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Youssef 242

242 11th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601-3836
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Ranked #2 of 193 Restaurants in Hickory
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $8 - $38
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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91% Recommend
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Winter Park, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I am very pleasantly surprised by the quality of restaurants in Hickory. Youssef 242 proved to add to my delight. Charming surroundings, efficient and friendly staff, a very diverse selection of starters and main courses. I had the bison, which was pleasingly presented and very tasty to boot! I look forward to my next visit to Youssef 242.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We ate here in early August and found some things delightful, but other things left a little to be desired. First, the jalapeño pepper jelly served with the bread was outstanding. This was by far the best part of our meal! We both had the Wagyu burgers, and they were tasty...but no tastier than a similar burger at any decent... More

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Kings Mountain, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Visiting in Hickory and was looking for a nice resturant. My phone listed all the chains but the name really stood out to me. The patio was shaded and had a fireplace and also had water fountain. The inside was modern and very clean. I ordered the special which was a black bean chicken wrap which was very delicious, my... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We recently enjoyed a lunch at Youssef, and everything was very tasty, but I was a little surprised to see the prices have jumped, especially for the burgers. The 242 burger, which is really delicious, is now $19. The server said this is because they switched to waygu beef. But the prices are just ridiculous, especially for Hickory, NC. For... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Second time eating on a Monday this summer . Its like a personal dining experience. Some menu updates too, tonight Scottish Salmon. Tonight I am eating sweet potato fries for dessert. They should be called Sweet Potato Cinnamon sticks. Yes!!!

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Hickory, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have been eating at Youssef's since the restaurant's opening around 1996. This is a beautiful place to eat. The atmosphere sincerely compliments the fantastic food, love the outside area and prefer to sit there on pleasant evenings. Truly an upscale, big city place in a wonderful smaller town setting.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Who knew such an outstanding restaurant would be in little Hickory? Creative choices, clever flavors. Lunch special was reasonable and delicious. Had a special dessert: limoncello tiramisu. Delightful!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Youssef's is our go-to restaurant when we want a relaxing and enjoyable dining experience. The restaurant is beautiful and the outdoor seating area is gorgeous! The staff is amazing and we always feel welcomed and relaxed. They provide great recommendations if you have any questions. The food is fantastic and we really enjoy the nightly specials. The wine list is... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We have been to Youssef 242 several times and enjoyed it - this time was no exception. The ahi appetizer was light and delicious. Others in the group tried the very flavorful bison steaks. The salmon and veggies was cooked perfectly. We had the opportunity to sit outside which I highly recommend.

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Great food great atmosphere great staff . Have been twice and will continue weekly visit while in the area thru july next visit going to stick to appetizers for whole meal

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