2039 N Center St, Hickory, Suite A, NC 28601 (828) 328-3432

Lunch& Dinner Menu

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All Natural Ingredients

  • Cheerwine BBQ Sliders$7.99
  • Cheerwine bbq sauce, pickles, fried onion, Hawaiian rolls

  • *Zucchini Chips$5.99
  • Sliced Fresh Zucchini breaded & fried, with house ranch

  • *Fiery Fried Cheese$6.99
  • Pepper Jack Cheese Cubes hand cut & rolled in our seasoned breadcrumbs, fried golden, served with marinara

  • Applewood Bacon Dates$6.99
  • 8 roasted, then drizzled w/ chipotle maple syrup

  • Tuna Roll Tacos$10.99
  • seared rare ahi, spicy mayo, seasoned rice, soft corn tortillas
    Make is an Entrée with side of Asian kale 13.99

  • Smokehouse Wings$13.99 for 12 or $7.99 for 6
  • Jumbo house smoked, tossed in choice of sauce: Bourbon-Buffalo, Asian-BBQ, Carolina-Gold, or Parmesan-Peppercorn

  • *Warm Kale & Artichoke Dip$8.99
  • Served with Naan Flatbread – A twist on the classic artichoke dip served chilled with kale, fontina, cream cheese, and spices

  • BBQ Pork Nachos$10.99
  • Pulled Pork, cheddar & pepperjack cheese, smoky BBQ, corn-black bean pico, pickled jalapenos, tortilla chips, sour cream, guacamole

  • Crisp Calamari$9.99
  • Half pound of Calamari Strips, lightly dredged & flash fried with creamy lemon aioli and house made marinara

Fresh Salads & Soups

Add to Salads: Grilled Chicken 2.99/ Shrimp 5.99/ Salmon 7.99 House Made Dressing: ranch, Ranchipotle, citrus vinaigrette, blue cheese, Italian, caesar

  • *House Salad$6.99 or small $3.59
  • Mixed Greens, cucumber, grape tomatoes, shredded carrots, sunflower seeds, parmesan, citrus-­‐white balsamic vinaigrette

  • Classic Caesar$6.99 or small $3.59
  • Crisp Romaine, local kale, shredded parmesan, house made croutons, gourmet marinated white anchovy, house made dressing

  • Club-House Salad$11.99
  • CHalf Pound of Shaved Turkey, Ham, & Bacon, shredded cheese, hard boiled eggs, tomato, romaine, Ranch dressing

  • Chef’s Apple Salad$10.99
  • Turkey, Applewood bacon, granny smith apple, walnuts, blue cheese crumbles, grape tomatoes, romaine, blue cheese dressing

  • Southern Fried Salad$9.99
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken, shredded cheddar, red onion, hard boiled egg, romaine, grape tomatoes, cucumber, RanChipotle dressing

  • Hot Zone Salad$11.99
  • Grilled Jerk Chicken, goat cheese, candied peanuts, mixed greens, grape tomatoes, citrus-white balsamic vinaigrette (substitute plain grilled chicken on request)

  • Spinach Nicoise$12.99
  • Rare Grilled Tuna, baby spinach, hard boiled egg, Kalamata olives, grape tomato, Italian vinaigrette

  • *Italian Tomato Soup$3.59 & $5.99
  • San Marzano tomatoes, earthy rosemary, light cream

*Vegetarian (many items can be made vegetarian or gluten free)
Please feel free to change ingredients to make it your way! (when possible)
Adding ingredients will add to the cost starting at 75¢
Consuming undercooked meats or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
We add 20% Gratuity to parties 8 or more. Call before 4pm to reserve a table for 8 or more!


choice of side: French fries, sweet potato chips, fresh apple slaw

  • Pastrami Mami$9.99
  • 5oz Hot-House Made Pastrami, Swiss cheese, grain mustard, green chili slaw, NY roll (NY Version!! 10 ounces of Pastrami 13.99)

