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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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1954 13th Avenue Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-9032
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Beech Mountain, North Carolina, United States
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Like it says in the title lol. If you are looking for OK food and OK service plus generic wines and Beers plus olive garden is packed you could go here I guess.

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Thank Duck C
Hickory, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want good veal marsala this is the only place to go. That is the only thing I eat there because I love their veal so much

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Thank davidkC9324UD
Hickory, North Carolina
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten here many times and the restaurant has been consistently good. It is a cut above 'cookie cutter' and for a chain I feel that the food is individually prepared.

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Thank Lonny M
Dawsonville, Georgia
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101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just off I40 is a collection of hotels/motels in Hickory. Several eating establishments are in easy walking distance from these hotels. I chose Carrabba's. Although this is a chain, it is not as pervasive as some national outfits. I was in a mood for something different, so it became my choice. I was greated by a friendly staff and found... More 

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Thank David M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This chain use to be a good faithful choice - but sadly no longer. Service was horrible, food had little taste and the atmosphere was lacking. This chain is where I fell in love with Chicken Marsala - but after what I was served in my last visit, I will not be back. Their star has fallen from an old... More 

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Thank 1moresunset
Carrabbas, Manager at Carrabba's Italian Grill, responded to this review

Ciao, This is not how we want any of our guests to feel. We'd like to review this further if you could please take a moment to send me an email at homeoffice@carrabbas.com with the subject "TripAdvisor - Hickory, NC". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Amy Carrabba's Italian Grill More 

Margate, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good. The price was reasonable and was within walking distance to the hotel. Will go again!

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Thank D6496LNcindym
Charlotte, North Carolina
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148 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a shame but Carrabba's has just gotten too much like the other chain restaurants that are 30-40% cheaper. The quality of the food is average and the creativity is lacking. They have gone to more combo meals etc. that just make this seem like a more expensive Chili's or Applebee's.

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Thank ScooterCS
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole group of employees didn't seem to care. It was just lunch and the host, bartender, and server all seemed to care less about our party. None of these guys seemed to like working there. We waited for menus, waited for waters, and finally just walked out. We ended up going to J&S beside it and had a pretty... More 

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Thank Steve12345678910
Carrabbas, Manager at Carrabba's Italian Grill, responded to this review

Ciao Steve, This is not at all how we expected your visit to go. We always want your service to be top notch so you can focus on enjoying your meal. We'd like to review this further if you could please take a moment to send me an email at homeoffice@carrabbas.com with the subject "TripAdvisor - Hickory, NC". We can... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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76 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doesn't sound right but the manager liked to pick his nose and handle everything. The cooks followed by wiping the sweat from their for heads with hands and then handling food. We could only image what the food was like, we chose not to eat here.

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Thank j r
Carrabbas, Manager at Carrabba's Italian Grill, responded to this review

Ciao J R, This is extremely concerning to us. We'd like to review this further if you could please take a moment to send me an email at homeoffice@carrabbas.com with the subject "TripAdvisor - Hickory, NC". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Amy Carrabba's Italian Grill More 

Maiden, North Carolina
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Carabas tonight expecting a great meal. Sorry to say it was way less than that. The food tasted good but price and portion were way out of line. The portion served looked like a child's plate, but not the price. The service was less than the top notch service we have always experienced. Willl not be returning anytime... More 

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Thank Dwight R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1954 13th Avenue Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: 828-322-9032

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?