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Youssef 242

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242 11th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601-3836 (HWY 127)
18283242005
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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: Late Night, 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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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
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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
consistently great food

The food here is always good, but the prices are high. The service is not quite up to the pricepoint.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Diane G
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The food here is always good, but the prices are high. The service is not quite up to the pricepoint.

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Valdese, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Visited with old friends over the holidays and had such a good ol time! Will be back. This time bringing sons John and Rob whom will love it!

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Hickory, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Service was a little slow but the food, as always, was amazingly fresh and delightfully tasteful...like a tastebuds' best friend.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The 242 burger is literally the best burger is the best burger I have had in my entire life. There isn't much else to say. The bar staff is amazing and the house drinks are also amazing. I would highly recommend this to anyone! BEST BUGER OF MY ENTIRE 25 YEARS OF LIFE.

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

BEST BURGER! Thank you and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Hickory, North Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review! We look forward to seeing you and your family again. The patio is one of our favorite places, too! More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

Thank you for making lasting memories at 242! We enjoyed being an important part of your VERY special occassion and hope to see you again soon! More 

Huntersville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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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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8 restaurant reviews
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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 52 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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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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?