  • The Reuben$9.99
  • Hot Pastrami, marble rye, house made chow chow, melted Swiss cheese, grain mustard, and mayonnaise

  • Bánh Mì Bì$9.99
  • Smoked House BBQ Pork, marinated red peppers, Sriracha-mayo, cilantro, house pickles, shredded carrot on toasted baguette

  • *Notta Burger$8.99
  • Vegetarian! Our House Black Bean Burger fried with lettuce, tomato, roasted red pepper mayo on a NY Bun

  • THE Club$11.99
  • Big enough for 2!! Towering 10 ounces of Turkey, Ham, & Applewood Bacon on 3 Slices of sourdough, lettuce, tomato, Swiss, and a lemon mayo

  • Buffalo Chicken Sandwich $8.99
  • Fried Chicken breast tossed in our bourbon-­‐buffalo sauce, with house made pickles, fresh blue cheese coleslaw on a NY roll

  • Greek Flatbread$8.99
  • grilled chicken tenders, lemon hummus, marinated peppers, basil, tomato


with choice of: French fries, blue cheese slaw, sweet potato chips, sesame kale

  • Wood Burger$7.99-1/4 lb. or $10.99-1/2 lb.
  • Our House Burger, pepper jack, lettuce, tomato, shaved red onion, house pickles, special sauce, NY Bun

  • Big Jimbo$12.99
  • 2 – 1/4 lb. Burgers, pimento cheese, tomato, fried jalapenos, grilled sourdough

  • Mel’s Diner$8.99-1/4 lb. or $11.99-1/2 lb.
  • Applewood Bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, house made pickles, mayo on a NY Bun

  • Breakfast Burger$10.99
  • Applewood Bacon, fried runny egg, maple drizzle, English Muffin

  • Southern Charm$8.99-1/4 lb. or $11.99-1/2 lb.
  • Pimento Cheese, fried tomato, fried pickles, NY Bun

  • The Cowboy$9.99-1/4 lb. or $12.99-1/2 lb.
  • Smoked Pork, Carolina gold BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, crisp onion strings on a NY Bun

GourmetWood Fired Pizzas:

12inch Medium & 14inch Large: 12inch gluten free add $2

  • Sicilian CalzoneBaked with Marinara on Top: 20 Minute Cook Time! $12.99
  • pepperoni, sausage, pesto, mozzarella, pickled red peppers

  • The DoubleRoni$11.99 & $16.99
  • Double Layer of Pepperoni, San Marzano marinara-pesto sauce, mozzarella cheese

  • Garlic Overload$12.99 & $17.99
  • Roasted Garlic Cloves, charred kale, San Marzano Marinara, mozzarella, balsamic reduction

  • Sausage & Peppers$12.99 & $17.99
  • Italian Sausage, garlic aioli, with vodka sauce, red bell pepper, mushroom, mozzarella

  • *Fromage a Trois$11.99 & $16.99
  • Fresh Mozzarella, Fontina, & Parmesan Cheeses, with house made San Marzano marinara

  • *Italian Margherita$11.99 & $16.99
  • Fresh Mozzarella, pureed San Marzano tomatoes, finished with a basil pesto swirl

  • The Balboa CheeseSteak$13.99 & $19.99
  • Straight from Philly, Choppped NY Strip, peppers, onions, creamy garlic sauce, mozzarella & provolone

  • Super Samoan$13.99 & $19.99
  • BBQ Sauce, Chicken Breast, red onion, pineapple, applewood bacon, mozzarella & cheddar cheeses

  • *The Arty$12.99 & $17.99
  • Artichoke Hearts, baby spinach, creamy garlic sauce, fontina & mozzarella cheeses, add: chicken or bacon 2.59 &: 4.00

  • Everyone’s Favorite$14.99 & $20.99
  • Pepperoni, grilled Italian sausage, red bell peppers, red onions, mushrooms with our San Marzano marinara & mozzarella

