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Highland Avenue Restaurant

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Mon, 2/18
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Highland Avenue changed the culinary landscape of Hickory, North Carolina when the farm-to-table restaurant opened in 2013 and has garnered regional and national praise for locally sourced foods. On any given day, farmers and purveyors are walking through the back door, arms loaded down with produce, cheese and meats from their North Carolina farms. Highland Avenue is quickly becoming a destination for people who love good food. Located on the second floor of the beautifully renovated former Holler Hosiery Mill in the up and coming Southeast District of Hickory, Highland Avenue pays homage to the city's rich manufacturing history while focusing on New American cuisine. Appalachian trout, shrimp
$13 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
American, Contemporary
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy the food, the staff, and the atmosphere at Highland Avenue. The food is creatively prepared and locally sourced. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable. The atmosphere is unique, well-decorated, and inviting. So glad Highland Avenue is in Hickory!

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 976alicet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At Highland Avenue (H.AVE), you may H.AVE a historical experience of a beautifully renovated manufacturing building, re-purposed into an exceptional dining experience. You may H.AVE culinary delights selected from many locally produced sources. During the dining experience, you are served, yet not rushed - so...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Cathie28601
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The realest, the illest, the OG, Yakelin made a phenomenal rum based cocktail and really knew her spirits. We had a great time, loved this spacious restaurant and the ambiance.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank alexcF4964SV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to go for a drink or a glass of wine. Love the scenery and the selection of food and wine. The menu and specials are seasonal and dynamic, so you can always expect to be able to try something new....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Navigator782242
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for a work meeting. The duck egg rolls were phenomenal! A definite must have. We also enjoyed the beef tartare and a fried oyster salad. Beautiful restaurant. Always great service from Jackie. One of my favorite places to eat.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Melissa C
Reviewed December 30, 2018

There are rare occasions when a restaurant exceeds expectations after reading a positive newspaper review. Highland Ave. in Hickory is that dining spot. The restaurant is beautiful; the food is simply delicious. And, the service is perfection. ( Thank you Rachel for both your knowledge...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Lucy H
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Everything about our visit tonight was beyond anything we could have hoped. The service (Kara) was incredibly attentive and punctual. The food was some of the absolute best food I’ve ever experienced in a restaurant. My family and I were introduced to the Executive Chef...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Skyler843
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Went to Highland Avenue on Saturday night and sat at the bar. We had two amazing Bloody Mary’s. Jackie at the bar was fantastic. The bone marrow special was delicious. For dinner we had the Shrimp & Grits and Bangers & Mash. Both were awesome...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Melissa C
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Thought we'd try a local restaurant while visiting Hickory for the weekend rather than one of the many chains that serve that area. Boy are we sorry we did. What a bad idea! We left Highland Avenue hungry, mad and out $35.00!!!! Save your money...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal here, dietary restrictions were easily accommodated and the food and drinks were delicious. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 623jenl
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Yes they do. - it's a great place for group of couples.
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