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Hickory, North Carolina Food Joints Worth Visiting

Deidra Hicks | Nov 19, 200402:05 PM

I am from Hickory NC, and read in another post that Hickory does not have any good places to eat. I am here to set them straight. We have lots of good restaurants in Hickory NC here are just some of my favorites.


Davinci's (127 in Viewmont) Authentic Italian Cusine with an autentic Italian owner and cooks- has a very romantic abiance, hugh wine selection, fireplaces, candlelight, resonable dinner prices ($10-$18 a plate). Melt in your mouth food. A+++ should not be missed. Well worth a trip.

Hamburger/BBQ Joints:

Shell's Diner (Springs Road) has HUGH... wonderful hamburger's, OK hotdogs, OK BarBQ, Country style plates and sandwichs, wonderful breakfast (livermush, bologna, fried hot dogs) Try their Cherry-Vanilla-Lemon-Sundrop (slushie or drink-out of this world) Cheap. Cute 50's style diner and decor, even has live music occasionally, and bike night.

Reynolds Sandwhich Shop: (321 between Hickory and Lenoir, behind Hams and Mcdonalds) hugh hamburgers/cheeseburgers, BBQ (almost like shells but different atmosphere.

Snack Bar- (30+years) used to be a drive in with a small eat-in, now hugh eat-in and pick up orders, WONDERFUL home cooking, very family friendly, great veggie sides and all the South Specialities as well as a good hamburger. (Uptown Hickory past Reynolds above - just stop and ask anyone for directions.


Akito's- 127 (off 321 in Mountain View) absolutely delicious japanese cusine, sit down or take out, better than another delicious much more expensive Japanese restaurant in area). $5.00-$10.00

Kobes (Japanese Steakhouse) They prepare food (5 courses) in front of you. Dinners from $10-$30. Nice atmosphere but share table with strangers.

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Stop N' Shop (in a gas station) on Hwy 18 - great hamburger steak (hugh portions) - out of this world potato wedges VERY CHEAP $5.00 for a full meal, that only a really BIG eater can finish. Hamburgers, justa s big and good. Must not miss. Lots of Country cooking plates also. Family friendly atmosphere.

Morganton (LOCATION IN HICKORY TO OPEN THIS WEEK) Butch's (64-70 across from Valley Hills Mall - {right off of I-40 - Lenior Rhyne Blvd Exit to 64-70 towards CVCC/Valley Hills Mall)(one in Valdese on old 64-70 and another) They have the BEST (hugh) CHICKEN FINGERS in the world (with a great honey mustard or BBQ sauce - Fast food type atmosphere, owner very friendly, they have lots of sides. They also have awesome chicken. Owner VERY FRIENDLY, you can even stop and ask for samples (at least sample the items you don't order- will refund your money if you do not like it - But I PROMISE you will LOVE IT!)

Hope You will Visit Hickory and Try some of our Fabulous FOOD!!!

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