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“Classy and unique atmosphere.”

Highland Avenue Restaurant
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Ranked #15 of 279 Restaurants in Hickory
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $28
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lenoir-Rhyne Blvd
Description: 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, pork belly, shrimp and grits, scratch made breads and pasta, and house cured meat are a few of the popular items you'll find on the menu. The restaurant offers stunning, seasonal fare and provides guests with a taste of true Southern hospitality.
Conover, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Classy and unique atmosphere.”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

It's really a pretty place to have a nice dinner. Not a large restaurant,
so a reservation is a must. The menu is limited but everything on it is delicious! The wait staff has always been polite and efficient.

Visited August 2014
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Thank suegirlnc
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Like the outside seating”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

We found that eating inside was a bit noisy and hard to have a conversation with someone across the table due to the high ceilings in the old mill. Quality and innovation of the food was good, but it is pricey. My husband said his hamburger and fries ($14.00) was just average. I had the cheese and meat board ($14.00) and found the serving size to be meager with only 2 types of cheese and one meat. The rest of the menu looked interesting, but I think we will spend our money somewhere else.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank QueenTiff
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Hickory, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Far superior to any chain restaurant, Highland Ave. is top notch and a great addition to Hickory and the surrounding area.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank andedwa
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Elizabeth H, Manager at Highland Avenue Restaurant, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
Thanks so much and we hope to have you back in soon!
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Franklin, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable evening at Highland Avenue”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

The restaurant is beautifully decorated. The menu is quite interesting, with something for all taste buds. We were warmly greeted and well served. A delightful experience.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank ATravelingVirginian
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Elizabeth H, Manager at Highland Avenue Restaurant, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
Thanks for stopping in! We hope to see you again soon!
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Spruce Pine, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food and ambiance”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

The menu is full of local items, well-prepared, delicious! Open kitchen.
Great cocktails!
This restaurant is in an old textile mill. They have kept the feel, and it is decorated to keep its historical roots.
Great fine dining experience in Hickory!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Robin B
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Elizabeth H, Manager at Highland Avenue Restaurant, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
Robin, we love the feel of the former Hollar Hosiery Mill and glad you did too!
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