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Café Rule & Wine Bar

242 11th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601


Café Rule & Wine Bar features great food from local farmers combined in new and exciting ways, offering locally sourced eclectic cuisine and an extensive, global wine list in an upscale yet casual setting. There is a private dining room and seating for parties, business meetings, and special events, as well as an inviting outdoor patio with fountains, sculptures, and beautifully manicured gardens. A covered patio also features a roaring fireplace, infrared heaters, and cozy blankets for year-round outdoor seating and dining.

OpenTable logo Best Ambiance & Best Overall Restaurant Winner


$30 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


First course (choice of one)

Street Corn - wood-grilled ears, cilantro cream, lime, white cheese

Broccoli Baffle - fried broccoli, lemon zest, sea salt, vegan cashew aioli

Small Grilled Romaine - roasted corn, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro Caesar dressing

Small House Rev - mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, fried black eyed peas, Cheddar

Second course (choice of one)

Grilled Pork Chop - roasted sweet potatoes, caramelized onion, kale, local mushrooms, fig demi-glace

Gulf Shrimp - Herb Fettuccine, toasted pine nuts, roasted pepper cream, fried basil, Manchego

Chicken and Waffle - boneless breast, malted waffle, IPA collard greens, sweet potato cream, chipotle maple

Chef’s Vegetarian Selection - grilled marinated tofu, pecan pesto, local vegetables

Third course (choice of one)

Dark Chocolate Brownie - coffee ice cream, hot fudge

Pecan Pie Cheesecake - brittle dust

Pineapple Upside Down - with Bourbon caramel sauce

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