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  • 1185 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE, Exit 125 Off I-40, Hickory, NC, 28602

    (828) 322-8491

Best Pizza Restaurant In

Mellow Mushroom - Hickory

Mellow Mushroom makes the best pizza in Hickory, North Carolina. Our colorful restaurant is located on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard. Mellow is a favorite for the locals in Conover, Newton, Morganton, and the surrounding areas. Bold ingredient combinations on a homemade crust, make Mellow pies the most delicious around. Not in the mood for pizza? Order a calzone, hoagie, sandwich, burger, or a Mellow salad and see how care goes into every item on our menu. Take your pick from our selection of 40 draft beers and our tasty, handcrafted cocktails. And, many of our pizzas can be made gluten-free or vegan.

Store Information

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Monday - Thursday
Friday - Saturday

1185 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE, Exit 125 Off I-40, Hickory, NC, 28602

Curbside Pickup
For your convenience, there are four Curbside parking spaces. When you arrive please call 828-322-8491 and let our team know your name and the make and model of your car. A Mellow team member will deliver your order to your car.
To-go orders
Monday to Friday 11AM-4PM, pick up TO GO orders at the bar. Monday to Friday 4-9PM and Saturday to Sunday, pick up TO GO orders from the carry out station in front of the kitchen.
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Featured Beer Specials
All Day
Featured Beer Specials
All Day
Featured Wine and Beer Specials
All Day
Featured Beer Specials
All Day
Half-Priced Munchies* with the Purchase of a Medium or
Large Specialty Pizza
After 5:00PM
*Excludes Wings
5:00 - 9:00PM
Becky the Balloon Lady
Drink Specials All Day

Mellow Mushroom Hickory - The Story

The restaurant is a colorful, eclectic space. The modern exterior of the building is made of terra-cotta stucco. A spacious patio provides ample room for outdoor dining, and an award-winning Mel sign sits out front. Inside, large mushroom sculptures hang from the ceiling, and an intricate purple mural spans the length of the dining room. A lime green latticed mirrored bar creates a playful focal point. A Wizard and a Dude sculpture, as well as a shroom banner featuring Mellow characters, add a touch of whimsy to the space. Star-sparkled booths and neon lights round out the colorful design.

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About Mellow Mushroom Hickory

Located near Lake Hickory and Lenoir-Rhyne University, the restaurant has been a favorite for locals and students since 2010. Guests come in regularly for the very best pizza, cold beer, craft cocktails, a vibrant atmosphere, and a great time! We’re proud to sponsor local sports teams and events.

Ample parking is available around the building. Bring a large group or a furry friend to dine on our spacious, pet-friendly patio.  Enjoy our mouth-watering specials and try your new favorite pizza at Mellow Mushroom!

Can’t make it into the restaurant? Have your meal delivered right to your door, so you can keep it Mellow any time.

We’d like to say to our guests: As a family, we wanted to share our favorite restaurant with our hometown of Hickory. We hope you enjoyed our Mellow experience and we can’t wait to have you back!

Customer Reviews

Tried somewhere new for Christmas Eve dinner. The white bean chili was good along with half of an Italian sub. Food was good, the server was great, very attentive, knowledgeable about the drinks and menu. Atmosphere was what I expected, loved it!

We had the Havana 1/2 Funky Q pizza. It was delicious! Also had pretzel bites with spicy beer cheese. Service was excellent. We always come back ❤️

Vegan options galore! I ordered the tempeh sandwich and the vegan pizza. They were both absolutely amazing. In fact, I think that’s the best vegan sandwich I’ve ever had! It was absolutely loaded!

Incredibly friendly staff! Great atmosphere! Wonderful food! Fantastic beer selections!