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

Lunch& Dinner Menu


All Natural Ingredients

  • *Fiery Fried Cheese$5.99
  • Pepper Jack Cheese Cubes hand cut & rolled in our seasoned breadcrumbs, fried golden, served with marinara

  • *Southern Tomato Caprese$6.99
  • Fried Green tomatoes, layered with pimento cheese and house made pesto, drizzled with balsamic vinegar

  • Applewood Bacon Dates$5.99
  • 8 roasted, then drizzled w/ chipotle maple syrup

  • Smokehouse Wings$12.99 for 12 or 6.99 for 6
  • Jumbo house smoked, tossed in choice of sauce: Bourbon-Buffalo, Asian-BBQ, Jerkiyaki, Carolina-Gold, or Parmesan-Peppercorn

  • *Classic Fried Pickles$4.99
  • House made dill pickle chips hand breaded, fried crisp and served with house ranch

  • *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$9.99
  • Pulled Pork, cheddar & pepperjack cheese, smoky BBQ, corn-black bean pico, pickled jalapenos, tortilla chips, sour cream, guacamole

  • Crisp Calamari$7.99
  • Calamari Strips, lightly dredged & flash fried with creamy lemon aioli and house made marinara

  • Parmesan Chicken Tenders$5.99
  • Five Hand Breaded served with marinara

Fresh Salads & Soups

Add to Salads: grilled chicken 2.59 / shrimp or tuna 5.99 / salmon or steak 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

  • 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$8.99
  • 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, mandarin oranges, mixed greens, grape tomatoes, citrus-white balsamic vinaigrette (substitute plain grilled chicken on request)

  • Spinach Nicoise$11.99
  • Rare Grilled Tuna, baby spinach, hard boiled egg, Kalamata olives, grape tomato, Italian vinaigrette

  • *Italian Tomato Soup$3.99
  • 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$14.99
  • Big enough for 2!! 10 ounces of Hot Pastrami, Swiss cheese, grain mustard, green chili slaw, NY roll (OK you can get with 5oz Meat for 10.99 😊)

  • THE Club$12.99
  • Big enough for 2!! Towering 10 ounces of Turkey, Ham, & Applewood Bacon on 3 Slices of sourdough, lettuce, tomato, Swiss, and a lemon mayo

  • Acme Bologna Burger$7.99
  • 5oz Thick Sliced Fried German Bologna (instead of a burger,) lettuce, tomato, yellow mustard, house made pickles, NY Bun

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

  • Chicken & Waffle Sandwich$9.99
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast in between Belgium waffle wedges, drizzled with chipotle maple

  • The Jerk$8.99
  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken Breast topped with our Jerkiyaki sauce grilled pineapple slice, lettuce, shaved red onion on our NY roll

  • 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

  • Fired Up Reuben$9.59
  • 5 ounces of Hot Pastrami, marble rye, house made chow chow, melted Swiss cheese, grain mustard, and mayonnaise

  • The Richard$13.99
  • Big enough for 2!! Take Our Classic Reuben, add a 1/4 pound of sliced turkey and extra Swiss cheese; massively delicious


6oz Ground Steak with choice of: French fries, fresh apple slaw, sweet potato chips

  • Wood Burger$8.99
  • Our House Burger, pepper jack, lettuce, tomato, shaved red onion, house pickles, special sauce, NY Bun

  • The Big Boy!$13.49
  • DOUBLE MEAT & CHEESE on Our House Burger: pepper jack, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, special sauce, Bun

    Double Meat & Cheese on Any Burger just add 4.50

  • Mel’s Diner$9.99
  • 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, between Belgium waffle wedges

  • Southern Charm$9.99
  • Pimento Cheese, fried green tomato, fried pickles, NY Bun

  • The Cowboy$10.99
  • Smoked Pork, Carolina gold BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, crisp onion strings on a NY Bun

  • The Hombre$9.99
  • Chipotle-Maple Bacon, guacamole, corn-black bean pico, NY Bun

GourmetWood Fired Pizzas:

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

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

  • Sausage & Peppers$12.99 & $17.99
  • Sweet Italian Sausage, spicy pickled red peppers, mushroom, tomato sauce, 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 2.59 / bacon 2.59

  • 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 $3

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

  • Grande Meatball$11.99
  • 6 oz. Slow Roasted Meatball, linguine pasta, house made tomato sauce, basil oil, fontina cheese; baked in our wood fired oven

  • Calabrese Alfredo$11.99
  • A classic alfredo with a hint of spice, rigatoni, red bell peppers, and Italian sausage, add: chicken 2.59 / shrimp 5.99/ steak 7.99

  • Italian Yard Bird$11.99
  • Chicken Marsala, pan fried with our mushroom marsala sauce over brown butter orzo pilaf

  • Southern Shrimp$16.99
  • 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

  • Steak & Taters$19.99
  • Herb Crusted 10 oz Grilled NY Strip with Herb-Butter served with parmesan-­‐peppercorn mashed potatoes, and charred local kale

*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!


  • Just a Trifle$8.99
  • A Cheesecake Spin on the Tiramisu, layers of mascarpone cheesecake, soft lady fingers, coffee liquor, and cocoa powder

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

  • Ever‐Changing Crème Brulé$6.99
  • Our Creamy Custard with crispy sugar top. Ask about this week’s flavor.

  • 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
$2.39 each with free Refills

Fresh Brewed Coffee or Decaf – $2.39 free refills

Rootbeer or Ginger Ale – $1.99 no refills

Arnold Palmer – $1.59 no refills

Juices: Cranberry, Orange, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Lemonade – $1.99 each no refills

Red Bull – $3.79 regular – sugar free

Barrett’s Ginger Beer – $3.29

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