitting outside on a beautiful night. The bar area inside was full of people having a great time.

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Additional Information about Youssef 242

Address: 242 11th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601-3836
Phone Number: 828-324-2005
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 38
Cuisine: American

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