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Youssef 242

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242 11th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601-3836 (HWY 127)
828-324-2005
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 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, 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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  • 105
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  • 25
    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
Feels like California

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
paradea
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Valdese, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Valdese, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The go to restaurant for a very nice, exceptionally tasty upscale meal. Love it!! Have never been disappointed in any way.

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North Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

excellent wine list and delicious food. the atmosphere is elegant and the service is also top notch.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The staff was very friendly from the front desk to the waiter. Excellent service and attentive. The biscuits were light and flaky with the flavorful pepper sauce was outstanding. The meal portion was perfect. The burgers being ground there makes a huge difference in taste.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Walked in with an amazing greeting. Bit into a delicious filet that melted in my mouth. Amazingly courteous staff and server made our night. Thanks, Jill!

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Hickory, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Still a very good restaurant, good food, very nice venue but not close to the restaurant it was when Yousef was there. Food quality and service not the same. Still very overpriced but down a bit. They clearly miss Yousef

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North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

By luck, we found this gem of a place. From entrance to garden we were really impressed. After a long day of travel and shopping, the establishment was elegantly comfortable with beautiful surroundings. We sat in the enchanted garden which melted away our long day of stress. The food was great from appetizer, dinner and finished with pressed coffee. The... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Our Daughter was graduating from college and so We had chosen this restaurant for a family dinner and celebration, as it looked very nice online as well as driving by. Well we were so impressed, from the Waitress--so kind, courteous and even helpful hints, she was terrific. Food was excellent, cooked to our specification-all food came out the same time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Had a wonderful meal and bottle of wine before going to the theatre. Their salads are excellent so do not skip the salad course. I LOVED their wamr brussel sprout salad. Enjoyed the chicken and compnaion enjoyed beef. You cannot go wrong with this restuarant. Wait staff was very good too!

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Additional Information about Youssef 242

Address: 242 11th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601-3836
Phone Number: 828-324-2005
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: 828-324-2005

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?