Welcome, food enthusiasts and travel gourmands, to the heart of North Carolina, where the vibrant city of Hickory beckons you to partake in an unparalleled culinary adventure! From January 19 to 28, the magic of Charlotte's Restaurant Week casts its spell over the metro area, offering an indulgent exploration of exquisite dining at a fixed price. Join us as we delve into the gastronomic wonders of Hickory's participating restaurants, where flavors come alive and every bite tells a story.

Cafe Rule & Wine Bar

Cafe Rule & Wine Bar

Nestled in the picturesque foothills of Hickory, Cafe Rule & Wine Bar is a culinary oasis that promises a feast for the senses. At $45 per person, embark on a journey through their carefully crafted prix fixe menu featuring tantalizing options like Calamari with Wasabi Cream, Short Rib Meatballs with Bone Marrow Sugo and a Curried Sweet Potato that will leave your taste buds singing. Don't miss their signature steak frites or the decadent S'mores Cheesecake for a perfect finale.

Charolais Steakhouse

Charolais Steakhouse

For over 50 years, Charolais Steakhouse has been a beacon of culinary excellence in Hickory. Priced at $45 per person, their menu offers a selection that pays homage to tradition while embracing the new. Indulge in Shrimp Cocktail, a classic Caesar Salad and a choice of perfectly cooked mains such as the Filet or the Prime Rib. Complete your experience with delightful desserts like Butterscotch Ice Cream or NY-Style Cheesecake.

Cowa Sakè


Experience the vibrant energy and fusion flavors at Cowa-Saké, where Japanese cuisine meets street food vibes. Priced at $40 per person, their menu boasts inventive dishes like the Poke Power, Cowa-Sake Box and a divine Matcha Crème Brûlée for dessert. With theatrics and a commitment to community support, Cowa-Saké promises an unforgettable dining experience that goes beyond the plate.

Mas Amor Cantina

Mas Amor Cantina

At Mas Amor Cantina, Tex-Mex gets a North Carolina twist, offering bold flavors and fresh ingredients. Priced at $35 per person, savor delights such as Elote Mexican Street Corn, local North Carolina Trout Fajita and Tres Leches Cake for dessert. With a commitment to fresh and homemade ingredients, Mas Amor Cantina delivers a fiesta for your taste buds.

Standard Oyster Co.

Standard Oyster Company

Step into the laid-back ambiance of Standard Oyster Company, where oysters and fresh seafood take center stage. Priced at $40 per person, choose from starters like Octopus or Deviled Eggs, followed by mains such as Miso-Marinated Sea Bass or Gumbo. The dessert options, including Key Lime Pie and Chocolate Mousse Cake, are a delightful conclusion to your seafood journey.

Vintage House Restaurant

Vintage House

Elevate your dining experience at Vintage House, the epitome of fine-dining in Hickory. Priced at $50 per person, their menu features sophisticated choices like Sweet Potato Bisque, Filet Tornedos and Buttermilk Panna Cotta. Set in the historic Abernathy home, Vintage House provides a blend of classic and contemporary flavors in a charming setting.


As you explore the culinary treasures of Hickory during Charlotte's Restaurant Week, each restaurant becomes a chapter in a story of flavors, innovation and community. Whether you're drawn to the timeless classics of Charolais Steakhouse or the fusion fun at Cowa-Saké, Hickory invites you to savor the variety that makes it a culinary destination worth returning to. So, pack your appetite and embark on a gastronomic journey that promises to leave you with a taste of Hickory's hospitality and culinary prowess. There's a reason to keep coming back, and it's written in the delectable pages of Hickory's restaurant scene.


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