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Mellow Mushroom

1185 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5128
+1 828-322-8491
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (100 reviews)
“pretzels” (7 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
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American, Pizza, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1185 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5128
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was outstanding. Highly recommend the Shitake pizza for any mushroom lovers. Sllllloooooowwwww service.

Thank Alyson C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food here is outstanding, freshly made and above par for pizza. It does take longer here than traditional pizza for example, where they throw the pie in a tunnel rack oven (you know, frozen pizza in one end, hot "frozen" pizza comes out the other...More

Thank DanCast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little mellow mushroom was a nice spot. It was conveniently located near my hotel. There is outdoor seating. The staff was great. The food was good. And on Wednesday they had $4 beer flights!

Thank Perthyll
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We went on a Friday night about 6:30. It was busy but there was no wait for saying. Hostess was friendly but, did not ask if we had any seating preference. We were seated at a high top near the bar. Waiter greeted us promptly...More

Thank IMHO2
Reviewed 22 March 2018

This place is terrible, the waitress got everything wrong right from the beginning. We asked for water without ice, we got 2 full glasses of water with ice cubes , no water for the kid. Next, we ordered the lunch, and she said she'd be...More

Thank Sousabby
Leslie K, Owner at Mellow Mushroom, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

I am so sorry to learn of your experience in our restaurant and I hope you will email us directly at hickory@mellowmushroominfo.com with further details of your visit and your contact information. We have discussed your concerns with our staff on duty yesterday but we...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

While loud and busy this IS the place for pizza! We drive about 45 mins to eat here. Worth waiting for a table. Always fresh. Always made to order!! Always hot and delicious! I humbly suggest the Shiitake Mushroom Pie! Oh my! Nirvana cubed! Full...More

Thank neenscrush
Leslie K, Owner at Mellow Mushroom, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

We appreciate your business and your 5-star review! The Holy Shiitake is one of our favorites as well! Thank you for understanding great pizza takes time! Hope to see you guys back in the future :)

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

They have a lot of gf options which was really good for us when we were traveling. The restaurant was clean and the service was a little slow,but good!!

Thank hicgirl
Leslie K, Owner at Mellow Mushroom, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thanks you! Sorry about your slow service- definitely not something we aim for. We appreciate your business and your 4-star review and hope to see you back again in the future!

Reviewed 22 January 2018

One of the best pizzas in Hickory. Good service, good crust (most important), easy access to outside seating. We always enjoy our meal at Mellow Mushrom!

Thank lwdaube
Leslie K, Owner at Mellow Mushroom, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Great to hear, thank you!!

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

The food and atmosphere on this visit was excellent. Would have been a 5 except service for the entrees was a bit slow. Fortunately we ordered an appetizer, I do recommend that if you come in hungry! I was glad to hear the 80’s retro...More

Thank Carolina0nmind
Leslie K, Manager at Mellow Mushroom, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for the praises on our restaurant! I do apologize for your less than great experience at our establishment! We try to keep the tunes going most of the time, only putting on sports games per popular request and we do apologize. We hope...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped in after a trip that took us through Hickory and were very impressed with the food, beverages, and our server, Bill! Bill recommended the basil pesto bruschetta and it was fantastic! Our pizza, holy shiitake, was phenomenal! The beers we picked to go...More

Thank Karenhill88
Leslie K, Owner at Mellow Mushroom, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for stopping and dining with us. We agree, Bill is a fantastic member of our team. Hope to see you again soon.

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Questions & Answers
24 February 2017|
Response from Cathy M | Reviewed this property |
I dont know that I would have a rehearsal dinner there. It is one big open space with a bar in the middle and can be pretty loud. I dont think they have an area that can be closed off for a private event
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1185 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5128
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: +1 828-322-8491
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Located at Exit 125 off of I-40 in Hickory, we are a full service restaurant with a large patio for outdoor dining. Join us for gourmet pizzas made to order on the stone, calzones, hoagies, salads, munchies and dessert. Large, full service bar with the best craft beer selection in town with 40 taps and 60+ bottles. Check out our rotating handle menu and ask your friendly Shroomer for all the details and enjoy the Mellow experience with us.
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