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242 11th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601-3836 (HWY 127)
828-324-2005
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
242 Remains a destination culinary experience!

From day 1, 242 has offered top quality food and an exceptionally fine wine list. This remains true today. Fantastic hors D'oeuvres abound and ample for a lighter appetite. Chef Doherr and his culinary team consistently demonstrate excellence that will have you coming back. Expect to experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Comanchero26
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Hickory, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hickory, North Carolina
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

From day 1, 242 has offered top quality food and an exceptionally fine wine list. This remains true today. Fantastic hors D'oeuvres abound and ample for a lighter appetite. Chef Doherr and his culinary team consistently demonstrate excellence that will have you coming back. Expect to experience foods bought fresh at the local farmers market. 242 is but one of... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We just had a fantastic meal at Yousef 242!! The fried green tomato appetizer, as well as the marinated goat cheese appetizer were spot on!!! They are trying some new pasta dishes which are excellent! Drinks are always good! Trevor always makes everything very enjoyable!! Love this place!!

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Hickory, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

great atmosphere, food and service, and the bar is just the right size...menu is constantly changing, and in summer sitting outside is great..

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had a wonderful evening recently here. We started with the Ahi tuna starter, followed by the pork tenderloin and the Filet Mignon. We finished with the Chocolate Mousse. I would recommend everything we had. All of it. It was all delicious and our waitress was great. It has a very modern and chic atmosphere, which makes it perfect for... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Food id nicely cooked and well presented A little pretentious but adventurous. The Wine is expensive and although the quality is Okay there needs to be some review of price.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Found myself in Hickory for a business meeting. Dinner for 10. Had a few drinks at bar in advance. It was a Monday night and they had two guys strumming away on guitars. Good music good vibe. Bartender was super friendly. Food was great. Fresh. Calamari was best I have had in a while! Wine list was great and pricing... More 

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Hickory, NC
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were at a private party in a separate dining room. The service was very good. The lamb tenderloin was delicious. The bibb salad was very good. The devil's food with berries was only average. It was a great place for a private gathering of about 15 people.

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San Francisco, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Upscale cuisine, exceptional service, trendy modern decor, and a notable wine list. This restaurant would fit in a major market just about anywhere; and is definitely the best restaurant in its class in the Hickory area. Perhaps Youssef's is over-priced for Hickory residents (I can't speak to that) but as a traveller passing through, we thought our meals were great,... More 

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North Carolina
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stopped for a late lunch upon tripadvisor's recommendations. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is open, airy and welcoming. Everyone we dealt with was so personable and professional. At the urging of our waiter, we shared the calamari. This was the best calamari I've ever had. Long pieces of meat, lightly fried, served with a wasabi aioli. It was... More 

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rhode island
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90 reviews 90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is the third time that I have eaten here while visiting my daughter in Hickory. Each time has been a wonderful experience. They have interesting combinations of foods, often with a middle eastern flare. The wine list, both by bottle & glass is thoughtful & interesting. If the warmer season is available, the outdoor patio is beautiful. Service is... More 

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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: 828-324-2005

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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