  • *The Rustic$12.99 & $17.99
  • Olive Oil, baby spinach, Kalamata olives, shaved red onion, mozzarella & chevre cheeses

  • The Rock’s MeatLover$14.99 & $20.99
  • Pepperoni, Italian sausage, Applewood Bacon, Ground Beef, house marinara, mozzarella, RanChipotle drizzle

MammaMiaPastas & Entrees

add a cup of soup, side house salad, or Caesar salad for $2.99

  • *Ravioli & Spinach a la Vodka$13.99
  • Jumbo 3-Cheese Ravioli, fresh spinach, creamy tomato sauce
    add: Italian Sausage 2.59 or sautéed shrimp 5.99

  • Brick Oven Lasagna$12.99
  • Layers of Pasta, Bolognese Sauce (beef & Italian sausage) herb-­‐béchamel sauce, mozzarella & fontina; finished in our wood fired oven

  • Calabrese Alfredo$10.99
  • Italian Sausage, red bell peppers, cavatappi, hint of spice
    add: blackened chicken 2.99 / blackened shrimp 5.99 (vegetarian version available*)

  • Italian Yard Bird$12.99
  • Pan Fried Chicken mushroom marsala, brown butter orzo pilaf

  • Shrimp & Grits$17.99
  • NC Corn Grit Cakes, sweet shrimp, mushrooms, Italian sausage, red pepper cream

  • Salmon dalla Costa$18.99
  • 8 oz. Grilled served with Always Changing Seasonal Preparation. Ask your Server for This Weeks Preparation

  • Ribeye Steak$24.99
  • 10 oz. Grilled Ribeye with brandy demi-glace served with parmesan-peppercorn mashed potatoes, and charred local kale


  • California Fish Tacos$10.99
  • Rfried wild caught grouper, pickled onions, cilantro tarter, soft corn tortillas, with rice and black bean-corn pico

  • Chicken & Waffle$11.99
  • RButtermilk Fried Chicken Breast, Belgium waffle with whipped crème fraiche, and chipotle maple

  • Cilantro Pesto Quesadilla$10.99
  • chicken, pepper-jack cheese, rice, back bean-corn pico, guacamole & salsa (*vegetarian version available)

  • Chicken Tenders Plate$9.99
  • R4-Hand Breaded, with choice of 2 sides & choice of sauces (ranch, honey mustard, buffalo sauce, bbq)

  • Large Sides$3.59
  • blue cheese slaw, green chili slaw, sesame kale, French fries, sweet potato chips, brown butter orzo, parmesan-peppercorn mashed potato, sautéed julienned vegetables, rice & corn-black bean pico

*Vegetarian (many items can be made vegetarian or gluten free)
Please feel free to change ingredients to make it your way! (when possible)
Adding ingredients will add to the cost starting at 75¢
Consuming undercooked meats or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
We add 20% Gratuity to parties 8 or more. Call before 4pm to reserve a table for 8 or more!


  • Cheesecake Tartlets$3.59
  • ever changing flavors from our childhood

  • Chocolate Black & Blue$6.99
  • Dark Rich Chocolate Tort with blueberry sauce

  • Cookie Monster$8.99
  • Plenty to share – 1 POUND house made triple-chip cookie: butterscotch, white and semi-­‐sweet chocolate chips, with vanilla ice cream, chocolate & caramel
    20-minute cook time so order early.

  • Daylight Beignets$7.99
  • Light Puffs of Fried Dough tossed in powdered sugar, served with chocolate & blueberry sauces


Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Mt Dew, Diet Mt Dew, Dr Pepper, Cheerwine, Fresh Brewed Iced Tea
– free Refills

Fresh Brewed Coffee or Decaf – free refills

Rootbeer or Ginger Ale – no refills

Arnold Palmer – no refills

Juices: Cranberry, Orange, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Lemonade – no refills

Red Bull – regular – sugar free

Barrett’s Ginger Beer

Call before 4pm to reserve a table for 8 or more! We add 20% Gratuity to parties 8 or more.