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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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1954 13th Avenue Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5186
+1 828-322-9032
4:00 pm - 10:00 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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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Wow! This place was hopping! Easily a 50 minute wait for a table. We were a party of 2 so grabbed a spot near the bar. Food was good but had a little wait for it. Daughter is gluten free and there were good options on the menu. She was pleased with her meal.

Thank Robin V
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Great food! Very busy. The meatball special was excellent. Very friendly waitress and great service.

Thank tharcher
Hickory, North Carolina
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Lots of folks do not like big chain restaurants but the Carraba's in Hickory is well received for its altmosphere, friendly staff and great 🍕! I have a dairy allergy and they always take my special order seriously and bring me a fresh pizza with fresh ingredients! When you sit at the bar you always meet interesting people and it... More 

Thank DLC5050
Shelby, North Carolina
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Recently my wife and I have eaten at Carrabba's three times in four weeks. Each time we got the same meals because they were SO GOOD. She got the chicken bryan and I got the tilapia. Great meals and great service.

Thank 108Frank2016
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3 reviews
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Carrabbas for over 12 years, when we travel, and at home. Florida, New York, and NC. Tonight we ate in Hickory, where we live. Kids orders were ok, and husbands order was ok. But the fettucini alfredo they first brought out for me looked like a half portion. Even the young lady who brought us... More 

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

This is certainly not the experience we wanted you to have. 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, Madeline Carrabba's Italian Grill More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy the Mama Rosa chicken. And there Martin's are devine. I also partake of the pasta weezy which is great too. The only thing I don't like so much is the way the menu is served everything is an add on.

Thank 731tinak
Hiram, Ohio
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4 reviews
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Fast, friendly service and a diverse choice of menu items for different diners/guests. We will return!

Thank Diane P
York, SC
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2016

On 10/29/16 10 of us went to the Carrabba's Itilian Grill for dinner. The restaurant was crowded and the wait time was at least 35 minutes. The manager asked if we have any problem sitting outside. Since the weather for this time of the year was very pleasant we chose to sit outside. The waiter was great and funny. The... More 

Thank R_K586
Charleston, South Carolina
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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

The food was good, but we waited 15 minutes before anyone came to our table to take our drink orders and that was only because my husband got up and asked the host why no one had come to our table. It seems it was a communication error between the host and server. Once that was fixed, the service was... More 

Thank ShondaM96
Tampa, Florida
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

10/15/16. Late night dinner that hit the spot after an early wedding dinner. I've never had a bad meal at any Carrabba's. Pork tenderloins always satisfies as does the bread! Service is the one exception that varies at this franchise but it was busy this night so dinner took a little longer than we would have liked.

Thank chickar005

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1954 13th Avenue Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5186
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: +1 828-322-9032

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