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Youssef 242

242 11th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601-3836
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Ranked #1 of 192 restaurants in Hickory
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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92% Recommend
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English first
Hickory, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
1 review
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Given the title, I must start by saying that Youssef 242 makes the best sweet potato fries I have ever tasted. They look more like French toast sticks and are even served with a syrup like dipping sauce. So very incredibly tasty that I almost forgot about the chicken salad sandwich I'd ordered. However, that would have been a mistake,... More

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DeKalb County
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Although I arrived for lunch just as they had stopped serving, the owner called me back as I headed, hungry and disappointed, back to my car. He invited me in and said that they could provide me with lunch despite the changeover to dinner preparation after after all. Needless to say, I was delighted, having enjoyed their food three times... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Stayed in Hickory for business with two colleagues and we were looking for a nice place to eat. Found this highly rated on Trip Advisor so we decided to try it. So glad we did. We were not expecting the upscale ambiance but were very impressed. We chose a table out on the patio to enjoy the evening. The wine... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It is a great place to celebrate an event such as outdoor dining for a birthday or a perfect martini after the choral society Christmas concert or a lunch business meeting. Love the food and service. Beth

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Turin, Italy
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40 reviews 40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Amazing restaurant, staff kindly and available all the time asking you how was each dish, the tuna is delicious and the spiked carrot cake simply I did not words to describe it!!! For sure I will come back!!! 100% Recommend :)

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