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242 11th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601-3836 (HWY 127)
18283242005
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Experience the exceptional cuisine that Hickory has to offer in the casual...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Good for a special night

The food at 242 is excellent quality. The portions tend to be small and the prices high, but the food is delicious. Try the grilled Caesar and the scallops. Great atmosphere, lovely staff

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
foodlover6886
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Hickory, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

The food at 242 is excellent quality. The portions tend to be small and the prices high, but the food is delicious. Try the grilled Caesar and the scallops. Great atmosphere, lovely staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food and atmosphere! Calamari and ahi tuna are great. One of our favorite places. My children love it too. Outdoor area is nice as well!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My sister arranged her son'e wedding rehearsal dinner at this restaurant. The food choices were wonderful and the staff were all very professional and attentive. We had several heavy hors d'oeuvres. We had access to an indoor room and patio seating. We had about 40 people at the dinner. We also used accessible audio visual equipment in the indoor room... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed our lunch on the patio. The cheese biscuits with pepper jelly were an excellent way to start our meal. The quality and preparation of the food was top notch,and the presentation was very nice. Our server was very attentative and quite friendly. This is a little pricier than our normal lunch choices, but we... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have been here twice. Both times for lunch and both times were business related and I wasn't paying. This is a pricey place....but its undeniable that there food is excellent as well as the service. If you know ahead of time that you are walking in on a fine dining establishment with fine dining prices I guarantee you wont... More 

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Gastonia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I like to try new restaurants during Queen's Feast. It's 9 days where you can go to an upscale restaurant and order off their abbreviated menu for a fixed price, between $30 and $35. We were surprised to find Youssef on the list of available places because it's in Hickory. But we decided take the 40 mile... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The food is good. Beautiful restaurant. For the price, I would expect more. A once a year type of place. Good for Anniversary or business meeting.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Hickory is definitely not known for its restaurants, but this one stands out above the rest. Consistently excellent food and service and good atmosphere, although a little pricey. Unique menu items and the best biscuits served with pepper jelly that we have ever eaten. In cooler weather the outside garden area is fantastic.

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Valdese, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Took my adult grand-daughter there to have a different, more upscale lunch experience. It was like being in California with the restaurant's decor, outside fireplace/seating area and beautiful garden dining space. All of the staff was well-trained, friendly and very professional. Food was excellent. It was a perfect lunch and I scored 'big' with my grand-daughter. I think dining outside... More 

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Chrissy S, Manager at Youssef 242, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! And you are right: in the cool weather our patio is the 'hottest' place in town! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've been to this restaurant several times as it is one of the nicest ones in the town. Each and every time the hostess is always has a cocky attitude that I'm not good enough to be in this place they somewhat look you up and down dont welcome me happily in, I almost want to turn around and walk... More 

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Chrissy S, Manager at Youssef 242, responded to this review

Thank you for your insights. We do sincerely apologize for the experience you've had. We value each and every customer. Please give us another try and ask for me, the Manager. We take your experience seriously and appreciate your input. Chrissy More 

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Additional Information about Youssef 242

Address: 242 11th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601-3836
Phone Number: 18283242005
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 242 11th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601-3836
    (HWY 127)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: 18283242005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 38
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Doing business

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?